You love nutrition and want to learn more. But it’s hard to figure out what to do next. That’s why we created the Nutrition Certification Reviews website. We discuss, analyze, rate, and rank the top nutritionist / dietitian schools and best nutrition courses online. We’ll help you figure out which certifications and education options are out there. And which path is right for you. Let’s get started.
Let’s begin with the first, and perhaps most critical, question: Should you be giving nutrition advice at all? The answer: Yes! Whether you’re a trainer, a physician, a therapist, a health care worker, or an alternative provider. (Or you want to be one.) Good nutrition is the cornerstone of a healthy, happy life for you, your clients, and your patients. Here’s more on why you should be giving nutrition advice.
Most people have no idea what’s legal, and what’s not, when it comes to giving nutrition advice. Even the experts! In this section we break it down for you. And there’s good news: a 4-year nutrition undergraduate degree plus a graduate nutrition degree isn’t required to help people eat better. Find out what is. And how you can give nutrition advice legally.
Figuring out the best path to becoming a nutrition coach can be tricky. Do you need a college nutrition degree? A graduate degree? Do you need to become a registered dietitian? A clinical nutritionist? So many options. Your choice should depend on how you’ll use your training. Learn the different pathways so you can make the best decision for you. Here’s a summary of the registered dietitian and certified nutritionist requirements.
4 year undergraduate nutrition degrees can offer an excellent nutrition experience. But there are significant costs in terms of time and money. We review the pros and cons of undergraduate nutrition training. And list the best programs, if you decide to go this route. Learn more about the top nutrition schools and undergraduate programs here.
Once you’ve completed an undergraduate nutrition degree, graduate nutrition training can take your understanding of specific topics, and research methods, to the next level. But there are pros and cons. We review them here. And list the best graduate programs, if you think grad school is right for you. Learn more about the best nutrition graduate programs here.
If you really want to become a nutrition coach, but aren’t ready, willing, or able to do 4 years of nutrition undergraduate training plus extra graduate nutrition degrees, there’s still hope. You can enroll in a host of excellent nutrition courses and certification programs. These can give you the skills to confidently talk nutrition with clients and patients. Here’s a review of the best nutrition courses and online certifications.
Want to coach active, exercising clients? Athletes too? There are some fantastic sport and fitness nutrition programs currently available. These can help take your knowledge, and coaching practice, to the next level. But be careful. There are some awful ones too! Here’s a review of the top fitness nutrition certification programs and best sports nutrition certification programs out there.
You’re probably wondering who we are and how we’re qualified to give this advice. Well, our team is made up of physicians, therapists, PhD level researchers, university faculty members, registered dietitians, and certified nutritionists. In other words, we’re experts in nutrition education. And we’re happy to lend our experience. You can meet us here.