NAFC Nutrition Coach Foundations

Build a foundation of knowledge in nutritional sciences along with proven coaching skills to successfully guide clients in developing goal-based food plans. | taught by The National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)

Course description

* NAFC's Nutrition Coach Foundations delivers scientifically-based nutrition education so health and fitness professionals can better serve their clients.
* Develop the skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully work with clients seeking goal-based nutritional guidance.
* Gain an occupational advantage with enhanced education and a credential to differentiate you from your competition!
* Grow your business! More clients seeking nutritional advice from experts equates to more revenue!

NAFC's Certified Health & Fitness Coaching course blends sound basic science with the latest in nutritional science along with proven coaching skills to help you successfully guide your clients toward better health, better performance, and a better body!

In Section I of this course, you'll get a strong introduction to the basic sciences; in Section II you'll become immersed in the field of nutritional science; in Section III you'll learn about the art & science of being an effective coach; and finally in Section IV you'll go through a step-by-step set of instructions on how to implement nutritional coaching competently & profitably (including over 30 pages of questionnaires and assessment tools to use with your clients).

No other nutrition certification puts all of these components together. No other nutrition certification was written by a physician with over 35 years of experience in the areas of nutrition, fitness, personal training, anti-aging medicine, and performance enhancement.
The National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)
The National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)
The National Association for Fitness Certification was established in 1992 to provide scientifically-based, standards-focused education and training for Group Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, and Wellness Consultants. The NAFC's combination of demanding standards, practical application of scientific principles, and affordable program pricing have defined it as the most rapidly-expanding certifying organization in the industry today.

The NAFC was established by a forward-thinking group of fitness professionals, representing expertise in fields including Exercise Physiology, Adaptive Physical Education, Medicine and Nursing, and Professional Coaching. Their desire was to enhance current fitness certification standards by providing access to convenient and comprehensive - yet practical and affordable - education and skills.

To this end, the NAFC offers a hands-on practical experience along with a thorough theoretical program, covering the scientific bases of training (anatomy, biomechanics, physiology); motivation (behavior modification techniques, fitness testing); and diet and nutrition (weight management, the energy-balance equation, body composition). Group Fitness Instructors also receive instruction in working with music and leading effective group exercise sessions.

While many trainers and instructors are "certified," often they are not required to demonstrate practical application of the knowledge they received. NAFC certifications surpass the norm, in requiring that all NAFC students pass a practical examination to demonstrate the ability to apply their education not just on paper, but in practice as well.