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Become a Nutrition Therapist Master

This 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. 

The NTMC program consists of eleven 10-week academic courses and two 20-week skills development courses.  

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 nutritional 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.

Progressing Through the NTMC program


Full-time students take two academic courses at once and during four 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 complete the program in three years.

  • Term one

    A&P and Biochem

  • Term two

    Nutrients the Building Blocks and Nutrition Therapy in Practice

  • Term three

    Digestion Detox and Life Cycles Healthy Aging

  • Term four

    Pathophysiology and Research and Communications. Business Readiness and Coaching Skills spans terms three and four

  • Term five

    Weight Management and Sports Nutrition and Nutritional Endocrinology and Reproductive Health

  • Term six

    Introduction to Herbology, Supplements and Labs. Independent Study spans terms five and six

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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