Learn More about a Career as a Sports & Fitness Nutrition Specialist | Sports & Fitness | NEIH

Updated: Mar 19

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Sports and fitness nutrition specialist

Staying fit is a dream we all wish to achieve. Both as an athlete and an individual, it Is a human need to seek the right nutrition and diet to provide the right amount of energy needed to perform day to day tasks. There are numerous resources available to make a healthy diet plan, but athletes who need endurance and stamina will require professional help and workout routines that only a sports and fitness nutrition specialist can help make.

What is it like to have a career as a Sports and Fitness Nutrition Specialist

A sports and fitness nutrition specialist is knowledgeable about fitness and nutrition. During their certification program, they learn theoretical and practical concepts on how to create a balanced plan for those trying to achieve a body goal. The aim is to seek a balance between the intake of nutrition and goals such as optimal health, performance, and exercise. Sports and Fitness Nutrition specialists provide education on the right type of food to eat to maximize physical performance and to achieve desired results.

How to Get Started on a Career in Sports Medicine

An entry-level sports and fitness nutrition specialist certification program can provide knowledge on how proteins, vitamins, fats, carbohydrates, exercise patterns, and eating habits can play a critical role in the overall performance of an athlete. Naturally, when we eat and exercise, energy builds up and it should be released in a controlled manner to maximize its impact. Many sports and fitness nutrition specialists also monitor the influx of amino acids and antioxidants that are critical for a healthy body and nervous system. Antioxidants reduce the damage done by free radicals and reduce the risk of cancer and heart diseases.

What you Will Learn From a Certification Program

  • Modified Nutritional Needs of Athletes

  • Goals of Sports Nutrition

  • Understanding Bioenergetics, Sources of Energy, Amino Acids and Energy Expenditure.

  • Role of Vitamins, Water, and Minerals.

  • Understanding the metabolism of Protein

  • The Skeletal Muscle Protein Synthesis and Breakdown

  • Timing and Amount of Protein intake

  • Identifying Fat Intake Recommendations for Athletes

  • Understanding Weight Gain and Weight Loss Principles.

  • and MORE!

Begining Your Education

Enrolling in a certification program will also help you understand how the weight loss process works. Athletes should maintain an optimal weight to keep performance and stamina at their peak. Excess weight can lead to excess energy expenditure, an increase in heart rate and body temperature, and put pressure on joints and bones. A career as a Sports and Fitness Nutrition Specialist can allow you to have a positive impact on the lives of people trying to better themselves and their health.



At successful completion of the program you will receive a Certification of Completion with your name on it from NEIH. A certificate of completion displays that you have successfully completed the course work required in the program. It sets a benchmark that others may or may not have achieved. 

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