Ever wonder if nutrition certificate programs are adequate for launching a coaching career? You know, programs like the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), eCornell’s Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition and the Nutritional Education Institute’s (NEI) Nutritional Education Trainer (NET) certificate.
As a registered dietitian with both the eCornell Plant Based Nutrition Certificate and NEI’s NET Certificate, I’m asked this question regularly.
First I’ll outline several observations, and then I’ll address specific concerns below. Each situation is unique, so apply my feedback accordingly.