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.