Become a NASN Licensed Sports Nutritionist
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The NASN is highly regarded in the sports nutrition and dietetics fields as a leader in sports nutrition licensing. All students are required to complete the NASN home study course prior to the board exam. Recommended study time: minimum 1 month (depending on prior experience and education.) In order to be licensed through the National Association of Sports Nutrition the following criteria must be met:
1. Experience as a certified health professional directly involved in nutritional counseling, health promotion or healthcare. This includes all regulated health disciplines, such as certified holistic health practitioners, certified personal trainers and certified fitness instructors. If you do not meet these prerequisites consider first obtaining your personal training certification through our special certification.
2. An associate or baccalaureate degree in nutrition or equivalent science/health degree and one year experience as a certified health professional directly involved in nutritional counseling, health promotion or healthcare.
3. An advanced professional degree in a healthcare field that incorporates a four year degree with sufficient science and nutrition hours.
If you do not meet these prerequisites consider first obtaining your personal training certification through our special certification
NASN Licensed Primary Sports Nutritionists are Proficient in:
1. BODY COMPOSITION TESTING
2. METABOLIC EVALUATION
3. MENU DEVELOPMENT
4. EXERCISE METABOLISM
Candidates should be familiar with:
Reference Text for Classroom and Study Materials
Diet, Exercise & Fitness
Essential for all nutrition and fitness professionals. The latest edition of this comprehensive sports and exercise nutrition course highlights a greatly expanded section on “performance enhancing” food and supplements, including a risk-benefit analysis of new products. Topics include: energy production and utilization; hydration and fluid replacement; protein and fat metabolism; carbohydrate utilization; vitamin/mineral recommendations; women’s exercise and diet issues. Ellen Coleman has written and lectured extensively on sports nutrition and quackery. Essential for working in sports, exercise, fitness or weight control programs.
The 8th edition of this course provides new information on protein and muscle protein synthesis, carbohydrate, glycemic index, sodium and muscle cramps, fat loading and endurance performance. New Dietary Reference Intakes for vitamins and minerals, fluid replacement guidelines and ACSM weight control Position Stand are featured, with new information on popular weight loss supplements, supplements causing positive doping tests, and guidelines for choosing supplements.
At an additional cost, approved for:
RD, DTR 10 CPEU
CDM, 10 Clock Hours
ACE, 1.0 CECs
NATABOC, 10 CEUs (10 contact hours)
ABMP, 10 CEUs
NSCA-CC, 0.8 CEUs
ISSA, 10 CEUs
ACSM, 10 CEUs
CFCS, 10 PDU
ASFSA, 10 CEU
CHES, 10 CECH