The PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification
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On Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 we’re opening registration for the PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification, the only practice-based mentorship designed specifically for Level 1 students and graduates who want to take their coaching skills to the highest possible level.

This is your chance to…

  • Get personally mentored by PN’s industry-leading coaches—so you can model their proven methods
  • Deliver unparalleled results for anyone who comes to you for help—and retain up to 10x as many clients as before
  • Feel 100% confident that you can handle any coaching scenario
  • Become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the NBHWC. (Other requirements may apply—more info below.)

By the end of this 20-week, mentor-led program, you’ll stand head-and-shoulders above 99% of coaches in the world, be able to deliver life-changing results for anyone who comes to you for help, and build a rock-solid business that lasts for years to come.

For more about the program, check the frequently asked questions below.

Q:
So what's the program all about?
A:

Our highest rated (and most revered) program, the Level 2 Certification is our 20-week, practice-based mentorship designed to help you:

  • Deliver unparalleled results and retain up to 10x as many clients as before
  • Feel 100% confident that you can handle any coaching scenario
  • Get behind-the-scenes access to how the world’s top coaches operate—so you can model their proven methods
  • Become among the top 1% of coaches in the world

Once you enroll, you’ll be welcomed into the exclusive mentorship community of PN’s industry-leading coaches. These coaches have 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 regular hands-on practice, you’ll work through real-world coaching scenarios, assignments, and case studies—all designed to help you become the best coach you can possibly be.

Even better: Each week, you’ll attend a live, 2-hour online learning workshop with one of PN’s in-house expert coaches.

This is where you’ll have the opportunity to practice what you’re learning with peers and get feedback from a coach who has in-the-trenches experience working with every kind of client. By practicing what you’re learning in a supportive environment and receiving expert feedback every step of the way, you’ll have confidence to put it all into action with real clients when the time comes.

After a 20 weeks of immersive study and guided practice, your coaching will be completely transformed—guaranteed. You’ll stand head-and-shoulders above 99% of coaches in the world, be able to deliver life-changing results for anyone who comes to you for help, and build a rock-solid business that lasts for years to come.

Specifically, this means:

  • You’ll master the most important aspect of coaching: behavior-change psychology. You’ll better understand how people think, feel, and behave. And you’ll know how to keep them on track and inspired—even when the going gets tough.
  • You’ll learn how to work with (and deliver world-class results for) clients of all kinds of experiences, lifestyles, and needs. No matter who comes through your door, you’ll be ready.
  • You’ll know how to apply PN’s “deep health” principles to get results that go beyond the surface and positively impact other aspects of your clients’ lives (mental, emotional, relational, etc.).

What does this mean for you and your business? The average Precision Nutrition Level 2 coach:

  • gets and retains up to 10x more clients than the average Level 1 coach,
  • gets better results with those clients, and
  • reports more fun and enjoyment in their coaching practice.

Indeed, as amazing as our Level 1 certified coaches are, recent ProCoach data with over 100,000 clients shows that Level 2 certified coaches have 10 times (!) the retention vs. Level 1 coaches.

Q:
Can you tell me a little more about the program?
A:

At its basic level, the PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification is more than a learning program; it’s a learn-by-doing program.

In PN Level 1, you gained a pro-level understanding of nutrition science and behavior-change coaching. Which means you have the tools you need to help people eat better and make meaningful changes to their bodies and lives. In other words, you’re already miles ahead of most coaches out there.

In PN Level 2, you’ll focus on mastering your coaching skills. We’ll peel back the curtain and give you behind-the-scenes access to our best research, strategies, tools, and technologies. And you’ll go through the same mentor-led curriculum we use to train PN’s in-house nutrition coaches.

This program synthesizes everything we’ve learned over the past 15 years of coaching and research in the nutrition field.

That means:

  • We’ve reviewed thousands of academic and clinical studies.
  • We’ve used our system to help (and learn from) over 100,000 clients and patients.
  • We’ve trained and mentored thousands of students.
  • And we’ve collaborated with experts in a variety of fields from psychology to business strategy.

