BECOME A SPORTS FITNESS 
NUTRITION SPECIALIST
Certified Sports & Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Overview

 

Sports and Nutrition Fitness Specialist are individuals that provide the fitness industry with assistance on both the physical exercise and nutritional aspect of the client’s requirements. They design exercise plans for clients and educate clients in choosing the right nutrient for their fitness goals. They work with schools, sports teams, athletes or private clients.

Sports and Nutrition Fitness Specialist must have the knowledge of nutrients and sports fitness.

Sports and Nutrition Fitness Specialist have direct interaction with the clients and therefore must have professional communications skills. They must also be able to explain and educate their clients on fitness and nutrition.   

Requirements

Candidates registering for the exam must qualify in (at-least 1) of the GROUPS (A or B or C) as shown below. Training and experience may be completed within united states of america or outside united states of america. 

GROUP A

EDUCATION

Training or

Equivalent

(Nationally or Internationally)

GROUP b

experience

Have work experience

or

Equivalent

GROUP C

MILITARY

Must submit proof of education or experience.

Duties

General:

Communicate with Clients

Design Fitness Programs

Design Nutritional Programs

Educate Clients on Fitness and Nutrition

Monitor and Assess Clients Current Fitness Level

Computer Skills (Basics)

Discuss Health and Fitness Goals

Administrative Duties

Duties

 
 

Exam Test Plan

The exam content topic includes the following:

1. Amount and Type of Foods
     •    Proteins
     •    Lipids
     •    Fats
     •    Carbohydrates
     •    Vitamins
     •    Minerals
2. Beverages
3. Supplements
4. Fitness Training and Designing
5. Performance and Recovery

 

Renewal

AECA believes in continuing education more frequently so that the candidate can have a constant touch with knowledge, Candidate’s are required to attend the continuing education units / credits every year to renew their certification.

Certification is required to be renewed annually.

On submitting a renewal application the candidate will receive an email with links to CEUs that must be completed and submitted online. 

Fee Schedule for Renewal

Renewal Fee: $50

Renewal: 

Certification that are expired must apply for reinstatement.

If you wish to apply to reinstate your expired certification you may proceed by submitting a reinstatement application. 

 

Fee Schedule for Reinstatement

Expired Less than 1 Year: $99  

Expired More than 1 Year but Less than 2 Years: $199

Reinstatement