Nutrition Certifications
& Courses

Become a certified nutrition coach—and have the confidence to coach anyone to better health and fitness.

Our industry-leading certifications and courses will give you the skills you need to guide people through total body and health transformations—while building the coaching business of your dreams.

  • Master the latest in the science of nutrition
  • Feel confident and qualified to coach anyone
  • Grow a profitable coaching business
  • 100% risk-free: All of our programs are guaranteed

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PN Level 1 Nutrition Certification

The world’s #1 recommended nutrition certification—trusted by more than 150,000 health and fitness professionals in over 50 countries.

Master the science of nutrition and the art of behavior-change coaching, so you can get sustainable results for anyone who comes to you for help.

It doesn’t matter if you’re brand-new to the health and fitness industry, or you’re a seasoned professional—now you can get the credentials you need to confidently coach anyone to better health and fitness.

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PN Level 1 Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery Coaching Certification

Nutrition and fitness are keys to living a healthier life. But in today’s world, you can’t overlook the other, equally vital pieces of health: sleep, stress management, and recovery. If those 3 elements are ignored, your clients will be in a constant battle to reach their goals—no matter what you try as their coach.

Now, you can impact every aspect of your client’s life—from their physical wellbeing, to their relationships, and mindset—with the industry’s first program that focuses on the next era of health coaching.

Authored by the world’s leading experts in sleep, stress, coaching, and mental performance, you’ll learn a science-based approach to guide people to better sleep, effective recovery, and more resilience to stress—and help them surpass all their goals.

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PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification

This high-level certification is an approved education program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC)—the most prestigious organization for vetting and recognizing professional health coaches.

When you enroll, PN’s industry-leading coaches will personally mentor you for 20 weeks. By the end, you’ll be able to confidently deliver world-class results for clients of all backgrounds, lifestyles, and needs, and stand head-and-shoulders above 99% of coaches in the health and wellness field.

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PN Academy

The ideal next step for nutrition professionals who want access to industry-leading continuing education.

Stay on the cutting edge of nutrition science and coaching psychology with Research Insider. Attend business-focused webinars with elite coaches. Connect with experts, coaches, and peers in the PN Coaches community. And get insider prices for Specialized Courses (like Change Psychology, Nutrition Coaching for Athletes, Coaching Dietary Strategies, and more)—so you can earn Advanced Certificates and rise to the top of your field.

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PN Academy Specialized Courses

Continuing Education for Certified Nutrition Professionals

Our Specialized Courses and Advanced Certificates help you learn new skills, establish your expertise in specific areas, and earn CECs to build your credentials.

Serve a broader set of clients and earn distinguished credentials that set you apart in areas like change psychology, athlete nutrition, applied physiology, stress-management, sleep performance, and more.

Designed for coaching professionals, today you can start to earn an Advanced Certificate in Change Psychology, Coaching Dietary Strategies, Nutrition Coaching for Athletes, and Nutrition for Metabolic Health. Or dive into the business side of coaching with Coaching Business Kickstarter.

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ProCoach Nutrition and Fitness Coaching Software

Part client-management software, part behavior-change coaching tool, ProCoach provides the all-in-one solution you need to build a highly profitable nutrition coaching business—whether full-time or on the side. For PN Level 1 and Level 2 students and graduates only.

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Precision Nutrition Level 1 and Level 2 Certifications, Advanced Certificates, and Specialized Courses qualify for continuing education credits with the following organizations worldwide:

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How do I get started as a nutrition coach?

Now you can follow your passion for health, fitness, and nutrition to create a career on your terms, do work you love from anywhere, and truly change lives.

As a certified nutrition coach, you’ll help people build lasting habits by using the science of nutrition and the art of behavior-change coaching.

But how do you become a nutrition coach? What certifications do you need? We answer all these questions and more in the free article below.

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How much money can I make as a nutrition coach?

Nutrition coaches earn 3x more than the median hourly rate in the U.S., according to a recent industry report. And PN Certified nutrition coaches? They earn 11% more income than those with other certifications.

But you still might wonder: Can I afford to follow my passion? Can I quit my job? Can I have a career in health and fitness… on the side?

Find out with this income calculator, which is based on data from hundreds of nutrition coaches.

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3 reasons to choose Precision Nutrition

You’ll earn credentials from the world’s #1 recommended nutrition coaching certification company.

More than 150,000 health and fitness professionals and enthusiasts from over 50 countries have been trained and certified by PN. And there’s a reason: Recently, health and fitness professionals rated a dozen well-known nutrition certification programs. The PN Level 1 Certification received top rankings across the board:

  • #1 most recommended nutrition certification
  • 94% of customers rate our program better than anything else out there
  • Rated #1 by customers for satisfaction, reputation, quality, and effectiveness

Everything is backed by science.

PN’s behavior-change coaching method was recently validated in three peer-reviewed studies. This means everything you’ll learn in our programs is evidence-based and highly respected in the industry.

Everything you’ll learn in our certification programs and courses has been proven to work with real people. (No other nutrition certification company can say this.)

Since 2005, we’ve helped 100,000+ people lose weight, gain strength, have more energy, and get in the best shape of their lives. Then, we take our real-world learnings and apply them to our latest coaching programs—so you can learn how to get amazing results with your clients, too.

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How is Precision Nutrition different than other certification programs?

We specialize in helping people become better coaches. Other programs teach a little nutrition science, and then you have to figure out the “coaching” part on your own. And many of these companies don’t even specialize in nutrition. Rather, they offer nutrition certifications in addition to their primary fitness programs.

At Precision Nutrition, we do things differently. We are recognized around the world as the expert in nutrition science and coaching.

When you join PN, you’ll not only learn nutrition science, but you’ll also be able to break down your client’s complex goals into a series of proven, sustainable practices that will lead to lasting changes. That’s what PN will teach you: Nutrition Science + The Ability to Coach It Confidently and Effectively.

Should you earn your PN Certification or go back to school?

It all depends on your goals. Nutrition degrees and Registered Dietitian (RD) programs are designed for those who want to work in places like hospitals, schools, and public health organizations.

These university programs cost upward of $40,000 – $100,000 USD. And while they provide a valuable prerequisite for certain health vocations, they often lack real-world coaching opportunities, and most professors aren’t experienced coaches.

At a tiny fraction of the cost of a degree, Precision Nutrition’s certifications and courses will give you the skills and tools you need to coach nutrition with anyone who comes to you for help. All of our programs are based on what works in the real world—with real clients of diverse backgrounds, goals, and needs.

If your goal is to coach people and help them make important changes to how they eat, look, and feel—our programs are uniquely suited to help you do just that.

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