Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP), 2018 | Nutritional Therapy Association
Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC), 2012 | Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Educational Resource Specialist, 2011 | California State University, Long Beach
Multiple Subject Credential (K-8), 2008 | California State University Long Beach
B.A. Communications + Media Management, 2005 | San Diego State University / CSUF
THE NUTRITIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION OR
THE INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION?
Because I attended both The Institute for Integrative Nutrition's Holistic Health Coaching program (2012) and The Nutritional Therapy Association's Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program (2018), I am often asked about my opinion on one program vs. the other. I valued my time with each program, and I feel like both programs have a lot to offer. It really comes down to what you want to get out of it at the end of the program. I get that people don't have a lot of money to throw around, so it is crucial to carefully consider in which program you want to invest. Which one is right for you? That's really up to you. But for me, I would hands down, 100% recommend the Nutritional Therapy Association over the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Why? For me, it comes down to value and what I got out of each program. IIN left me wanting more - hence why I sought out the NTA and enrolled in their practitioner program even though I was already certified through IIN. The values of the NTA also align more with what I believe to be true. Through the NTA, I studied the work of Weston A. Price, went into depth on human anatomy, learned all about digestion, and studied important health foundations and consequences. Plus, I made a bunch of friends and built a tribe, both locally and remotely. Both programs can be completed in under a year. But with the NTA program, I felt like I learned a Bachelor's Degree worth of stuff in that time. I didn't feel like that with IIN. Of course this is all my personal opinion. If you feel like IIN aligns more with your values, then by all means, invest in that program. But for me, I am 100% satisfied with my choice to enroll in the NTA's practitioner program. People ask me about other programs as well. IIN and the NTA programs are the only ones in which I can truly give you my two cents. I hope this helped you out if you're on the fence about which program is right for you. If you have more questions regarding these programs, please don't hesitate to contact me with more questions.