Why I chose the Nutritional Therapy Association
Updated: Feb 16
After I finally made the decision to turn my passion for nutrition into a career I spent months searching for the right school that fit my criteria for a reputable, science-based, distance learning program. There are quite a few health coach & nutritionist certification programs out there and many of them spend big bucks on advertising to pop up first in your search feed. The schools that most often came to the top didn't feel right for what I was looking for. I wanted a program that was science focused so that I could learn and understand the physiology behind how our body converts food into nutrients and assimilates them into the components that build and fuel our cells. (Of course before I attended NTA I couldn't quite articulate it that well.)
That's when I came to the realization that if I wanted to find the best program, I should look to practicing Nutritionists whom I admired to see where they went to school. That's when I finally came across the NTA. And pretty soon after reading reviews, scouring their website plus downloading their NTP program curriculum I knew that I had finally found the program that I was looking for. What a relief... my search was over and all I had to do was enroll & wait for class to begin.
So, here are the factors that ultimately led to my decision to attend the Nutritional Therapy Association:
A highly credible & thorough program with a curriculum based on human physiology & nutrition science.
Impressive graduates who I found to have legit careers as nutritionists and who were making positive changes in the health & wellness industry.
Accomplished & approachable instructors. (My lead instructor Kate Mahoney was AWESOME!)
10 month online based program. Intense but so interesting!
3 workshop weekends in Los Angeles to learn the Functional Evaluation. (These were long days filled with a lot of new concepts but also inspiring, rewarding & fun!)
Affordable tuition rates.
After just 10 learning filled months I received my Functional Nutrition Therapy Practitioner certification and felt confident right away to begin my practice. I launched Better Belly Nutrition shortly after and have been focused on building my practice as a Functional Nutritionist ever since. It's a lot of hard work but I am so excited to be doing what I love and helping people experience drastic healing results along the way.
If you think that you're ready to take the plunge into the field of Functional Nutrition I highly recommend the NTA program! If you are interested in learning more you can CLICK HERE to join one of their free introduction webinars.
If you decide to enroll, I’d love for you to add me as your referrer - Jaime Heer - so they know that I sent you, Feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions about my experience: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck! The world needs more people like us who are passionate about the ancient wisdoms of healing through food!