Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification
I am currently looking into NASM's FNS program to broaden my range. I just ran into a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification through Lucho Crisalle's program http://www.nutritioncertification.com/become-accredited.html. Are any of you familiar with either program? Lucho Crisalle program would let me qualify for CEC where the NASM won't. I just hesitate because the way the website is set up for Lucho Crisalle - almost like it is really trying hard to sell me something. NASM's program seems almost a little more legit. Any guidance would be great - I am working towards my ACE Lifestyle & Weight Management cert now and would like to get a Fitness Nutrition cert shortly after. Any other certs you would recommend?
Gaining additional knowledge and skills is a great way to continue to develop our fitness careers! Congratulations on making this decision and I wish you good luck!
I was not familiar with the other certification and looked at their web site. It is a lot of marketing, and I was amazed to see that they suggest that you have their certification in as little as 10 days. I am currently reading my way through 500 pages worth of nutrition stuff, and while it is well-written as far as textbooks go, it is not a page turner. I cannot see myself to have completed and 'digested' that in 10 days.
The other concern I have about the Lucho/Crisalle approach is their mentioning of writing meal plans as seen on their testimonials page. At least here in North Carolina I must not do that. I can counsel on nutrition in general, and that's where NASM stands.
Im summary, even after having seen the other FNS certifcation program, I would still go with NASM. An additional motivation is that NASM is a very respected name in the industry.
I wish you well with whatever path you choose.
You are currently looking into NASM's FNS program? Good choice!
NASM will give You the most advanced and solid program available in the market!
I finished Lucho Crisalle program through NASM almost 2 years ago and now had the ability designed nutrition program for my clients legally.
With regards, Miroslava.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
The first thing trainers should know is what they do not have a certification in because it can open a can of worms, and the health of a client really revolves around their food.