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Get the self-guided PN Nutrition Certification—at just over half the price of the expert-guided program.

bullet Get our absolute best price on the self-guided program

bullet Master nutrition science and behavior-change coaching

bullet Go at your own pace and schedule—with support from our community

Monthly payment option available. 100% money-back guarantee.

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Program overview

In the Self-Guided PN Nutrition Certification, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to confidently coach nutrition with anyone.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have:

bullet The world’s #1 nutrition certification

bullet The confidence to help anyone improve their health

bullet A coaching skill set that’s always in high demand

bullet 40+ premium coaching tools to unlock your clients’ full potential

bullet A community of coaching professionals to help you succeed

Self-guided, community supported

Learn at your own pace. Connect with your peers and PN’s experts.


High earning potential

Our grads charge approximately $65 – $130 USD per hour for their coaching services.

Earning potential

#1 recommended nutrition certification

According to Business Insider and a recent industry survey.

No. 1 Business

No prerequisites

No prerequisites

We’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Continuing education

Continuing education units

Endorsed by NASM, ACSM, NBHWC,
and more.

No prerequisites

100% money-back guarantee

Love it or get a full refund within 45 days.

Free shipping

Free worldwide shipping

We’ll ship out your textbooks within a few days.

Job interviews

Guaranteed job interviews (US)

Apply to leading health and
fitness organizations.

College credits

College/university credits (US)

Recognized by the American Council
on Education.

Who is this program for?

Regardless of your background and experience level, we’ll teach you everything you need to confidently coach anyone.

Any background

Our students range from brand-new coaches, to experienced health and fitness professionals, to people who want to start coaching on the side, and everyone in between.

Personal Trainers
Strength Coaches
Side Income Seekers
Brand-New Coaches
Nutrition/Fitness Enthusiasts
University Students
Group Exercise Instructors
Health and Wellness Coaches
Registered Dietitians
Sports and Athletic Coaches
Nurses and Doctors
Physical Therapists

Any experience level

Our students come to us with a wide array of coaching experience—from 0 to 20+ years.

0-1 year


1-2 years


3-5 years


6-10 years


11-20 years


Once you graduate, you’ll be able to…

Charge top dollar for your services

Our PN Certified Coaches charge anywhere from
$65 – $130 USD per hour on average.

Charge Top Dollar

Position yourself to succeed in a field with growing demand

As obesity and chronic health issues continue to rise,
people need your help now more than ever.

People Investing

According to LinkedIn, the demand for healthcare support staff—which includes nutrition coaches—has grown 34% since 2019.

Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that health coaching professions are projected to grow by 12% by 2031—a much faster rate than the average for all occupations.

Coach in a variety of settings

Employee at a gym / org

quote I love being a kindergarten teacher. And I also love helping others improve their health through nutrition. Once I started the PN Nutrition Certification, I knew I had made the right choice to pursue my passion on the side!

Kelly Slagh

Kelly Slagh

Part-time nutrition coach

Deliver 3x–10x better results than exercise alone

Based on our data with over 100,000 coaching clients, people experience 3x–10x better results (measured in fat loss) when they get nutrition coaching and consistent exercise, vs. exercise alone.

Exercise alone

Earn continuing education units

The PN Nutrition Certification qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organizations worldwide: NASM, ACSM, ACE, AFAA, CIMSPA, CDR, CPTN, EREPS, ISSA, NBHWC, and more.


Get guaranteed job interviews (US)

Apply to leading health and fitness organizations.

Guaranteed interviews

Earn college & university credits (US)

Recognized by the American Council on Education.


What’s included in the program

Textbooks in a beautiful box set

3 textbooks with 20 chapters covering everything you need to know about nutrition science and behavior-change coaching.


Private community of experts & peers

Access our PN Nutrition Certification Students community and PN Coaches community (50,000+ strong).

Ask questions, join live Q&As, troubleshoot coaching scenarios, and study alongside your peers as you move through the program and beyond.


20 animated videos

20 animated videos, one for each textbook chapter, to boost your understanding and retention.

Real-world case studies to practice

Real-world case studies—taken from our actual nutrition client data—where you can practice applying your knowledge.

Case studies

Workbook and
study guide

Workbook and study guide to help you prepare for the chapter exams, retain the material, and apply what you’ve learned.


PN Level 1 Certificate

As soon as you pass the exams, we’ll immediately send your official PN Level 1 Certificate.

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Short end-of-chapter exams

Each exam is 10 questions each, for a total of 200 questions. Get at least 150 of the questions correct (75%) to earn your PN1 credentials. Most of our students pass on the first try. But just in case you don’t, you’ll still have 5 more tries.

40+ premium coaching tools

Assessment forms, questionnaires, and worksheets to help you unlock your clients’ full potential.

Assessments & data gathering
Food & eating journals
Mindset & psychology
Planning & problem solving

PN’s Pro Calculator

Simply enter your client’s details, goals, and eating preferences—and get a beautiful, personalized eating guide within minutes.

Pro calculator

Social Media & Newsletter
Success Secrets

70+ done-for-you social media posts, nutrition infographics, blog articles, and email newsletters (all ready to share as your own). Plus step-by-step methods for creating your own compelling content and overcoming any fears of “putting yourself out there.”

