Precision Nutrition (and any other certificate 3 or 4 in nutrition or dietetic coaching)
This covers the above and the nutrition for Personal Trainers programs that range from 1/2 day CEC (fitness) Seminars/Courses through to, 3-month programs. These are often (but not always) centred around weight management through behaviours. Depending on the program 0 -1 module of the certificate will be eligible for RPL Credit.
The ISSN Exams (CISSN & SNS)
Programs inclusive of this such as but not limited too Recomp and MP, have merit via their ISSN inclusion, but are fixed systems that only allow education within said platforms, I.e. muscle increases with ‘x’ weight on your 1rm deadlift, and nutrient timing is essential for all hypertrophy. Rather than educating the mechanics of how these things work, and other physiological processes via furthermore in-depth foundational education thus creating a reliance on these fixed systems. The ISSN component is guaranteed to be recognised for 1-2 modules of RPL Credit for the certificate program.
Clean Health (Poliquin, Bio Print etc.)
Are fixed programs like those mentioned above, but do not include the background education from the ISSN Journal, nor any measurable assessment like the ISSN exams. These are not recognised, and hormonal manipulation of nutrition, or somatotype nutrition is not a part of an Accredited Sports Nutritionists’ scope, or any other entry-level allied health or fitness professional for that matter. These programs receive no credit for RPL.
Mac Nutrition Uni(versal)
Is not an accredited university (unlike the name implies), but is a private education provider and provides a very solid framework for global nutrition education. It covers many topics effectively at a fundamental level. It covers some sports, gen pop, and even some chronic disease. Unfortunately however because it is so broad and does touch on chronic disease intervention within the United States the minimum requirement for any registered professional to work with chronic disease is a 4-year minimum, and the Sports Nutrition education is not in-depth enough to meet the minimum compliance of the Certificate. Grads receive 3 modules RPL Credit into the Certificate from MNU.
Bachelor in Health Sciences (nutrition variants)
Depending on the university you study at and how you major, these programs provide in-depth education and clinical practise in specialist population management of nutrition. This mainly focuses on Chronic Disease prevention and sometimes treatment (depending on the degree and level). Some Sports Nutrition electives are available but often so rarely. Grads of these programs are eligible to register as Nutritionists, however, Sports & Body-Composition is not included in their covered Activities,, and as such further specific study is required. Graduates of these programs receive 50-70% of the Certificate Program credited through RPL pending academic transcript submission.