PROPTA The Professional Personal Trainers Association offers the best nutrition certificate course.

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When PROPTA students combine the in depth knowledge of a nutrition certificate course with a personal trainer certification, clients are ensured that they are being taught by a leader in the field. There are many reasons Joe Antouri stresses the need to combine the two certifications. Proper nutrition directly relates to achieving success with a workout routine. Without Nutrition fat loss or muscle gain is unattainable. Proper food and supplement application is a must. Understanding food and supplements will make you appear more professional and well- rounded when speaking with clients. Once you complete the Nutrition Certificate course you will feel confident planning a workout regimen for your clients.

Nutrition Certificate course objectives:

This course provides students in-depth knowledge in the topics listed below.

Nutrition and digestion

Exercise makes the body look young because of the stress demands that always breaks tissue during muscle exertion. The body is always repairing itself. The correct intake of protein, vitamins, minerals, fat, and carbohydrates assists the body to repair and thrive.

Timing and quality vs quantity

Everyone in the personal trainer industry establishes a dietary program for their client based on caloric count. It is important to consider the proper breakdown of calories into carbohydrates, protein and fats. An additional aspect to consider is the when of eating.

Proper Eating

A balanced diet affects your client’s energy, strength, mood and overall health and well-being. Students that complete the Nutrition Certificate course will have an understanding of the daily dietary requirements for people of all age groups.

Athletic performance

Athletic performance and recovery from training are enhanced by attention to nutrient intake. Nutrition can help enhance athletic performance. Eating a good diet can help provide the energy you need to finish a race, or just enjoy a casual sport or activity. You are more likely to be tired and perform poorly during sports when you do not get enough:


Counting calories would appear to be the most logical approach to determining the amount of food a person should eat. Unfortunately, calorie counting is not only taken too far, it is applied to the exclusion of all other benchmarks to establish a proper nutritional program. The PROPTA Nutrition Certificate course teaches all aspects of proper daily caloric intake.


Do you know the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates? Can you explain this to your student’s and advise them on which foods to avoid to achieve their goals? Once you have attained your certificate from PROPTA you will be armed with the knowledge needed to feel confident in your ability to sit down and analyze which foods will help your student to lose weight and gain muscle mass.


Water is the body’s largest single component. Proper hydration is vital to your health and peak performance. Water assists your body in numerous functions. Including cell function, metabolic reactions, the circulatory system, transporting nutrients, and so much more.

Iron, vitamins, and other minerals

The proper levels of iron, vitamins and minerals are a key element to peak performance. Applying the principle taught in this course will assist you in determining what products may be missing in your client’s diet.


Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids. You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and make new ones. Protein is also important for growth and development in children, teens, and pregnant women.


Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. They help control practically every physiological process in your body including, metabolism, immune system, menstrual cycle and reproduction.

PH Levels

The acidity or alkalinity of a substance is measured using PH. To survive, our bodies must maintain the pH very close to 7.4, which is just on the alkaline side of neutral. If your body’s pH varies too much from this ideal, it becomes difficult for various enzymes to function properly.

Upon completion of this course, a Nutrition Tech should:

  • Have a clear understanding about the digestive system and its functions.
  • Have an understanding of protein, carbohydrate and fat and how these nutrients are essential to a balanced and healthy life style.
  • Understand vitamins and minerals
  • Understand portion control and to be able to guide clients on the basics of nutrition.
  • Understand and implement food diary to help enhance guidance and service.
  • Understand food label
  • Understand meal timing for better performance and fat loss without muscle loss.
  • Fat testing and measurements
  • Guide clients to make proper food choices for better results.

Steps to complete this course:

  • Nutrition Tech certification course is a home study course or an Online study course
  • Students are given 90 days to complete this course and submit the written exam
  • Food handlers permit certification must be obtained prior to 90 days
  • 20 hours clinic workshop must be complete prior to oral exam by PROPTA examiner

All students must obtain the Food Handlers Certification to obtain any PROPTA certification.
Food Safety is everyone’s business. It’s important as Personal Trainer and a Nutrition Tech or Consultant or a Supervisor or a Nutrition Specialist CNS* to inform your clients in food safety and sicknesses that are caused by mishandling food. Certification in food safety simply means that you will be required to have a basic knowledge as to the causes of food-born illness and its prevention, pass an approved examination, and possess a valid certificate in food safety.
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Approval was granted by:

  • Endorsed by the IFBB PRO League for 7 consecutive years
  • Approved and Endorsed by the National Fitness League ” The NFL of Fitness”