WHAT SKILLS DOES A CERTIFIED NUTRITION COACH NEED?
In addition to their thorough knowledge of nutrition and its role in achieving health, nutrition coaches work directly with clients to develop and manage nutritional programs. For this, they need effective listening skills, support and empathy, organizational skills and skills in language and persuasion.
IS CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT FOR A NUTRITION COACH?
The NASM is considered a world leader in the quality of its trainers and coaches and in the scientific rigor of its programs. Earning NASM certification marks you as a serious professional who has undergone a challenging program of instruction to learn and validate your skills. It signals to your coaching clients that your advice is based on tested knowledge and science.
WHERE DO CERTIFIED NUTRITION COACHES WORK?
Nutrition coaches generally work with clients in a private home or office setting. Many also work in facilities such as weight management clinics, health clubs and gyms, spas or in corporate settings where they advise busy professionals on ways to manage their nutrition.