Help your clients unlock their potential by becoming their certified stress, recovery, and sleep coach.

The world’s first ever interdisciplinary coaching certification will help you guide clients to better sleep, effective recovery, and more resilience to stress.

  • Get the most effective strategies from the industry's leading experts
  • Develop individualized sleep, stress management, and recovery plans
  • Add a secret weapon to your coaching toolkit

Be first-in-line when enrollment opens.

Why choose the PN Level 1 Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery Coaching Certification?

When you add this certification to your coaching toolkit, you can become the rare coach who knows how to help people manage their stressors in new, healthy ways—and see your impact everywhere from their health and fitness, to their relationships, career, mindset, emotions, and resilience.

Gain a competitive edge as one of the first interdisciplinary coaches who understand how sleep, stress management, and recovery work in the wider context of health.

Learn from the world’s leading coaches, and experts in the physiology and psychology of sleep, stress, and mental performance in a world-class program.


Apply PN’s Deep Health Approach to sleep, stress management, and recovery—the same behavior-change techniques we’ve used to help over 100,000 people get life-changing results.

Transform generalized, superficial sleep advice into personalized, science-backed guidance to help clients get unstuck, move past plateaus, and make real progress.

Develop a personalized sleep, stress management, and recovery (“3R”) plan—first for yourself, then for your clients.

Build your coaching confidence through our brand-new, interactive client simulations that replicate live conversations, and give you immediate feedback as a coach.


Study from anywhere—at your own pace. We already welcome students from 179+ countries around the world.

Thrive where other coaches fail to make a difference, when you earn an exclusive credential that helps you stand out.

Get our 100% money-back guarantee. Zero risk to you, and everything to gain.

Help your clients break through plateaus, uncover hidden stressors, and make more progress than ever before.

Everyone knows nutrition and fitness are key to living a healthy life. But most people overlook or ignore the other, equally vital piece of the health puzzle:

  • sleep,
  • stress management, and
  • recovery.

They don’t do this on purpose.

Many clients who struggle to see progress just can’t quite put their finger on why—because they haven’t yet identified chronic stress or lack of sleep as their limiting factor.

Others know they're dealing with less sleep and more stress than ever, but they aren't sure how to get it under control.

Unfortunately, the world is becoming more stressed, less resilient, and deeply sleep-deprived. Just take a look:

  • 40% of adults globally said they experienced a lot of stress this year. This increase from 2019 represents nearly 190 million additional highly stressed-out people.
  • 20% of the world's population is sleep deprived—and this problem has been linked to more than half of the leading causes of death in the US.
  • 67% of people are sleeping too much or too little, 25% are drinking more than usual, and 40% gained weight during the pandemic, which has been a huge source of stress for millions around the world.

The truth is that people need more than sleep hacks, gadgets, apps, and stress-reducing “best practices” to help them get the results they’re after. And coaches need more than random articles, quick tips, and generalized advice to help clients.

But nobody has taught coaches a strategic, science-based approach to guide people to better sleep, effective recovery, and more resilience to stress...

Until now.

When you become a Certified Coach in Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery, you’ll be able to help your clients in ways that 99% of other coaches can’t.

You’ll move beyond exercise and nutrition and start coaching your clients more holistically—as you help them optimize their sleep, better manage stress, and recover more effectively.

Ultimately, you’ll help them impact every other area of their lives—from their health and fitness, to their relationships, work, mindset, emotions, and more.

When you do that, your clients will be willing to pay more, stick around for longer, and eagerly refer their friends to you. In other words, you become a truly indispensable coach in your area or niche.

Why learn about sleep, recovery, and stress management from PN?

Over 10 years ago, we revolutionized nutrition coaching and transformed it into what it is today.

We steered people away from meal plans, crash diets, and “magic bullet” supplements, and taught them both the science of nutrition and the art of coaching so they could take a new, science-based and holistic approach to their minds, bodies, and lives.

