Level 1 Certification


Boost your credentials.
Become an elite coach.

The Level 1 Certification opens up on October 4th, 2017. Join the free presale list today – you’ll save up to 35% and get the chance to enrol 24 hours early.

Spots are first-come, first-served and they sell out quickly.

Only opens twice a year, sells out quickly.

Precision Nutrition has worked with:

The Precision Nutrition Certification has a single purpose:

To teach a new breed of health and fitness professional
the art and science of nutrition coaching.

Elite coaching methodology.

This is the system the pros turn to. Learn from our 20+ years working with everyone from Olympic gold medalists, to NFL, NBA, UFC, and NHL athletes, to recreational exercisers, to Fortune 100 companies like Apple and Nike.

Study at your own pace, anywhere.

Work through the textbook, workbook, and online course videos at your own speed, anywhere in the world. Plus, you’ll get help when you need it via our private, online support group.

University-level without the classroom.

This program is the culmination of the Masters and PhD courses we’ve taught, the data we’ve collected, and the research we’ve published.

Online exams.

Take the exams online at the end of each chapter (18 chapters total). Achieving 75% or more over the course of the program earns you a passing grade and your Pn1 credentials.

Scientifically proven system.

The Precision Nutrition Method has been tested with nearly 50,000 paying clients. Plus it’s been validated in 3 separate peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Free shipping anywhere in the world!

Get the textbook and certification materials shipped directly to your door, at no cost, no matter where you live.

Access to the ProCoach software.

Once you graduate you’ll get access to ProCoach, our cutting-edge nutrition coaching software that’ll allow you to scale your business and automate your coaching. You’ll work less while earning more and helping more people.

100% guaranteed.

Try it for 45 days. If it’s not for you, return your textbook and get a full refund.

What elite health and fitness professionals are saying.

Check out this short video; it fully explains the program, and includes interviews with renowned coaches
Eric Cressey, Molly Galbraith, Adam Lloyd, and Jon Goodman.

What is the Precision Nutrition Certification?

You’re a new breed of health and fitness pro. This is a new breed of education.

The PN Level 1 Certification will teach you the methodology we’ve tested, refined, and proven with nearly 50,000 of our own clients.

Imagine if you could know what we know. Do what we do. Coach how we coach.

What if you had all the nutrition, coaching, and change psychology research… all the scientific concepts… all the experience… all the practical how-to… all in one place?

What if you had a trusted source of education… a proven system… and real-life advice to help guide your professional development?

What if it came in a clear, understandable, self-paced learning format that suited your schedule?

And what if, at the end of the process, you had a system (like Precision Nutrition’s ProCoach) to deliver the habit-based nutrition coaching you just learned in order to grow your business while working less and getting better results?

If you want to learn, we want to teach you.

The Precision Nutrition Certification is open to everyone who’s interested and ready to discover the benefits of nutrition coaching.

Whether you’re:

  • just starting out in the field of health, fitness, and nutrition;
  • an established health, fitness, and/or nutrition professional; or
  • considering a career change…

… you can become Precision Nutrition Certified.

Fast Company rated Precision Nutrition one of the most innovative companies in health and fitness.

The principles behind Precision Nutrition are the same type of advice Dr. John Berardi has been sharing with Olympians and professional athletes. What’s different is that now anyone can work with Berardi and his team of coaches for less than it costs to join a CrossFit gym.

The experts that other
experts come to for help.

Developed by John Berardi, PhD, CSCS and co-written with Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD, Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD, Helen Kollias, PhD, CSCS, and Camille DePutter, the Level 1 Certification is the synthesis of everything we’ve learned over 15 years of coaching and research in nutrition.

John Berardi PhD, CSCS, Co-Founder

Dr. Berardi (a.k.a. “JB”) is a co-founder of Precision Nutrition, which has become the world’s largest online nutrition coaching and certification company. He’s an advisor to Apple, Equinox, Nike, and Titleist, and was recently selected as one of the 20 smartest coaches in the world.

I’ve devoted my entire career to making health and fitness something that’s achievable and attainable for every type of person, from every walk of life.

Precision Nutrition advises organizations around the world, coaches elite athletes & sports teams, and has been featured in leading publications. There’s a reason over 1.5 million people come to our website for advice every single month.

“John Berardi is one of the top sports nutrition experts in the world. He concentrates on simple solutions that actually work. That's why he's a key part of our high-performance team.”


“I was really looking to dial in and optimize my nutrition for performance and recovery. Precision Nutrition was a terrific resource to help me reach my goals.”


