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’m probably far too late to the party to help you on this one, but another option that is accredited by both the ACSM and the NATA Board of Certification is the CWC certification offered through the Catalyst Coaching Institute (www.CatalystCoachingInstitute.com). They require the face to face training too, which while not as convenient, adds a very important component to the training. They have an article that was published by WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) posted on their website that may be of interest.
All the best to you in your journey!