What has your experience been with Nutrition/Sports Nutrition Certs? From what I have seen, the certs simply combine a bunch of readily available information, package it as knowledge and sell it to you wrapped in a piece of paper you can hang on your wall.
I looking forward to hearing people’s reviews and experience! Thank you very much for taking the time to respond!
you are correct in your perception that it is readily available information. I have the NASM FNS which is based on a nutrition textbook, adds online material and then tests your knowledge. Their Weight Loss and Behavior Change certifications are created by NASM and also add extensive online material. True, now I have some papers that I could hang on the wall if I so choose to.
All of them are withing my scope of a personal trainer, and if I wanted to go beyond it, I would need to pursue a nutrition and counselling degree which I do not want to do.
What those pieces of paper demonstrate, though, is that I have taken the time to study sufficiently that I passed the test. Can you acquire the same knowledge without? Absolutely. However, if I am marketing myself as being able to assist people in a variety of ways, at least I have proof that I have studied the subject matter.