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The Level 2 Certification is an intensive, year-long mentorship for those who want to take their coaching skills to the highest level.
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Want to get personally mentored by PN’s Master Coaches? Get unparalleled results for anyone you work with? And become among the top 1% of coaches in the world?
If so, the Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification is definitely for you.
Our highest rated (and most revered) program, it’s designed specifically to help you:
Once you enroll, we’ll pair you with a PN Master Coach who’s seen it all. They’ve lived and breathed nutrition coaching for years, worked with thousands of clients, and now they’re ready to share their hard-earned wisdom with you.
Through daily hands-on practice, you’ll master advanced skills most coaches don’t even know about. Specifically, that means…
Get exclusive training,
mentorship, and coaching
practice under the guidance of
the Precision Nutrition team.
Created by John Berardi, PhD, CSCS and Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD, the Precision
Nutrition Level 2 Certification Master Class is the synthesis of everything we've
learned during the last 15 years of coaching and research in the nutrition field.
Meet your program leaders and coaches below.
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 by Livestrong.com.
PhD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
With nearly 20 years of experience in adult education and curriculum design, Krista is the intellectual powerhouse behind PN's coaching program development. She's the author of several books, dozens of academic publications, and hundreds of articles on fitness, nutrition, and psychology.
PhD, CSCS, SCCC
Adam is a former Division 1 and NFL strength coach who decided his true passion was helping other health and fitness professionals become better coaches. In addition to having run a thriving fitness facility, he's been part of the Precision Nutrition community for nearly 10 years and is a graduate of PN's Level 1 and Level 2 Certification programs.
Dominic has an impressive host of certifications and credentials to his name, including over a decade in nationally competitive men’s rugby, and a diverse skillset in fitness and nutrition. A product of the process of having lost over 100 lbs, Dominic serves as a prime example of a coach who made a career change to health and fitness from a non-related field.
MLA, CSCS, COACH
Jason holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association along with a BS in Physical Education and a Master's in Coaching. He has 7 years of teaching experience, on top of his 8 years as a coach at PN.
Kate has a diverse resume that includes a Master's in Psychology, training in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma counselling, along with her PN Level 2 Certification and 5 yrs as a PN Coach. Paired with her passion for traveling and extreme endurance sports, this eclectic background gives Kate unique insight into the many ways people can find their strengths and make breakthroughs in coaching.
BA, CPT, COACH
Toni holds a BA in International Business and multiple certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Precision Nutrition. A former fitness business owner, PN client, and seasoned coach, Toni brings 10+ years of relevant experience to help Level 2 students reach the top of their coaching game.
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.
After helping over 100,000 clients get into their best shape ever, we’re confident that you’ll
be able to see the same type of results with everyone who comes to you for help.
The first step: Tell us about yourself
The Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification Master Class begins with a history of where you are and where you want to go. Tell us about your business, coaching style, schedule, and what you're looking to accomplish.
We pair you with a PN Master Coach.
Your coach will be with you every step of the way throughout the year-long Master Class. Whether they’re reviewing your progress and giving feedback, answering your questions, or making recommendations on how you can improve, your coach has one job and one job only: to help you become the best coach you can possibly be.
What a typical day looks like.
The Level 2 Certification Master Class is designed to help you develop hands-on, real-world coaching skills. That’s why we give you a daily practice—a small, strategic step or action to do every day that will help you become a more effective coach. Each small step builds one on top of another over the course of 12 months and eventually leads to a complete transformation of your coaching practice.
Along with your daily practice, you’ll get a daily lesson. Each lesson explores, simplifies, and drives home deep-level coaching strategies you can use immediately with your clients or patients. From motivational interviewing and working with difficult clients to incorporating habit-based programming and building a successful business.
Work through real coaching challenges. Apply what you’ve learned.
Every two weeks, we’ll give you a new “case study”. This is where you’ll apply the tools, concepts, and lessons from the previous weeks. Work through challenging coaching situations and get feedback from your coach on how you did.
Join other health and fitness industry leaders. Build your network.
