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Nutrition for Personal Trainers and Coaches

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Nutrition for Personal Trainers and Coaches provides a foundation of nutrition knowledge in a non-clinical setting. This certificate is designed for individuals interested in fitness, nutrition, wellness and health-related professions. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to work with individuals to improve well-being and promote healthy lifestyles.


Academic Plan Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
IFS110Critical Research for College Success1
EXS125Introduction to Exercise Physiology3
FON125Introduction to Professions in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics1
FON210Sports Nutrition and Supplements for Physical Activity3
FON241Principles of Human Nutrition3
FON241LLPrinciples of Human Nutrition Laboratory1
FON247Weight Management Science3
FON298AASpecial Projects1
  • Identify required education, training and areas of practice in nutrition and dietetics. (FON125)
  • Locate peer reviewed nutrition research using various scientific databases. (IFS110)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of nutrition requirements at each stage of the life cycle. (FON241)
  • Examine basic human physiology as it relates to nutrition and exercise. (EXS125, FON210, FON241, FON247)
  • Apply current nutrition guidelines to maximize health, fitness and athletic performance. (FON210, FON241, FON241LL, FON247)
  • Apply concepts of energy balance and fuel metabolism to improve health, manage weight, and enhance athletic performance. (FON210, FON241, FON247)
  • Evaluate alternative diets in relation to standard nutrition guidelines and current peer reviewed scientific research. (IFS110, FON241, FON241LL, FON247)
  • Differentiate between anabolic, catabolic, and energy producing supplements. (FON210)
  • Determine effectiveness of nutrition supplements using current peer reviewed scientific research. (IFS110, FON210)
  • Apply nutrition principles in a practical work setting. (FON298AA)

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