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The renowned global authorities, pioneers, researchers of The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN®) have partnered with Global Performance Nutrition Institute (GPNi®) 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 global leading 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 Ph.D. 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 On The GPNi® Portal

GPNi® is the official global online partner for The International Society of Sports Nutrition, The ISSN®.

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
  • Amateur & Professional Athletes
  • Nurses & Doctors
  • Health Coaches
  • Group Fitness Instructors
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Fitness Lovers
  • Parents

Our Happy & Qualified Student Alumni

Since 2003, The ISSN® has certified thousands of Sports Nutrition Specialist (SNS), and Sports Nutritionists (CISSN Master Level) across the world to ensure to upgrade their knowledge and skills; all of which is backed by science and research.

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Our Global Experts

“Every day I engage with athletes in my practice, helping them improve their training, body composition, 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.”

Roger Adams, Ph.D. & GPNi® Director Of Education 

  • PhD
  • CISSN

 

“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 systems 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 practice for global performance nutrition.

Course Delivery & Hours

Total study hours = 53hours.

PLUS - Interactive group class chats – unlimited. Ability to connect and interact with classmates from all over the world. Learn from each-other, connect and grow your global network for career and knowledge advancement in the field of sports nutrition.

  • 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® 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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

The GPNi® courses, together with the ISSN certifications are the only TRUE and authentic certification and authority in performance in the world.  All others use content and research papers by the ISSN, thus are not from the original or authentic source.

As nutrition is becoming viewed as being the most important aspect in all fitness and professional sports you will be upgrading yourself to serve others to the highest level.  Whether for your own educational purposes, as a coach, or as a professional trainer to elite athletes you will be added with the skills to work with and optimize their performance nutrition diet and strategy.

One of the most important attributes you will gain, that no other online certification can offer, or remotely does offer is; plugging into the GPNi® and ISSN global network.  Study with a “live” group class with a “real classroom” experience with our exclusive online video & chat groups. 

Connect learn, grow friends, and network with peers throughout the world. Learn from and meet the elite level experts in the world “live” online, as well in person offline.  In your career, it is often as important, if not more important to who you know, not just want you to know – with GPNi® learn and grow your connections globally!

See what others have said about studying with GPNi® here on the GPNi® YouTube Page Here.

“I was looking for the perfect course that combined theoretical knowledge and practical experience in sports nutrition for many years. I was greatly impressed with the new knowledge I gained also the course flow with the blend of on-demand content together with “live” online Zoom tutorials and class group. For those in the fitness industry, I highly recommended getting ISSN certified on the GPNi® portal and upgrading your knowledge and career at the same time.”

From Lenka Suta, SNS Graduate of SNS certification in 2021.

“I'm actually doing the course for a second time right now because I know that the course has about 40% of new information in it compared to a few years ago when I last did the course.

One of my biggest frustrations in the industry in the past has been courses where the knowledge is already outdated based on the current science, but they're very slow to update the course content. That isn't a problem that you have with the ISSN and the GPNi.”

Testimonial by SNS student, Holly Priestland from the UK

"I graduated from University Kebangsaan Malaysia and possess a bachelor's degree in nutrition with honors. Ever since I learned about nutrition, my interest is inclined towards sports and performance nutrition. So that is why I chose to join this class."

Testimonial by SNS student, Amir Shahimi, a certified nutritionist cum coach.

“In the last few days, my clients have been asking me for guidance and tips about nutrition, how to pair their workouts with their meal plan.

So I decided to attend this nutrition certification and I have to say that I learn a lot, and finally, I can give the right answers to all my clients.”

Testimonial by SNS student, Emanuele Mediati from Italy

See what others have said about studying with GPNi® here on the GPNi® YouTube Page Here.

With all GPNi® courses and certifications, you will learn sports nutrition strategies backed by the most up-to-date and cutting-edge science, research. All courses are also created by global experts in their field. 

Depending on the course or certification you choose to study on the GPNi® portal all will be covered in these areas and a great deal more:

  • 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.
  • The right sports nutrition plan for the right athlete and athletic performance.
  • The GPNi® branded “Traffic Light System” on supplementation (products) that are proven to work, backed by science according to the latest ISSN research and later literature.
  • In-depth understanding of the ISSN Position Stands.
  • Ethics and best standards of practice for global performance nutrition.

 

The GPN® is unlike any other certifications and course programs currently available globally.  Firstly GPNi® is the only truly global certification in sports nutrition.  Others may claim to be “international” though are only offered in the English language and often only reside within one country or region. 

The GPNi® courses and certifications are now offered in:

1. English.

2. Chinese

3. Japanese

4. Many other languages launching soon. 

The GPNi® also has exclusive region partners to help localize the content also work with local regulations within each region now in:

1. United States

2. Australia & New Zealand (ANZ)

3. China Mainland

4. Hong Kong

5. Taiwan

6. Japan

7. Singapore

8. United Kingdom

9.  More Region Partners Launching Soon In 2022

The GPNi® certifications have all been created using the most cutting-edge sports nutrition scientific studies.  The authors of all the courses are all international experts, and Ph.D. level globally recognized lectures.  You will not find a program or course of its kind similar or in-depth to what the GPNi® offers. 

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. 

Many online courses offer on-demand content with a “cookie-cutter” approach to education.  For those simply looking for a “piece of paper” as a certification, other programs may be easier and suit your needs better. The GPNi® approach to education is a 360° with true “classroom” like feel with our exclusive chat classroom groups and “live” classes.  Learn from others with our global classroom and also get your “Access to Experts”, only through the GPNi®. 

The GPNi® courses and ISSN certifications are the fastest-growing internationally recognized online education now in the world.  Grow your career, network globally, and upgrade yourself to be amongst the top in the game in the performance nutrition space.

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.

The ISSN since 2003 has led the world in cutting-edge research, experts, papers, and conference in sports nutrition.  With its “self-study” online exam it has also led the world in the most recognized global certifications in performance nutrition, the Sports Nutrition Specialist (SNS) and Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) ISSN has also led the way.

The GPNi® has worked closely as partners with the ISSN since 2018 and in 2020 launched the first-ever online exclusive courses for the globally recognized certifications.  For the first time, ever students of the world are now able to do a dedicated course to help pass the official ISSN exams exclusively on the GPNi® portal www.thegpni.com

Beyond just passing the ISSN official online exams, the GPNi® also offers an additional exclusive certification called the Performance Nutrition Expert (PNE).  The PNE Level-1 connected to the SNS certification, and PNE Level-2 connected to the CISSN  program.  These add-on certifications also exclusively through the GPNi® additional equip students in the practical knowledge of understanding sports nutrition. The PNE certifications are graded on a case study and diet creation works to ensure students understand and can use the new knowledge adequately in everyday life.

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