“I have known JB for almost two decades. He has been – and continues to be – my ‘go-to guy’ for all things nutrition and change- psychology; he has what all great teachers have: an ability to take complicated constructs, and communicate them in a way that makes sense to simple people like me.”

Altis World

“Thanks, John, for making me bigger and stronger. You are the best thing that I've added to my training regimen."


Effective nutrition coaching is what’s
missing from health and fitness today.

We’ve been involved in this field for the last 25 years. And we’ve always felt that substantive, proven nutrition coaching is the missing component in the health, fitness, strength, and rehab professions.

Without effective nutrition coaching skills, professionals struggle (and sometimes fail) to help clients achieve their goals.

The clients — in the dark about how to make necessary, sustainable improvements to their eating habits and lifestyle — get frustrated and quit. The coaches lose their passion and consider leaving fitness too.

On the other hand, with effective nutrition coaching skills, fitness and health pros feel confident, competent and credible.

They offer advice that they know is right, in the right way — so that each client can achieve the body transformation and health improvements they’re after.

Fitness and health pros who can coach nutrition effectively help their clients get the results they want and deserve.

Help your clients get life-changing results.

Twice a year, we work with a select group of clients, coaching them using our proven nutrition
system for 12 months. This allows us to continually test and validate our methodology.

With close to 50,000 successful body transformations to date, we’re confident that you’ll be able
to see the same type of results with your clients.

Over the past 15 years, We've coached close to 50,000 clients to incredible body transformations.
Join the Presale List and we'll show you how.

Where can you learn effective exercise
and sport nutrition coaching?

Learning how to coach nutrition on your own won’t get you too far.

The information you’ll find in books and online is usually repurposed material from clinical dietetics, which focuses on topics like what to feed hospital patients.

Other times, it’s more suited to advanced academic study and postgraduate research, not real-world coaching.

Plus, where do you start? What information is most important? How can you learn step by step, focusing on the key things you need to know (without getting stuck in the weeds of “too much information”)?

Even if you’re self-motivated and interested in this topic, it’s really hard to do it all yourself.

For most people, going back to school isn’t a good option, either.

Getting a degree costs too much money and takes too much time. And often, at the end of those four years, you understand the science of nutrition… but you haven’t been taught the psychology behind helping people eat better — crucial to being an effective nutrition coach.

Nothing — and I mean nothing — addresses the two biggest problems most health and fitness professionals face every day:

    • How to use both nutrition science and coaching psychology to get the best possible results for their clients.
    • How to get the education they need — on their terms and within their schedule — without having to go back to school.

Except the Precision Nutrition Certification.

How the program works.

Once you register, you can start right away with our online study strategy guide – and you’ll get your textbook shipped to you, free of charge, anywhere in the world.

Get access to more than 40 coaching tools we use with our own clients.

Once you receive your textbook and materials, you’ll find all the forms, questionnaires, and assessment tools we use here at PN. They’re all yours to use with your own clients.

Our mobile and desktop coaching platform works in conjunction with your textbook.

Here’s what your Home Page will look like, complete with lessons, assignments, and exams for each chapter. Notice that you can access everything from whichever device you prefer.

Stay accountable and on-track with our simple 5-step process for each chapter:

Step 1: Read the chapter and mark that it’s been completed.

Step 2: Watch the corresponding video lecture or listen to the audio lesson.

Step 3: Answer the practice questions in the workbook that you received with your textbook.

Step 4: Review the chapter FAQs.

Step 5: Take the end-of-chapter exam.

Become Pn1 certified.

By the end of the course, you’ll have written 18 short, 10-question exams, for a total of 180 questions. Get at least 135 of the questions correct (75%) to earn your Pn1 credentials. We’ll send your official certificate immediately after you pass.

Most of our students pass on the first try. But just in case you don’t, you’ll still have 5 more tries at the exam. And of course, we’re here to help you along the way if you need it.

Get your business listed on the PN website.

Once you’re certified, provide your business and contact information to be listed on our site. That way local people interested in PN-approved help can easily find you.

The Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organizations worldwide, including the following:

What's new in the 3rd Edition?

Now in its Third Edition, the
Precision Nutrition Level 1
Certification has been
completely re-envisioned from
the ground up.

Get the latest science, the latest practice — the very best for you and your clients.

Since we first launched the Precision Nutrition Certification, we’ve been the definitive source of nutrition education for health and fitness pros who want to catapult their careers and make a difference in people’s lives.

