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BECOME A CERTIFIED NUTRITION COACH TODAY
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With over twenty years of experience creating thriving nutrition consulting businesses throughout the world, our team knows what it takes for you to get started and become successful in today’s competitive industry. Enroll Today for $299
Venice Nutrition is a nutrition and fitness system based on the science of blood sugar stabilization. By learning this principle and becoming an expert on physiology, you will have the skill set to coach anyone on how to become a success story, regardless of their goals, age, gender,body type, background or athletic ability.
Whether you are a health enthusiast or currently working in the health industry, with Venice Nutrition you’ll gain the tools and training that you need to expand your current business or start a new one. Unlike most nutrition certifications, Venice Nutrition is affordable (only $299) and provides the ability for you to legally coach clients and give nutrition advice; a critical factor in building your business!
No other Nutrition Certification in the industry allows for such a dynamic approach. For all details regarding the course, please visit the FAQ menu to the left or continue to scroll below.
Why become certified as a Venice Nutrition Coach?
Who should become certified as a Venice Nutrition Coach?
Who is the IBNFC?
Venice Nutrition's Medical Board, the IBNFC (International Board of Nutrition and Fitness Coaching), is comprised of:
Together these leaders have joined forces to create a revolutionary certification process to guide anyone on correct nutrition and blood sugar stabilization, physiology, and how to coach your clients to reach their unique goals.
What does the Venice Nutrition Certification Package include?
Take advantage of the most innovative and complete certification system designed to provide you with the knowledge, tools and support that you need to succeed as a nutrition coach! Your certification package includes:
Investment: $299.00 enroll now >>
What does the Testing and Certification procedure include?
Upon purchase of the Nutrition Coach Certification Course, you will immediately have access to the Coaches Network. Instructions on how to access your account and download your Study Manual will be emailed to the address you enter on the check-out page. You may choose to take the exams whenever you are ready. You must pass exam one in order to proceed to exam two. Both exams must have passing scores in order to earn your Nutrition Coach Certification.
The exam will be available online in the Coaches Network "Exam Tab".
Exam One: Part 1 and Part 2 of the Nutrition Certification Course Manual
75 questions, true/false and multiple choice.
Time: 90 Minutes
Results: Your exam is graded immediately after you click on the “submit” button or after 90 minutes have passed. A minimum score of 80% is required to pass.
Re-testing: If you do not pass this exam you can re-test within 7 days. The fee is $25.00 and you will have 6 additional months to complete this exam. Please contact email@example.com.
Exam Two: Part 3 of the Nutrition Certification Course Manual + 3 Day Certification Course Videos
80 questions, true/false, multiple choice, fill in the blanks, short essay.
Time: 90 Minutes
Results: Your exam will be graded within 7 business days. A minimum score of 80% is required to pass.
Re-testing: If you do not pass this exam you can re-test within 14 days. The fee is $75.00 and you will have 6 additional months to complete this exam. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you’ve passed both exams, your customized Nutrition Certificate will be emailed to you within 1-2 weeks. If you need a CEC letter for any of the following organizations: ACE, NASM, NSCA and ISSA, please email email@example.com.
Are there any pre-requisites to becoming certified?
Simply put, no. We have designed our certification process to be beneficial to anyone, including beginners to the industry and seasoned professionals such as nutritionists, personal trainers and gym/spa owners.
How long does it take to become certified as a Venice Nutrition Coach?
The certification may take anywhere from 2 weeks to several months.
The speed at which you progress will be determined by:
You may progress at your own pace. The exams can be taken online when you are ready >>.
What type of Support will I receive?
The health industry is ever evolving. The Nutrition Coach Certification Course will provide you three main keys to stay ahead of the curve in the industry.
This support system will keep you current, motivated, inspired and lay down a path you can always follow to find the answers.
To be your best requires implementing all three keys, this will provide you with the overall confidence and leadership to be the leader and educator your clients want.
How long is the certification valid, and what are the requirements for renewal?
A Continuing Education Curriculum (CEC) is very important to stay in touch with the progress of the Health Industry and will help develop your skill set in multiple arenas. Your certification will be valid for 2 years from the date you receive it. 2.0 CECs will be required to maintain a Valid Certification beyond your first two years, and for every two year period thereafter. We recommend CECs on a variety of topics: Health, Nutrition, Fitness, Communication, Coaching, Sales and Speaker Training. We are committed to assisting you with building your business and our courses are designed to take your knowledge to the next level.
