Nutritional Therapy Association


Learn About the Training I Did Through the Nutritional Therapy Association.

Are you interested in transforming your passion for holistic health into a career? Are you interested in being part of a paradigm shift that so desperately needs to happen? Do you want to learn more about how you can be your own health advocate and work to heal your own body?

I meet so many folks that are fueled by an interest in real food and foundational, holistic approaches to health. Similar to myself, many of these folks have also found their way to this approach to health and wellness by successfully overcoming or currently working to manage their own digestive issues, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalances, weight loss, along with the laundry list of other personal issues and now they wish to help others. Since I am often asked, I wanted to share a bit about becoming a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™) certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA).

The foundation of everything I now do here on this website, along with my custom work with clients and organizations and how I approach my own family’s health and wellness – they are all built on the foundations that I learned with the NTA.

Not only has this certification changed much of the work I am doing here on Tasty Yummies, but it’s also changed my life, very drastically, having informed so many decisions with my own health and healing on a personal level. In deepening my knowledge I now have a far more informed approach to my own food and nutrition. I have made changes in my life, that in turn have allowed me to take great strides in my healing journey and all of these experiences just continue to deepen my desire and my ability to help others, all of which I am so grateful to share with all of you.

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The Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Course

The NTP course with the Nutritional Therapy Association is a 9-month, integrative online and in-person program that honors ancestral wisdom, provides students with a foundation in holistic nutrition, and includes the tools to turn that knowledge into a career. In addition to instructor-led conference calls and comprehensive learning materials, the NTP course includes a Client Consultation Process, Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire software, hands-on Functional Evaluation, 3 workshops, and 1:1 time with instruction staff.


The Nutritional Therapy Association’s programs are uniquely based on a foundational and holistic approach for assessing nutritional deficiencies in the body.

The NTA’s programs offer specific tools for managing clients & assessing the body’s nutritional deficiencies using the body’s innate intelligence, and they teach how to address those weaknesses with a foundational approach, through properly prepared, whole foods diet, supplementation and lifestyle changes.

The curriculum is evidence-based and backed by science, while honoring bio-individuality and innate intelligence.

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What I LOVE about the Nutritional Therapy Association:

  • I feel empowered. With what I learned at the NTA I have the tools and the knowledge to recognize, evaluate, assess, understand and improve, both my own health and the health of my clients.
  • I love the wide-reaching tribe that I instantly became a part of. It is so encouraging to know that, even if just one person at a time, we are working together in healing the world to change the collective consciousness surrounding nutrition and food.
  • The NTA curriculum provides exposure and research to alternative points of view, but the core is built on a traditional, real food approach with practical ways to teach others how to implement a personalized path to lasting healing and living a vibrant, healthy life.
  • I love that the NTA breaks the mold on the school of conventional wisdom. Rather than the tired, USDA food pyramid drive approach to health, we explore more traditional, bio-individuliastic approaches to health built on ancestral wisdom.
  • At the core of the curriculum it’s varied, extensive and dense but the NTA also leaves room for and inspires you to further your education, research and continued learning, including even more complex functional medicine topics and providing the resources to make this as easy as possible.
  • NTA teaches several evaluative methods and procedures that arm you with an arsenal of tools to approach your clients, your practice and whatever work you decide to do, with confidence.
  • NTA acknowledges and prioritizes that there is no one-sized-fits-all diet or approach that works for everyone. We are all unique and require very highly individualized nutritional approach.
  • With the knowledge and certification I earned through the NTA I am able assess and review clients individually.  With this knowledge and credibility I feel that I am able to offer tailored advice and customized suggestions with confidence that I am crafting an approach exclusively for my client’s highly unique needs.
  • NTA offers a blend of flexible online learning and in-person workshops with instructors to provide hands on training with face-to-face instructor coaching.
  • The NTA provides content and coaching focused on building a business as a holistic healer and provide excellent business counseling and resources, including online programs and insurance.
  • The NTA encourages and empowers you to be an investigative and critical thinker, rather than giving you a set diet or program (based on the outdated food pyramid or other unsubstantiated antiquated approaches) when approaching each and every situation or client. Using investigative approaches the NTA teaches you to get to address root causes and issues to truly help people, rather than supplying a temporary crutch.
  • It is affordable and you are able to earn a sustainable income from a myriad of career path options, the sky is the limit on where you can go.
  • Those who graduate from the NTC or NTP programs with the NTA may sit for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals board exam to become board certified.
  • In some states, graduates of the NTA program are considered “nutritionists” vs some programs where you are only able to call yourself a “health coach”. NOTE: California is one of these states, but please check your state’s laws to find out how you are legally able to market yourself or if you can even practice at all. Every state has vastly different laws, and they are constantly changing!

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With your certification you are left with the skills and the know-how to identify what your community needs from you and to discover the places where your services and your knowledge will be best suited.  Whatever you hope to achieve through your education with the NTA, you will have the confidence and knowledge to pursue it. Whether it be a thriving client-focused business, content creator, author or speaker – you can make it happen!

To read my more in-depth review of the NTP program, find your way through my series of posts chronicling my journey with the NTA, sharing the content we covered and curriculum we followed, what I found to be challenging throughout the process and what I loved most!

Month 1

Months 2 & 3

Month 4

Months 5 & 6

Months 7-9

To learn more about the NTA, to investigate upcoming sessions or to enroll – visit the NTA website here.

** And if you decide to enroll with the Nutritional Therapy Association please mention that I referred you – just write in or Beth Manos Brickey of Tasty Yummies in the referral field. Thanks! **

Disclosure: I receive a referral payment for new students that I refer to the NTA.

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