From there, we turned all this education and experience into the comprehensive, 20-week Level 2 curriculum.

Q:
How can the Level 2 Certification help me become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach?
A:

The PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification has been awarded “Pending Approval” status by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC).

This means that graduates of the PN Level 2 Certification who complete the program beginning with the October 2021 cohort are eligible to sit for the Health and Wellness Coach Certifying Examination, if they choose to do so.

Earning the esteemed NBC-HWC credential and completing a rigorous training program is an opportunity to bolster your reputation as a qualified health and fitness professional—allowing you to stand out from the pack and coach with more confidence than ever before.

This is why we’re offering two different pathways for students who join the PN Level 2 Master Health Certification:

Path #1: Become a PN Certified Level 2 Master Coach. Health and fitness professionals not interested in becoming a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach will only need to complete PN’s 20-week core program. You’ll earn the PN Level 2 Certified Master Coach designation, and you’ll gain the knowledge, strategies, and hands-on experience you need to take your coaching skills to a world-class level. That means better results for your clients—and your business. Guaranteed.

Path #2: Become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach—and earn the PN Level 2 Certified Master Health Coach designation. Once you complete PN’s 20-week “core program” (and meet the live online session attendance requirements), you can opt-in to take additional prerequisite course requirements for the NBC-HWC pathway. This includes our Preventative Health Science Unit, completing 3 live mentoring sessions with a PN Master Coach, and passing a final Practical Skills Assessment oral exam. (This all comes at no extra cost to you, and could take an additional 8-12 weeks, depending on how you pace yourself.)

With all requirements completed, you’ll earn the PN Certified Master Health Coach designation, and can apply for the HWC Certifying Examination to become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. (See NBHWC website for full requirements and timing.)

Bottom line: Our goal with the PN Level 2 Certification is to provide the tools, knowledge, and resources you need to take your coaching and your career to the next level.

*Pending Approval programs have demonstrated that they meet all the requirements for the NBHWC full approval but have not yet graduated a cohort.

Q:
Why should I become a National Board Certified Coach?
A:

Earning the esteemed NBC-HWC credential and completing a rigorous training program bolsters your reputation as a qualified health and fitness professional—allowing you to stand out from the pack and coach with more confidence than ever before.

But that’s not all.

Coaches who become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach can also experience the following benefits:

  • Complimentary listing in the National Directory of Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches. The NBHWC consistently promotes this directory on social media platforms to consumers to draw awareness about this respected credential. Coaches can be searched by state, city or zip code.
  • Job opportunities: Many organizations prefer to hire coaches who hold the NBC-HWC credential, and when job opportunities become available, the NBHWC places this information on their private social media page so NBC-HWCs are informed and in the know.
  • The opportunity to potentially get reimbursed for their health coaching services through insurance.

(See the NBHWC website for more details.)

Q:
What’s new with the PN Level 2 Certification?
A:

While “Master Health Coaching Certification” is a new name for our Level 2 program, that’s not the only change we’ve made.

Fact is, more people than ever are looking for a qualified professional who can help them experience everything a healthy lifestyle can offer.

A coach who understands how each dimension of health—mental, physical, emotional, and more—are deeply entwined and strongly connected.

And most important: a coach who can help them make intentional, meaningful changes to each of these areas in their lives—consistently and reliably.

We want to help you become that kind of health coach. 

At Precision Nutrition, we’re constantly looking for ways to incorporate new research, real-world coaching experience, and feedback from our community to make the PN Level 2 Certification the top coaching mentorship program in the world.

Through recent survey responses from Level 2 graduates, we uncovered two opportunities to make the program even better:

  1. Many students found it challenging to maintain the level of focus and the time commitment that the Level 2 Certification requires for an entire year.
  2. Students found live interaction and hands-on practice with PN’s coaching team and peers incredibly valuable—and wanted more of this.

This feedback served as the catalyst for reducing the program from 12 months to 20 weeks and adding in weekly, live online coaching workshops!

The result: More personal instruction from PN’s industry-leading coaches. More hands-on learning opportunities where you can practice what you’re learning with peers. And a shorter program duration that’s more conducive to the amount of time and energy this rigorous mentorship experience requires.

