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NESTA’s Online Sports Nutrition Specialist Certification Addresses Growing Need for Sports Nutrition Expertise for Personal Trainers

Designed to meet the growing need for certified and qualified sports nutrition specialists, NESTA’s online Sports Nutrition Specialist program provides a fitness focus on nutrition for physical performance. The certification is appropriate for personal tr


Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – From sports drinks to supplements and from teen athletes to adults, sports nutrition is a very hot topic in the world of sports and athletics. Likewise, the difference between good sports nutrition and bad is significant, creating a need for more certified Sports Nutrition Specialists, an online training that is now offered by the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA).

Designed as a safe and effective program for current trainers, coaches, group fitness teachers and nutritionists, the online and self-paced Sports Nutrition Specialist program provides a well-rounded focus on sports-related nutrition that can spur better and stronger athletic performance. Scientists and nutritionists alike recognize that athletic performance starts with good nutrition, and this program combines the two aspects for sports success.

“As a consumer, it can be pretty confusing to wade through all of the advertising claims that various sports products offer, which is why we created a program to  help experts really understand the heart of sports nutrition,” said John Spencer Ellis, founder of NESTA and creator of the Sports Nutrition Specialist certification. “A certified Sports Nutrition Specialist can help their clients and athletes eat, perform, feel and live better.”
In particular, this specialized online certification and accelerated learning program focuses on the ins and outs of nutrition for athletes of all levels. Topics include safe nutrition strategies for energy levels, the science of nutrition, plans for specific sports and activities, dietary needs for athletes, weight loss options, vitamins and supplements, post-exercise fueling and more.  

“When you eat better, you feel better, but athletes have a unique set of nutritional and dietary needs, depending on their sport and activity level. This certification can help participants understand how to fuel their bodies for total success,” added Ellis.


Since 1992, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) has been a leader in innovative solutions for fitness, nutrition and wellness professionals, as well as club owners. Founded by John Spencer Ellis, NESTA now has more than 55,000 members in 55 countries, and it is one of the largest fitness associations in the world, and the fastest growing association of its kind in the United States. NESTA provides the Sports  Nutrition Specialist certification for trainers, coaches and teachers interested in learning more about the specific nutrition needs of athletes of all levels. For more information on NESTA or the Sports Nutrition Specialist certification, please visit


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