Which nutritional certification program is best if someone is looking into becoming certified to do nutrition coaching for those involved in fitness and sports?
A thesis may be required or optional. Aspiring sports nutritionists must first become registered nutritionists by completing a bachelor’s degree and internship and then taking a state licensure test.
Typically, a bachelor’s degree takes four years to earn, though many online programs allow you to earn your degree in a shorter period of time. In some states, you only need a certificate or associate’s degree to be eligible for your nutritionist license, and these can be achieved in two years or less.