As a student you’ll get instant access to a private online group of like-minded professionals. Ask questions, network, learn, compare notes, and get support from your peers. (Note: Precision Nutrition routinely hires new coaches from this pool of elite students.)
Become an elite coach. Earn your Pn2 credentials.
At the end of the year-long Master Class, you’ll have something most health and fitness professionals lack: an unparalleled coaching education and practical hands-on experience. Plus, you’ll have developed your own proven system for getting better results with anyone, anytime, anywhere. The icing on the cake? You’ll automatically receive your Level 2 certificate in the mail once you graduate.
Coaching is what you make it. You have your own unique ideas, experience, personality, and practice. We'll teach you what you need to know about your coaching needs and style, and how you can be the best coach you can be.
We'll teach you how to evaluate research and industry knowledge. We'll show you how to judge the validity of nutritional claims, trends, and fads. That way when people come to you and ask, "What do I do?" you'll have an answer—now and in the future.
Whether you work with athletes, "weekend warriors", older, younger, obese, or people with disordered eating, we'll prepare you to deliver amazing results to each and every one. You'll learn ways to communicate and relate to people with all kinds of experiences, interests, and needs. No matter who or what comes in your door, you'll be ready.
Motivation is about a lot more than a few pep talks or posters of people climbing mountains. We'll teach you to understand how people think, feel, and behave. Above all, we'll show you how to keep them on track, inspired, and feeling good. Even when the going gets tough.
You could collect all kinds of information about people. Not all of it is useful, or tells you what you need to know. We'll teach you what matters, how to recognize it, and how to measure it. We'll teach you to use outcome-based decision making, a powerful tool in your coaching toolbox.
The human body is complicated. People rely on you to make it simple for them. We'll teach you how to take high-level, complex information and make it clear, accessible, and immediately understandable. We'll show you how to "tell stories" or use metaphors and analogies. You'll learn how to drill down into a big pile of data and efficiently extract the most important findings.
Are you connecting with people... or just talking at them? Are you saying what people want and need to hear, in a way that they truly comprehend? Can they understand and follow your instructions? We'll teach you how to communicate effectively, both verbally and nonverbally, so that you're always understood, respected, and able to build strong relationships.
No coaching journey is perfect. Sometimes, you'll run into truly difficult coaching situations. You'll make your mistakes now—with us guiding, mentoring, and offering feedback at key moments—so you'll make fewer mistakes later. We'll teach you how to sit back, relax, and take a fresh perspective. We'll show you how to confidently and expertly tackle every single challenge.
Coaching can be a passion and a calling. It's also a way to make a great living doing rewarding work. We'll teach you how to develop your unique professional identity and network. We'll show you how to figure out who you want to be as a coach, using your existing and diverse experience and skills, and how to build a career from that.
Coaching is a team effort. You'll need support in both building your coaching practice as well as for referring clients and patients. You'll learn how to build an effective and sustainable coaching practice by developing a coaching support network. You'll also learn how to collaborate with other professionals to present a united front and to "cross-fertilize" your own knowledge by working across disciplinary boundaries.
What does the Level 2 Master Class cover, specifically?
This is a comprehensive program and we cover a lot during the course of our year together.
If you want to get a better idea of what you’ll learn, you can download the course curriculum here.
(The entire course schedule starts on page 16.)
