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!
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/