Other important changes to the program include:

  • Updated lessons, case studies, and course materials—all based on the latest scientific research and the most up-to-date findings from our work with over 100,000 clients in our personal coaching program.
  • Behind-the-scenes access to our revolutionary “deep health” coaching method. You’ll get access to the best tools, strategies, technology, and resources we use to help people in our personal coaching program get results that go beyond the surface, guiding them toward important—possibly even life-saving—changes to their health.

In the newly updated PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification, we’re going to peel back the curtain like never before and share all of the best tools, strategies, technology, and resources we’ve used to help over 100,000 people in our personal coaching program get results that go beyond the surface, guiding them toward important—possibly even life-saving—changes to their health.

Results like this:

Until now, we’ve kept most of the dynamic, day-to-day coaching methods we use to deliver our Deep Health Coaching Method a secret.

But now, inside the PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification, you’ll get behind-the-scenes access to the same training and mentoring program we use to onboard the full-time coaches we hire.

Through updated case studies and course materials, hands-on practice, weekly online coaching workshops, and guidance from PN’s industry-leading coaches, you’ll master advanced skills most health and wellness professionals don’t even know about.

Specifically, that means…

  • Being able to deliver holistic health coaching to diverse populations—no matter who comes to you for help, you’ll be prepared to deliver amazing results to each and every one.
  • Feeling more confident and competent than ever—instead of dreading tough client situations, you’ll eagerly anticipate them as fascinating puzzles to solve. And you’ll have all the tools necessary to do it—at a world-class level.

Gaining a deeper understanding of behavior-change psychology—so that you better understand how people think, feel, and behave. And knowing how to keep them on track and inspired, even when the going gets tough.

Q:
Can you explain more about the differences between the Level 2 Certification and Level 1?
A:

The Level 1 Certification gave you a broad base of nutrition and coaching knowledge, a strong foundation on the science of nutrition and the art of behavior-change coaching.

Now it’s time to refine this knowledge, tailor it to your needs, and apply it every day—so you can develop true mastery in your coaching practice.

There are a few major differences between Level 1 and Level 2.

Level 2 is an intensive, highly structured, 20-week mentorship program.

While Level 1 is a self-paced program, Level 2 is a highly-structured, mentor-led, 20-week program with lessons, case studies, and live online coaching workshops.

We won’t lie: Level 2 is serious stuff. You’re thinking, reflecting, researching, practicing, and/or interacting every single day. We push you to grow and develop, and challenge all your coaching skills.

When you graduate Level 2, you’ll really feel like you earned it. Anyone can do it, but it takes hard work and dedication.

Level 2 is practice-based and hands-on.

Level 1 is more like a university course, with textbooks, course materials, practice exercises, and exams. Level 2 is more like a graduate-level practicum or apprenticeship with mentoring.

Every day we ask you to practice a Level 2 coaching skill and figure out how to apply what you’re learning in real life.

You also work through real coaching scenarios, step by step; this is real-world problem solving and consists of on-the-ground challenges.

In essence, this isn’t a learning program. It’s a learn-by-doing program.

One of our Level 2 grads said it best:

“If Level 1 was like learning how to do surgery, the Level 2 Master Class is like standing beside a world-class surgeon while they help you perform surgery!”

As you already know: Your clients don’t get healthy by learning about nutrition and exercise. They get healthy by practicing good nutrition and exercise, consistently. (And, often, by seeking out guidance from a skilled coach).

Likewise, the surest way for you to become a world-class coach is by practicing excellent coaching consistently—under the guidance of your own coach.

Level 2 goes deeper into the art and science of behavior-change coaching.

It’s not just a big pile of nutrition science (though we give you plenty of that too).

Fundamentally, Level 2 helps you master the art of nutrition coaching.

(And anything else you might want to coach. The skills are nicely transferable.)

Here’s a quick comparison.

