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Become a Nutrition Therapist Master

This 500 hour program provides rigorous, in depth education in the key topics you need to know to be a successful Nutrition Therapist Master.  You will be skillfully guided through the information starting with the science basics, and then progressing to learn more advanced concepts and nutritional protocols in later courses.

There are many possibilities to consider as a graduate of NTI. You can read about them here.

All students in the NTMC program take eleven 10-week academic courses and two 20-week skills development courses.  

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10-week Academic Courses Include: 

Anatomy & Physiology for the Nutritionist

Special emphasis is placed on principles of physiological function and nutrient / body system interrelationships.

Biochemical Foundations of Nutrition

Principles are presented in an understandable and accessible way to enable students to use the information to educate their clients. Emphasis is on application of principles to life situations.

Nutrients: The Building Blocks

The chemistry and mechanisms of action of each of the macro and micronutrients are covered in this comprehensive course, including carbohydrates, lipids, protein, vitamins and minerals.

Nutrition Therapy in Practice

This is the cornerstone of how to practice nutrition therapy. Content includes student diet diary, personal diet assessment, application of nutrient components of foods to specific needs.

Digestion and Detoxification

Study includes digestion processes and malfunctions which can lead to compromised nutrient assimilation and resulting toxicity. Colon health, liver detoxification and detox protocols, and digestive disorders are covered in the course.

Life Cycles and Healthy Aging

Holistic thought is emphasized focusing on the special nutrition requirements for different stages of life starting with preconception and progressing to healthy aging protocols.


Pathophysiology and Clinical Applications

Content includes pathophysiology of common health conditions along with cutting-edge applied nutritional protocols for adjunctive support. Wide ranging topics covered include: stress, blood sugar imbalances, methylation, cardiovascular disease, mental health disorders, and autoimmunity.

Weight Management and Sports Nutrition

Course begins with principles of metabolism in weight control and progresses into the study of various influences involved in weight management. Classes in sports nutrition focus on performance, recovery and specific dietary protocols.

Nutritional Endocrinology and Reproductive Health

A deep dive into the endocrine system and targeted nutritional strategies for hormone balance.  Content includes information relevant to both the male and female hormone landscape.

Introduction to Herbology, Supplements and Nutritional Lab Reports

This course provides information on adjunct tools for use in the current nutrition therapy paradigm. It is designed to introduce basic concepts in herbology, use of supplements in clinical practice, and provides a primer on available lab testing and their appropriate application in a nutrition practice.

Research and Communications

In this course students learn how to use and properly cite information resources that are specific to health-related topics. They discuss evidence-based medicine and learn how to evaluate whether a scientific study is of high or low quality. In addition to being the prerequisite foundation for the Independent Study project, this course also provides skills necessary for creating content for your future nutrition therapy practice.

20-week Skills Development Courses Include:

Business Readiness and Coaching Skills

Here students delve into the importance of self-awareness and personal discovery.  They learn coaching skills and how to interact with their clients in a powerful way, and to use personal experience to be better nutritionists. Students will come away with an understanding of the tools necessary to build a successful business.

Independent Study

The Nutrition Therapist Master Certification Program culminates with Independent Study which offers the student the opportunity for concentrated research in a particular area of interest and the development of an area of specialization to prepare for the workplace.

Take Courses Online or In The Classroom:

Online Learning

Our entire program can be taken online as either Group Start or Independent Start.  Group Start means you progress through the course as part of a group during the scheduled 10-week academic terms - fall, winter, spring, summer.  Group start students participate in regular webinars and discussion boards.

Our Group Start online option offers regular interaction with the instructor!

For greater flexibility, you can choose Independent Start meaning you select your own start date and complete the course within a 10-week time frame anytime of the year.  Detailed exam due dates still apply.  Independent start students are not required to participate in webinars or discussion boards.

Classroom Learning

For those who prefer to learn in person, most of our courses can be taken in the classroom at our physical location in Denver, CO.  Classroom courses run during the scheduled 10-week academic terms - fall, winter, spring, summer.  Classes are held weekly, three hours each week, for 10 weeks.

NTI is one of the only nutrition schools to offer an in-person classroom experience!

We also allow a hybrid approach - take some courses in person and others online.  We offer flexibility that enables you to fit going to school into any lifestyle. You can even choose the option to begin with a single course before deciding to enroll in the full NTMC program. 

Progressing Through the NTMC program

We offer a lot of flexibility in ways to partake in our curriculum so students can make choices that fit with their learning style and lifestyle, and make going to school an easier fit in their schedule.  This means the flow of courses may not be the same for everyone.  

All students are required to complete the introductory prerequisite courses - A&P, Biochem, Nutrients the Building Blocks, and Nutrition Therapy in Practice (in that order) - before moving on to the rest of their curriculum. 

All of our courses are taught every term except Business Readiness and Coaching Skills which is only taught online in the fall and the spring terms.

Full-time students take two academic courses at once for 5 terms, 1 academic course the 6th term, and during 4 of their terms, they will overlap with skills development courses.  This method enables completion of the program in 18 months.  Students who choose to be part-time students take one course at a time and can complete the program in three years. 

Once the four foundational courses are completed, here is an example of what the program progress may look like:

  • Term one

    Anatomy & Physiology for the Nutritionist + Biochemical Foundations of Nutrition

  • Term two

    Nutrients: The Building Blocks + Nutrition Therapy in Practice

  • Term three

    Digestion and Detoxification + Life Cycles and Healthy Aging Nutrition + Business Readiness and Coaching Skills (1st half)

  • Term four

    Pathophysiology and Clinical Applications + Research and Communications + Business Readiness and Coaching Skills (2nd half)

  • Term five

    Weight Management and Sports Nutrition + Nutritional Endocrinology and Reproductive Health + Independent Study (1st half)

  • Term six

    Introduction to Herbology, Supplements and Lab Assessments + Independent Study (2nd half)

Our curriculum is designed to be comprehensive, clinically relevant and empowering – giving our graduates the skills they need to make an impact on day one.
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