Navigating Board Exam Preparation with Selina Rai

January 19, 2024

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Welcome back to the NTI PodTalk Board Exam series! In Part Two, we are Navigating Board Exam Preparation with Selina Rai! Selina is a graduate of both of our programs and is currently in the process of preparing for the NANP Board Exam. Listen in as she and Dianne discuss the application process, study groups, and how being board certified will benefit her and her practice. 

About Selina Rai

Hi, I am Selina, founder of Ahara Kalpa– Holistic Wellness By Selina Rai LLC. I am a Nutrition Therapist Master, Natural Food Chef, Reiki Energy Healer, and Yoga and Mindfulness instructor, with an in-depth knowledge of the biology of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda.

My journey with Holistic Nutrition Therapy started as a search for solutions to my hormonal imbalances, PCOS pain, monthly PMS pain, hyperthyroidism, cystic acne, low energy, and hair loss. I knew early on that prescribed medications for my conditions were making my symptoms even worse. Then I started searching for information about holistic options. I came across Nutrition Therapy. As I started eating more whole foods, organic and pasture-raised foods, I slowly started feeling changes in my health. So I decided to go full-on board and joined the Nutrition Therapy Institute as a student. As I proceeded with the classes I practiced and applied what I learned to myself and my family. Now I am in my best health ever.

In 2022, I earned my certification in holistic Nutrition Therapist Master (NTM), and Natural Food Chef (NFC) from the Nutrition Therapy Institute of Arvada, Colorado.

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Selina and Dianne discuss how Selina is navigating board exam preparation, study groups, and more!

  • 03:40 – Why Selina decided to take the board exam
  • 06:38 – What the application process was like for Selina
  • 10:35 – Selina takes advantage of the Study Group through the NANP
  • 14:25 – Selina uses her course materials from NTI to study for the exam
  • 16:27 – Advice for students who are considering taking the exam
  • 17:55 – How being board certified will help Selina 
  • 23:36 – How you can find and work with Selina

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Parts One, Three, and Four of the NANP Board Exam Series:

Becoming Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®

Navigating the Board Exam: Personal Insights

From Stress to Success: My Board Exam Story with Aimee Smith

More from NTI grads who have taken the Board Exam:

NTI PodTalk with Carla Abate, NTM, BCHN®

NTI PodTalk with Graduate, Liz Sanfilippo, NTM, BCHN®

Come to Nutrition Therapy Institute, and get Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®!

Nutrition Therapy Institute is considered an Anchor school of the NANP, which is their highest stamp of approval! Graduating from NTI and passing the board exam is the highest level of professional recognition and validation of your knowledge and experience in the holistic nutrition industry. Contact an admissions counselor at to start your journey to wellness today!

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