Register of Nutritional Therapists (RNT): Constitution of Members
Before training courses were readily available, the RNT's membership
traditionally consisted of pioneering self-taught therapists. Some
of these people became teachers and membership now includes many who
have graduated from formal in-class training.
Most traditional therapists will have become therapists when they
were obliged to search for, and find, a solution to problems which
could not be resolved by conventional medicine. Through their own
research and self-teaching they will have realised that diet can and
does have an enormous impact on well being.
More recent members, realising the same importance of diet, may have
preferred to follow in-class courses. The number of nutritional
therapy colleges delivering courses, either by distance-learning
(home-study) or formally taught in college has grown over the last ten
Moreover, it is evident that this wide variety of courses produces therapists
with different skills and qualities.
Register acknowledges two levels of therapist:
Nutritional Advisers and Nutritional Practitioners / Consultants.
The Register welcomes members who are self-taught existing practitioners.
Costs and criteria for Membership of
the Register of Nutritional Therapists Ltd.
Full membership is offered to both the Nutritional Adviser and the
Full members will be identified for public clarity as either Adviser
or Practitioner and a description of their scope of practice will
accompany any promotion made on their behalf, by the Register of
Nutritional Therapists Ltd.
In time, Professional Qualifications and Attendance Assessments will
become a necessity. Guidance on how to access the above is given on
our Education and Training Page.
Students and self-taught new-comers to the world of Nutritional Therapy
may join as student members. Their names will not be issued to the
public until they have graduated from a foundation course and been
formally assessed as Nutritional Advisers (Level 1).
Associate membership is for anyone or organisation wishing to support
and be kept in touch with the progress of nutritional therapy through
our web site and quarterly newsletter.
Full Membership - £100 p.a.
Student Membership - £ 20 p.a.
Associate Membership - £ 45 p.a. or more if desired
RNT membership. Current Joining Requirements. Future requirements
for existing members.
Although the Register of Nutritional Therapists is open to all applicants,
it must ascertain, on the public's behalf, that its therapists meet
the required standards and that they function within their defined
As European legislation continues to threaten our long-term access
to the supplements of our choice, the different therapies continue
to establish National Occupational Standards and the setting of
educational criteria for their therapists.
does the public want?
What matters to the public is the competence of a therapist. The
RNT feels very strongly that competence is more relevant in the
workplace than a theoretical knowledge which is not supported by
an ability to apply that knowledge.
Competence must be demonstrated.
can only be achieved if therapists can have access to sound educational
material and then to a method of assessment which can properly demonstrate
their acquired skills.
join the Register of Nutritional Therapists as Student
join the Register if they have completed a course of study and passed
their assessments with the foundation colleges affiliated to the Register.
on the Register, will be considered Nutritional Advisers (Level 1)
if they have not completed the RNT Update.
have completed the RNT Update will be promoted as Nutritional Practitioners
/ Consultants (Level 2)
members seeking to join the register will find an application form
under the heading APPLICATION FORM