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NTI has two programs.  The Nutrition Therapy Master Certification (NTMC) program and the certified Natural Food Chef (NFC) program.  Tuition details for both programs can be found below.

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NTMC Tuition

Nutrition Therapist Master Certification Program

You can become a highly qualified Nutrition Therapist Master for less than $10,000 and in as little as 18 months!

The NTI NTMC Program is pay-as-you-go, meaning you pay for the course(s) as you take them.  If you take one course at a time, that's the only tuition cost you pay for during that time.  There are no deposits, down-payments or finance charges; full program tuition cannot be paid up front. Each course is $790 or less, and payment plans are available to break up the course fee into up to 4 payments (see Payment Plan Options below).

Course Duration Tuition
Anatomy & Physiology for the Nutritionist 10 weeks $790
Biochemical Foundations of Nutrition 10 weeks $790
Nutrients: The Building Blocks 10 weeks $790
Nutrition Therapy in Practice 10 weeks $790
Digestion and Detoxification 10 weeks $790
Weight Management and Sports Nutrition 10 weeks $790
Life cycles/Healthy Aging Nutrition 10 weeks $790
Pathophysiology and Clinical Applications 10 weeks $790
Nutritional Endocrinology and Reproductive Health 10 weeks $790
Research and Communications 10 weeks $790
Introduction to Herbology, Supplements and Labs 10 weeks $790
Business Readiness and Coaching Skills 10 weeks $790
Independent Study 20 weeks $475
NUTRITION THERAPIST MASTER CERTIFICATION TOTAL
(Not including one-time $75 application fee and $35 advocacy fee)
  $9955

Payment Plan Options

For each course, we offer an interest free payment plan in which you can select up to 4 payments to pay for your course tuition. The first payment must be made before the course start date and the final payment must be made before the last class. There is a $15 administrative fee per payment, but the first one will be waived if you make your first payment on the day you register for your course. The payment plan can be used with any of the 13 courses in the NTMC program.

Contact our admissions team for more information admissions@ntischool.com

Additional Costs: Books

The books required for our NTMC courses are carefully selected to provide a useful ongoing reference library for graduates as they embark on their professional careers. Students purchase books independently; NTI does not sell books. The cost of books varies considerably depending on where they are purchased. There are online book vendors that offer used books at discount prices. Book lists are distributed to students when payment and enrollment forms for classes have been received. Budget approximately $800-1000 for books for the full program.

Financial Policy

Students can pay tuition by the single course or by the term. Payment plans are also available. Contact our administrative office with questions.

  • Students are charged for each course based on current prices as noted in their Enrollment Agreement. Tuition prices are subject to change at the beginning of each academic year.
  • For in person campus and group start online courses, payment or payment arrangements must be made before the start of the course.
  • Independent start online students may begin their courses as soon as payment or payment arrangements are made.
  • A $30.00 service fee is applied to all returned checks.
  • All charges must be paid in US dollars.
  • Graduation and receipt of the certificate as a Nutrition Therapist Master will not be granted until all financial obligations to the Institute are fulfilled.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash and check are accepted.

NFC Tuition

Natural Food Chef Program

You can become a certified Natural Food Chef (NFC) for less than $10,000 with our 15 week, hands-on program!

The NTI NFC Program meets 3 days a week for 15 weeks for a total of 360 hours of instruction.  NFC is limited to 10 students per term and there are 2 terms per year.  The program consists of 4 areas of emphasis and all 4 areas are provided during the single 15 week program.  A 10% deposit is required when you submit your application.  Full tuition is due by the first day of class, however a payment plan is available.  (see the Payment Plan Option below)

Course Duration Tuition
Culinary Arts & Methods (CAM) 15 weeks $9780
Cooking to Nourish (CN) 15 weeks Included in CAM
Business Principles (BP) 15 weeks Included in CAM
Independent Study (IS) 15 weeks Included in CAM
NATURAL FOOD CHEF CERTIFICATION TOTAL
(Not including one-time $75 application fee)
  $9780

Payment Plan Option

For the NFC program, we offer an interest free payment plan in which you can select up to 4 equal payments to pay for your program tuition. The 1st payment must be made before the program start date.  The 2nd payment is due at Week 4, 3rd payment due at Week 8, and 4th payment due at Week 12.  There is a $15 administrative fee per payment, but the first one can be waived if you make your first payment on the day you register for the program.

Contact our admissions team for more information admissions@ntischool.com

Additional Costs: Books and knives

The books required for our NFC program are carefully selected to provide a useful background on the many cooking techniques and food preparations covered in the kitchen.  Students purchase books independently; NTI does not sell books. The cost of books varies considerably depending on where they are purchased. There are online book vendors that offer used books at discount prices. Book lists are distributed to students when payment and enrollment forms for NFC program have been received. Budget approximately $200-$300 for books for the full program.  Additionally, at Week 3 of the program, students will be required to purchase 3 knives from a vendor of their choosing.  Do not purchase knives prior to Week 3.  Costs vary depending on the brand of the knives but range from $100 to $400.  Books and knives remain the property of the student.

Financial Policy

Students can pay tuition any day prior to the first day of class. Payment plans are also available. Contact our administrative office with questions.

  • A minimum number of enrolled students is needed in order to offer the NFC program each term. If the minimum number of students is not reached, students will receive a full refund of their deposit and any tuition paid. If the minimum number of students is reached, NTI will notify all enrolled and/or registered students that the NFC program will occur that term. Students will then have 3 business days to cancel their Enrollment Agreement and/or registration via email and in order to get their 10% deposit refunded. After this 3-day period, the 10% deposit will become non-refundable even if the student withdraws or cancels before the first day of class.
  • A $30.00 service fee is applied to all returned checks.
  • All charges must be paid in US dollars.
  • Graduation and receipt of the certificate as a Natural Food Chef will not be granted until all financial obligations to the Institute are fulfilled.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash and check are accepted.