Education & Training - Further Course Info
of the RNT Update:
there were no qualifications for self-taught therapists, members were
initially accepted onto the Register by meeting the requirements of
In 1990, nutritional therapy had scarcely been defined and finding
relevant information, appropriate books or reliable material was like
searching for a needle in a haystack.
By opening the Register of Nutritional Therapists and by bringing
people together we discovered that our aims were the same but our
individual knowledge base could be patchy. One therapist's speciality
could well be another therapist's black spot.
It became essential to pool our data, to set it out in a constructive
fashion and to deliver it in a way that existing practitioners could
easily access it.
RNT Update was formed:
Register of Nutritional Therapists developed a method of advanced
home-studying and in 1996 we completed the production of the RNT Update
which is both a training, and assessment programme, granting the European
Certified Nutritional Practitioner Award (ECNP)
The ECNP has subsequently become the entry qualification for the BCC,
a FAST TRACK Bachelor Conversion Course. (More details on FAST TRACK
The RNT Update is a valuable compilation of advanced material, delivered
in a structured self-study form and it includes assessment papers
for practitioners to demonstrate their application and skills.
The creation of the RNT Update was assisted by leading practitioners
from around the world.
Put through its paces in a week of intensive inspection in Sweden,
the RNT Update was accepted unanimously by the attending leading
therapists from Denmark, Holland, Italy, Sweden and UK.