I am new to the industry and have recently discovered my love and passion for fitness and nutrition over the last couple of years. I have a bachelor’s degree with a major in sociology and a minor in psychology, and I currently work in retail.. but now I want to head in the direction of fitness, nutrition, and wellness. After researching, there seems to be so many options for certifications, I don’t know where to begin! What is the most accredited online certification program for nutrition and wellness? So far I have looked at ACE, NASM, AFPA, and Institute for Integrative Nutrition (which cost a lot more than the others and takes more time, but may be worth it?) I would love all the advice I can get!
Hi. I am the Executive Director for the ICHWC and happy to answer questions about how you can become a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach. It’s quite confusing as there are so many programs available. If you have questions, feel free to email me at [email protected]. I am also a National Board Certified Health Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer and I understand the industry from the inside out. Happy to help.
Hello Marry ,
Congratulation on your decision.
yes, there are various online certification programs for nutrition and wellness like ACE, NASM, AFPA. but to Become a certificate Health Coach you need to qualify the ICHWC exam and to qualify the ICHWC exam I would recommend you to join Teleosis Institute .Here you can get in-person and online training in your budget.
Best of luck to you
I know I am late as well but I have a few questions. I’m currently getting my Bachelor degree in health and wellness. What are my career options with a 4 year degree? I am not interested in the fitness, mostly coaching or assisting in healthy eating and nutrition. Any ideas? I would love to branch out on my own but would like a clinical setting first. Possibly a hospital or outpatient center. Thanks
Props to you for wanting to join such a beneficial industry! I think the best thing you could do is contact an experienced health and nutrition coach like Jereme in Salem, Oregon. You don’t have to be certified to do what you want to do, but it does help to have some experience with someone who’s been through the crucible. Here’s his website: http://www.rootfitnessandnutrition.com/
I know this post is old but im currently in the exact same boat you were in! I have my degree in communications but bave been working retail and cant stand it anymore. Ive been really wanting to get into fitness and nutrition as well because i love it but have no clue where to start. What did you end up doing after all??