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The #1 global authorities, pioneers, researchers of The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN®) have partnered with Global Performance Nutrition Institute (GPNi®) to as the official portal for the ISSN Sports Nutrition Specialist (SNS), and Sports Nutritionist (CISSN - Master Level) online courses and certifications.

Take your career to the next level and upgrade your skills and credentials to be the best and internationally accredited.

  • Be amongst the #1 global network of elite sports nutrition experts and researchers.
  • Learn the most cutting edge and scientific backed nutrition strategies from elite level athletes right through to everyday people simply wanting to be their best.
  • Get direct access to the world’s top PhD experts in the field of sports & performance nutrition with “live streaming” Q&A and presentations.
  • Be amongst a class with no more than 20 students per class to ensure quality interaction and dedicated teaching and delivery.
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Why Get Certified By The GPNi®

GPNi® is the official global online partner for The International Society of Sports Nutrition, The ISSN®.  The ISSN® is the leading pioneer's and researcher's in Performance Nutrition globally, since 2003. 

GPNi® is an-all access portal, to begin and advance your in sports nutrition to an elite level with blossoming career opportunities.

GPNi® is the world’s first science backed performance nutrition online education portal to be offered in multiple countries and available in multiple languages.

GPNi® has a unique blend of on-demand content, together with live tutorials and classroom style online solution to give the most authentic and quality education solution.

Plug into the world’s network fellow fitness professionals and business owners for career and learning opportunities like no other certification offers. Upgrade your knowledge also global network like no other certification can.

Exclusive access to the world’s most famous and leading sports nutrition researchers and experts through the GPNi® “Access to Experts” live tutorials. 

Is This Course For You

There are many thousands of certified SNS® and CISSN® professionals in the world today, these consist of:

  • Fitness Professional & Personal Trainers
  • Nurses & Doctors
  • Health Coaches
  • Group Fitness Instructors
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Fitness Lovers
  • Parents

Our Happy & Qualified Students

Since 2003, there have been thousands of certified students across the world that upgraded their knowledge and skills; all of which are backed by proven scientific performance nutrition research. Here are some testimonials from some of the happy student alumni! 

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Our Global Experts

“Every day I engage with elite athletes every day in my role with the UFC, helping them improve their training, recovery, and competition performance through nutrition. In order to be the best athlete, coach, or scientist you can be, you need to constantly improve and refine your practices. A key part of this is receiving the most up today evidenced-based information in your field.”


Reid Reale, PhD

  • UFC® Head Manager For Performance Nutrition 
  • PhD Sports Scientist, CISSN, Advanced Sports Dietitian
  • 1st Degree, BJJ Black Belt. 


“I am proud to have co-authored the latest version of the all-new ISSN-SNS international certification course by the GPNi®.  For those looking to upgrade yourselves to the elite level and be international certified, this is the certification for you.”

What To Expect To Learn

Upon completing the Sports Nutrition Specialist certification, you will have learned many sports nutrition strategies all backed by science and research, covering:

  • When you eat may be as important as what you eat for athletic performance.
  • Nutrient timing incorporates the use of methodical planning and eating of whole foods, fortified foods, and dietary supplements.
  • The timing of energy intake and the ratio of certain ingested macronutrients may enhance recovery and tissue repair, augment muscle protein synthesis (MPS), and improve mood states following high-volume or intense exercise.
  • Best natural nutritional supplements and food to boost performance physical performance.
  • Optimal dosages of key nutritional ingredients for maximum efficacy and safe results.
  • The right sports nutrition plan for the right athlete and athletic performance.
  • Traffic light system on supplementation (products) that are proven to work and backed by science according to the ISSN® literature.
  • In-depth understanding of the ISSN® Position Stands.
  • Ethics and best standards of practise for global performance nutrition.

Course Delivery & Hours



  • Onboarding 1.5 hours 
  • Module 1-4 review 1.5 hours
  • Module 5-8 review 1.5 hours
  • Presentation 4 hours
  • On-demand video content – 16.5hours.
  • Live-streaming class – 8hours.
  • Homework & presentations – 12hours.
  • Reading & review – approximately – 15hours.
  • Exam – 1.5hours.

History Of ISSN

The ISSN® was 'founded' in 2003 in San Francisco USA by, Jose Antonio PhD, Doug Kalman PhD RD, Richard Kreider PhD, Susan Kleiner PhD RD and Anthony Almada MSc.

The International Society of Sports Nutrition is the only non-profit academic society dedicated to promoting the science and application of evidence-based sports nutrition and supplementation

The ISSN® is the world's leader in providing science-based sports nutrition and supplement information. The ISSN® peer-reviewed journal (JISSN®), conferences, and attendees are the key influencers and thought-leaders in the sports nutrition and supplement field.

The ISSN® Is Recognized By Established Academic Societies – The Gold Standard

The ISSN® conferences, tutorials, lectures, and courses have been recognized (vis a vis attaining continuing education credits) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, American Physical Therapy Association, National Association of Athletic Trainers and other organizations as well. Members of these organizations can earn continuing education credits by attending ISSN® Conferences and Symposia.