Level 1 Certification Level 2 Certification
Duration Self-paced 20 weeks with regular lessons and oversight
Difficulty level Equivalent to upper-level university undergraduate program Equivalent to master’s or Ph.D. program
Ideal for People in the field of health, fitness, nutrition and rehab who want to offer nutrition coaching

People who are not (yet) in the field but who are considering (or making) a career change

Anyone with an interest in nutrition coaching generally

People in the field of health, fitness, nutrition and rehab who want to become elite professional coaches

People who are either working in the field or ready to make the jump immediately

Professionals focused on increasing client/patient retention and results

Structured curriculum Yes Yes
Coaching / mentorship No; self-directed Yes
Evaluated by Exams Completion of lessons

Completion of daily practices

Case studies

Quizzes

Final Exam

Textbook / print materials? Yes No; all online
Time commitment Self-paced About 6-8 hours per week

And, as mentioned above, the average Precision Nutrition Level 2 coach:

  • gets more clients than the average Level 1 coach,
  • gets better results with those clients, and
  • reports more fun and enjoyment in their coaching practice.

Indeed, as amazing as our Level 1 certified coaches are, recent ProCoach data with over 100,000 clients shows that Level 2 certified coaches have 10 times (!) the retention vs. Level 1 coaches.

Q:
Who is the PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification for?
A:

We’ve designed this intensive, 20-week program to meet the needs of health, fitness, medical, strength, and rehab professionals working to improve the lifestyles, nutrition, and wellbeing of clients and patients.

But you don’t have to work in, or operate, a health and fitness business to benefit from the Level 2 Master Class.

Some students complete it (Level 1 first, followed by Level 2) as their next step to becoming an elite coach because they’re still in a job they hope to eventually leave so they can start working in health and fitness.

Others simply go through the training to be able to help family and friends… or anyone who turns to them for help.

Regardless of your goals, the Level 2 Certification is designed around “learning relationships”—an instruction method proven to maximize knowledge transfer from mentor to student and help anyone, from any background, leverage their own unique strengths in this field.

That said, the PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification is a structured program that will need to take high priority in your life for 12 months. So it’s not for everyone.

If you’re happy with where you are right now—if you feel totally confident that you can help anyone who comes through your door—that’s awesome. Keep doing what you’re doing.

But if you want to take your coaching skills to the highest possible level…

If you want to deliver the best possible results for the most people…

If you want to make a significant impact in the health and wellness field…

And if you can dedicate your time, attention, effort to mastering your craft…

… the PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification is for you.

Q:
What's the time commitment?
A:

We ask that students consistently set aside about 6-8 hours per week for reading your lessons, attending the live weekly coaching workshops, practicing your new skills, and connecting with your fellow health and fitness professionals in the program.

Plus, you’ll be working through some complex case studies, collaborating in group discussions, participating in peer to peer coaching demonstrations, studying for quizzes, and completing weekly reflection questions as part of your weekly self-study lesson.

These things take focus, cognitive work, and mental presence.

We suggest you give them the time, energy, and attention they—and you—deserve.

And we suggest you think of this time as an investment in you and your professional development, rather than a “cost”.

Q:
Why offer a certification like this?
A:

Health, fitness, and nutrition are growing rapidly; many people are looking here for interesting career options.

Unfortunately, most health and wellness professionals feel they’re missing one or more of the following in their practice:

  • A broad base of nutrition knowledge that reflects the most up-to-date research and practice in the field.
  • A broad base of applied psychology knowledge that helps them understand client/patient motivation and behavior (yes, even the “illogical” stuff!).
  • An ability to deliver and communicate all that great nutrition and psychology knowledge to actually improve people’s lives.
  • An understanding of specific populations (such as athletes or folks recovering from injury) or life stages (such as youth / aging or pregnancy) and how to tailor programs precisely for their needs.
  • The confidence and clarity that comes from having practiced foundational skills consistently, under the direction of qualified and caring mentors.
  • An understanding of how to position their coaching business within a competitive market, and how to run it effectively.

The PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification covers each of these, giving graduates new knowledge, skills, and confidence, which is why we developed the program. It’s for those coaches (or coaches-in-training) who want to reach the absolute top of their field.

