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SNC Curriculum

The Sports Nutrition Certificate Curriculum introduces the student to post secondary teaching skills, intermediate level nutrition, alternative medicine, business design and nutrition program design, coaching and presentation skills.  The course material also provides students with hands-on experience in the areas of teaching, business development and nutrition program development.

Module Course Description Contact Hours Nutrition Specialist Contact Hours*
201 Post Secondary Education Teaching Methods 10 10 Required
202 Intermediate Level Biochemistry 18 5 Required
203 Alternative Medicine 12 5 Required
204 Instituting a Nutrition Program 30 7 Required
205 Intermediate Coaching Skills 6 2 Required
206 Presentation Skills 4 4 Required
  Total 80 Contact Hours 33 Contact Hours
Exam Post Course Assessment Required Not Required

*AASDN Nutrition Specialist Certification graduates have already completed over half the number of required contact hours for completion of the SNC program. If you are a Nutrition Specialist in good standing and would like to complete the SNC program please contact us at info@aasdn.org.

See “Catalog” for complete course descriptions.

Required texts/materials:

  • Pentz, J. Nutrition for Professionals Textbook, 9th Edition, LMA Publishing 2013, Boston, MA
  • Pentz, J. Nutrition Specialist Certification Exam Study Guide, LMA Publishing 2013 Boston, MA
  • Whitney, E, Rolfes, S. Understanding Nutrition, 13th ed. West Publishing Co 2013, NY
  • Gerber, M, E-Myth Mastery, HarperCollins Publishers 2005, NY

201 Post Secondary Education Teaching Method

Course # Title Contact hours NS Contact Hours
201.1 Learning Modalities – Introduction 1 1 Required
201.2 Learning Modalities – Visual 1 1 Required
201.3 Learning Modalities – Auditory 1 1 Required
201.4 Learning Modalities – Kinesthetic 1 1 Required
201.5 Presentation – All 3 Modalities 6 6 Required

202 Intermediate Level Biochemistry

Course # Title Contact hours NS Contact Hours
202.1 Digestion/Absorption/Transport 2 Completed
202.2 Carbohydrates/Fats/Proteins 4 Completed
202.3 Metabolism/Energy Balance 4 Completed
202.4 Vitamins/ Minerals Overview 3 Completed
202.5 Mock Class Presentation 5 5 Required

203 Alternative Medicine

Course # Title Contact hours NS Contact Hours
203.1 Definitions 1 Completed
203.2 Supplements 2 Completed
203.3 Nutrition Research 4 Completed
203.4 Presentation 5 5 Required

204 Instituting a Nutrition Program

Course # Title Contact hours NS Contact Hours
204.1 Prerequisites / Legal Considerations / Professional Considerations 2 Completed
204.2 The Process – Volunteer 1 6 Completed
204.3 The Process – Volunteer 2 6 Completed
204.4 Keys To Promoting Success 2 Completed
204.5 Developing a Business Plan 7 Completed
204.6 Presentation 7 7 Required

205 Intermediate Coaching Skills

Course # Title Contact hours NS Contact Hours
205.1 Essentials of Coaching part 1 2 Completed
205.2 Essentials of Coaching part 2 2 Completed
205.3 Coaching Skills In The Classroom 2 2 Required

206 Presentation Skills

Course # Title Contact hours NS Contact Hours
206.1 Presentation Skills 4 4 Required