Here are the three CEC options Venice Nutrition currently offers:
The Advanced Coaching and Speaker Training courses both require an investment and are well worth it. At Venice Nutrition we believe in options and the overall purpose of CEC’s are to enhance your education, and for this reason you have the choice to get the necessary units by Watching 10 Advanced Coaching Webinars free of charge, and then writing 500+ word count summaries on each. All 10 summaries must be submitted prior to the expiration of your Nutrition Certificate. Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
This provides you with the choice of purchasing one on one advanced coaching or speaker training or acquiring your CEC’s without an additional investment through group webinars.
Every two years your certification needs to be reissued, here is the process on how to do this:
If you're an existing Nutrition Coach and would like to purchase an Advanced Coaching Series, click here to order >>
Is this a Nationally Accredited Certification?
Yes it is. It has been Nationally Recognized since 2003. Venice Nutrition's Medical board, the IBNFC, possesses all of the Correct Legal Qualifications for the Nutrition Coach Certification to be Nationally Recognized.
There is a difference between Personal Training Certifications and Nutrition Certifications. Unlike Personal Training Certifications there is not a National Board that oversees Nutrition Certifications. Nutrition is viewed by each state as a higher skill level than personal training, so in essence there are tougher laws and requirements. The governing body is the Dietetic Association for each State and they enforce the Dietetics Practice Act.
In essence every Nutrition Certification can be called “Nationally Recognized”, the big question is whether you can Legally Teach Nutrition in a state with that Nutrition Certification. With a Nutrition Coach Certification offered by the IBNFC & Venice Nutrition alongside an implementation of the VN Software System, you CAN Legally Teach Nutrition in any state located in the United States.
Does this Certification allow me to Legally Teach Nutrition?
Yes, it does. While 99% of all other Nutrition Certifications do not provide the ability to actually legally teach nutrition, the Venice Nutrition Coach Certification does. A Registered Dietitian can also legally teach nutrition, however, the nutrition education a Registered Dietitian typically receives through a university is primarily designed to work with clients who are in a diseased state. This education fails to provide real answers on how health professionals should educate their clients on how to work nutrition, fitness and other health parameters permanently into their lives.
Mark Macdonald created the Venice Nutrition Coach Certification as a solution to the lack of education and inability for health professionals to teach others on how their bodies really work and how to achieve permanent results. He knew that if you were not a Registered Dietitian, there were three necessary tools that needed to be developed to give health professionals the opportunity to legally teach nutrition throughout the United States and be in accordance with the Dietetic Practice Act.
The three tools needed were:
Teaching Nutrition vs. Coaching/Consulting Programs:
Teaching Nutrition: With the Venice Nutrition Certification alone you can legally teach nutrition and educate people. For example, if you are a personal trainer, with the VN Certification, you could give your clients advice/coaching on nutrition to help them achieve their goals, or you can do group presentations for all of your clients. If you are a Wellness speaker you could give group presentations on nutrition and/or conduct seminars. (please note "teaching" does not mean being a Teacher in an educational institution, that requires a 4 year degree amongst other requirements).
Coaching/Consulting Programs: If you are planning on providing coaching/consulting programs for clients that include creating or giving meal plans then it is necessary to License from Venice Nutrition and utilize the Venice Nutrition software. Due to the US laws of the Diabetic Practice Act a Dietician must oversee all nutrition programs whereby meal plans are offered to clients. Here is the exact clause from the Diatetic Practice Act:
Since the Venice Nutrition software is overseen by our medical board (which includes a Registered Dietician) it is 100% legal for you to provide your clients with meal plans using the VN software program.
What is the Dietetic Practice Act?
Because each state views nutrition like a Licensed service, the Dietetic Association of each state created a Law to confirm that all nutritional advice was being given by qualified health professionals. The following is the Exception to the Law that a Nutrition Coach Certification by the IBNFC and Venice Nutrition falls under according to the Dietetic Practice Act:
Because of the Credentials of the Venice Nutrition Medical Board, the Advanced Certification Course Curriculum & the Robust VN Software System, any individual that becomes Certified as an IBNFC Nutrition Coach & utilizes the VN Software System CAN Legally Provide Nutrition Services (one on one coaching, group coaching, workplace wellness programs, etc...) throughout the United States.
