Certified Nutrition Coach

Living healthy is as much about what we put in our bodies to fuel them, as it is about physical activity. Which is why NASM spent years researching and developing the evidence- based Certified Nutrition Coach program. We don? believe nor prescribe fads or pseudo- science. We?e created a comprehensive nutrition certification that teaches you the facts you need to make a genuine, long-lasting impact on your clients' nutrition.

The program provides all of the information you need to be able to answer the questions your clients have and address the real-world nutritional problems they face. Practical application is a high priority focus area in curriculum development.

That’s why NASM’s program aims equip you with:

  • Nutrition Science
  • Behavior Change Strategies, and
  • Nutrition Coaching strategies

As a certified nutrition coach, you'll work with clients seeking to - improve their body composition - athletic performance - and their health.

With our programming and coaching approach you will be able to carefully craft a nutrition intervention that takes age, culture, socioeconomic status, and more into account.



There are no prerequisites for the Nutrition Certification. But we always encourage preparing for a career in nutrition by familiarizing yourself with the many nutrition courses NASM has to offer.


There are no prerequisites for the Nutrition Certification. But we always encourage preparing for a career in nutrition by familiarizing yourself with the many nutrition courses NASM has to offer.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Learn about the role of a Nutrition Coach and how the NASM Nutrition Certification can help enhance your career.

Chapter 2: Scope of Practice

Understand a Nutrition Coach's scope of practice, professional expectations, and differentiate among related nutrition professions.

Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Nutrition and Practice

In this chapter, you'll learn the importance of evidence-based practice as a nutrition specialist, the difference between basic scientific principles and methodology, and how to define scientific research processes.

Chapter 4: Food Preference and Influences

Understand the effects of nutritional intake on individual health, identify the role of dietary habits in overall health, and describe factors that that influence dietary patterns. You'll also be able to recognize the dangers of a one-diet-fits-all approach and identify how different factors can influence eating patterns.

Chapter 5: Energy Balance and Metabolism

This chapter explores how macronutrients fuel activity and bodily functions, as well as how to balance the energy in versus energy out equation. You'll understand the First Law of Thermodynamics, energy balance, and energy systems.

Chapter 6: Protein

Protein is an important macronutrient that many bodily functions depend on. Learn the structure and function of protein, total daily protein requirements, and methods for establishing protein requirements in a dietary program.

Chapter 7: Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates provide energy for the body. Understand their structure and function, the digestion and absorption process, daily carbohydrate requirements, and more.

Chapter 8: Fats

Dietary fat has many important functions. In this chapter, you'll learn about the function and intake recommendations, healthy versus unhealthy fats, as well as key myths and hot topics related to fat.

Chapter 9: Alcohol 

This chapter explains the digestion and absorption process of alcohol, as well as the physiological effects and methods for accommodating alcohol in a dietary program.

Chapter 10: Miconutrients 

Micronutrients help maintain the metabolic processes required to produce energy. Understand the difference between water-soluble vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins, and minerals, identify common food sources, and learn to calculate daily recommended intakes and the values for each micronutrient.

Chapter 11: Hydration 

In this chapter, you'll learn the compartmental aspects and shifts of water in the body following significant sweat losses. You'll also discover methods to help decrease excessive hypo- or hyper-hydration and learn about proper hydration strategies.

Chapter 12: Nutrient Timing 

Discover appropriate nutrient-timing strategies for performance and for altering body composition, as well as the role that nutrient timing plays within an overall nutrition strategy.

Chapter 13: Supplements 

Understand the role of supplementation across various goals, explain the strength of the evidence base for commonly used supplements, and learn to communicate with clients about the pros and cons of supplementation.

  • 110 Infographics
  • 14 Videos
  • 53 Knowledge Checks
  • 1 Printable Handout

Chapter 14: Psychology of Weight Control and Behavior Change

In this chapter, you'll learn how psychology affects fitness and wellness. Identify barriers to diet and exercise, common eating disorders, and common client types used to develop customized programs.

