Upon completion of the Certificate in Applied Sports Nutrition students are eligible to register and become a professional member as an Accredited Sports Nutritionist with Sports Nutrition USA (Regional Affiliate of the Sports Nutrition Association). The Sports Nutrition Association provides members with a clearly defined scope of practice and code of conduct to ensure all members are operating within the established best practices in the industry. This is has been done to align to be in the best interest of the Public (who work with Sports Nutritionists), the Professional Members, and the Body who endorse the Members to the Public.

This process was established to address the gap within the industry that existed where there were no professional bodies and standards for the Qualifications and Practise in Sports Nutrition. As anyone could refer to themselves as a Sports Nutritionist (no terms were protected). To this day the Association & its regional affiliates (Sports Nutrition USA) are the only established Body, and have protected the terms Accredited Sports Nutritionist & it’s variants, and are working toward further securing the title Sports Nutritionist (having submitted initial applications). Any professional member can be recognised and found on the Association’s global Sports Nutritionist Registry. If someone claims to be a Sport’s Nutritionist and they are not listed on the Registry, they are not registered with the Association and as such held to its academic, professional and code of conduct Practising Standards.

Registration as a Sports Nutritionist is $399USD/year (approx. $525 AUD depending on exchange rates) paid either upfront or in monthly instalments.

Continued education is extremely important within the USA Body of the Association we conduct annual CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for our members. This is included as a part of their registration fees. There is no requirement for our members to complete external programs for the sake of accruing and satisfying registration points like the CEC and CEU programs. It is our belief that it is not only our members responsibility to stay up to date with the best evidence informed practise, but it is also our responsibility to keep them up to date, and actually provide them with something for their registration fees. For members who deregister, reinstatement of registration is available and the reinstatement process is assessed on a case by case process, with fees ranging from $599USD for full re-enrolment in the certificate depending on the period of time they were unregistered.

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Sports Nutrition USA (Regional Association Affiliate) is the only professional body in the USA that has a Standardised Sports Nutrition Insurance policy for its member’s . This insurance was created to ensure that all members are comprehensibly covered for the full relevant (to their registration level) scope of covered activities involved in Sports Nutrition Practise.

Sports Nutrition USA is able to offer this to it’s member’s as a result of its:

  • Annual CPD audits
  • Levels of accreditation
  • Private education framework
  • Professional member code of conduct
  • Direct Affiliation with the Association

All insurance is assessed and purchased individually on a case by case instance, so no fixed quotes can be provided. The approximate beginning price for all Accredited Sports Nutritionists starts around the $250/year mark for nutrition only and from $400/year for comprehensive nutrition and exercise coaching policies for our members who are dual Exercise and Sports Nutrition professionals .

Sports Nutrition USA has Arthur J Gallagher as it’s main insurance provider because they are presently the only provider who work with us during our annual member audits and CPD updates to ensure everyone they are covering have met these minimum standards. It is important to note that Arthur J Gallagher provide other policies to professionals and other organisations, but these policies are not the Professional Sports Nutritionist policy.

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