Indeed, over 1.5 million of them visited our website last month. That’s enough to fill Dallas Cowboys stadium 20 times over. Yet we’re never satisfied with yesterday’s success.

Nutrition science is dynamic, new discoveries are made almost daily. And that’s just on the research side. As we continue to coach our own clients (nearly 50,000 of them to date), we’re discovering new methods of helping them achieve real, lasting behavior change.

That’s why we’re constantly updating the course curriculum. This is great for you since we just released our third edition.

Brand-new 600-page textbook, with the latest research in nutrition, exercise, and psychology.

Each chapter teaches you key nutrition and coaching concepts. We took all the complex research and simplified it into an easy-to-understand format that makes learning enjoyable. The first half covers the science of nutrition. The second half teaches you a step-by-step process for putting what you’ve learned into action.


Brand-new video lectures, one for each chapter of the textbook, to boost your understanding and your retention.

Narrated by Ryan Andrews, MS, RD, and Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD, each video seminar corresponds with each textbook chapter. They’ll help you better learn the material… and better retain what you learned. Watch (and re-watch) whenever you like.

Check out 4 sample lectures by clicking any of the videos.

Brand-new client assessment forms and questionnaires to help you better understand your clients’ needs and unlock their potential.

Once you receive your textbook and materials, you’ll find all the forms, questionnaires, and assessment tools we use here at PN. They’re all yours to use with your own clients.


Access to ProCoach
Precision Nutrition’s ground-breaking software and curriculum

Tested with more than 70,000 clients, ProCoach makes it easy to deliver world-class, proven nutrition coaching to your own clients.

It’ll help you grow your business while working less and getting better results.

Learn what ProCoach can do for you and how you can use it in your business.

PN Graduates

The Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification is trusted by elite-level fitness professionals worldwide.

The Level 1 Certification allows you to immediately affect positive changes in the lives of your clients. One of the things I absolutely love is the focus on the big things first — the behavioral modifications, and the quick fixes that can yield dramatically improved results.

Eric Cressey, MA, CSCS

What really makes a great coach, and what I think works so well in the PN Level 1 program — it’s not about telling someone to do something. It’s about knowing what questions to ask, and then leading the person in the right direction.

Jon Goodman, CSCS

The Level 1 program gives you the skills and tools that you need to actually go out and do it. So it’s not just academic information. It gives you everything you need to be a successful coach.

Marie-Josee Perrier, PhD

I think the coolest thing about the program is the promotion of behavior change. If I can teach my patients how to change, I can make a world of difference without having to pull out my prescription pad. In the end, when people tell me they want to teach other people how to live healthier lifestyles, I tell them the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification is the way to go.

Spencer Nadolsky, DO, Bariatric Medicine

As I was going through the course I realized it was perfect; it’s exactly what I wanted and needed to learn. The information it taught me vs. the 4th year nutrition course I took as a Kinesiology student...it was like comparing apples to oranges. The nutrition course was good. But the Precision Nutrition Certification was that much better.

Adam Lloyd, CSCS

We have tried every nutrition program out there. Precision Nutrition is by far the most thorough, informative, effective system we have seen. Not only is our entire team PN-certified, we recommend it to every gym we consult with.

Alwyn and Rachel Cosgrove

This certification is not only incredibly thorough, it also mixes practicality and reality into the program. The Precision Nutrition team is as interested in science as they are behavioral modification. And that's the true way to get results.

Martin Rooney

Not only will you come away from the certification with a tremendous amount of knowledge about nutrition — you will also gain valuable skills on how to assess and help each client you work with.

Kristin Schell

The Precision Nutrition Certification stands head and shoulders above all other nutrition programs because of its focus on actionable items for fitness professionals. There is simply no other course available that teaches you the art and science of coaching for every situation.

Devendra Chengkalath

From the average Joe to the professional athlete, Precision Nutrition is the system coaches, trainers and nutritionists need to add to their toolbox for optimal success. I highly recommend this certification for anyone who wants to make a lasting difference in their athletes’ performance and health.

Adam Feit

The Precision Nutrition Certification helped me to combine the science of coaching with a sustainable method of implementing that science, making me a more capable professional.

Ron Dykstra

The Precision Nutrition Certification gave me the confidence of knowing I'm following a proven method that's brought success to thousands of clients. And it shows! My own success has increased since applying what I learned.

Carolina Belmares

The Precision Nutrition Certification has added more value to my business by allowing me to use nutrition coaching with a whole range of clients. That's just one of the reasons I highly recommend the program.