Does VN's cert provide CEUs for other certifications?
Yes. The Nutrition Coach Certification provides CEU’s for these certifications:
** Once the Nutrition Coach Certification Course is completed a letter will be submitted with your certification stating you passed the course and are certified. This is the letter you will need to provide the organization you are presenting completed CEU’s to. **
How do I open a nutrition consulting business or improve my current consulting business?
Venice Nutrition is committed to continual support and development. We’re always moving forward as an organization and are driven to stay proactive in the industry. Because of this, a certified nutrition coach or a licensee will have unlimited cutting edge information and support 365 days a year.
Going beyond support - we’re committed to growing with your company. We understand that to maximize growth, business needs to be built before you have a business. It is our responsibility to show you the unlimited possibilities with Nutrition and Wellness… For those reasons We’ve created a 5 Phase approach in adding Nutrition and Wellness to your business. Each phase has its own objectives and time frame. Many consulting practices choose to implement all 5 phases and many others choose to implement 2-3. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Everything depends on the goal of your business.
The 5 phases are:
Phase 1 – Getting Certified and Learning the Process
Phase 2 – Developing Your Consulting Practice
Phase 3 – Adding Wellness Programs to your Business
Phase 4 - Building a Team of Nutrition Coaches
Phase 5 - Expanding your Nutrition and Wellness Business
Is Advanced Coaching available?
30 Day Advanced Coaching (Optional):
Work one on one with a Venice Nutrition Master Coach. With these coaching sessions you will increase your skill set and answer any questions you may have regarding nutrition, physiology and coaching. In addition, we will guide you on how to operate your own successful nutrition consulting business.
Additional Coaching Series:
Optional Investment: $499.00 enroll now >>
How can I create customized meal plans for my clientele?
Access to the Nutrition Consulting Software (VN Client Management System):
The VN Client Management System is a fully interactive, web based, nutrition and fitness software program that provides all the necessary tools to view and manage your members.
With access to the Management Software, you will have the ability to customize individual nutrition and health plans according to each client’s unique goals, needs and lifestyle. A VN customized health structure provides your clients with meal plans based on their individual nutritional parameters, exercise, sleep, supplementation and water intake.
** Each client would receive 90 days access to their personalized Venice Nutrition account, you would be billed $20.00 per account. After that time your clients have the option to enroll on our subscription service if they would like to continue service to their online account. At that time you would receive 50% commission on all enrollments and reoccurring fees. **
How do I offer Wellness Programs?
A great way to maximize your time, reach out to the community and build your clientele is through Wellness Programs. As a health professional there are only so many hours in the day to work with clients, wellness programs create the opportunity to work with many individuals at once. When presenting at an event it is always more powerful to provide all attendees with a game plan that will reinforce the message you are delivering. For this reason Venice Nutrition has created the Workplace Wellness Partner Program. With this program you will be able to enroll all attendees on the Online Program and receive custom designed materials for your events.
Wellness Partner Program Includes:
For more information, please contact us: email@example.com
Is Speaker Training available?
Yes, we offer a fantastic speaker training program that will teach the tools that will enable you to fully engage an audience and develop your skill set of showing each attendee the possibility of making their Health a Priority. The training program will provide you with the confidence, reputation and foundation to lead an audience to success and maximize the growth of your business.
Speaker Training Includes:
Additional $499.00 sign up for speaker training now >>
What happens after I purchase the certification?
Immediately upon purchase of the Venice Nutrition Coach Certification Course, you will have access to the Coaches Network. Instructions on how to access your account will be emailed to you along with a detailed Step by Step Certification document which walks you through how to get started.
Instructions on how to download your Nutrition Coach Certification Course Manual will be sent to the email address you supply when purchasing your certification. Instructions can also be found in the 'Step by Step Certification' document. You may choose to take the exams whenever you are ready. You must pass exam one in order to proceed to exam two. Both exams must have passing scores in order to earn your Nutrition Coach Certification.
If you wish to learn more about how you can use your Venice Nutrition Certificate to run your own Nutrition Consulting Practice please visit our Licensing page www.VeniceNutrition.com/Licensing.
For additional questions we invite you to contact our Health Professional support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678.392.2088 ext 302.