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!
I would look at ACE Lifestyle and Weight Management as an entry level cert. I don’t know much about it, but Wellcoaches might be the way to go if you want to work in healthcare/preventive medicine. For sports nutrition, CISSN would be my top choice. Your degree would make you eligible to take this. Another nutrition cert. is offered by ISSA and popular with personal trainers.