Now, we’re about to do the same thing for the one pillar of health that has gone overlooked, ignored, and underestimated by nutrition, fitness, health, and wellness professionals and organizations forever—until now: sleep science, stress management, and recovery.

Not only is this the industry’s first-ever comprehensive certification that gives coaches a reliable, repeatable process for helping their clients sleep better, recover more effectively, and become more resilient to stress…

But we’ve also partnered with the world’s leading experts in the physiology and psychology of sleep, stress, coaching, and mental performance to create this world-class program. Now you’ll know what the experts know, so you can get better results than ever.

We’re also the only certification company that actively coaches people every single day (100,000+ to date). We help them eat better, get fitter, sleep more, recover more effectively, and live healthier lives. We take all our learnings from coaching  and put them into our certification programs. That means everything you’ll learn is based on hands-on results in the real world.

We invented behavior-change coaching. Learning the science is important, but it only matters if you can actually help someone change. That’s what we began specializing in nearly two decades ago (long before anyone else). And it’s why we’re trusted by over 150,000 health and fitness professionals around the world.

Leading experts from every field of science and coaching.

Created by the heftiest group of experts in PN’s history, the PN Level 1 Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery Coaching Certification is the synthesis of cutting-edge interdisciplinary expertise in psychology, physiology, mental performance, coaching, sleep science, and more—so that you can benefit from the first-ever comprehensive take on the subject, and help your clients in more ways than ever before.

Meet your coaches and program leaders below (including President-Elect of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Advisory Board Member for the American Sleep Association (ASA), and more.)

Jennifer Martin


As a clinical psychologist and Professor of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Martin focuses on new approaches for treating sleep disorders and improving sleep health. Over the last two decades, she’s become a leading expert in non-medication treatments for insomnia disorder. She also serves as a Diplomate of the American Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Chris Winter


Dr. Winter is a world-renowned expert and author in the physiology of sleep. As owner of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine, and Medical Director of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center, his current research focuses on the connection between sleep and high performance. He's consulted with several pro sports teams across MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL, along with the US Women’s soccer team and several Division 1 collegiate teams.

Greg Wells


Dr. Wells is on a mission to help people perform at their highest level, physically and mentally. His clients include Olympic medalists, world champions, and elite organizations like General Electric, BMW, Audi, and Air Canada. He’s also served as a tenured Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Toronto, is the author of 4 best-selling books on human performance, and currently works as a scientist in Translational Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Kari Lustig


After earning her Honours Bachelor degree in Psychology, Dr. Lustig went on to complete her Masters and PhD in the subject, specializing in Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience. She completed her graduate training and research in a sleep lab, so sleep takes up a lot of her day, even when she’s awake! Dr. Lustig offers a wealth of expertise from her vantage point at the intersection of psychology and sleep.

Krista Scott-Dixon


With nearly 20 years of experience in adult education and curriculum design, Dr. Scott-Dixon is the intellectual powerhouse behind PN's coaching and certification programs. She is well known for her ability to help people understand, embrace, and master the complex issues of nutrition, health, and lifestyle improvement. She's also the author of several books, dozens of academic publications, and hundreds of articles on fitness, nutrition, and psychology.

Helen Kollias


Dr. Kollias serves as PN’s in-house science advisor. Before joining PN, she held research positions at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including Johns Hopkins and Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. She has also taught exercise physiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry at the university and college level, and has been published in 10 scientific journals in exercise physiology and molecular biology.

Brian St. Pierre


As director of nutrition at PN, Brian has provided nutrition coaching and performance meal planning to US Open champion Sloane Stephens and a host of other professional and Olympic athletes. He’s also served as a nutrition consultant for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets and the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. As a leading expert in teaching nutrition and lifestyle coaching skills to fitness professionals, he has presented hundreds of workshops and trainings across the globe.

