National Academy of Sports Medicine® Launches New Certified Sports Nutrition Program to Help Maximize Athletic Performance

New Program Leverages Latest Science-Based Methodologies for Coaching Everyone from Amateurs to Elite Athletes

GILBERT, Ariz.--()--Today the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM®), a world leader in fitness certifications, announced the launch of its newest program, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach (NASM-CSNC). This comprehensive online program equips health and nutrition coaches and fitness professionals with the skills, tools, and strategies to help optimize sports performance for clients across the entire spectrum of athletes, from amateurs to elite performers.

“Success for athletes is more than just physical fitness,” said Laurie McCartney, President of NASM. “Nutrition plays a huge role in results and recovery, and this program provides everything you need to know about nutrition timing, hydration, dietary supplements, and much more. It’s a toolkit for taking athletic performance from good to great.”

NASM developed the CSNC program with the industry-leading experts at the Institute of Performance Nutrition (IOPN). The IOPN is a world authority in sport and exercise nutrition, and its content is studied in more than 70 countries worldwide and endorsed by leading professional bodies, organizations, and professional sports teams.

“We are passionate about bridging the gap between science and practice in sport and exercise nutrition,” said Laurent Bannock, Founder and Director of IOPN, “and we’re proud to be involved in the co-development of this exciting new course with NASM.”

In addition to providing advanced knowledge and guidance on specific nutrition principles to improve body composition without sacrificing performance, the CSNC program also gives direction on the practical application of these concepts with day-to-day clients and athletes. The program modules include: The Performance Nutrition Profession; Metabolism and Energetics; Nutrients and Hydration; Performance and Nutrition Strategies; and Putting Science into Practice.

“A Certified Sports Nutrition Coach fills a critical role in sports science and sports performance,” said Brian Sutton, Senior Content Development and Production Manager at NASM. “Beyond fitness training, these coaches will work alongside athletes to educate and provide more integrated coaching around performance nutrition, game-day nutrition strategies, and weight management.”

NASM’s CSNC program features:

  • An easy-to-use digital experience delivered through NASM’s best-in-class online platform with video lectures and animations covering metabolism, nutrients, hydration, and coaching strategies to help optimize sports performance
  • Engaging multimedia content serves as dynamic resources to support the course information, that can be accessed for studying anytime, anywhere on any device (desktop/laptop, tablet or smartphone)
  • Knowledge Checks and quizzes throughout the course improve comprehension and retention, as well as progress tracking that enables participants to continue where they left off; additionally, the program includes a digital practice exam with unlimited attempts, and a digital final exam

NASM’s Certified Sports Nutrition Coach is available online in the United States at

About NASM: Now in its 34th year, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has remained the international standard in fitness education due to the high quality of fitness professionals they certify and their programs’ scientific rigor. NASM offers a best-in-class Certified Personal Trainer program and specialized bundles, including NASM Elite, Career Kickstarter, and more. For more information, visit

About IOPN: The Institute of Performance Nutrition is a UK based professional education institute, specializing in Performance Nutrition for current and aspiring sport and exercise nutritionists. They have collaborated with an impressive variety of elite teams and individual athletes, including FIFA World Cup and English Premiership / Championship league football teams, WTA professional tennis players, Premier League football and rugby players, Olympians, professional boxers, MMA (UFC) fighters, and elite level triathletes. For more information, visit


Alyson Campbell
Heart & Soul PR for NASM

Release Summary

The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM®) today announced the launch of its newest program, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach (NASM-CSNC).



Alyson Campbell
Heart & Soul PR for NASM