The ISSN® is also recognized by many Universities as offering the latest, cutting edge and non-biased information about the science and application of sports nutrition and supplements.

World’s #1 Global Learning Portal For Performance Nutrition

The Global Performance Nutrition Institute (GPNi®) is the very first in the world to be truly global education solution for performance nutrition. English is considered the language of science, which is important, however the world is not entirely made up of English speakers, thus limiting access to billions of potential students wanting to upgrade their qualifications and ability.

The GPNi® is dedicated to being the being the global bridge online for all students to be able to access the world’s best research backed study, the world’s best experts and the world’s #1 global network in the field of sports nutrition.

As of 2021 the GPNi® offers full language and native level support and “live teaching” in:

  • English
  • Chinese Mandarin
  • Simplified Chinese Characters

For more information about language support and country support in your region and why GPNi® is the world’s #1 global access portal, please MORE HERE

Recognized Continued Education Credit / Continued Education Units (CEC / CEU)

(subject to NSCA’s local country partner CEC policy)

Course Book, Merchandise, Clothing & More

The ISSN-SNS Level 1 Certification exclusively on the GPNi® platform comes with the below materials and gifts.  These will be mailed to your home or office address you provide inclusive of the course cost but doesn't include the logistics fee.

Please Note: There will be a USD$50 charge on all mailout deliveries, charged automatically at checkout.

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Meet Our Experts & Course Video Tutorial Examples

Check out here what you will be viewing for each course also meet some of our globally renowned experts that have created the courses, certifications, and are part of the expert teachers team. 

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Become GPNi® Certified

You will need to complete and pass the below to be certified:

  • Pass the exam and receive 75% or above 
  • Complete the homework and presentation plans and receive 75% or above on all practical 

Most of our students pass the first time around, however, in case you don’t, you’ll still have 2 more tries at the exam. If you do not pass the 3rd time, you will need to get in contact with us to arrange a new exam sit and pay a small fee to sit again. 

Get Yourself & Business Listed On The GPNi®

Once you’re certified, you will be listed amongst the elite level trainers globally as being certified you can provide your business and contact information to be listed on our site. Unlike other online certifications, we provide a large area to show as much information about you and your company as possible, together with a photo of yourself to boost your international presence. 

Click Here To See The Full List Of Those Internationally Certified 

The GPNi® Guarantee

Lots of companies online guarantee their products. If you are not satisfied with the course, you will be given a full refund on the digital access.  

Learn more about refund policy and rest assured to know that you are learning with the best. 

That’s our promise. Try the GPNi® SNS® Level 1 Certification for 30 days. If you’re not happy with what you learn, return your textbooks, and we’ll give you every penny back. We’re confident in what we do and we stand by our work as we stand by our world-renowned experts and science-backed nutrition. 

Frequently Asked Questions

ISSN-SNS stand for Sports Nutrition Specialist from the International Society of Sport Nutrition. This certification is for personal trainers or other fitness professionals who do not hold a 4­year university/college degree.

It is critical for all health/fitness/medical professionals who work with athletes or active individuals to have a fundamental understanding of the adaptive response to exercise and the role that nutrition plays in the acute and chronic response to exe

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. To quali

There are no state­by­state regulations for becoming either a CISSN (Certified Sports Nutritionist) or ISSN­SNS (Sports Nutrition Specialist). Legally, personal trainers can and do provide sports nutrition information or general education t

To take an ISSN-SNS course, you need to firstly register an account in GPNi website, go to ISSN-SNS page to purchase the course, after the course is purchased, we will invite y

Pricing & Options

At GPNi® we know you will love what we do, and this is why we choose to give you options on signing up with us, whether you want to go "all in" or take it slow, there is an option for you. 

  • Option One - Buy Just One Of Our Mini Online Courses At Just USD$99 More Here 
  • Option Two - Buy One of Our More Involved Deeper Dive Certificate Programs Starting At Just USD$199 More Here 
  • Option Three - Buy The Full Internationally Certification Level SNS With On-Demand Access Only Starting At Just USD$899 More Here 
  • Option Four - Buy The Full Access Package Course With Full Access To Certification Level SNS With On-Demand Access, Live Tutorials With Experts With Retail Value At USD$1,499 and pay just USD$1,199. 
    • PLUS receive your online GPNi® yearly membership valued at USD$49.95 for FREE
    • PLUS receive an additional free gift ISSN® branded steel shaker valued at USD$38.9 for FREE   

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Get Access To The Worlds Experts + The Worlds Most Up To Date Performance Nutrition Scientific Research All On All Access GPNi® Portal, And Get Internationally Certified Today!

In the end, only you can determine the best education path for you. After certifying over thousands of clients in research-backed performance nutrition education, being authentic matters, so does being truly international. Now all online with a 360degree education portal with the GPNi® get access and upgrade your career, earning, and global network now.

  • Feel confident that you really understand nutrition
  • Feel qualified to give the right nutrition advice, at the right time
  • Feel ready to coach anyone to better health and fitness

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