Specialist in Performance Nutrition Course?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Centaur, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Centaur

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    Looking into more schooling for fitness/sports related training, and have been checking out:

    Specialist in Performance Nutrition

    Overview:
     
  2. MikeMartial

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    Probably a helluva lot better than the CAN-Fit Pro nutrition course; just for the record, that's a total joke. I'm not familar with the ACE nutrition course, but knowing what I know about ACE, it's probably no better.

    Berardi is listed as a consultant/author for ISSA, so he may play a major role in the nutriton course, and that speaks volumes.
     
  3. Centaur

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    A-ha!! Thanks you sir.

    As always, very helpful.
    They actually give a deal if I get both.

    And ya, I checked the ACE, nothing to speacial.

    I looked at Can-fit pro too, looked BAD (24 hour course?).



    Mr.Martial, if you would be so kind as to check this thread:
    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=747504

    and give me your opinion, I'd appreciate it.
     
  4. spirez

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    I ordered this six months ago and I must digress, after taking Anatomy, Physio, and many bio classes on top of the reading KK and MM put up, this thing is cake. Hardest part is getting CPR certified:)
     
  6. Centaur

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    Cool, thanks guys. Also, StrikerStatus, do you feel it will help you in getting clients/employment?

    Is it worth the $550?

    Thanks for that too, I didn't know that was available.
     
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    Dan, right now I am a Physical Therapy Aide working towards my DPT and am 21. My boss is a family friend and gives me lots of freedom with rehab structure and modalities. That said, I basically say eat veggies and lean protein. It really isn't anything ground breaking, but is a nice thing to spit out when someone says "So are you a diet guy or what?". Look at it this way, Vitamin and Supplement stores in my area require you have something similar or equivalent to this. If you are looking for knowledge more than paper, take a Human Performance class.
     
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    Thank-ya.
     
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    Nice...good luck with that....I need to go back and get my DPT. I only have a masters right now.
     
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    Did you ever go any further with this?

    I've just ordered PN, going to really go through it this summer and hopefully adapt it to my personal training. People always ask about diet as if it's rocket science!
     
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    That is not worth the money. You want performance nutrition? Find a school that offers post grad work in the field. University of Utah, University of Connecticut etc. Order two or three books from them and you will gain ten times the knowledge of that silly course.
     
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    While I agree with you on the knowledge aspect, there's a lot to be said about certification and credentials, especially from a business point of view. The hard part is finding a credible cert, other than getting a Ph.D in nutritional biochem. :icon_chee
     
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    Well I haven't used a cert in almost a decade. papers and certs are just that, papers and certs. One book would give him more applicable knowledge than any ISSA course. Frankly I don't really find any certs to be worth a damn. With the exception of NSCA etc
     
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    Just to let y'all know, I didn't bother with the nutrition course. I am doing the ISSA SSC course, but more for the cert. than the knowledge, though I have learned some pretty interesting things.

    I agree with certs not being worth as much as some people would have you believe. Ross Enamait, for instance, doesn't have a cert that I know of, but is very well read and knowledgeable, and even better, knows how to apply it.

    I do need one though, so I went with the ISSA and am glad that I did.
     

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