Our recent graduates include world-class health
and fitness professionals. Here's what a few of them
have to say about the PN Level 2 Certification:
Level 2 gave me more confidence. The fact that it was personal, that my coach really took the time to mentor me, made a world of difference. Now as an instructor, I'm constantly raising the bar.Adam Feit PhD, CSCS, SCCC
As a coach, you want to give everything to your clients—all the tools that they need. But too much all at once doesn’t yield any change. The Level 2 Certification helps you practice a core PN principal: one thing at a time. The program changed me, and who I am as a coach. And because of that I am able to better facilitate change in other people.Alex Picot-Annand, Registered Holistic Nutritionist
If you want to help people in the biggest, most meaningful way possible, help them change their lives. The Level 2 Certification gives you everything you need to accomplish that. It's amazing. In fact, I loved the program so much that, after graduation, I applied to work at Precision Nutrition so I could coach it.Will Boggs, MD, Internal Medicine
Before going through Level 2, I was telling clients what to do, rather than helping them discover what they needed to do. Level 2 showed me how to guide clients into making those decisions themselves and take ownership.Mary Kate Feit, MEd, CSCS
The Level 2 Certification teaches you how to find the limiting factor and remove it to allow a whole cascade of positive events to happen. If you’re a nutrition coach, a performance coach, a behavioral coach—if you’re a coach—this program gives you all the tools necessary to help anyone with anything.Adam Lloyd, CSCS
The Level 2 Certification pushes you harder and further, in different directions than you ever thought you could go as a coach. It pushed me to learn some lessons that have definitely had an impact on patient care. Having access to a coach of Krista Scott-Dixon’s caliber is worth its weight in gold.Spencer Nadolsky, Obesity and Family Medicine Physician
This course contains everything we've learned in the past 15 years of building and running Precision Nutrition. From nutrition coaching to behavior-change psychology to motivational interviewing and lots more, we'll give you unprecedented access to our absolute best coaching research, strategies, tools, and technologies.
The best coaches need coaches. We take that to heart at Precision Nutrition. That's why every single one of our in-house staff has gone through this course. We'll pair you with one of our master coaches and they'll stick with you every step of the way as you learn and grow.
Theory is fine. Books are great. But the only way to truly gain mastery in something is to do it. With the Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification Master Class, you'll have something new to learn, try, or experiment with every single day.
The Level 2 Master Class is 12 months long. For those who can make the commitment, it's enough time to completely transform your coaching skills and business.
In the Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification Master Class, we'll often ask you to test what you're learning on real people. So you'll need some real people to practice on.
You don't need to have graduated the Level 1 Certification, but you do need to be a student. The Level 1 Certification lays the groundwork for what you'll learn in the Level 2 Certification Master Class and we encourage every student to go through it first. You can learn more about the self-guided Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Certification here.
This is a legitimate reason for not signing up. Making this course work requires that you make your coaching skills a priority for the year. Your family, loved ones, and business come first, of course; but this program will have to come second for 12 months. That's not always possible for people, and that's okay. If and when things change, we're here.
The Level 2 Master Class is a comprehensive course, requiring a decent amount of time and attention to participate in.
Since the Precision Nutrition Level 2 Master Class is a hands-on practice-based course, you'll need real people to help.
The general public price of the Level 2 Master Class is $349 USD per month for 12 months.
But when you join the free Presale list today, you’ll get the chance to pay only $262.50 USD per month or a one-time payment of $2,625 USD—up to 37% savings off the general price.
|$40,000 – $100,000 USD
PN Level 2 Master Class
|4 years of undergrad, plus||1 year of daily lessons, practices, and mentorship.|
|4 years of part-time grad school.||No textbook.|
|Additional costs for textbooks, housing, student fees, etc.||No additional hidden costs.|
|Learning in an academic format that might not work for you.||Learning as easy as reading an article, watching a video, or listening to a podcast.|
|Often has to be done on site.||Delivered entirely online—study whenever you want, wherever you are.|
|Mostly lecture-based—very little direct mentorship.||Hands-on collaboration and professional mentorship—we coach you while you learn to coach.|
|Might not be able to apply most of the material to your coaching practice.||All material can be immediately applied to coaching.|
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 Pn2 credentials and head out to change people’s lives. If no, we give them a full refund.
That’s our promise. We’ll coach you for an entire year. If you commit to the 12-month Master Class and, at the end, don’t think it was the best coaching experience of your life, we’ll write you a check for every penny you spent. No questions asked. We’re confident in what we do and we stand by our work.
On Wednesday, April 7th, registration for the Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification Master Class will open to a small group of health and fitness pros who are ready to be among the top 1% in the field. Only the most eager and serious get in.
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 enroll on Tuesday, April 6th—a full 24 hours before everyone else. Plus you’ll save up to 37% off the general public price.
Here is what a few of them had to say:
This is a comprehensive program and we cover a lot during the course of our year together. If you want to get a better idea of what you’ll learn, you can download the the course curriculum below. (The entire course schedule starts on page 16.)
