NASM introduces Nutrition Certification

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Designed to help
fitness professionals discover solutions for their clients’ health and dietary

Obesity, heart
disease, and cancer are on the rise. Fad diets are muddying today’s culture
with misconceptions and fallacies. And the marketplace is filled with more
confusing food choices than ever. (Organic vs. GMO? Gluten-free vs. normal
bread? And what’s the deal with milk? Butter? Eggs? Are they bad for us or

More and more
often, fitness professionals are experiencing difficulties navigating and
integrating effective nutritional strategies that stay in step with their
clients’ goals, fitness programs, and schedules.

clients have more nutrition preferences than ever before. Some are solidly
based on religious restrictions, dietary choices (vegan, pescetarian, etc.), and medical reasons,
while others are based on longstanding myths and flighty trends.

professionals want to be able to give quality nutrition advice. But with so
many obstacles, with so much conflicting information, it’s no wonder so many
personal trainers and group fitness instructors are wary of imparting any
nutrition advice at all.

The need for
solid information is at an all-time high – as is the need for top-quality
nutrition coaches - ones who feel confident in the areas of science, behavior
change, and coaching.

To meet this demand, NASM has spent years developing a new program: NASM Nutrition Certification.

Working with over
20 experts in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, physiology, psychology,
behavior change, etc., NASM Nutrition Certification is one of the most robust
programs we’ve ever offered.

Those who successfully complete the program will be NASM Certified Nutrition Coaches – or NASM-CNCs – able to help clients construct effective meal plans, inform and advise clients with real facts based on real science, and help change any potentially destructive dietary behaviors.

What’s more, anyone can take this certification.
From expert trainers, to beginners. No fitness background is necessary.

And since the
entire program is geared towards student success, there should be plenty of
NASM-CNCs out in the fitness community soon enough. Because NASM took a
slightly different approach with this program. In doing so, the lessons become
more memorable, and – forgive the pun – easily digestible.

Working with cutting-edge
interactive and multimedia designers, NASM purposefully set out to create an
instructional experience that was also fun, engaging, and unlike any nutrition
program in the market today, making it more of an immersive, interactive experience.
Everything about it is geared towards the trainee’s success.

Unlike NASM’s
Fitness and Nutrition Specialization – an equally effective program that covers
the basics of the physiology and biochemistry of nutrition and dietetics (and
is an excellent compliment to this course) – NASM Nutrition Certification combines
cutting edge science with real-world implementation techniques.

The program is divided
into three sections:

Nutrition Science

Behavior Change Strategies

Nutrition Coaching

Nutrition Science
covers some of today’s hot topics, such as how to separate the truths from the
myths when it comes to food and diets; what the facts are about proteins,
carbs, fats, macronutrients, micronutrients, and other food controversies; as
well as the latest cutting-edge science in all things related to health, wellness,
and nutrition.

In Behavior
Change Strategies, trainees learn crucial information about the psychology
behind getting trapped in dietary patterns - and how to break out of them, the
power and effectiveness of goal-setting, and how to change lifelong habits for

Finally, in
Nutrition Coaching, everything learned in the previous two areas are approached
from a real-world perspective - shopping for groceries, reading labels and
ingredients lists, calculating portion sizes, etc. Also in this area: teaching
clients how to navigate restaurants, parties, and other places where dietary hazards
lurk, as well as how to teach effective daily habits so clients can improve
their own lives.

As opposed to
other nutrition courses, Nutrition Certification does not take a
“one-size-fits-all” approach. With successful completion, NASM-CNCs will have
the ability to take into consideration all of their clients’ various
backgrounds, religions, and circumstances.

Using that
knowledge, they can design and deliver individualized nutrition programs for
their clients, no matter their dietary needs, preferences, and/or restrictions.

For any fitness professional – or anyone in general – looking to venture into the world of nutrition coaching, look no further than NASM Nutrition Certification. It’s your recipe for success.

Become an NASM Certified Nutrition Coach today.

The Author

National Academy of Sports Medicine

National Academy of Sports Medicine

Since 1987 the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been the global leader in delivering evidence-based certifications and advanced specializations to health and fitness professionals. Our products and services are scientifically and clinically proven. They are revered and utilized by leading brands and programs around the world and have launched thousands of successful careers.


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