National Academy of Sports Medicine
Nutrition Education for the Consumer Specialization
National Academy of Sports Medicine

Nutrition Education for the Consumer Specialization

Break Down the Science of Daily Nutrition. Make healthier nutrition decisions faced every day using evidence-based science.

Taught in English

NASM Faculty

Instructor: NASM Faculty

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Specialization - 5 course series

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4.6

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1 month at 10 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • Learn the fundamentals of nutrition science and their impact on different diet types.

  • Validate the credibility of trending nutrition topics.

  • Apply the knowledge and skills required to make informed food choices.

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Specialization - 5 course series

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Beginner level

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1 month at 10 hours a week
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Plant-Based Diets

Course 13 hours4.5 (30 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Learn the common myths of plant-based dieting and science used to debunk them.

  • Differentiate key plant-based dieting characteristics that affect athletic performance.

  • Navigate plant-based diet conversations and discussions on how they affect weight loss.

  • Discover, using evidence-based research, the health benefits of plant-based dieting.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Vitamin and Mineral Intake
Category: Nutrition Coaching
Category: Supplement Science
Category: Dietary Supplements
Category: Evidence-Based Supplementation

Making Sense of Supplements

Course 23 hours4.6 (22 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Navigate common supplement myths and fallacies regarding weight loss.

  • Differentiate nutrition supplements used to promote athletic performance.

  • Discover how to use evidence-based research when determining supplemental use and efficacy.

  • Learn the importance of dietary supplements and the role they play in optimal health.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Nutrition Coaching
Category: Food Portioning and Portion Control
Category: Food and Dietary Supplement Labels
Category: Percent Daily Value
Category: Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA)

What you'll learn

  • Discover how to compare ingredient lists, percent daily value, and macronutrient makeup when comparing similar food options.

  • Differentiate between serving and portion sizes when preparing and plating meals.

  • Learn how to read food and supplement labels required to make informed decisions on which to purchase and/or consume.

  • Compare US measuring and portion sizes with the UK and EU.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Macronutrient Compositions
Category: Nutrition Coaching
Category: Diet Psychology and Adherence
Category: Fasting Protocols
Category: Food Restrictive Dieting

Nutrition Hot Topics and Controversies

Course 42 hours4.3 (10 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Learn how the body detoxifies itself through natural processes compared to commonly advertised detoxes and cleanses.

  • Discover the effects of common sweeteners and nonnutritive sweeteners play on health.

  • Learn the difference between genetically modified foods and conventionally grown produce.

  • Compare the nutrients of organic, grass-fed, and pasture-raised animals used in meat production.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Healthy Eating
Category: Nutrition Coaching
Category: Energy Balance
Category: Plant-Based Diets
Category: Weight Management

Navigating Diets

Course 53 hours

What you'll learn

  • Learn the underlying characteristics that make a diet effective.

  • Discover personal preferences when looking to adhere to a diet.

  • Compare common diets used to manage safe and effective weight loss.

  • Learn some of the behavioral roadblocks that may affect diet adherence.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Nutrition Coaching
Category: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Category: Organic vs. Conventionally Farmed
Category: Nonnutritive Sweeteners
Category: Detoxes and Cleanses

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NASM Faculty
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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