Click this image to download a PDF of the Level 2 Curriculum.
The program is 12 months long. If you can make the commitment, it’s enough time to completely transform your coaching skills and business.
You’ll also want to dedicate roughly 45-60 minutes per day (or 5-8 hours per week) to reading your lessons, practicing your new skills, and connecting with fellow health and fitness professionals.
Absolutely. If you’re traveling and plan on using your computer, it’s easy enough to stay on track with the Master Class, since it’s delivered entirely online.
And if you go on vacation and want to be technology-free (which we encourage), just let your coach know when you plan on leaving so they can help you prepare.
Finally, we’ll have a couple of week-long breaks during the Master Class—along with two weeks at the end of the course where you can easily make up whatever lessons you missed.
Once you’ve finished the Level 2 Certification Master Class, you’re required to renew your credential every two years, from your date of course completion. This will keep you on the cutting edge of this field, demonstrate your commitment to continued learning, and help you continue to deliver the best possible results for your clients.
As long as you complete the recertification process before your Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification expires, you’ll maintain your status as “PN certified”.
No. Your daily lessons, new coaching practices, assignments, and quizzes are all delivered online. So you can participate from anywhere in the world as long as you can access the internet.
Any Precision Nutrition student—certified or not—can join the Master Class. However, we have found that the students who do the best in the Level 2 Master Class have already passed the Level 1 Certification. So while we don’t require you to be Level 1 certified, we do encourage it.
The curriculum is pre-qualified for CEUs with the following organizations:
This means that, if you are certified by any of the groups listed above, CEUs are guaranteed upon successful completion of the course.
A host of additional organizations accept our course on a one-off basis. For these, graduates from our program submit a summary of the course and their certificate for review.
Note: We’re also in the process of qualifying for CEUs with a select number of other international organizations.
If you’re following along with the daily lessons, you’ll do fine. The quizzes aren’t designed to “trip you up”. They’re not rigorous assessments and you don’t have to study for them. Rather, the quizzes are just another chance to grow. They’re in place to help you see the material from a different perspective and to deepen your learning.
Click to see a sample quiz.
Fair warning: We’ll deliberately throw you some tough stuff during these simulations. We’ll give you the “trial by fire” by asking you to work through difficult and puzzling coaching scenarios.
You’ll make your mistakes now—with us guiding, mentoring, and helping you out, as well as offering you feedback at key moments. That way you can make fewer mistakes later.
Click to see a sample case study.
The Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification is the first step toward becoming a better coach. It’s a self-guided program that teaches you the science of nutrition and the art of coaching. It includes a textbook, online material, practice exercises, and online exams.
The Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification Master Class is a comprehensive education and mentorship program for students or graduates of the Level 1 Certification.
Another way to look at it: The Level 1 Certification is like a self-paced university course. And the Level 2 Master Class is a year-long mentorship where you’ll work directly with a PN supercoach as you build your skills through daily coaching lessons, assignments, and practices.
Under your coach’s guidance, you’ll practice what you’re learning with real clients, in real life. And you’ll complete challenging case studies drawn from scenarios we’ve seen in our own coaching programs.
The result: You’ll feel more capable and confident than ever, ready to deliver the best results possible for your clients, and positioned to build the business of your dreams.
We only have so many in-house coaching positions available at Precision Nutrition so unfortunately we can’t hire every student. However, whenever we do need to hire a new coach, the first place we look is in the pool of Level 2 Master Class graduates. They usually get first dibs on any new coaching job we offer.
We believe health and fitness professionals have the most important job in the world.
But there’s a big difference between giving people exercise and nutrition advice and actually knowing how to coach them through a successful body and life transformation.
The professionals who deeply understand how to coach—the pros who have mastered the art and science of getting results—they’re the ones that will continue to have long-lasting, rewarding careers. They will continue to be the innovators of our industry.
Of course, if now isn’t your time, we understand. We hope this helped you understand what the Level 2 program is and what it can do for you.
However, 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 become the kind of coach you want (and need) to be.