Which Nutrition Career Path Should You Choose?

One of the most common questions our students ask is:

“What type of business can I start with my certifications?”

And we’ve created this resource to help you make the decision that fits best with your interests, passions, and career goals.

Keep reading to learn more about the different nutrition career paths – and what they mean for you!

You could become a Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner.

You’re interested in the basic science behind nutrition and how this can be applied to improve the quality of life for your clients.

As a Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner, you can work with your ideal client to improve their overall health through nutrition. You’ll observe, advise, and guide your clients using the knowledge and tools gained from your level 5 Nutritional Therapist certification, and keep your options wide open.

However, keep in mind, if you’d like to niche down to work with a more specific demographic, you can always pursue additional certifications to transform your business into a multi-service practice!

Work with families as a Child and Family Practitioner.

For you, there’s nothing more rewarding than helping parents learn more about the proper nutrition for their children!

A Child and Family Practitioner works with parents to raise awareness of how good nutrition impacts their children. This can have a direct effect on brain development, future health, and behaviour. It also allows you to control a very narrow niche with a very broad demand for services.

Help athletes as a Sport and Exercise Practitioner!

You LOVE seeing professional athletes in action, and never miss an event if you can help it! Or maybe you’re passionate about your days at the gym and want to help yourself or others achieve fitness goals using the power of good nutrition.

As a Sport and Exercise Practitioner, you have a special skill set designed to help athletes and those who need guidance when it comes to the best nutrition to fuel their exercise regime. This is a great value add for personal trainers, gym owners, coaches, and anyone who wants a career supporting professional athletes!

Be a Diet and Weight Loss Practitioner.

You understand the struggle that comes with weight loss, the nutrition needed to change unhealthy lifestyles, and have a passion for motivating others to become their very best selves.

As a Diet and Weight Loss Practitioner, you’re focused in one of the most lucrative niches in the nutrition industry. Not only do you help people achieve their weight loss goals, you can also advise them on the changes necessary to maintain these goals.

This is another career opportunity for anyone who wants to branch out from traditional personal training, or for those working in the food industry as chefs or restaurant owners.

Focus on gut health as a Gut Health Practitioner.

Gut health is something you have a serious interest in, and you KNOW it ties into a person’s health in a big way.

Working as a Gut Health Practitioner, you’ll be able to help clients suffering from digestive issues using practical nutritional advice. You can work with their current routine to help them develop a plan that may improve their quality of life. You’ll also have the power to help people keep their gut in a balanced state that promotes better living through nutrition.

Improve quality of life as a Stress and Sleep Management Practitioner!

You’ve been fascinated with the science of sleep and how it can compound daily stress for a long time! You’d love to help people change their routines, improve their nutrition, and make a huge impact on the way they feel every day.

As a Stress and Sleep Management Practitioner, you have the knowledge you need to assess a client’s stress level and sleep quality. Then, you can make recommendations based on your observations. This is a great option for those who want to go into corporate wellness, or who want to develop a nutrition practice that can change lives in a meaningful way.

Help clients optimise their overall health as a Detox Specialist!

You have some insight into the role of the liver and kidneys as the body’s primary detox tools, but there’s more to it than that – and you want to help others through a more in-depth knowledge of the detoxification process.

As a Detox Specialist, you’ll be able to advise clients on the right nutrition to help their bodies operate in the most efficient way possible. This is a great way to focus on your specific niche without limiting the types of people you can help.

Shed light on deficiencies as a Dietary Supplements Practitioner.

You’ve got a passion for discovering what types of supplements can really make people perform and feel better, and you want to help them the RIGHT way (avoiding crazy fads).

With a practice focusing on dietary supplements, you’ll be in a unique position to help clients make informed decisions about what they put into their bodies. You’ll also have the freedom to choose a niche where you can apply your skill set.

This is a great option to pair with a sports and exercise, or even weight loss career.

Work with clients in Cancer Risk Reduction and Ageing.

Cancer risk reduction and ageing are fascinating and meaningful to you, and you’d love to help others in these areas as well.

As a Cancer Risk Reduction and Ageing Specialist, you’ll have the knowledge you need to make a real difference in the lives of people who want to reduce cancer risks and improve the ageing process through proper nutrition.

This is such an important niche to focus on, and one where you can create a long-term career.

Learn how to research nutrition science!

You get excited when you can find new information that may help your nutrition clients – and you want to make sure that information is always credible!

Very few people really understand the work that goes into doctoral level research. It involves a study of the methods used, and verification upon verification before it can be passed to the public as “true.”

Using our Advanced Research Techniques level 6 certification, you’ll be able to find and qualify the latest scientific studies that could benefit your nutrition clients.

Become a Multi-Service Practitioner and do more!

You have the ultimate gift – a desire to learn as much as possible to OWN your chosen niche. You’ll need an education that gives you everything you need to address any problem and to become a full-service advisor to higher end clients.

And we’ve got the perfect program for you…

Click here to learn more about the Nutrition Business Explorer Program™ today!

And don’t forget to download your free career path infographic for a clear picture of the possibilities open to you!

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[CPD Certified Webinar] Child and Family Nutrition Strategies for Your Practice

“How do I know if my child is getting all the right nutrients for proper growth?”

 “Should I worry about feeding my kids the wrong foods for learning and mood control?”

“Our family dinner is a tantrum-loaded warzone… is picky eating solvable at all?”

Speech challenges, learning delays, stunted growth, irrational tantrums, short-fused aggression, hyperactivity, a lack of attention… they can all have a dietary element underneath.

What a little boy or little girl eats can deeply affect their mood, memory, and brain development – with long-lasting consequences carried into adulthood.

So how does diet shape a growing child? And in what ways may you help parents, caretakers, and teachers with the nutrition of little ones?

Completing this CPD-certified training will equip you with vital knowledge underpinning how food can impact your client’s child neurologically, emotionally, and intellectually – alongside insights about adequately running child nutrition programs to best support little boys and girls with their developmental needs.

Here’s what you will discover in this CPD Certified Webinar:

  • Why nutrition and health practitioners should gain a deep insight into child nutrition science when working with parents, caretakers, and teachers
  • Importance of custom-building child nutrition plans considering gender, age, height, weight, and other calculations
  • How adding child nutrition programs to your practice can help clients with the developmental needs of their little ones
  • Advantages of becoming an Advanced Child and Brain Development Nutritional Advisor™ and integrating child nutrition into your work with our Level 5 Certification
  • Personalisation methods and planning tools to use when running your own child nutrition programs to support parents, caretakers, sports clubs, and schools

Remember you have the option of claiming your smart CPD certificate when you complete this webinar!

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