A question often asked is why both the PNE-L1 + ISSN-SNS, also the PNE-L2 Masters + ISSN-CISSN (Certified Sports Nutritionist) certification course by the GPNi, are superior compared to other sports nutrition certifications in the world, such as:
There are many reasons why the GPNi international certifications course is superior to all others. Please review below these five key points that make this certification superior to other sports nutrition certifications in the world:
Point One: Created by The Real Experts & Pioneers
The #1 reason is that NONE of these other sports’ nutrition certifications are created by experts in the field, but rather copied and pasted works from other research publications. Other sports nutrition programs are cookie-cutter online, simple courses made for the mass market and simply there to make money, but not bring any real tangible value to the students. Often the is the case, the materials themselves are put together by interns or outsourced to 3rd parties.
The authors and creators of the ISSN certifications and all course content by the GPNi are created by the original Ph.D. researchers and pioneers of sports nutrition.
If you want 2nd or even 3rd hand-non-authentic content that is likely outdated, then the other certifications may be for you. If you are enjoying the most updated, science-backed, authentic, and directly from the source, then the GPNi certifications courses are for you!
Point Two: CISSN The Only Globally Recognized & Respected Certification
The ISSN certifications and courses by the GPNi are the only truly recognized academic and university-recognized certifications. Many dieticians, nutritionists, and others that do not have enough knowledge in Sports Nutrition will elect to be certified with the ISSN-CISSN, as the CISSN (standing for Certified Sports Nutritionist) is the only globally recognized acronym they can use next to their name and credentials. You will see many academics and master-level trainers with their names and the “CISSN” acronym next to their names.
None of the other cookie-cutter sports nutrition certifications have this value or respect by dieticians and nutritionists worldwide.
Be proud to flash your credentials next to your name, “John Smith, CISSN, or Jane Smith, CISSN,” like no other certification can offer.
PLEASE NOTE: For those looking to enroll in the PNE-L1 + ISSN-SNS, this is your first step towards obtaining the master’s Level certification as you must first have Level-1 before enrolling into the Level-2 Masters's course. Other entry routes are if you are pre-qualified to do so (dietician, nutritionist). If so, contact us through email@example.com to see if you are, or apply directly with the “GPNi Masters Pack,” which includes both PNE-L1 + SNS and PNE-L2 + CISSN together with a package price.
Point Three: Only Dedicated True Sports Nutrition Certification
All the ISSN certifications on the GPNi portal are dedicated to the highest level of sports nutrition, research, education, and certification. The GPNi, the Global Performance Nutrition Institute, is the official and exclusive online education partner for the ISSN for the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
The GPNi portal is only dedicated to sports nutrition, nothing else. At the same time, all the other programs are a jack of all trades, with everything from Yoga to Personal Training, Strength and Conditioning, and even rehabilitation certifications. They cannot be experts, especially in sports nutrition, if they are to keep up with all the science and research.
Point Four: Live Access to Experts
Exclusively through GPNi, get “access to experts” with the “live” classes. Ask questions to the researchers and top-level experts in the world of sports nutrition to grow your knowledge to a new level.
GPNi portal has a unique blend of online live classes and on-demand professional filmed video tutorials. Get the best of both flexible online learning, real 360-degree education, and the ability to ask expert questions and learn. Plug into the “live” class schedule when your schedule permits to take your learning to a new level and study on your schedule with online professionally filmed playback video tutorials with Ph.D.-level expert lectures.
Point Five: Who You Know, Not Just What You Know
At the GPNi, you will be placed into a live cohort class for the “live” education classes. Within each class, you will be meeting, networking, and learning from other students from all over your country and, in some cases, all over the globe. At the GPNi, we have seen countless students upgrade their career paths simply by meeting new contacts and growing in the sports nutrition industry by knowing more people and thus having more opportunities. None of the other certifications have “live” classes, group assignments, or the ability to offer a global network in sports nutrition.
As stated in Point Three above as well, the other “so-called” other sports nutrition programs are not dedicated to sports nutrition but a jack of all trades. They also lack any solid network globally in sports nutrition.
Procedure After Enrollment
You will be able to begin your certification courses by the GPNi immediately after enrolment with the on-demand online tutorials and digital course book.
Timing Of Certifications & Study
Both the Level-1 and Level-2 certifications can be self-paced. You can take your time with lifetime access to the course content online for all active members yearly. The live cohorts run throughout the year, and you can access these by booking in with the administration to determine which live class dates suit your schedule.
PNE Level-1 + SNS
Most people complete this Level-1 certification within 5 months after beginning and a maximum of 8 months.
PNE Level-2 Masters + CISSN
Most people complete this Level-2 Masters certification within 8 months after beginning and a maximum of 12 months.