Alicia Bell

The PN Certification is everything we’ve learned over the last 15 years.

Unlike most other certifications, this isn’t a program full of abstract theory that doesn’t work in the real world.

Instead, it’s client-tested, scientifically proven, and constantly updated based on the data we’ve collected working directly with close to 50,000 Precision Nutrition Coaching clients.

That’s right, Precision Nutrition is the only nutrition certification company in the world that successfully coaches real clients — just like you do — every day.

Clients like these…

Every year we offer $250,000 for clients who do the best in our coaching program.
Here are a few winners, their results, and what you can expect by applying The PN Method.


We only take a small number of new students and teach them our proven coaching system. Spots are first-come, first-served, so don't miss out as we've historically sold out in hours.

The general public price of the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification is $99 USD per month for 12 months, or $999 prepaid.

But when you join the free presale list today, you’ll get the opportunity to get it for only $79 USD per month or a one time payment of $799 USD – up to 35% savings.

$40,000 – $100,000 USD


$799 USD

PN Level 1 Certification

4 years of undergrad, plus
4 years of part-time grad school.
Study at your own pace — program is entirely self-paced, so there’s no deadline. You can take as much time or as little time as you like.
Additional costs for textbooks, housing, student fees, etc. All course materials included, free shipping. Get all your certification materials shipped directly to your door, at no cost, no matter where you live.
Learning in an academic format that might not work for you. Learning as easy as reading your textbook and watching a video, with short end-of-chapter quizzes to test your knowledge.
Often has to be done on site. Delivered entirely online — study whenever you want, wherever you are. Take the online exams when you’re ready.
Might not be able to apply most of the material to your coaching practice. All material can be immediately applied to coaching.

Continuing the University comparison, if you decided to go back to school for a nutrition degree or to become a registered dietitian, you’d likely spend anywhere from $10,000 – $20,000 USD per semester. If you did a four-year degree, you’d be looking at spending upward of $40,000 – $100,000 USD.

The only problem? Most university courses lack real-world coaching opportunities. And most professors aren’t experienced coaches. That’s why many students find that they’re stuck once they graduate.

It’s also why, in the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification, we’ll share a proven coaching system that’s guaranteed to get results for your clients.

Indeed, after coaching 50,000 clients, we know what works. We’ve created a bulletproof system. And we’re making it available to you at a very affordable price.

Our Guarantee

Lots of companies guarantee their products. We guarantee our services, too.

Our students make a commitment to learn from us — and we make a commitment to help them become better coaches. Then our students decide for themselves: Was it worth it? If yes, they earn their Pn1 credentials and head out to change their clients’ lives. If no, we give them a full refund.

That’s our promise. Try the PN Level 1 Certification for 45 days. If you’re not happy with what you learn, return your textbook and we’ll give you every penny back. We’re confident in what we do and we stand by our work.


The next Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification group opens on October 4th, 2017.

Take the first step in achieving life-changing results for your clients and your business. Join the presale list today.


Only opens twice a year.

On October 4th, registration for the Level 1 Certification program will open to a small group of highly motivated health and fitness professionals. (Spots are first-come, first-served, and have historically sold out within hours after opening).

When you join the free presale list today, at no obligation, we’ll send you more info about the program and give you the chance to enrol on Tuesday, October 3rd – a full 24 hours before we open to the general public. Plus you’ll save up to 35% off the general public price.

Pn1 students weigh in on social media

We recently went to our Facebook page (350,000+ fans) and asked our students and graduates to share their thoughts about the
Level 1 Certification.

Here is what a few of them had to say:

Frequently Asked Questions

Final note

Become an elite coach,
advance your career,
and get unparalleled
results with your clients.


Only opens twice a year, sells out quickly.

Our industry is quickly changing. Obesity and diet-related illness are at an all-time high and millions of people need help with their nutrition now more than ever.

The most successful fitness professionals will be those who are able to take complex nutritional strategies and break them into simple steps for their clients to follow.

We’d love to teach you our system for doing just that. This is your limited opportunity to learn the art and science of nutrition coaching from the best team in the industry — to boost your credentials, advance your career, and stand out as an elite coach.

Of course, if now isn’t your time, we understand. We hope this helped you understand who we are and what we do. We’ll be here if and when you need us.

But if you know that the time for you is now, we have a strong recommendation for you: just do it. Go for it. Make the commitment to get the education you need.

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