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Training Programs

The American Nutrition Association works to unleash the power of nutrition science to save and vitalize lives. One way we do this is by training nutrition professionals and other healthcare practitioners.

The first such program, the Ketogenic Specialist Training will be available 2018.

If you would like to be added to our contact list to learn when registration for this course is open, please contact us.

Ketogenic Specialist Training Program

There is much material and research available about the application of the ketogenic diet but little in the way of vetted training programs and materials for healthcare practitioners currently exists. The American Nutrition Association is developing an online educational program for nutritionists and other healthcare practitioners on the science-based clinical application of the ketogenic diet that will be available in 2018. 

The full program will consist of 7 modules, plus a capstone and comprehensive exam, and will be geared to nutrition professionals and other healthcare practitioners with nutrition in the scope of practice. A prerequisite module will be available for those practitioners without sufficient competencies in nutritional biochemistry and other foundational nutrition topics.  

Training Program Structure

Learners may choose from 3 distinct pathways of learning:

  1. Letter of Completion: Requires completion of modules 1 and 2, to provide dietary basics for health coaches, consumers and patients who plan to adopt, or are currently following, a ketogenic diet. No prerequisites are required.
  2. Module-Specific Training: Healthcare practitioners, after completing modules 1 through 3, may take any of the remaining modules for continuing education credits, without completing the full training program. This option requires fulfillment of prerequisites and is designed for those wishing to focus on a specific health issue and do not wish to complete the full program.
  3. Comprehensive Training Program: Designed to meet eligibility requirements for Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists' keto specialist certification, this pathway is for healthcare practitioners and requires fulfillment of prerequisites, full completion of all 7 modules, capstone and comprehensive exam. 

For Consumers

Looking for a ketogenic diet health care professional? If so, please contact us.

Consumers are also invited to learn more about the ketogenic diet through this training program and are eligible to earn the Letter of Completion. If you are a consumer interested in learning more about the Ketogenic Training program and how you can benefit from it, please contact us. You will be informed as details are released.

Check back often for the launch of additional training opportunities!