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To maintain your PNE Level-1 + SNS or PNE Level-2 Masters + CISSN international certification and be considered "active" on the GPNi website, you need to accumulate 10 Continued Education Credits (CECs) Every Two Years. A complete list of all the CEC requirements and what specific activities you can do to achieve these credits are listed in the GPNi CEC Policy Section Here.
For those who do not complete the required CEC points every two years, your account will remain open. However, your student Public Profile on the GPNi site will be displayed as "Inactive."
The GPNi is an Official Education Partner with some of the world's top and most respected fitness certification educators and professional training providers.
The GPNi is the official education and training provider for; the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the Athletics and Fitness Association of America™ (AFAA), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Physical Activity Australia, and the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT).
For the GPNi international sports and performance nutrition certifications, as well as the GPNi Masterclasses, they have been approved with these points below:
PNE Level-1 + SNS
“NSCA CEC Approvals Is Subject to the Region You Live In & Cohort Submissions”
ACE – 1.7 CECs
NASM – 1.7 CEUs
AFAA – 15 CEUs
Physical Activity Australia – 3.0 PDPs
IICT – Professional Membership + Insurance
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Not everyone can enroll directly in the PNE Level-2 Masters + CISSN course and certification. You must be prequalified with existing experience and qualifications or have completed prior PNE Level-1 + SNS certification. The certification and qualification are too advanced for everyone to sit. Therefore you need a good base understanding prior.
You must have these prior qualifications and email a copy of the degree or certification as proof:
If you are not yet qualified, then the “GPNi Masters Pack is for you. This includes PNE Level-1 + SNS to help prepare you for all the foundation and critical understanding of sports nutrition science, together with the world-renowned PNE Level-2 Masters + CISSN.
For those looking to save money on tuition and upgrade to the highest level of sports nutrition qualification and certification but need to lay a foundation first, the GPNi Masters Pack is for you.
All GPNi courses and the ISSN are the only authentic certification and authority in performance & sports nutrition today. Get your qualifications from the original or authentic source.
As nutrition is becoming viewed as the most crucial aspect in all fitness and professional sports, you will upgrade yourself to serve others to the highest level.
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.
Gain experience, knowledge, and most importantly, CONFIDENCE to be a Sports Nutritionist with the GPNi unique 360-degree education solution.
Connect, learn, grow friends, and network with peers worldwide. Learn from and meet the elite-level experts in the world “live” online and 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!
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With all GPNi courses and certifications, you will learn sports nutrition strategies backed by the most up-to-date and cutting-edge science and research. Global experts also create all courses and sports nutrition researchers.
Depending on which course and level certification you choose, you will learn the below areas + a great deal more.
Upon completing the course and being certified as a Sports Nutritionist, you will be recognized globally as qualified. 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 science & research on sports 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:
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
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.
The CISSN stands for Certified Sports Nutritionists. The acronym, CISSN is recognized by many academics and is for those really wishing to be recognized globally to be at the top in your field. This certification is for high-level coaches, nutritionists, and dieticians that wish to have a laser focus on the most up-to-date research-backed studies.
Students looking to study for the CISSN would ideally have 5years prior experience and be SNS Level-1 qualified or another relevant tertiary degree. The certification is for those that wish to work with the amateur and/or professional athlete population. With course content elements of the course ranging from professional weight cutting to banned in sports regulations and ensuring your athlete remains healthy and safe.
This certification is recognized as top-level in sports nutrition certifications globally. The GPNi® is the official partner and has the exclusive online course for the CISSN with "live" classes to work with some of the top experts in the world.
The CISSN certification by the GPNi® is available now in English, Chinese, and other languages launching soon.
The CISSN , by the GPNi®, is far more advanced and is the preferred certification for those who wish to provide more detailed sports nutrition information to their clients and professional athletes. SNS is a critical foundation course for those at an earlier stage in their career, or who need a foundation to begin in performance nutrition.
The SNS focuses more on the applied aspects of sports nutrition and is meant for those who do not have a strong foundation in place and need to learn the fundamentals first.
Through the GPNi®, SNS is a prerequisite in being able to apply for CISSN Masters also. Only those that have completed the SNS Certification program, or have a relevant degree in nutrition can apply for the CISSN .
For those that wish to do the CISSN , that are not yet qualified, you can get into Contact Us to learn about the "Masters Pack", which includes both the SNS, also CISSN together. The GPNi® Masters Pack helps fast-track you with your career and qualifications, also has some moderate discounts for the pack as well for both.
Your continued professional development involves completing 10 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every two years to maintain your registration through the GPNi®. This applies to the SNS, as well as the CISSN.
The CEC program is different from the ISSN itself due to global and regional policies, and the availability of Continued Education Courses. You can view more about the CEC policy here: GPNi® Certification CEC Policy
The GPNi® is a global operation with offices, partners, expert lectures, and regions throughout the world. As of 2022, the GPNi® offers certification in English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, and Japanese language.