Social media

Listing on our website

Once you’re certified, you can provide your business and contact information to be listed on our website. That way, people in your area who are looking for a PN-approved coach can easily find you.

Our website

A typical week in
the program

The pace that seems to work best for most of our students is completing one chapter per week. If you follow that structure, you can expect to spend about 3-5 hours per week total. (Of course, you can go as fast or as slow as you like.)

Here’s what to expect for each chapter:


Step 1

Watch the chapter video, read the chapter text, and answer the study guide questions.


Step 2

Practice and play with what you’ve learned with real-world case studies, taken from our original client data.


Step 3

Take the short end-of-chapter exam at your convenience.

This program combines:


Our work with 8 NFL, NBA, and NHL teams + 6 world champions


The expertise of 7 PhDs,
2 MDs, and 3 RDs


20,000+ hours of
research & development


Proprietary insights from coaching 
over 100,000 clients


scientific citations

What you’ll learn

Throughout the textbooks and online materials, you’ll learn our ​​science-proven nutrition coaching system​ for guiding anyone step-by-step to better physical ​and​ mental health.

20 chapters
Real-world case studies
Live Q&As
Community access

Program authors

Developed by some of the world’s top nutrition coaching experts.

What our grads say

150,000+ PN Certified Nutrition Coaches and counting.

Jonathan Goodman Video

Jonathan GoodmanFounder of PTDC

quote What really makes a great coach, and what I think works so well in the PN Nutrition Certification—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.

Marie-Josee Perrier Video

Marie-Josee PerrierPhD

quote The PN Nutrition Certification 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.

Eric Cressey Video

Eric CresseyDirector of Player Health for the NY Yankees

quote The PN Nutrition 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.

Adam Lloyd Video

Adam LloydCSCS

quote 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 PN Nutrition Certification was that much better.

Zee is changing lives.

quote A client recently shared that I’ve transformed her entire life and outlook on what it means to be healthy. She has inspired her husband to lose weight too! I’d do this for FREE… but getting paid for this is beyond a dream for me.


Zee Almarez

Nutrition and fitness coach
to women over 30

Jeremy got an awesome return-on-investment.

quote Now that I’m PN Certified, I feel much more confident and able to coach people to achieve the results they desire. And I made my investment back the first day I announced I was certified!


Jeremy Hamilton

Coach to busy professionals
who want to lose weight

Linette now has more business than she can handle.

quote Thanks to PN’s amazing program and the awesome support in this group, my list of clients is growing beyond what I have time for. I know, a good problem!


Linette Teerlink

Personal trainer and habit coach
at Progressive Athletics

Ray started using his new knowledge on day one.

quote After just the first 3 chapters, I started putting my new knowledge into practice with my clients. As I read further, I developed new coaching skills and was able to separate nutrition myths from the truth.


Ray Chan

Accountant turned fitness
and nutrition coach

How is this program different?

There are a lot of nutrition certifications out there. But there’s only one that is…

Rated #1

Rated #1 for student satisfaction, reputation, quality, and program effectiveness vs. competing programs—and ranked #1 by Business Insider.


Created by the pioneers of habit-based nutrition coaching. 17 years ago, we paved the way for the most effective coaching techniques used in the industry today.

No prerequisites

Authored by some of the top nutritionists, PhDs, strength coaches, and specialists in the field.

Cutting edge

Based on the latest cutting-edge nutrition, physiology, and psychology research available.


Tested and proven with over 100,000 people in the real world. (We’re the only nutrition certification company in the world that personally coaches people everyday.)

Scientific studies

Validated in 3 scientific studies—and peer-reviewed by dozens of top professionals in a range of disciplines. That means everything you’ll learn in the program is truly evidence-based.

Trusted Fortune 100

Trusted by Fortune 100 companies,
Olympic medalists, and pro sports teams.

Used by fitness pros

Used by over 150,000 health and fitness professionals around the world.

College credits

The first program of its kind that’s eligible for college/university credit through the American Council on Education.

Three reasons to join us now

Reason #1

People are investing in their health now more than ever.

Most people can’t reach their goals with just another diet book or meal plan. Instead, they need a competent, caring coach who can guide them step-by-step toward a healthier body and more resilient mind, no matter what life throws at them.

We’ll help you become the coach they need—a coach who truly changes lives.

3 out of 5

3 out of 5 people say they want health coaching, according to a recent industry survey.

Limited spots

Reason #2

You won’t be doing this alone.

“Self-Guided” doesn’t mean “solitary.” You’ll connect with your peers and PN’s experts in our private online forums—and you can get your questions answered during our live community drop-in calls.

Best price

Reason #3

Get our absolute best price.

Get the self-guided program for just over half the cost of the expert-guided program. Limited time only.

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Easier to budget

Monthly Payment

$59 USD/month for 12 months


Biggest savings

Single Payment

$599 USD single payment

100% guarantee

Our 45-day money back guarantee

Try the PN Nutrition Certification for 45 days. If you’re not happy with what you learn, return your textbooks before you certify, and we’ll give you a 100% refund.


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