Q:
Is this how you train your own coaches at Precision Nutrition?
A:

Yes, this program started out as our own in-house training program for newly hired Precision Nutrition coaches.

You see, as talented as some of our applicants were, we saw a big opportunity to help them master their skills so they could consistently coach at the highest possible level.

PN has been coaching clients 100% online since our inception, and our coaches each work with several dozen clients at a time. This means they need to deliver world-class results at the same quality (or higher) than they would if they were only coaching a handful of in-person clients.

So we created an intensive coaching curriculum for our new recruits and paired them with one of our Precision Nutrition Master Coaches to form a practice-based mentorship.

We were absolutely blown away by the results.

Already great coaches were 10 times better at creating connection, navigating challenges, and helping clients achieve their goals.

After seeing what the program did for our own coaches, we decided to make it available to our Level 1 students and grads who want to take their skills to the highest level.

Q:
What topics does the Level 2 Certification cover?
A:

The Level 2 Master Class focuses on the coaching skills needed to guide clients towards actually implementing and doing what will carry them towards their goals.

Many of our students are already highly trained nutrition or health professionals (such as physicians, rehab specialists, movement coaches).

Many are already working in fitness or health care, and already have professional qualifications.

Yet these highly educated professionals are still finding it very challenging (and in some cases anxiety-provoking) to develop effective intervention programs and keep clients and patients engaged, motivated, and on track.

Coaching is the missing piece that links what you know and what your clients can and will do.

So the Level 2 Certification covers things like:

  • Assessing research quality and reviewing clinical studies
  • High level communication and connection skills for client interaction
  • Nuanced coaching tactics for elevating each stage of a coaching relationship, from kickoff to saying goodbye
  • Motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Mindset science and tools for building client self-efficacy
  • The psychology of motivation, willpower, and learning
  • Environment influences and habit formation
  • Somatic psychology and the mind-body connection
  • Meal planning and food prep strategies
  • Appetite, hunger, and environmental cueing of eating behaviors
  • Adjusting coaching based on client differences including age; sex/gender; ethnicity/genetic ancestry; sociocultural and demographic variation; chronic illness / disabilities
  • Referral and scope “edge cases”, including disordered eating, GI issues, supplementation and medication interactions
Q:
What if I already know all this stuff?
A:

Then you must run a fantastically successful nutrition coaching business!

Seriously…

The truth is that you may “know” many of the skills we teach, but don’t implement them as well or as consistently as you would like.

And that’s OK.

That’s why we practice, every day.

We only ask that you have a growth mindset. Be open to learning, challenge, experimentation, development and feedback.

Be coachable. Learn what it’s like to be in the client’s shoes.

Show up with an open mind, be receptive, and entertain the possibility that you may not be a rockstar just yet. (Or that you are a rockstar, but you know that rockstars still have room for improvement too).

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Q:
What qualifies you to teach a course / offer a certification like this?
A:

Our team includes some of the best nutritionists, PhDs, dietitians, and specialists in the industry.

For example, Dr. John Berardi, Precision Nutrition’s co-founder and co-author of the Level 1 and Level 2 programs, has had vast exposure to almost every aspect of health, fitness, and nutrition. He’s been:

  • A student of nutrition, completing his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology and Nutrient Biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario.
  • A teacher of nutrition at multiple universities, including the University of Texas, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Western Ontario.
  • A competitive physique athlete, winning Mr. Jr. USA in 1995.
  • A personal trainer, running a successful training business in Miami.
  • A researcher who has published studies in peer-reviewed academic journals.
  • An author of over half a dozen nutrition books and hundreds of articles in magazines like Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and many more.
  • A consultant to companies like Nike, Equinox and Titleist.
  • A nutrition coach to thousands of everyday people and quite a few pro athletes and Olympic gold medalists.

So apart from being qualified academically, he has a pretty unique perspective—one that’s very well-suited to teaching this material, especially to professionals.

Dr. Berardi has seen the field of nutrition from more angles, both personally and professionally, than almost anyone else teaching nutrition today.

