Has anyone compared the Precision Nutrition certification with the ACE Lifestyle & Weight Management Cert?
I would like to be able to provide my clients with better information and more tools for successful weight loss to accompany their fitness achievements. I know there are many nutrition programs available, but I like what I've seen from Precision Nutrition and I just don't know how to compare it to other cert programs. For example, if ACE's program will get me to the same level of knowledge and scope of practice, it's alot less expensive. Any advice out there?
To be successful in helping people to lose weight, the coaching part is a lot more important than the nutrition part. Let's face it: people who want to lose weight know all about fruits and vegetables and that they need to eat less and exercise more. It is in applying that knowledge and making changes in their lifestyle where they need help.
with all nutrition-related certifications, you have to be mindful that your scope of practice may be regulated by the state you live in.
I hold the ACE LWMC certification myself and recently decided to also pursue the NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification to become more knowledgeable in that field. However, this will not widen my scope of practice, only the depth of it.
I would suggest that you decide what it is you want to provide and then check with local regulations what certification (or degree) you need for it.
My impression was that this certification teaches you how they have achieved success in their programs and gives you the tools and materials to replicate it with your clients.
It looks amazing and I am a huge fan of John Beradi but if you are looking for something that specifically allows you to widen your scope of practice I would look to a recogonised nutrition certification first, however, if you're looking for something to help in terms of coaching your clients nutrition (rather than offering specifics) PN would be the way to go.
I hope that helps!