Frequently Asked Questions
This is a Specialized Course designed for nutrition professionals who’ve already had some kind of formal training in the field of nutrition—like a nutrition certification, or college/university level classes.
This is because the concepts covered in this course are advanced. Which means you’ll need to have a solid foundation of nutrition knowledge in order to get the most out of your time learning.
If you don’t have any nutrition credentials just yet, click here to learn more about the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification—where we’ll help you master the science of nutrition and the art of behavior-change coaching.
This program is entirely self-guided and is broken down into four units. The entire material could be covered in detail in about 14-20 total hours.
Here at Precision Nutrition, we’re the originators of behavior-change nutrition coaching, and since 2005 we’ve coached over 100,000 of our own clients. That means everything you’ll learn has been proven in the real world, with real people. (No other nutrition company in the world can say this.)
Furthermore, the team who created this course consists of the top PhDs, psychologists, nutritionists, and coaches in the world. These are people who have decades of experience in both academia and working in the trenches with real clients.
How to Coach an Athlete is evidence-based nutrition fundamentals developed by high performance athletes for all levels of athletes and “movers”.
There is a 10-question quiz at the end of each of the four units in order to ensure you feel confident with the material. However, the goal with this course isn’t to get you to cram hard so that you can pass a test. Instead, our goal is to teach you the complexities of how behavior and change works and why, so you can get better results for your clients and level up your coaching skills.
All that being said: if you score 75% of better on the four quizzes, we’ll send you an official Certificate of Completion (which you can submit for CEC’s at participating organizations), along with a digital badge, to demonstrate your commitment to continuing your coaching education and practice.
Krista Scott-Dixon is Precision Nutrition’s director of curriculum. She earned her doctorate in Women’s Studies from York University. She holds counseling certifications from George Brown College and Leading Edge Training, which is certified by the Canadian Psychological Association.Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD