What a Nutrition Coach can help you with.
There are a lot of specialists such as Medical Doctors (MD), Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP), Physician Assistants (PA), and Doctors of Pharmacy (PharmD), Registered Dietitians (RDs), Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) and finnaly Nutrition Coaches who help their clients and patiens with leading a healthier lifestyle. Now let’s take a closer look at what a Nutrition Coach can help you with.

What does a Nutrition Coach Certificate look like?

How to make sure a certificate is genuine

In most cases, when a Nutrition Coach works in a particular gym, the gym itself validates the certificates. However, if you'd like to make sure yourself, it is very simple.

Find the CPT's credentials

The credentials are located on the certificate


Open nasm.org

Go to the Credential Validation page


Validate the credentials

Enter the certificate number on the form


Get the result

CPT’s name, Certificate ID, Expire date, State

What can a Certified Nutrition Coach do?

  • Evaluate current eating plans and provide general guidance.
  • Recommend the client discuss supplement use with their personal registered dietitian nutritionist, physician, or pharmacist.
  • Promote caloric guidelines outlined by the USDA's MyPlate, the United Kingdom’s Eatwell Guide, or other acceptable entities.
  • Recommend gradual dietary modifications and consistent dietary practices.
  • Discuss the importance of a balanced intake of macronutrients.
  • Refer back to the client's personal healthcare provider when necessary.
  • Offer nutritional guidelines for anyone wanting to participate in typical athletic pursuits (i.e., masters swimming or a 10K run).
  • Provide guidance for healthy populations.
  • Offer advice on eating behaviors and/or macronutrients that are known to reduce the risk of disease or slow disease progression.
  • Offer exercise and physical activity guidelines.
The scope of a Nutrition Coach is divided into two main components: Nutrition Guidance and Behavioral Change and Motivation.
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