What is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, anyway?

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  1. Laura H. says:

    This is a great explanation! Thanks Liz for clearing it up!

  2. calle says:

    So how much chemistry does this program have?
    What accediting body evaluates the content?
    What kind of testing, and certification is reviewed and approved by the professional boards?
    So may different routes.
    What kind of insurance do you need to cover you?

    • Liz Winters says:

      Hi Calle,

      So many great questions!

      Our studies have a large emphasis on anatomy and physiology, with some basic chemistry. The program requires both clinical/client contact hours, as well as classroom hours, and more hours of applied study, case analysis and literature reviews than I care to mention!
      Students go through rigorous examinations both at midterms and during finals and have to pass both written and practical exams with 90%. The program is accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Association and upon graduation students have met the requirements for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), the governing board for holistic nutrition.
      While NTPs are allowed to practice in most states, we are not licensed or registered with the state, and therefore unable to take insurance.
      Hope that helps answer your questions!

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