Craig Weller


Craig is PN’s exercise systems and program director and a PN Master Coach. Before joining PN, he spent six years in Naval Special Operations as a Special Warfare Combat Crewman. Outside of the military, Weller has founded multiple fitness businesses, co-authored multiple patents for biomedical monitoring technologies, served as a consultant for the US clandestine community, and written for numerous publications and journals including the NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Journal.

Mary Hable


Mary contributes to PN’s Curriculum team as a writer, editor, and researcher. Prior to PN, she worked with global manufacturers and on collaborative coalitions with the world's largest brands to build more sustainable businesses. As a consultant, she has helped businesses and global non-profits with sustainability, philanthropy, health, and organizational behavior change. Mary also works as a Certified Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer, and PN Level 2 Nutrition Coach.

Karin Nordin


As a contributing writer and curriculum advisor to PN, Dr. Nordin’s expertise focuses on the intersection of health behavior change and curriculum design. She has taught at the university level and has published quantitative studies on the intention-behavior gap, as well as the impact of growth mindset on engagement and learning. She is also a nationally recognized speaker and public speaking coach.

Laura Castellani


As a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Dr. Castellini’s research focuses on how exercise and nutrition can alter inflammation to influence metabolism in the body and the brain. She has been published in over a dozen scientific journals, and has taught courses in human physiology, nutritional neuroscience, and exercise for chronic disease at the university level.

What’s inside the brand-new program?

Start exploring our interactive tools and curriculum as soon as you register, and use our study materials, interactive video supports, plus loads of extras to get over the finish line, get certified as a stress and sleep consultant, and see results.

Access your study materials from anywhere—at your unique pace.

When you join the program, you’ll get immediate access to PN’s easy-to-use online study platform, which helps break down the program into 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Read through the chapter material, and use the chapter videos and the audio clips to supplement your learning—in whatever way works best for you.

Step 2: Practice what you’ve learned with study guide questions, case studies, and simulated coaching conversations, and by building your own personalized rest, recovery, and resilience (“3R”) program.

Step 3: Take the short end-of-chapter exam at your convenience.

You’ll find 4 comprehensive units broken out into 30 chapters, plus extensive support for different types of learners. For an in-depth look, here’s the curriculum overview.

A user-friendly online platform to help you stay accountable and on-track.

Busy people with busy lives created this program, which is why we’ve designed it to be flexible to the demands of real life (AKA: no deadlines!) and accessible from anywhere in the world that has an internet connection.

To give you an idea: if you can study for 2-3 hours per week, you can expect to finish the certification within 4-6 months. If you’re ready to dive into the deep end and invest 4-5 hours per week or more, you can finish in as quickly as 3-4 months.

You’ll work through the study materials at your own pace, with the support of extra learning tools to help your learning:

  • Real-world case studies
  • Interactive client simulations
  • Self-study questions for personal reflection
  • Exams at the end of every chapter
  • Animated and expert videos
  • Downloadable audio files

True-to-life case studies and *NEW* client simulations.

Practice everything you learn—in a realistic but risk-free way, thanks to case studies taken from our experience coaching 100,000+ clients and our brand-new coaching simulations. From the foundational coaching skill of deeply understanding your client’s life and context, to uncovering and reflecting on where you could improve your coaching and communication skills, these case studies and client scenarios are meant to give you immediate feedback on your real answers.

Animated videos to support and summarize your learning.

We’ve created fully-animated unit overviews to help different types of learners grasp key concepts, as well as short introductory videos to each chapter. With at least 1 in-depth video per unit (and sometimes up to 4), you’ll have all the video material you need for quick refreshers before exams.

30+ questionnaires and assessment forms to use with your clients (and yourself!)

As you work through the program, you’ll find over 30 of PN’s proprietary questionnaires and assessment forms to use—both for yourself and with clients—that are unique to the industry. Everything you need to successfully coach someone from stressed-out to sleeping blissfully will be included: from a “Stress Inventory” to a “Sleep and Recovery Ideas” worksheet to help you brainstorm together with clients.

An exclusive community for interdisciplinary coaches.

