A nutritionist is a master of knowledge while a nutrition coach is a master of application. Whether you plan to become a nutrition coach yourself or you plan to send out one of your trainers to become one, listen closely…

On June 3rd and 4th we will be hosting our first Weekend Level-1 training in over 6 years! Expect a crash course of information taught by some of the brightest minds in the industry! Afterwards you will be set on course to start earning 2x faster than if you were to go through the course at your own pace!

  • Course Materials - Taught live by our expert educators
  • Private Facebook Group - Lifetime access
  • Access to Instructors - Over 90 days for any questions you have 
  • Coach Directory - Be added to our coaches directory
  • Case Studies - Cross-comparison for multiple studies 
  • Guinea Pigs - The opportunity to work with real-life clients with the entire NCI Education Staff in your corner
  • Certification - Receive a certification upon passing 

Why Choose the NCI Level 1 Nutrition Coaching Certification?

In today's climate, nutrition is more important than ever. Learn how it impacts every area of your and your clients’ 
health. And gain the rare ability to turn what you know into lasting results for yourself and others.

2-Day Crash Course. Get all the pertinent information over the course of two days so you can set off and start earning faster!

Bridge the gap between education and application. Our certification is grounded in application, the key to being able to create client results

Become more confident in your ability to create results. Our students reported being 2.5 times more confident in their ability to coach clients after completing the Level 1 Certification.

Earn a great living doing what you love. NCI graduates earn 95% more than industry average.

Join a thriving coaching network. Connect to thousands of fellow students and top experts to get answers and support.

Earn continuing education credits. The NCI L1 Certification is recognized by NASM and AFAA.

Why Get a Nutrition Certification?

Our society has become one of convenience, leading to an all time high consumption of processed foods that contain no real nutritional value and only exacerbate the problems listed below:

Nearly 1/3 of our population is overweight, 42% of which are obese

More and more of the population struggles with chronic dieting, a poor relationship with food, and/or unhealthy eating patterns leading to lower quality of life and mental health

Nearly 1/3 of our population is overweight, 42% of which are obese

More and more of the population struggles with chronic dieting, a poor relationship with food, and/or unhealthy eating patterns leading to lower quality of life and mental health

Hear from NCI Graduates

NCI has certified over 5,000 health and fitness professionals worldwide, giving them the skills and knowledge to successfully coach nutrition and get results.

Get the most practically-focused nutrition science, and the tools to create iMPACT for your clients, and iNCOME for you.

Since we first launched the NCI Level 1 Certification, we’ve been recognized as the world’s definitive source on bridging the gap between education and application.

Inside the NCI Level 1 Certification, you’ll…
  • Learn the most relevant, cutting-edge nutrition science—from macros, calories, and micronutrients, to stress, metabolism, energy balance, and more.
  • Learn how to create results for any goal from fat loss, to performance, to longevity and health.
  • ​Master the art of creating compliance—to help anyone achieve sustainable results and create a better working relationship with your clients
  • ​Connect with NCI's top experts and your coaching community around the world. Get advice, troubleshoot coaching scenarios, and level up your career.

What's included in the NCI Nutrition Certification?

Below is the course outline for our Level 1: Applied Nutrition Coach Certification.

Section 1: Lifestyle Coaching
Section 2: The Art of Coaching
Section 3: The Intake and Client Obstacles
Section 4: Energy Balance & Systems
Section 5: Macros - Protein
Section 6: Macros - Carbs & Fats
Section 7: Planning and Periodization
Section 8: Hydration and Fluid Balance
Section 9: Micros - Minerals
Section 10: Micros - Vitamins
Section 11: Supplementation
Section 12: Digestion Essentials
Section 13: Dieting Methods
Section 14: Overview of Coaching Systems



  • Fundamentals
  • Science of Nutrition 
  • ​Triangle of Awareness 
  • ​Periodization of Nutrition


  • Application
  • ​Case Studies
  • ​How to Intake Onboarding
  • ​Using Practical Methods to Get Repetitions with Education
  • ​8 Hours of Content


  • Guinea Pigs 
  • ​Graded by Expert Team of NCI (not just test of memorization)


You’re in Good Company

Here is what some of the coaches who have been through our education programs are saying...

“The growth that has happened...Thanks to Jason for pulling my story out of me..."
Level 1 Certified
“Before I Started Working With
Jason, I didn't even have a business"
Level 1 Certified
“The NCI Level 1 set me up as a coach…”
Level 1 Certified
“I can’t even convey how incredible Trevor, Jason, and the other coaches have been.”
Level 1 & 2 Certified Nutrition Coach
“You will not be disappointed.”

Level 1 & Hormone Certified

“I walked out of Level 1 wanting to be a Nutrition Coach which I never saw coming.”
RD, Level 1 & 2 Nutrition Coach
“I went from starting out as a side hustle nutrition coaching business to working with a handful of pro athletes now at only 21 years old”
Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach
"No one helped me with the real application and troubleshooting I had to do with clients until Jason showed up."

Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach
"It was like drinking from a firehose even though I have a long history of nutrition background."

Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach
Nutritional Coaching Institute • 2023
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