Why I chose to study Nutritional Therapy with the NTA

I’ve always had a passion for nutrition and fitness, and knew that I wanted to study something in the wellness field. I spent plenty of time enquiring into degrees, diplomas and online courses, none of which seemed the right fit.

Enter the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program.

2015 is the first year the program is being run in Australia, so I couldn’t believe my luck.

boathouse fresh fruit


+ Real food: The program’s approach to nutrition aligns with my own beliefs: high quality, properly prepared whole foods (AKA Paleo, Primal, Weston A. Price)

+ The curriculum is dense in information. I’m learning all about anatomy and physiology; the how and the why. And all throughout the course there are leads to further information.

+ It’s thorough. The recommended course load is 15-20 hours a week, and that’s no exaggeration. I’m juggling this with fulltime work, which is tough but totally doable because I love it!

+ Combination of online learning + classroom learning. I love the flexibility that online study offers, but I’m so glad that classroom learning is a part of the program. It’s a great thing to be able to connect with others doing the course, and in-person learning from the instructors is invaluable.  

+ I have a Bachelor’s degree, and having spent 5 years at uni, I’m happy in my current job and not ready to take the plunge into being a fulltime student again. I have no doubt that I'll return to uni at some stage, but now just isn't the right time for me!

Who knows what the future holds. All I know is, most of all, I want to keep learning.


Thanks for reading!

I’ll be sharing everything I learn right here on the blog, so stay tuned! Any questions about the course, real food or anything else? Hop on over to the comments and let me know!