Performance Nutrition Coach Level 1
Designed to teach you the fundamentals of nutritional science, along with a step by step system when it comes to building a diet and nutrition plan for a client or athlete from the ground up.
What You'll Learn
The Performance Nutrition Coach Level 1 (PNC1) is designed to teach you the fundamentals of nutritional science, along with a step by step system when it comes to building a diet and nutrition plan for a client or athlete from the ground up.
You will learn about the macronutrients, micronutrients and all the different nutritional systems out there in vogue today. This broad, in-depth knowledge will allow you to structure scientifically grounded nutrition plans for general population clients all the way through to elite athletes.
Level 1 sets the stage so that you are proficient with key fundamental nutrition core principles and some advanced methodologies for dietary program design, as part of the progression into Performance Nutrition Coach Certification Level 2.
In the level 1 you will learn how to build a nutrition coaching business from the ground up, ensuring that you get a financial return on your investment into this program as soon as possible.
1.1 Understand the clinical definition of obesity and how to help clients
1.2 Understand the historical view of obesity and future trends for fitness professionals
1.3 Understand clinical risk factors associated with obesity and how to help clients
1.4 Understand global weight loss statistics and what do about it as a nutrition coach
1.5 Plan and execute weight loss interventions to optimise client results
2.1 Plan and execute the initial consultation including anthropometric, biochemical,
dietary and exercise assessment
2.2 Plan and execute effective results-producing strategies including photos,
client online portal etc
2.3 Plan and conduct an effective nutrition coaching goal setting strategy
2.4 Plan and conduct accurate client Biofeedback assessment to optimise coaching
practice and results
2.5 Conduct effective and strategic coaching strategies to elicit positive client
behavioural change and compliance
3.1 Understand and coach the importance of protein, targets and how to prescribe
it in client nutrition plans
3.2 Understand and coach the importance of carbohydrates, targets and how to
prescribe it in client nutrition plans
3.3 Understand and coach the importance of fat, targets and how to prescribe it
in client nutrition plans
3.4 Understand and coach the negative effects of alcohol and how it impacts calorie
targets and overall health
3.5 Understand and coach water intake, targets and how to prescribe it in client nutrition plans
4.1 Plan and coach evidence-based client energy requirements to maximise results
4.2 Learn how to manipulate energy intake to improve client adherence and overall results
4.3 Accurately assess and determine client macronutrient needs
4.4 Understand the importance of hydration for client health and performance
4.5 Understand relevance of meal timing when it comes to client results and
5.1 Understand popular nutrition systems, micro and macrocycle periodization
5.2 Plan and coach the ketogenic diet for different client types and goals
5.3 Plan and coach the very low carb, low carb, targeted carb and high carb diets for different client types and goals
5.4 Plan and coach the carb backloading, low carb backloading and carb frontloading dies for different client types and goals
5.5 Plan and coach the isocaloric diet for different client types and goals
5.6 Plan and coach time-restricted feeding/fasting for different client types and goals
6.1 Understand periodization, why you should, Micro and macrocycles and how you can use them to improve results
6.2 Plan and execute various periodization strategies including The Zig Zag Cycle, The Undulating Cycle and The 5:2 cycle
6.3 Plan and execute the Davoodi cycle, The Cyclical Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting strategies
6.4 Plan and conduct Linear Periodization nutrition program design for different client goals
6.5 Plan and conduct Undulating Periodization and Pyramid Periodization for different client goals
7.1 Understand and integrate micronutrient fundamentals into diets to optimise client health
7.2 Understand the water-soluble vitamins and their influence on client health and performance
7.3 Understand the fat-soluble vitamins and their influence on client health and performance
7.4 Understand vitamin-like nutrients and their influence on client health and performance
7.5 Understand the minerals and their influence on client health and performance
8.1 Understanding how to have success in sales to grow your nutrition coaching business
8.2 Understand why people buy and how to influence the outcome of your sales consultation
8.3 Understand how to build client rapport to improve conversion rates
8.4 Understand the DM 5-step sales process to convert leads into paying customers
8.5 Understand how to package your services a solution to increase revenue and client retention
Once enrolled, you will have access to the course study material for 5 years or the life of the product; whichever expires first. The course exam is available for 365 days from the date of enrollment.
Corrective Exercise is a technique that addresses and fixes movement compensations. The goal is to improve the overall quality of movement during workouts and in everyday life.
The final exam is administered online within your student portal. It consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and 90 minutes for completion.
Once you pass your final exam, your NASM-YES specialization certificate never expires and does not require you to renew.
While a Personal Training Certification is suggested, it is not required to take the NASM-YES exam.