Nutrition Coaching for Athletes Course 3

How to Solve Common Nutrition Challenges for Athletes

From stress and recovery to energy balance, extreme environments, and the emotional demands of pro sports culture—this course gives you advanced training, tools, and techniques to coach your athletic clients towards results even as they encounter obstacles.

  • Think through challenges systematically, effectively, and proactively—while remaining within your scope of practice as a nutrition coach
  • Solve problems with both skill and empathy, deepening your practice with real-world coaching strategies developed by athletes for athletes
  • Use expert assessments to help your clients build stronger self-belief and move towards self-empowered behaviors and mindsets
  • Earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
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WHO IT’S FOR

Nutrition professionals who want to further develop their coaching skills—along with those who simply want a deeper dive into this topic.

COURSE LENGTH

This course is entirely self-paced, and the material can be covered in detail in about 12-16 total hours.

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As a coach, you’ll run into problems, obstacles, and all kinds of sticky situations...

…because that’s how humans work!

This is especially true for athletes, who continually learn, try new things, grow, and build skills.

In doing so, these clients face a wide range of issues, including:

  • Physiological challenges such as energy balance, immunity, and/or stress
  • Psychological challenges such as learning difficulties, disordered eating, and/or perfectionism
  • Social and situational challenges such as team cultures or the socioeconomics of sport

Each challenge is an opportunity to support, guide, and connect more fully with your client… even if you can’t solve all their problems.

In fact, responding effectively, knowledgeably, and compassionately to client challenges is what can make you a great coach.

How to Solve Common Nutrition Challenges for Athletes helps you confidently coach your athletic and highly active clients through their unique obstacles, create space for them to achieve peak performance, and elevate your business with ease.

What you’ll learn in How to Solve Common Nutrition Challenges for Athletes

The most likely scenarios you’ll see as a nutrition coach for athletes and how to think through each one systematically, effectively, and proactively.

Improve your coaching relationships and your clients’ results using a combination of compassion, curiosity, creativity, and appropriate challenge.


Move beyond telling athletes “what to do” or simply “looking for problems” to helping your clients build self-efficacy and life skills.

Practical and effective coaching tools and problem-solving techniques to help you troubleshoot challenges (including when to refer out as needed).


Be ready with the right answers when your athlete clients have questions about energy balance, immunity, diet quality, sleep, infertility, and more.

Feel confident supporting your clients with deep health challenges like body image, perfectionism, addictive behaviors, injury, and more.


Understand and carefully manage the balance between stress and recovery that’s crucial for both client and coach.

Use conflict and “failure” as opportunities to gather athlete insights, and coach them towards a growth mindset.

How the course works

How to Solve Common Nutrition Challenges for Athletes is a self-paced, digital course that gives you everything you need to identify client challenges, assess how to help, and potentially use obstacles as opportunities for growth

Here’s an overview of what’s included:

Unit 1:
Your coaching toolbox

Estimated learning time: 3-4 hrs

In this Unit, we’ll start with your coaching approach.

We’ll cover the most essential and effective coaching tools and techniques for addressing common challenges with your athlete and other highly active clients.

These include “awesomeness-based” and client-centered approaches, a growth mindset, and focusing on life skills as a foundation.

Unit 2:
Physiological challenges

Estimated learning time: 6-8 hrs

In Unit 2, we’ll use the frame of stress and recovery to explore common physiological challenges and scenarios for athletes and other highly active people, including:

  • Energy balance, immunity, and injury
  • Sleep and circadian rhythms, digestive issues, supplements, and performance-enhancing drugs
  • Extreme environments
  • Growth and aging

Unit 3:
Mental, emotional, and existential health challenges

Estimated learning time: 3-4 hrs

Using the PN coaching process and skills you’re building, we’ll work through common mental, emotional, and existential challenges, including:

  • Disordered eating, compulsions, addictions, substance use
  • Perfectionism, pressures, and losing a sense of purpose in athletic training
  • Cognitive processing issues: low literacy, learning disabilities, ADHD, poor executive function, and decision making skills

Help your athletic clients achieve great results—even during their toughest challenges

Get everything you need to identify client problems, assess how to help, and potentially use obstacles as opportunities for growth.

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What’s included in How to Solve Common Nutrition Challenges for Athletes?

40+ downloadable resources.

Get exclusive access to PN client coaching resources, including assessments, worksheets, and planning forms to help you identify client challenges, assess your scope of practice, and ensure tasks and practices you’re assigning are ideal for continued development given their current scenario.

Expert Insights

Take a deeper dive into understanding how the mind can affect performance, how to use compassion in your coaching practice — and other high-performance coaching topics — with additional expert audio trainings throughout each Unit.

Apply this course towards an Advanced Certificate in Nutrition Coaching for Athletes.

This is one of three required courses that make up our Specialist in Nutrition Coaching for Athletes certificate. Take any of the courses as a standalone. Or take all three to get the certificate as a way to showcase your expertise and stand out from the crowd.

Real-world case studies.

Drawing on our experience with over 100,000 coaching clients, including high performers, we’ll share plenty of real-world, real-people applications of coaching concepts through videos and case study activities throughout the course.

Study at your own pace, anywhere.

All of the course materials are delivered digitally so that you can work through the course at your own speed, from anywhere in the world.

Use this course to earn CECs.

How to Solve Common Nutrition Challenges for Athletes qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organizations: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, CPTN, ISSA, NASM, and NBHWC.

Why learn with Precision Nutrition?

Here are just a few reasons…

We’re the originators of behavior-change for nutrition coaching, and since 2005 we’ve used the tools, science, and systems in our courses to help over 100,000 people transform their health and fitness. (No other nutrition company in the world can say this.) That means everything you’ll learn has been proven in the real world, with real people.

We are the experts that other experts come to for help. Precision Nutrition advises organizations around the world, coaches elite athletes and sports teams, and has been featured in leading publications. There’s a reason over 2 million people come to our website every single month.

We’re the home of the world’s #1 nutrition coaching certification, with over 150,000 health and fitness professionals choosing to get certified by us.

Science-backed and peer-reviewed. Our coaching method was recently validated in 3 peer-reviewed studies. This means everything you’ll learn is backed by science.

Bottom line: If you want to learn how to coach nutrition from the best in the field, you’ve come to the right place.

Pricing

Get instant access to the How to Solve Common Nutrition Challenges for Athletes digital course materials for only $199—this week only (regularly $349 USD)—and get a chance to win a free year of membership in PN Academy!

This course gives you advanced training, tools, and techniques to coach your athletic clients towards results even as they encounter obstacles.

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$ 199 USD
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45-day money-back guarantee.

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Help your athletic clients achieve great results—even during their toughest challenges

Get everything you need to identify client problems, assess how to help, and potentially use obstacles as opportunities for growth.

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