ISSA’s Specialist in Sports Nutrition (SSN) program prepares personal trainers to expand their practices into the specialized area of sports nutrition. Trainers learn how to optimize client performance by combining well-designed training programs with performance nutrition.
Please note: The information provided in this course is for general educational purposes only. The material is not a substitute for consultation with a healthcare provider regarding particular medical conditions and needs. Be sure to check the statutes in your state regarding the nutrition information that non-licensed individuals are able to dispense.
Our course material is continually updated so you can be sure you're receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information available.
Nutrition: The Vital Link To Super Performance, Nutrients: An Overview, Carbohydrates and the Athlete: The Ultimate Performance Fuel, Proteins and Amino Acids, Lipids and the Athlete: Energy and Growth Factors, Water and Oxygen, Vitamins, Minerals, Metabolite and Botanical Ergogenic Supplements, Guide to Food and Sports Supplements: Getting the Nutrients You Need
Anatomy of an Athlete: Cells, Tissues, and Systems, Digestion and Absorption, Body Composition and Metabolism
Fitness and Performance Nutrition Approaches, Athlete's Guide to Effective Fat Loss and Muscle Gain, Enhancing Performance with Carbohydrate Loading, Special Concerns of Athletic Females, Drawing Your Clients Or Athletes Into A Performance Lifestyle, Putting It All Together: The Athletic Performance Improvement Formula
Enroll and you will instantly gain access to your online course materials. We will also ship you the hard copies of the textbooks so you can study on-the-go. You have 4 months to complete the course but if you need more time, you can apply for a free 2 month extension. Most students finish the course in 8 to 10 weeks, with an hour or two of studying a day.
We offer online practice quizzes throughout the course to test your comprehension. Once you complete the quizzes, you'll gain access to the hardcopy final exam.
The final exam can be taken from the comfort of your home. After you pass your final exam we help you plan your next move. We also provide you with a business guide and a free professional website to jump-start your fitness career.