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Certified Nutritionist vs. Registered Dietitian: What’s the Difference?

Editor’s Note: This post was published in November 2019 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.  Although nutrition-related career titles may sound similar, they can be very different when it comes to educational requirements, job duties, and typical workplaces.  The two most common designations in the field are certified nutritionist and […]

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Community-Based Coaching: Health and Wellness Coaching for Community Health

If you are a health coach or are interested in becoming a coach, you probably know that most health coach training tends to focus on the individual. One-on-one health, nutrition, and fitness coaching is very effective in improving health outcomes, improving client wellness, and, ultimately, making sustainable health behavior changes. One-on-One Coaching vs Coaching at […]

Why Personal Trainers Should Consider a Nutrition Certification

You’ve likely heard the phrase “You can’t out-train a bad diet.”  As a personal trainer, you know that both physical activity and healthy eating habits contribute to long-term health outcomes. To help your clients fully reach their goals you need to address fitness, lifestyle, and nutrition.

Become a Health & Wellness Coach in Six Months or Less

You can choose from a wide variety of programs to become a health and wellness coach. These vary from structured college-level programs to online self-paced courses. If you are looking to make a change and try a new career guiding others toward healthier living, it is possible to complete a program in six months. How? […]