As of 2022 also you can sign up and join one of our local cohorts now available in these regions with "live" classes and in some cases "offline" available as well:
To learn more about our region partner program please go here: GPNi® Region Partner Program
The onboarding process for signing up to any of the GPNi® courses is below:
1. Chose the course and Cohort date you wish to study with. We have multiple cohorts throughout the year for the SNS program and courses with different dates. For those that signup earlier for a cohort there is a small discount as well. For CISSN there are currently limited courses and availability in 2022 and only one English language cohort running this year.
3. Payment is through the secure/safe and exclusive GPNi® Stripe and Pay Pal. We also have other payment options for international clients in Japan and China as well.
4. Get your GPNi® Student Center created with course access, also exclusive members-only "GPNi® Members Corner"
5. The "GPNi® Members Corner" is free for one year of access to both SNS and CISSN certifications and is USD$99 per year thereafter.
6. Join the class-exclusive "live" Zoom chat group, join the exclusive GPNi® Members Corner Facebook group to learn from each other, experts, and connect and grow your network in sports nutrition!
7. Start studying immediately within the GPNi® Student Centre on-demand content and exclusive on-demand GPNi-TV® expert seminars and webinars by the ISSN. 80-90% of the course is on-demand so watch anytime, anywhere in the world, and at your pace.
8. "Live" class schedule will be emailed to you but all "live" classes are recorded with playback for those that are busy.
9. The official exam will be scheduled after the live classes for every cohort for both SNS and CISSN .
You will always be in good hands with any questions you can email us at email@example.com 24/7
Each region, country, and even state within your country has a different regulation in regards to what you can and cannot do as a Sports Nutrition Coach. This will be 100% up to you to work within your own region's regulations and ensure you are complimented by them. Some are very strict, and some have very few regulations at all.
The GPNi® international certifications by the ISSN, and the GPNi® Continued Education certificate programs are informational purposes and your client's medical history should always be checked by a qualified medical Doctor. You are not qualified to prescribe medication or advise outside the scope of practice and you are not qualified to be a Dietician or Masters of Nutrition with a degree either. You can learn more about this policy by Contacting Us Here.
In some regions, with our exclusive region partners, you can apply for local insurance or government authorized liability insurance. Please get in contact with our local official partners directly or Contacting Us for more information.
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.
The SNS Certification, together with the Performance Nutrition Expert (PNE) is a mid-level sports nutrition certification. Depending on the level of a person's prior knowledge and experience, all will find the content extremely thorough and boost your knowledge.
For those at an early or moderate stage in your sports nutrition or coaching career, this is an ideal foundation course, to begin with, but will give you a mid to high-level firm foundation at the same time.
For those looking to take their career to the highest level, begin with the GPNi® SNS and work towards the CISSN over time to be recognized amongst your peers to be at the top of your game. Start at growing your career with the GPNi® and continue to ascend one step at a time!
CISSN is not one level above the SNS program, however many levels above. It should only be applied by those that are very serious about their career, study, and eligible to do so.
CISSN is recognized by many academics and Universities in the world. You will often see Ph.D. experts using the “CISSN” acronym next to their name, which is, therefore, one of the most recognized and respected sports nutrition certifications in the world today.
The CISSN certification is internationally recognized as one of the highest levels of sports nutrition for academics and universities globally. To be eligible in applying there is a very strict policy:
1. You will need a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in sports nutrition and coaching.
2. You will need to have a degree from a recognized University in nutrition or physiology-related fields or completed the SNS by the GPNi® prior.
If you do not yet qualify you can begin at the SNS certification or enquire about the “GPNi® Masters Pack” which is a combination of SNS+ CISSN certifications combined. You will begin with SNS and once qualified immediately begin CISSN when you are ready to do so. The GPNi® Masters Pack is one of our most popular choices by students of the world as it allows students to fast-track their careers and qualifications.
To check your eligibility or to ask questions please Contact Us for more information.
Level-1 is a Double Certification comprising two areas to help build confidence and practical and theoretical knowledge.
The Performance Nutrition Expert (PNE Level-1) teaches you all the practical, everyday aspects of sports nutrition and helps build your confidence to be a sports nutritionist.
The ISSN-SNS stands for “Sports Nutrition Specialist” from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). It has been one of the leading international researchers and certification for sports nutrition coaches for the past 20 years.
This certification is for personal trainers or other fitness professionals who do not hold a 4year university/college degree.
Upon graduating and passing both the practical assessments and online exam, you will be “Double Certified” and qualified as a Sports Nutrition Specialist (SNS) also Performance Nutrition Expert (PNE) with the GPNi, as well as the ISSN.
The GPNi is the fastest-growing international sports nutrition education company now in the world. GPNi now offers the leading certifications in English, Chinese, Japanese and other languages, launching soon.
Whether for your educational purposes, as a coach, or as a professional trainer to elite athletes, you will gain a great deal from the GPNi PNE Level-1 + SNS international certification.