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 335 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 eight 10-week courses, one 5-session course, an internship 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, Life Cycles and Healthy Aging Nutrition, Pathophysiology and Clinical Applications, Personal and Professional Skills for the Nutritionist, as well as the Personal Relationship with Food Intensive Learning Workshop. It can be completed in as little as 10 1/2 months if you are going full-time taking two courses at once, or in about 15 months if you are taking one class at a time. You can complete this program exclusively in the classroom, exclusively through our online classrooms, or a combination of the two.
Master Nutrition Therapist Program
The prerequisites 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 500 hours of training, after which a student is awarded a diploma as a Master Nutrition Therapist (MNT).
The advanced courses consist of four 10-week courses, one 5-session course, and an independent study. These second year courses provide intensive training in specific areas of nutrition, including Research and Communications, Food Quality in America, Nutritional Endocrinology, Introduction to Supplements, Herbology and Laboratory Assessments, Business Readiness and Coaching Skills and the Independent Study.
Since this program builds on the foundation program by adding advanced classes, students graduate as MNTs having completed a total of twelve 10-week courses, two 5-session courses, one 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 approximately fifteen months. Part-time students take one class at a time and complete the full program in two years. The MNT courses are offered in the classroom at our Denver campus and through our online classroom.
At NTI, we take pride in empowering our students to take charge of their health. Many come to us with health challenges, and in the resources, the learning, and the supportive community, they receive what they need to claim the health and vitality they have been seeking.