In addition, he’s written chapters for other nutrition textbooks, he’s created Masters-level university courses on sport nutrition, and he’s created nutrition certification material for other certifying bodies.

So he has extensive experience creating academic course material.

And he’s just one person. Our Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification program was created by a team of experts, including:

  • Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, a specialist in adult education / curriculum design and creator of our Precision Nutrition Coaching program.
  • Brian St. Pierre, RD, MSc, a specialist in performance nutrition and consultant to pro athletes.

Most of all, we’re qualified to teach this because we’ve used and tested this very system extensively with our own clients and coaches here at Precision Nutrition.

Remember: Precision Nutrition isn’t just a certification company.

Over the past 15 years, through our Precision Nutrition Coaching system, we’ve been quietly conducting the largest body transformation research project in the world.

We’ve had over 100,000 clients go through our nutrition coaching curriculum, doing what is essentially a total exercise, nutrition and lifestyle intervention.

The purpose of this coaching is simple: to help people lose fat, gain lean mass where needed, and completely transform their bodies, health, and lives.

Now, here’s the thing: Since the entire program is online, we’re able to collect data on everything. And we mean everything.

Because we don’t see clients in person, we can’t “eyeball” things. We need data. So we have detailed psychometric (personality) profiles on our clients. We track compliance and every measurable and relevant behavior. And, of course, we regularly collect photos and monitor body composition and performance outcomes.

And as a result of this rigorous data collection, it’s safe to say that we know, better than almost anyone else in the world, what makes great coaches, and what helps clients change their bodies and lives.

Now, remember, we’re not talking about what we think is correlated to success. We’re talking about what we absolutely know is correlated with success. Success here means our clients know and understand what to do. And they do it. Consistently. They improve their body composition, health, performance, and quality of life.

Success here also means our coaches perform at a high level. It means they’re continually training themselves, developing professionally, and refining their coaching skills.

Q:
Why is “behavior-change psychology” such a big deal to you guys when it comes to coaching?
A:

Quite simply: The body follows what the mind and emotions do.

Imagine a client who feels:

  • motivated
  • empowered and inspired
  • action-oriented and able to keep moving forward
  • clear on next steps
  • relaxed and confident
  • committed to and fully aligned with the goals of the program
  • flexible, creative, and problem-solving
  • open and receptive to growth and development
  • self-compassionate and self-encouraging
  • proactive and strategic
  • focused and able to prioritize
  • calm, trusting and relaxed
  • positive

Heck, imagine being a coach who feels that way!

This is what sports psychologists have sometimes called “the inner game”.

Change the mind and emotions, change the body.

Behavior-change psychology gives us specific tools and techniques for helping our clients change… and feel great about it.

This isn’t your Freud or lab-rat-running-mazes psychology though. It’s real-world stuff.

No matter who or what you encounter in your coaching practice, wouldn’t it be nice to feel like you have a clear plan and a system for working with it?

(And ideally, that you yourself feel calm and confident in the process?)

That’s the power of practicing behavior-change psychology.

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Q:
How do the live coaching workshops work?
A:

Each week, you will be required to attend a live, 2-hour online workshop via Zoom. This is where you’ll join your fellow students to learn, grow, and practice together during a workshop led by one of PN’s in-house expert coaches.

Attending one of these live workshops each week is required to successfully complete the program, so this is something you’ll need to prioritize.

But with that said, we do understand that individual schedules vary (and sometimes “life happens” and things require us to adjust). This is why we will offer three different days/times each week for these live workshops—allowing you’ll to choose the day and time each week that works best for you.

This is a level of personal instruction and hands-on practice we’ve never included in the program before, and we’re excited to see how this translates to deeper learning—and the confidence that will come with being able to practice what you’re learning with peers and PN’s expert coaches before trying to apply it in the real world.

Q:
Are there any prerequisites required to take the Master Health Coaching Certification?
A:

We have found that students who do the best in our Level 2 Certification have already passed the PN Level 1 Certification and/or have a background in a health-related field (fitness trainer, nutritionist, dietician, health coach, nurse, or another kind of health care provider). So while this isn’t “required”, we do encourage it.

