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Certified Nutrition Coach 
[CNC]

What You’ll Learn In The [CNC] Course

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Why Become a Certified Nutrition Coach?

  • Explain fact vs. fiction when it comes to the science behind popular diets

  • Explore nutrition hot topics such as artificial sweeteners, GMOs, organic, grass-fed, gluten-free, and detoxes

  • Master foundational nutrition science principles, including metabolism, macronutrients, micronutrients, hydration, alcohol, and nutrient timing

  • Expand your clientele by adding a new discipline to your training resume

  • Create individualized nutrition coaching strategies according to your client’s food preferences, culture, & training demands

  • Help clients navigate real-world scenarios like reading food labels & understanding portion sizes to maximize healthy eating patterns

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STARTING YOUR [CNC] CERTIFIED NUTRITION COACH

EDUCATION WITH THE ACADEMY M.I.C.

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                          CHAPTER AT A TIME ,
YOU WILL BE TRANSFORMED INTO A FIRST CLASS
SPORTS MEDICINE CERTIFIED NUTRITION COACH [CNC] TITLE HOLDER!

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HERE IS A SUMMARY OF CHAPTER-SPECIFIC CONTENT ... GET MOTIVED ... BE INSPIRED

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 S E C T I O N   O N E

NUTRITION SCIENCE

CHAPTER ONE: Introduction

 

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

CHAPTER TWO:  Scope of Practice

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

CHAPTER THREE: Evidence-Based Nutrition and Practice

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

CHAPTER FOUR:  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 FIVE: 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 SIX:  Protein

 

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

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CHAPTER SEVEN:  Carbohydrates

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

CHAPTER EIGHT: 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 NINE:  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 TEN:  Micronutrients

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.

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CHAPTER ELEVEN:  

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 & learn about proper hydration strategies.

CHAPTER TWELVE: 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 THIRTEEN:  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 & cons of supplementation.

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 S E C T I O N   TWO

BEHAVIOUR CHANGE STRATEGIES

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Psychology of Weight Control and Behaviour 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 FIFTEEN:  Coaching and Communication

 

It's important for 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 behaviour change.

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: 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.

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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: 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.

 S E C T I O N   THREE

NUTRITION COACHING

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: 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 NINETEEN:  Food and Supplement

 

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

CHAPTER TWENTY:  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.

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CHAPTER TWENTY ONE: Navigating Diets

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 TWENTY TWO: 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 TWENTY THREE:  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 TWENTY FOUR:  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.

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What is the difference between NASM's Certified Nutrition Coach and Certified Sports Nutrition Coach?

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A Nutrition Coach works with a more general clientele to develop strategies that address issues like obesity, body composition, aging, and lifestyle approaches to disease management.

 

Sports Nutrition Coach digs a little deeper, working specifically with athletes to educate and provide coaching around performance nutrition within sports.

While these two roles differ in the audience they serve, they do work hand in hand to provide a well-rounded understanding of nutrition.

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To that end, our CNC course sets down an effective foundation in nutrition to build from, helping through a fundamental understanding of how to serve clients’ nutrition needs.

 

From there, our CSNC program takes what you learn throughout CNC and builds upon it to target a specific client base to focus on strategies that impact performance and recovery.

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