How we help to have a career you can be passionate about
The comments are from our students who were asked: “What would you say to friends or colleagues about the College and the course?”
We are conveniently located
"It's a great course, jam-packed full of information – accessibly put across in a dynamic and enthusiastic way"
Our College is situated in a beautiful Georgian building in the centre of historic York. York has excellent transport links and is one of the main stops on the London to Edinburgh East Coast Line. Only 2 hours from London, 2 hours 30 minutes from Edinburgh and only a 10 minute walk from the station. Road links are also excellent with a dual carriageway link to the A1/M1 North and South and M62 East and West. York is a vibrant city with plenty of accommodation and restaurants.
We are a friendly and supportive College
We are small and friendly - you are not just a number at the NCA! We recognise each of our students as individuals and support and encourage you in your journey to becoming a nutrition practitioner.
"I've found the tutors and staff incredibly supportive and approachable."
We are committed to you and your education
Our students’ success is our mission. Our nutrition science and practice course opens up a whole new perspective on life and you will connect with your studies on many different levels. Once you are with us we support you every step of the way, from walking through our door on your first day to your graduation and on into professional practice.
"I am thoroughly enjoying and am thrilled with the course. It is brilliantly supplementing my knowledge as a practitioner. I am already incorporating knowledge from the course into clinical practice. The teaching and support is excellent and the knowledge of staff is very high. I value my time here immensely."
We have dedicated staff
We put in a lot of time and effort so you have the best possible teaching, support and clinical experience. Our staff are already experienced practitioners as well as being very able educators, and they are all working towards a common goal - the day you walk out of our door knowing that you are a fully qualified nutrition practitioner.
"The tutors, who are all practitioners, bring a wealth of knowledge from their own practices which I think is one of the main strengths of the course."
We offer part time study
You have busy lives, often fitting in your studies around work and family commitments. The course runs at weekends over two years - after which you are eligible to practise. In addition there are thirteen days’ teaching clinic attendance. Your MSc dissertation takes another year of home study supported by your supervisor and our Research Director.
"I would say that doing the course is the best thing I have done in years. I love it and think the College is great. Few things to sort out but overall the passion and motivation are great. Thank you for a super year!"
We have a great reputation
We take enormous pride in our College, our dedicated hardworking students and our committed teaching staff, who are leading practitioners in their fields. We have a national reputation for excellence and our MSc in Nutrition Science and Practice was the first MSc course in the country to be accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC).
"The College has been amazing! I have been amazing! I really am so grateful for the level of support I have been given here. You are amazing! I couldn’t have wished for a better course, College and environment to study in. THANK YOU!"
We have a diversity of students
Students come to us to study nutrition from various backgrounds. Some are already complementary or Western health care practitioners, whilst others have an initial degree (or degree level learning) and an interest in the subject. Although their backgrounds, ages, and experience differ greatly, they are all people who want to make a difference and have a meaningful career.
"The power of nutrition science and practice is inspiring and this course sets you off on the many different roads waiting to be investigated and explored. I am loving it!"
We teach the skills you will need in clinical practice
You will be experiencing nutrition consultations in our teaching clinic from the second term of the course with close support from our clinical supervisors. Our highly integrated approach creates skilled and confident practitioners.
"I loved being able to use the knowledge we learned in class and see its benefits in clinical practice."
We teach a personalised medicine approach
The personalised medicine approach we teach takes the underlying causes of illness into account.This means that you can get to the root cause of clients’ problems. You will also learn from inspirational leaders in the field of nutrition.
"The course content and assessments are excellent and embedded in evidence- based medicine and personalised approaches, which is essential to push the profession forward."
We are committed to evidence based nutritional research
There is a growing body of good quality research showing a strong clinical benefit from nutrition practice for a range of conditions, and underpinning that there is a large amount of fundamental research into the actions of nutrients. On our Masters level course you will learn to use this evidence-based approach and apply it directly in your practice. We are strongly committed to ensuring that our students take research-based nutrition practice into their communities.
"I feel very excited and enthusiastic about the next stage – writing my MSc dissertation and going into practice."