There are two levels of certification that can be acquired in the Nutrition Therapy Program:
- Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner – certification after successfully completing the foundation courses
- Master Nutrition Therapist – certification after successfully completing the advanced courses
Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner Program
This program consists of the foundation courses. It is a prerequisite to the advanced Master Nutrition Therapy Program. Upon completion of the 305 hours of training, a student is awarded a certificate as a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner (CNTP).
The goal of the program is to equip students with a foundation of skills and knowledge of holistic nutrition. Whether you are studying for your own personal development, or to add this knowledge to your current services as a chiropractor, personal trainer, physical therapist, massage therapist, yoga teacher, or other practitioner, this is an excellent option for you.
The program consists of five 15-week courses, two 8-week courses and one Intensive Learning Workshop. Courses include Anatomy & Physiology for the Nutritionist, Biochemical Foundations of Nutrition, Nutrients the Building Blocks, Nutrition Therapy in Practice, Digestion and Detoxification, Weight Management, Food Quality in America 1 and 2, Business: Foundations for Success, as well as the Personal Relationship with Food Intensive Learning Workshop. It can be completed in as little as 12 months if you are going full-time taking two courses at once, or in about 18 months if you are taking one class at a time. You can complete this program exclusively in the classroom, exclusively through our online classroom, or a combination of the two.
Master Nutrition Therapist Program
The prerequisite for this program are the foundation courses of the Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner program. Upon completion of the foundation courses, students add advanced classes. The program consists of a total of 644 hours of training, after which a student is awarded a diploma as a Master Nutrition Therapist (MNT).
The advanced courses consist of three 15-week courses, two 8-week courses, one Intensive Learning Workshop, independent study and internship. These second year courses provide intensive training in specific areas of nutrition including Life Cycle & Healthy Aging Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Reproductive Nutrition, Senior Seminar/ Business II, Detoxification Intensive Learning Workshop and a choice of one of the two elective courses Supplements or Food Politics.
Since this program builds on the foundation program by adding advanced classes, students graduate as MNTs having completed a total of eight 15-week courses, four 8-week courses, two Intensive Learning Workshops, an independent study and internship.
Full time students take two classes at once and complete the full program in a total of two years. Part time students take one class at a time and complete the full program in four years. You can complete this program exclusively in the classroom, exclusively through our online classroom, or a combination of the two.