A certified nutritionist helps clients with healthy eating habits as well as meeting their nutritional and weight management goals. In order to become a certified nutritionist, programs are available that can be taken either in person, or online at your own time; these programs provide you with the information and education needed to proceed with your career as a nutritionist.

Venice Nutrition

Venice Nutrition offers a program for students who want to become certified nutrition coaches. The program is based on the science behind the stabilization of blood and sugar, along with the human body’s physiology. The program is designed to help students qualify to coach clients on the proper ways to go about reaching their personal fitness and nutrition goals. Students who complete this program will understand how the correct nutrition plan helps prevent disease and improves health. Depending on your current knowledge of health and nutrition, along with the amount of time you put into studying, this program can be completed in as little as two weeks, or as long as several months. You can complete the program in your own time and take the online tests when you are ready. Upon successful completion of the program, you will become a Certified Nutrition Coach.

Venice Nutrition 6000 Medlock Bridge Parkway Suite C300 Johns Creek, GA 30022 866-700-1524 venicenutrition.com

American Fitness Professionals and Associates

The American Fitness Professionals and Associates offers a nutrition and wellness certification program to become a consultant. The program is ideal for those with little to no previous professional experience, while still remaining challenging enough for a seasoned nutrition and wellness professional. With this program, students will learn how to properly give educated advice to those seeking more information on how to manage their weight, as well as to those who want to enhance their overall health and fitness performance. The program is completed at home in your own time, but must be completed within six months. After successful completion of the program and the final exam, students will receive certification as a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant.

American Fitness Professionals and Associates 1601 Long Beach Boulevard PO Box 214 Ship Bottom, NJ 08008 609-978-7583 afpafitness.com

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

The Lowell campus of the University of Massachusetts offers a certificate program in nutrition that focuses on health and fitness, as well as disease prevention. The program is designed for those who have an associate’s degree in a science or clinical area; those who are in the University’s School of Health and Environment, but are not able to minor in a related field; those who have no previous experience and would like to use the certificate as a step towards a degree in dietetics, nutritional sciences or nutrition; and those who are in science-related programs for bachelor degrees that are looking for employment in community programs and health industries. Students are required to take five courses and choose one additional elective course.

University of Massachusetts - Lowell One University Avenue Lowell, MA 01854 978-934-3224 continuinged.uml.edu