ISSN Sports Nutrition Specialist Level-1 (Double Cert With Performance Nutrition Expert)

The ISSN-SNS (Sports Nutrition Specialist) certification on the GPNi® portal is the ‘introductory’ sports nutrition certification and is a great lead-in to the more advanced, Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist (CISSN) certification.

Gives personal trainers and other fitness professionals a competitive edge in their industry. All health / fitness / medical professionals working with athletes or active individuals should have a fundamental understanding of the adaptive response to exercise and the role nutrition plays in the acute and chronic response to exercise.

This is a double certification that includes:
• ISSN Sports Nutrition Specialist (SNS)
• Performance Nutrition Expert Level-1

This course will prepare you for the ISSN Sports Nutrition Specialist (ISSN-SNS) Exam where the fundamental nutrition and exercise concepts will be thoroughly covered. Sports nutrition, science application, supplementation and research will be examined as well.

What Will I Gain with The GPNi® & ISSN Qualifications?

Upon completing the course and being certified you will be recognized globally as being qualified in your field. No other sports nutrition or nutrition certification can offer this level of authority. Though other certifications may have content, none of it is created by the experts that did the research itself.

What Is The Relationship Between GPNi® & ISSN?

The Global Performance Nutrition Institute, GPNi® was founded in 2018 and is the official partner for The International Society of Sports Nutrition, ISSN. In the Asia Pacific region, GPNi® is the exclusive online, as well as offline partner for the ISSN.

What Is The Difference Between The GPNi® Courses & Certifications & Others Offered Online?

Whilst some certifications may label themselves as “sports nutrition”, most of the time they are simply general nutrition courses with a few small details about amino acids thrown in. All the GPNi® courses cover the foundational understanding and fundamentals of nutrition, but at the same time goes very deep on all aspects of athletics and the latest research-backed sports nutrition and diet strategies that other courses do not even surface-level begin to examine.

What Are The Requirements To Be Eligible To Join The SNS Certification?

Although no formal post­secondary course work is required, candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of basic exercise training, general nutrition, sports supplements, and are familiar with the ISSN’s current Position Papers.

This is a double certification that includes:

  • ISSN Sports Nutrition Specialist (SNS)
  • Performance Nutrition Expert Level-1

This double certification course covers more than just exam topics

  • New concepts are covered to ensure you are a well-rounded and informed sports nutrition specialist

NEW: Get access to face to face sessions

  • You will have access to the on-demand content from GPNI and some live, virtual sessions (schedule to be announced at a later date)

    Once you sign up, you can start studying immediately with the on-demand content on the GPNi® Student Center.

    Receive a free one-year membership and get access to the “Members Corner” also with exclusive content, tools, and downloads.

    Note: You can definitely do the whole thing on your own, at your own pace, as the course content is fully available on demand, online.

  • CEC’s/CEU’s

    5.5 ACE | 1.9 NASM | 15 AFAA

  • Eligible for SkillsFuture and UTAP claims.
    For more information, please refer to our FAQ here.

Course Fee

  • Early Bird: $1,830 

    Regular: $2,030

    Pay by instalment! (only available if you are not using Skillsfuture)

    Pay 50% of the fee now and get full access to the online content. The balance will be due before the first live session in 2023.

  • This course is eligible for SkillsFuture and UTAP claims.

Course Outline

Module 1 – Course Introduction & Nutrition Fundamentals

  • Course Introduction
  • Nutrition Fundamentals & Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients, Water & Hydration

Module 2 – Skeletal Muscle & Support Systems

  • Skeletal Muscle Fundamentals
  • Bioenergetics & Skeletal Muscle Energy Systems
  • Macronutrient Metabolism in Exercise and Training

Module 3 – Nutrition, Training & Performance

  • Energy Expenditure and Balance
  • Energy Imbalance, Obesity and Weight, Body Composition Management

Module 4 – Nutrition Performance, Dietary Trends

  • Nutritional Recommendations for Active Person and Athletes
  • Current Dietary Trends & Creating a Diet

Module 5 – Dietary Supplements & Ergogenic Acids

  • Making Wise Choices in the Nutrition Marketplace
  • Ergogenic Adis, Group A
  • Ergogenic Adis, Group B & C

Module 6 – Exercise Hydration & Nutrition Considerations

  • Exercise Thermoregulation, Fluid Balance and Rehydration
  • Hypohydration
  • Nutritional Considerations for Intense Training and Competition
  • Exercise and Effects on Illness

Module 7 – Sport Nutrition Applications

  • Endurance Sports
  • Strength and Power Sports
  • Team Sports
  • Bodybuilding & Physique
  • Water Sports

Module 8 – Exam Preparation

  • ISSN Position Stand and Research Review
  • Spotlight on careers in Sports Nutrition
  • Performance Nutrition Plan Creation and Presentation
  • Exam Review

Course Delivery & Hours (New Hybrid format!)

Course Schedule (Face to Face at FIT Asia)

1- Onboarding Q&A Session (90 minutes) 

Wednesday, 19 October, 7pm

2- Revision Modules 1-4

Wednesday, 16 November, 7pm (until about 9-9:30)

Guest speaker: Dr Jason, Saturday 3 December, 1pm

3- Revision Modules 4-8

Tuesday, 6 December, 7pm (until about 9-9:30)

4- Presentations

Tuesday-Wednesday, 10-11 January, 7pm ONLINE

5- Final Review

Saturday, 14 January, 9am-12noon

You will then be given time to sit the 1.5 hour exam