Class Overview

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

Offered in partnership with The Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc.©, the Nutritional Practitioner Program is a comprehensive, hybrid course comprised of self-pace study, teleconference calls and 3 separate, multi-day instructor-led workshops.

Over 10 months and during 15 different modules, you'll have access to learning materials, reference documents, video and audio lectures through an online learning management system.

Here are some of the topics covered during the course of the program:

  • Basics of nutrition
  • Client consultation process
  • Introduction to anatomy and physiology
  • Digestion and elimination
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Mineral balance
  • Hydration
  • Immune system and allergies
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Nutritional detoxification

Course Structure

This program consists of:

  • Module-based homework and quizzes
  • Book reviews on required texts
  • A community outreach project
  • A series of client-practitioner exercises
  • A midterm exam (written and practical)
  • A final exam (written and practical)

During the Instructor-led conference calls, students will review the audio and video lecture materials and join in class discussions that complement the curriculum.

In addition, students may schedule individual phone conferences to clarify any questions about the course or curriculum during instructor office hours. Students can also ask questions and hold discussions in the online forums.

The mandatory 3 workshops include hands-on instruction in:

  • NTA’s unique Functional Evaluation and Lingual-Neuro Testing process
  • Diet and lifestyle assessments

We'll also review course material, and hold both midterm and final examinations (both written and practical).

You can only miss a total of 8 hours of workshop hours (the equivalent of 1 workshop day) to receive NTP certification.

Upon completion of the program, passing the midterm and final, and completing all homework, you will be certified as a “Nutritional Therapy Practitioner”™ by the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc.®.

Please note that a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner does not diagnose or treat disease, but instead makes nutritional recommendations for balancing the body and promoting optimal wellness.

NTPs are approved by the NTA as a certifying organization, but are not licensed or certified by any state. Please check with your state for specific information on licensing requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of nutrition as it relates to health and wellness
  • Gain an understanding of the basics of anatomy and physiology
  • Be prepared to provide guidance to clients who would like to improve their health from a nutrition perspective

Who Should Take this Class?

Prerequisites: To take the course, you must have reliable, high-speed Internet access and be comfortable working in a primarily online environment.

  • Medical professionals that wish to enhance their understanding of nutrition
  • Anyone interested in getting into the Nutritional Therapy field

Session Details

  • Class ID: 8275
  • Instructor: John Tjenos
  • When: TBA
  • Where: TBA
  • Fee: $5,400
  • Additional Notes: This annual program is open for registration during Fall Quarter only. Students will register directly with our partner, the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration deadline: 8/31/17.