We ask that you be willing to work on your basic skills of reading, writing, communication, self-organization, and time management.

We’ll also ask you to stretch your learning comfort zone. You’ll probably feel a bit challenged at some point in this program.

However, we offer mentorship and guidance. If you’re willing to show up and give it your best shot and work hard, then we’re here to help.

Q:
Do I need to have a university degree to become certified?
A:

No. We assume no prior knowledge of biology, chemistry, psychology etc., and so we don’t require a university degree.

Now, if you struggled in school, expect this certification to be challenging.

We ask that you be willing to work on your basic skills of reading, writing, communication, self-organization, and time management.

We’ll also ask you to stretch your learning comfort zone. You’ll probably feel a bit challenged at some point in this program.

However, we offer mentorship and guidance. If you’re willing to show up and give it your best shot and work hard, then we’re here to help.

Q:
What advice will someone be able to offer clients after completing the course?
A:

That’s a great question and one we cover in depth in the course.

Health, wellness, and fitness professionals are allowed to make nutrition recommendations to otherwise healthy clients. So even without the Precision Nutrition Level 1 or Level 2 Certification, you can make nutrition recommendations.

What we’re offering is a much better system for making those recommendations.

At the same time, while Level 2 explores many topics related to health and physiology, it doesn’t give you the credentials to give nutrition advice to treat or cure disease. That’s Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT—and you have to be a registered dietitian or medical doctor to offer it.)

Q:
Will you also give me business advice?
A:

This is not a business development course.

We won’t talk about specifics like which software is best for managing clients, how to resolve employee disputes, or how to do your bookkeeping.

However, we do help you explore how to tailor your professional services and business so that they match your unique coaching superpowers, values, and priorities.

We also give you access to a group of other Level 2 students who are going through the program with you. This is unprecedented access to a network of engaged, like-minded elite coaches from all over the world.

No matter how clever you are at marketing or accounting, fundamentally you have to offer a great product: your coaching services.

And of course, you’ll continue to be listed on Precision Nutrition’s Certified Professionals directory page.

Q:
Am I guaranteed to make money? What's my ROI?
A:

We guarantee that the Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification will be one of the best coaching experiences of your life. Which is why we offer such a generous refund policy. But there’s no guarantee that the Level 2 Certification program will make you money.

Of course, many people do make more money after graduating from the Level 2 Certification, because they put what they learn into practice, every day, over and over and over.

In fact, our research has shown that the average Precision Nutrition Level 2 coach:

  • gets more clients vs. the average Level 1 coach,
  • gets better results with those clients, and
  • reports more satisfaction in their coaching practice.

Indeed, as amazing as our Level 1 certified coaches are, recent ProCoach data with over 100,000 clients shows that Level 2 certified coaches have 10 times (!) the retention vs. Level 1 coaches.

Commit to coaching mastery and you’ll become a better coach who attracts more clients, keeps the clients you do have, and encourages those clients to refer their friends.

Q:
What are other people saying about the program?
A:

The feedback on the Level 2 Certification has been overwhelmingly positive. Here’s a sampling:

“I find that I am becoming equipped to coach clients from all different walks of life. This isn’t ‘surface’ coaching, it gets to the core of human nature, habits, and emotion. Best thing I’ve done for myself as a coach thus far.” —Michelle Mobley Simpson

“PN2 will teach you how to mobilize your personal strengths in ways that will place you among the elite in your field. The program’s coaches are fantastic resources, providing spot-on insights, valuable information, and just the right touch of supportive mentoring.” —Zoe Georgas Johnson

“This course has made me realize that there is no end to the skills and knowledge that can be acquired to make yourself better. These concepts are ones that you can read in the morning and use them in the afternoon.” —Keith Countess

“With 9 years under my belt as a coach, I expected to learn from this course, but not to the extent I have. I have had long-held beliefs challenged and had to reexamine some of my own priorities, making me a better coach and person through increased knowledge and a supportive system.” —Bronwyn Adams-Hooper

Q:
When does the PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification begin?
A:

Registration for the next PN Level 2 Certification Program begins on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021. (Spots are extremely limited and registration only opens a few times per year.)