Ask questions, get study support, and connect with other fitness and health professionals who are on the cutting-edge of the coaching industry. These are people who have committed to having a growth mindset, expanding their interdisciplinary learning, and applying the deep health framework—in other words, more incredible people like you.

Become a Certified Coach in Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery.

By the end of the program, you’ll have completed 25 short exams (almost one per chapter). If you get at least 75% of the questions correct, you’ll earn your PN1-SSRC credentials. We’ll send you your official certificate immediately, and you’ll be able to proudly add “PN1-SSRC” to your bio.

Most of our students pass the exams on the first try, but we’ll be here to support you every step of the way if you don’t. Once you’re certified, we’ll show you how to list your business on our site, so that people who are looking for a coach who specializes in deep health can find you!

What You’ll Learn

In the PN Level 1 Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery Coaching Certification, you’ll learn how to:

Identify common stressors, key recovery modalities, and ideal behaviors in sleep rituals—as well as how they shape client behavior and outcomes.

Help clients who are dealing with universal sleep, stress, and recovery “disruptors” like shift work, aging, parenthood, and more.

Understand both the short- and long-term effects and illnesses that can result from chronic stress, inadequate recovery, and poor sleep.

Look at health and wellbeing more holistically—and see how sleep, stress, and recovery connect to all aspects of your and your clients’ lives.

Assess the value of common tools and gadgets used to measure and track stress, recovery, and sleep for individual situations.

Analyze the macro- and micro- levels of stress and recovery, starting from the genes and proteins that regulate sleep, to the systemic disparities in stress, recovery, and health outcomes.

Explain the variation in the experience of stress and capacity for recovery among different clients—so you can fully grasp how individual experiences fit into the broader context of deep health.

Evaluate your own levels of stress, recovery, and sleep quality, and use this information to create your own self-coaching plan.

Apply best practices to every client interaction when it comes to sleep, stress, and recovery—like identifying the “big rocks” in a recovery routine, determining appropriate progress metrics, evaluating client progress, and using outcome-based decision making.

Use your new skills to guide your clients through personalized, comprehensive plans that help them: handle stress more effectively, sleep better and longer, and recover so they can perform their best and face anything that life throws at them.


When you join the SSR Certification waitlist, you’ll be first in line to get our best price on the Level 1 Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery Coaching Certification when it opens next.

Our next enrollment period is coming up soon, and if you’re on the waitlist you’ll be able to get instant access to the entire program for either $99 USD per month for 12 months, or a one-time payment of $999 USD.

That means you can gain a competitive edge as one of the first interdisciplinary health coaches, round out your coaching toolkit, and change more lives than ever before, all for around $3 a day… the price of a takeout coffee.

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Lots of companies guarantee their products. We guarantee our services, too.

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 PN1-SSRC credentials and head out to change people’s lives (or maximize their own!) If it wasn’t worth it to them, we give them a full refund.

That’s our promise. Try the PN Level 1 Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery Coaching Certification for 45 days. If you’re not happy with what you learn, let us know within 45 days (and before you certify) and we’ll give you every penny back. We’re confident in what we do and we stand by our work.

Interested in the PN Level 1 Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery Coaching Certification? Have questions? Contact us. We’re here to help.

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Final Note

Ready to become indispensable?

The most indispensable coaches with the longest careers, most loyal clients, and biggest impact on people’s lives are interdisciplinary.

They understand how to coach the whole person—from their nutrition and movement, to their sleep, stress management, and recovery practices.

The really cool part? There’s nothing in your client’s life that won’t improve when you help them address these areas. And your business will flourish as a result.

So if you’re ready: don’t sleep on this chance to thrive where other coaches fail to make a difference, add a secret weapon to your coaching toolkit, and help your clients really unlock their potential.

Of course, if now isn’t your time, we understand. We hope this shows you the breadth and depth of how PN is helping you help your clients. And we’ll be here when you’re ready.

- The PN Team

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