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NASM Nutrition Coach (NASM-CNC)


Become a Level 4 Nutrition Coach

NASM Nutrition Coach (NASM-CNC)

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NASM Nutrition Coach (NASM-CNC)

Level 4 AfN Certified Course

£749 £561.75

Earn 10 CIMSPA Endorsed CPD points

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What Will I Learn

The NASM Nutrition Coach (NASM-CNC) is the most comprehensive nutrition program in the UK– and is now a Level 4 AfN Certified Course. In this course, you'll learn how to design and deliver top-quality, individualised nutrition coaching for your clients, and use your skills to increase success in all of their health and fitness-related goals.

You’ll learn about the scientific evidence behind the latest diet trends, the difference between food fact and food fiction, the psychology behind dietary patterns, the skills to help clients build new habits, and much more.

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Premier Global NASM’s Nutrition Coach programme was created to answer the call for validated and scientifically proven nutrition information. Combining that with a holistic approach that takes into consideration clients’ various backgrounds, religions, and circumstances, ensures that this programme, unlike others in the market, isn’t just a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

Course Curriculum

A Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer Qualification is recommended for this CPD course. Alternately a high level of working knowledge in the health and fitness industry would be accepted for the Nutrition Coach Specialisation.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Nutrition affects everything we do, how we move, how we feel, and if your nutrition is not dialed in, it'll get in the way of seeing the fitness results that you want.

Chapter 2: Scope of Practice
This chapter details a Nutrition Coach’s scope of practice and lists what a Nutrition Coach can and cannot do.

Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Nutrition and Practice
This chapter untangles the confusing web of science and research. It explores the pros and cons of science and how to use evidence-based practice to help your clients achieve their health-and-wellness goals.

Chapter 4: Food Preference and Influences
One of the biggest components of a healthy lifestyle is nutrition. Just like a person’s overall state of health and wellness, food choices are greatly influenced by the world around us. This chapter will explore the geographical, cultural, and social aspects of eating that must be considered to properly individualize nutritional coaching strategies for client.

Chapter 5: Energy Balance and Metabolism
Explore how humans metabolize macronutrients to fuel activity and bodily functions and how to balance the energy in versus energy out equation for optimal health and performance.

Chapter 6: Protein
Nutrition Coaches will learn about the structure of protein, its numerous roles throughout the body, and guidelines for optimal intake strategies throughout the day.

Chapter 7: Carbohydrates
Explore the function and intake recommendations for carbohydrates and how they fit into an overall healthy diet.

Chapter 8: Fats
Learn how to explain the structure and function of fat, describe the digestion and absorption process of fat, total daily fat requirements, describe methods for establishing fat requirements in a dietary program, explain key myths or hot topics related to fat, and communicate with clients about the difference between fact and myth.

Chapter 9: Alcohol
Alcoholic drinks will be a key factor to contend with in many client’s diets, learn how it impacts a healthy diet, when to set limits, and how it impacts the body's performance.

Chapter 10: Miconutrients
This chapter will help bring some clarity to the different micronutrients and their roles in maintaining optimal health and energy production.

Chapter 11: Hydration
Explore strategies that will help promote optimal output using hydration to facilitate client performance while ensuring client safety.

Chapter 12: Nutrient Timing
Learn nutrient timing strategies and how they fit into an overall healthy diet for fitness enthusiasts and athletes alike.

Chapter 13: Supplements
Some of the most common trends in the nutritional supplementation landscape to help separate research-supported hope from marketing hype.

110 Infographics

14 Videos

53 Knowledge Checks

1 Printable Handout

110 Infographics

14 Videos

53 Knowledge Checks

1 Printable Handout

Chapter 14: Psychology of Weight Control and Behavior Change
This chapter discusses the role psychology plays in fitness and wellness and how Nutrition Coaches can use this information to provide support for their clients.

Chapter 15: Coaching and Communication
Learn several coaching and communication strategies that positively impact behavior change.

Chapter 16: Motivational Interviewing
This chapter provides the essential steps used to help clients understand the underlying reasons for their own change while affirming their motivation through motivational interviewing strategies.

Chapter 17: Goal Setting
Explore goal-setting and how to use goal-setting techniques to inspire behavior change.

18 Infographics

11 Videos

16 Knowledge Checks

18 Infographics

11 Videos

16 Knowledge Checks

Chapter 18: Dietary Assessment and Body Composition Testing
A step-by-step approach to assessing dietary intake and monitoring body composition using various methods that uphold the accuracy needed while minimizing potential

Chapter 19: Food and Supplement Labels and Portion Size
You will be provided with key strategies clients can use to make healthy food choices whether they are grocery shopping, dining out, or attending a social event.

Chapter 20: Helping Clients Navigate the Real World
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

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.


  • Interactive eBook
  • On-Demand lecture videos
  • Downloadable templates and infographics
  • Chapter quizzes (15 questions per chapter, Unlimited attempts)
  • 100-Question Practice Exam
  • 100-Question Final Exam

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon passing the end of the course exam, you will become an NASM Nutrition Coach (NASM-CNC).

You have 365 days from the date of purchase or date of enrollment key activation.

The exam is completed online through your NASM student portal. You have 3 initial attempts. If you fail all 3 exam attempts, a retest can be purchased.

A Nutrition Coach works with a more general clientele to develop strategies that address issues like obesity, body composition, ageing, and lifestyle approaches to disease management. A Sports Nutrition Coach specifically works with athletes to educate and provide coaching around performance nutrition within sports. While these two roles differ, they do work hand in hand to provide a well-rounded understanding of nutrition.

Our CNC course helps develop a fundamental understanding of how to serve clients' nutrition needs. Building upon what you learn throughout CNC, the CSNC programme targets a specific client base to help athletes perform and recover more efficiently.

You must get a 70% of higher to successfully pass the exam.

It is recommended that you have a Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training or a high level of working knowledge the fitness industry. However, this is not an official pre-requisite. We do recommend that you browse our fitness cpd courses for other great course options.

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