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NCSF Sports Nutrition Specialist 

In the Sport Nutrition Specialist program, you will be exposed to a variety of content related to nutrition and its relationship with human performance. The program will prepare you for successful completion of the NCSF-Sport Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Exam and will support an existing fitness related professional credential or allied health professional license.

You will learn about the energy-yielding nutrients such as carbohydrates, fat, and protein, as well as the importance of vitamins and minerals and nutrient timing. The physiological adaptations to exercise and how that relates to nutrition will also be covered. You can expect to develop a deeper understanding of how to optimize performance in athletes and the athletic population through proper nutritional strategies.

6 Months / 70 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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NCSF Sports Nutrition Specialist 

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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NCSF Sports Nutrition Specialist Details + Objective

Course Code: GES159

You Will Learn
  • Know nutrients and recommended intakes
  • Master fuel sources for muscle and exercise metabolism
  • Learn about gastric emptying, digestion, and absorption
  • Understand how to manage body composition and weight
  • Know how to identify eating disorders in athletes
  • Learn about nutrition and immune functions in athletes
  • Understand nutrition needs and training adaptations
  • Learn how to calculate nutrient requirements and manage nutrient-timing to accelerate adaptations to training
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 70 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare to sit for the NCSF-SNS Exam and to earn the Sport Nutrition Specialist certificate
  • Prepare yourself for a job as a personal trainer, strength coach, or allied health professional
  • Better your understanding of nutrition and health so as to become a healthier individual and more knowledgeable industry professional
NCSF Sports Nutrition Specialist Outline
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Introduction to Nutrients

Discover the fundamentals of nutrition by learning about recommended nutrient intake.

Introduction to Intakes

Understand how different bodies need different nutrition amounts and how to properly designate a meal schedule.

Physiological Concepts for Nutrition

Learn about fuel sources for muscle and exercise metabolism, energy, gastric emptying, digestion and absorption.

Macronutrients

Understand carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water requirements, and fluid balance.

Micronutrients and Supplementation

Cover suitable intake levels for vitamins and minerals.

Nutrition and Physiological Adaptations to Exercise

Complete the course by learning about nutrition and training adaptations, body composition, weight management, eating disorders, and nutrition and immune functioning.

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NCSF Sports Nutrition Specialist Requirements / Prerequisites

Sport Nutrition Specialist Exam candidates must be 18 years or older and meet at least one of the following requirements to be eligible to take the exam:

  • Hold a current NCSF certification, or
  • A current NCCA-accredited fitness professional certification, or
  • A college degree (Associate’s or higher), or
  • REPs Level 3 or higher credential (individuals outside the US and Canada)

This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems, IE 10 and later, FireFox, Chrome and Safari browsers and can be taken from either a Mac or a PC.

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.

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  •  Sport Nutrition
NCSF Sports Nutrition Specialist Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

No.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

What happens when I complete the program? 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

There is no facilitator for this program. NCSF does offer students support through access to email and phone.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Can I use a Mac?

Yes. 

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button above). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the “Contact Us” form to the right. You may also call us at 1-877-221-5151. We will answer your questions promptly.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready. Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

Does this program prepare for a certification?

Yes, this program prepares you for the NCSF-Sport Nutrition Specialist (SNS) exam.

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