We’re using a cohort (group) model to accept registrations: The program begins on a specific day, everyone starts at the same time, and group size is limited.

Q:
How do I increase my chances of getting a spot in the next Level 2 group?
A:

To get an early bird chance at registration—because the program does usually sell out within 24 hours—please sign up for the presale list below.

We’ll send you a special link 24 hours before the general public and that’ll increase your chances of getting a spot.

Q:
What's the special discount I've heard about?
A:

If you’re on the presale list below and enroll for the program before the general registration opens, you’ll save up to 37% off the cost of the Level 2 Certification program.

The general public price is $349 USD per month. However, if you’re on the presale list and sign up on the presale day, you’ll get the chance to register for only $262.50 USD per month or a one-time payment of $2,625 USD – up to 37% savings.

Q:
Is there a guarantee?
A:

Yes there is, and it’s simple.

This coaching program will change your business and possibly your life. If it doesn’t, it’s free.

Here’s how it works.

  • Show up and do your lessons/practices at least 75% of the time.
  • Complete at least 75% of the case studies and quizzes.
  • Finish out the full 20 weeks of coaching.

At the end, if you don’t think it was hands down, the best coaching experience of your life, we’ll write you a check for every penny you spent and you’ll be on your way, no questions asked.

In short, do what we ask. Follow the program. And, when it’s done, you get to decide whether we did a good job. Simple as that.

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Q:
What about recertification?
A:

Once you’ve finished the Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification, 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”.

Q:
I'm currently enrolled in L1 but haven't completed it yet. Can I still sign up for L2?
A:

Yes, you can. Although, we do prefer you complete the Level 1 program before enrolling in Level 2. With that said, it’s ultimately up to you.

Q:
How can people find out more?
A:

To learn more about the course, and to get on the Level 2 Certification presale list, which gives you a chance to register early, 24 hours before the general public, sign up below.

Once you’re on the list, we’ll follow up with more information about the program.


Want strategies to level up your coaching?

It’s no secret that master coaches develop over time, through education and consistent practice, usually under the guidance of a mentor or coach.

Precision Nutrition is the only company in the world that both works with thousands of our own nutrition coaching clients and teaches health, fitness, and wellness professionals our real-world methods for getting results.

And here's some great news: Registration for our next PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification kicks off on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021.

Want to achieve total confidence in your coaching skills? Get (and keep) more clients? Grow and strengthen your practice? If so, the PN Level 2 Certification is definitely for you.

It's designed specifically for Level 1 students and grads who realize that knowing about the science of nutrition isn’t enough.

PN’s industry-leading coaches will personally mentor you for a full 20 weeks—and you’ll become one of the best coaches in the world.

Since we only take a limited number of professionals, and since the program sells out every time, we strongly recommend you add your name to our Presale List below. When you do, you get the chance to sign up 24 hours before everyone else. Even better, you get a huge discount off the general price of the program.

Interested? Add your name to the Presale list. You’ll save up to 37% and secure your spot 24 hours before everyone else.

We’ll be opening up spots in our next PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification on Wednesday, October 20th.

If you want to find out more, we’ve set up the following Presale list which gives you two advantages.

  • Pay less than everyone else. We like to reward people who are eager to get started and ready to gain mastery in their coaching practice. So we’re offering a discount of up to 37% off the general price when you sign up for the PN Level 2 Presale list.
  • Sign up 24 hours before the general public and increase your chances of getting a spot. We only open the PN Level 2 Certification a few times per year. Due to high demand and a very limited number of spots, we expect it to sell out fast. But when you sign up for the Level 2 Presale List, we’ll give you the opportunity to register a full 24 hours before anyone else.

If you're serious about becoming one of the best coaches in the world—PN’s industry-leading coaches are ready to mentor you for a full 20 weeks in the PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification.

Be first in line!

Spots in the PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification open on October 20th. Get on the free presale list today.

Save up to 37% on the PN Level 2 Master Health Coaching Certification.

Sign up 24 hours before the general public to increase your chances of getting a spot.