Chapter 15: Coaching and Communication 

It's important for Personal Nutrition Coaches to communicate in a way that positively influences adherence to their programs. You'll identify strategies for building rapport and use effective communication skills to elicit behavior change.

Chapter 16: Motivational Interviewing 

This chapter explains motivational interviewing and strategies that are used to help clients understand the underlying reasons for their own change while affirming their motivation.

Chapter 17: Goal Setting 

Understand different types of goals, the benefits of effective goal-setting, methods for providing feedback and tracking progress, and identify obstacles commonly encountered when setting goals.

  • 18 Infographics
  • 11 Videos
  • 16 Knowledge Checks

Chapter 18: Dietary Assessment and Body Composition Testing

In this chapter, you'll discover a step-by-step approach to assessing dietary intake and monitoring body composition. You'll compare body-composition assessment methods and understand the importance of consistency and accessibility.

Chapter 19: Food and Supplement Labels and Portion Size 

Learn about the labeling standards for food and supplement products, as well as portion size recommendations.

Chapter 20: Helping Clients Navigate the Real World 

This chapter explains strategies that can help clients make healthy food choices in everyday situations, such as at the grocery store or dining out.

Chapter 21: Navigating Diets

Learn the latest facts regarding diets and how they impact health, body composition, and athletic performance. This chapter explores many different diets and provides details regarding their safety and effectiveness.

Chapter 22: Nutrition Hot Topics and Controversies 

An in-depth approach to explaining the science behind many of the nutrition hot topics and controversies faced by clients today.

Chapter 23: Managing Weight-Loss Plateaus and Maintaining Weight Loss 

This chapter examines the science and psychology of weight-loss plateaus and how to help clients avoid this vicious cycle.

Chapter 24: Programming - Putting it All Together 

Nutrition Coaches must have a foundational level of knowledge regarding nutritional science and behavior psychology. However, knowledge without action is virtually useless, especially when helping clients achieve their health-and-wellness goals. This chapter puts all of this knowledge into practice and details a step-by-step process for nutrition programming.

  • 62 Infographics
  • 16 Videos
  • 29 Knowledge Checks
  • 10 Printable Handouts

After the completion of the course, you will take an online final exam from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you prefer to take tests. The test is 100, multiple-choice questions. You are allowed to go back and reference the course while taking the exam. The exam is timed and cannot exceed 90 minutes. To pass, you need a score of 70% or higher and you have up to 3 attempts to pass.



National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) is the most trusted name in fitness and wellness. Because for almost 40 years, we've prided ourselves on developing evidence - based certifications and specializations and backed by the latest in science and research. With us, you can rest assured that you're learning the most accurate and trusted methods and delivering your clients the best insight and guidance available.

We have combined our time-tested approach to research and product development with 24 of the biggest and brightest names in nutrition. Hence, the Certified Nutrition Coach program provides you with the most in-depth and up-to-date certification on the market. Additionally our state-of-the-art digital learning platform, high-end videos, and interactive learning materials give you a stimulating and multi-sensory learning experience available only with NASM.

Learn what thousands of other Personal Nutrition Coaches have already learnt and practicing. We know what it takes to build fitness and nutrition certifications and specializations that make a difference for your career and clients.


NASM-CNC is approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the following organizations:

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Certified Nutrition Coach

  • 01 Year Training
  • 45 Min Session
  • 1.9 NASM CEUs (See All Organizations)
  • 24 In-Depth Chapters
  • Downloadable PDF of Textbook
  • 40+ High-End Lecture Videos
  • 200+ Downloadable Handouts & Infographics
  • High-End, Easy-to-Use Digital Portal
  • 1 Year to Complete the Final Exam
  • Complete in as Few as 4 weeks
  • 100% Online; Access on All Devices

Rs. 35,100