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Host the Nutrition Specialist Certification

Thank you for your interest in hosting the AASDN Nutrition Specialist Certification Workshop.  We look forward to developing a customized training program that meets your needs and the needs of your team. We have several options available that ultimately lead to achieving the AASDN Nutrition Specialist Certification.

Option 1 – Nutrition Specialist Live Workshop

The Nutrition Specialist Live Workshop is designed for organizations that prefer to offer a comprehensive workshop at their facility. The 18 hour workshop is typically held in two days but can be reconfigured under special circumstances to meet the needs of your organization. If you are interested in hosting the Nutrition Specialist Live Workshop, we ask that you complete our “Host a Certification Request Form“. Once we receive your information, we will create a contract to meet your needs and secure a skilled Nutrition Specialist Instructor to accommodate your requested dates.

Requirements to Host a Nutrition Specialist Live Workshop

  • A room that is relatively quiet and can seat the number of requested participants (a minimum of 5 students and maximum of 30 students) classroom style with tables and chairs.
  • Provide a contact person that is responsible for ensuring that the room is set up classroom style with sufficient chairs and tables for all participants.  The contact person must be available during the workshop should any problems arise and to ensure that instructors have access to your facility in advance to set up equipment, etc (at least 30 minutes before class starting time).
  • Provide a flip chart or dry erase board.
  • Provide a screen for projector (instructors bring their own computers and projectors).
  • Internet access.
  • Your organization is responsible for obtaining participants for your class.

Your Participants Receive

  • Live Workshop
  • The Nutrition for Professionals 9th Edition Textbook
  • CEC’s
  • Class Packet
  • Presentation Notes Pages
  • Nutrition Specialist Certification Exam

Discounted Rates for 2-Day Nutrition Specialist Workshop

Number of Participants
5 to 10 Participants $3750 – Save $350 off retail price
11 to 15 Participants $5625 – Save $525 off retail price
16 to 20 Participants $7500 – Save $700 off retail price
21 to 30 Participants $11,300 – Save $1000 off retail price
> 30 Participants Contact AASDN for details
  • All rates include participant materials as well as all instructor costs (including travel and hotel accommodations for instructor if needed).
  • There is no difference in the content delivered; the above rates are based on the number of participants.
  • Your organization is responsible for obtaining participants for your class.
  • Payment terms to be determined and outlined in the contract.

After the Live Nutrition Specialist Workshop

There are two options for completing the Nutrition Specialist Certification Exam.

1. Online Exam Process:

  • Students must register for the Nutrition Specialist Certification exam within 6 months of completing the workshop.
  • All students must complete the online “Register for the NS Exam” form.
  • Once AASDN has received the completed online “Register for the NS Exam” form, there is a 6 month deadline to complete the online Nutrition Specialist Certification exam.  See the Nutrition Specialist Candidate Handbook for details.

2. Onsite Exam Process

  • Students will complete the Nutrition Specialist Certification Exam Online Exam after the live workshop.  Maximum amount of time allowed to complete the exam is 3 hours. See the Nutrition Specialist Candidate Handbook for exam details.

Option 2Nutrition Specialist Self Study Options

Two self-study options are available:

  • Nutrition Specialist Study Materials. The Study Materials Option Includes:
    • The Nutrition Specialist Exam
    • The Nutrition for Professionals 9th Edition Textbook
    • The Nutrition Specialist Certification Exam Study Guide
  • Nutrition Specialist Home Study. The Home Study Option Includes:
    • The Nutrition for Professionals 9th Edition Textbook
    • The Nutrition Specialist Certification Study Guide
    • Free online practice exam
    • Additional activities/workbook assignments (included in the Nutrition Specialist Certification Study Guide)
    • Additional support from AASDN staff members (correcting and commenting on assignments)
    • Continuing Education Contact Hours
    • Nutrition Specialist Exam

Requirements

  • The number of required registrations listed in the table below must be paid in advance before discounts are applied.
  • Students may study at their own pace.
  • All self-study options (exam only, study materials, home study) have a one year expiration date from date of purchase.
Group Packages Exam Only Option – Retail $299 * NS Study Materials – Retail $325 NS Home Study – Retail $425
3 to 5 Registrations 15% Discount ($44.85 savings per student) 15% Discount ($48.75 savings per student) 15% Discount ($63.75 savings/student)
6 to 10 Registrations 20% Discount ($59.80 savings per student) 20% Discount ($65.00 savings/student) 20% Discount ($85.00 savings/student)
> 10 Registrations 30% Discount ($89.70 savings per student) 30% Discount ($97.50 savings/student) 30% Discount ($127.50 savings/student)

* This option is not recommended for first time applicants. It includes the Nutrition Specialist Certification exam and practice exam only, and does not include AASDN study materials.

After Purchase of the Self Study Options

  • Students may register for the Nutrition Specialist Certification exam at any time during the one year time frame from date of purchase.
  • All students are required to complete the “Register for the NS Exam” online form.
  • Once AASDN receives the completed online “Register for the NS Exam” form, there is a 6 month deadline to complete the Nutrition Specialist Certification exam.  See the Nutrition Specialist Candidate Handbook for details.
  • Completion of the home study program is not required to register or complete the Nutrition Specialist Certification Exam.

Option 3 – Open Training

If you are interested in hosting a live workshop but do not have a group of staff or colleagues to hold a closed training, we can connect you with a skilled Nutrition Specialist Instructor to learn about hosting an open course that would attract community and regional participants. This option allows you to bring the training to your facility making it convenient for members of your team and providing positive exposure to the community. As the host site you will be responsible for providing a training space and helping promote the training in your local area. AASDN requires a minimum of 5 paid participants to run the course.


Successful Completion

Upon successful completion of the Nutrition Specialist Certification Exam

  • Certficants obtain access to the Nutrition Specialist online Membership Center, which contains all the documents necessary to implement a nutrition program (administrative documents, legal documents, handouts, menu plans and more).
  • Certificants receive unlimited support by an AASDN Sports Dietitian at no additional charge.
  • Certificants obtain access to scripted programs including one-on-one program, group program, child and youth program, scripted grocery shopping tours and more.

Benefits as a Nutrition Specialist Certified Through AASDN

  • It is the only nutrition certification program that includes all materials utilized by certified members, including “ready to implement” documents and scripted programs.
  • It is the only nutrition certification program with a defined scope of practice providing safe and effective programs.
  • It is a “turnkey” program that allows you to immediately incorporate nutrition services into your existing wellness program (legal documents, administrative documents, educational handouts, menu plans and more).
  • Certified members receive unlimited support from an AASDN Licensed Dietitian (included in annual membership fee).
  • Certified members obtain access to scripted programs including one-on-one program, group program, child and youth program, scripted grocery shopping tours and more.
  • Join top professionals in your field that are incorporating nutrition services.
  • Improve client/patient success by adding a nutrition component.
  • Distinguish yourself from other health professionals as a Nutrition Specialist.
  • Increase individual and facility revenue stream with the addition of evidence based nutrition programming.
  • All documents necessary to implement a nutrition component are available online. Materials have been developed by AASDN licensed sports professionals including: legal documents, menu plans, educational documents, individual scripted program, group program, youth program and more.
  • Option of providing more specialized services and serve special populations through the Nutrition Manager Program.
  • Credits earned can be applied to the Sports Nutrition Certificate program (SNC).  Nutrition Specialists can earn the Sports Nutrition Certificate in less than half the required contact hours than non-nutrition specialists.