NASM Certified Nutrition Coach

The program provides all of the information you need to help maximize your client’s success and put them on a path to better eating.
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NASM Certified Nutrition Coach Overview

Living healthy isn’t just about physical activity. It’s also about what we put in our bodies to fuel them. That’s why NASM spent years researching and developing the evidence-based Certified Nutrition Coach program. No fads or pseudo-science here. Just 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 help maximize your client’s success and put them on a path to better eating. Meaning you’ll be able to answer the questions your clients have and address the real-world nutritional problems they face.

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Course Curriculum

Not all Nutrition Certifications are created equal. That’s why NASM’s program includes the latest and most up-to-date information on nutrition science, behavior change strategies, and nutrition coaching strategies.

As a certified nutrition specialist, you'll be able to guide clients seeking to improve their body composition, athletic performance, and their health through carefully crafted nutrition coaching that takes age, culture, socioeconomic status, and more into account.

Course Structure

  • Section 1: Nutritional Science
  • Section 2: Behavior Change Strategies
  • Section 3: Nutrition Coaching
  • Final Exam

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, and training demands
  • Help clients navigate real-world scenarios like reading food labels and understanding portion sizes to maximize healthy eating patterns
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Why choose to complete this course through AOF in partnership with NASM

There is a reason the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) is the most trusted name in fitness and wellness. For almost 40 years, we’ve prided ourselves on developing certifications and specializations that are evidence-based and backed by the latest in science and research. By doing so, you can rest assured that you’re learning the most accurate and trusted methods and providing your clients with the best insight and guidance available.

By combining our time-tested approach to research and product development with 24 of the biggest and brightest names in nutrition, the Certified Nutrition Coach program provides you with the most in-depth and up-to-date certification on the market. That's not all, though. Our state-of-the-art digital learning platform, high-end videos, and interactive learning materials give you a first-class experience available only with NASM.

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

Course Outcomes

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Certified Nutrition Coach

Certification (NASM-CNC) issued by NASM

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  • Certified Nutrition Coach
  • Certification (NASM-CNC) issued by NASM

Course Delivery

  • Complete your theory work online.
  • Final exam: 100 multiple-choice questions and 90 minutes for completion

Payment Options

  • Interest-free payment plan.
  • Upfront payment.

Course Length

  • Self-paced study.
  • Up to 12 months.


  • There are no prerequisites for the Nutrition Certification.

Course Highlights

  • 1.9 NASM CEUs (see all organisations)
  • 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

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need the following in order to complete this course…

What you'll need

There are no requirements for this course

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Academy help you get a job once you have completed your course?

The Academy has hundreds of industry partners who are constantly looking for fitness professionals to work for them! The Academy advertises positions without our jobs board and will put you in touch with different employers upon request.

The Academy by law cannot guarantee you a job however we endeavour to put our graduates in touch with employers desperate to fill their vacancies!

How much is the personal trainer course?

Course fees can vary depending on the course you choose to study and the mode of delivery. We offer a variety of payment options as well with a deposit of $99 to get you studying that day and payment plans from $17 per week.

Is becoming a personal trainer a good career?

It sure is! If you want to work as your own boss and build an active lifestyle then this industry is perfect for you. You are ultimately the decision-maker in terms of how many hours per week you want to work. The Academy of Fitness course material does provide advice on how to make as much money off one hour in a day as possible.

How do personal trainers get clients?

Great question – The Academy of Fitness mentors our students to start with friends and family while networking with businesses to build brand recognition. Our marketing non accredited content provided free of charge in our course materials shows you how to build your social media profiles from scratch to allow it to reach new clients.

How long does it take to become a Personal Trainer?

To become a personal trainer in Australia you need to hold a Certificate III and IV in Fitness. With the Academy of Fitness our courses are self-paced which means you can take up to 18 months to complete both courses. We do not penalize those who get through the content quicker however so it will come down to how much time you must smash out the course materials.

How often do the courses start at the Academy of Fitness?

The Academy of Fitness has no set intakes and you can start anytime! This is perfect for those who want to jump into studies on their own terms and not have to wait for a certain date to begin.

Are personal trainers in demand?

Research by IBIS World indicates that fitness industry revenues in Australia have been steadily growing over the past 5 years. This trend will reach an estimated $2.4 billion value by 2022/23 – a forecasted annual growth of 1.8% (IBISWorld, 2018).

What this means for you is that there is a growing demand for not only personal trainers but fitness professionals which included gym instructors and group exercise instructors.

Why should I get qualified as a Personal Trainer at the Academy of Fitness?

Passion and desire to see our students not only gain the most current knowledge and skills but to make a change in the industry. The fitness industry is screaming for good graduates and our mission is to raise the standard of fitness professionals, one student at a time.

How old do I have to be to study at the Academy of Fitness?

To study Fitness you must be 16 years of age with parental permission.