Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification


End The Confusion of Nutrition and Increase Your Value as a Trainer and Coach with the Only Nutrition Certification Designed Specifically for the Youth Training Market

The Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification is the IYCA’s comprehensive credential for giving you both the foundation you need to feel confident addressing nutrition with your young athletes and the advanced knowledge to tackle almost any nutrition related topic that you’ll encounter as a trainer or coach.


What Is The Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification?


This Credential is a product of years of innovation and current research. The Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification combines:

  • Scientifically sound nutrition strategies that when implemented will improve athletic performance.
  • An understanding of how to apply the basic fundamentals of nutrition to the clients or athletes you coach.
  • Knowledge of how to reinforce effective nutrition with teaching tools to provide children and adolescents with a solid nutrition foundation.
  • 16 done for you nutrition handouts – from Power Fuel Snack Ideas to Hydration Charts and Nutrition for Tournament Play, and many more – all to make your already busy routine a little less stressful.
  • An understanding of scope of practice and when to refer out to other experts.
  • Education on the specific factors effecting nutritional needs of athletes.
  • Simple strategies to make informed decisions about dietary supplements.

Who Should Get Youth Nutrition Specialist Certified?


Any Fitness Professional or Coach who is training young athletes should be Youth Nutrition Specialist Certified.

This Credential directly addresses the common nutritional challenges young athletes are facing today. Nutrition is the limiting factor for many kids today and you need to be able to combine your training and conditioning knowledge with proper nutrition in order to get the most out of your clients. This Certification will position you as the go to person to get results.

If you’re coaching or training young athletes and you’re encountering:

  • Kids who want or need to gain or lose weight.
  • Questions about supplementation.
  • Parents who want your advice on nutrition.
  • Obvious deficiencies in your athletes’ diets…

…then the Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification will better equip you to serve those athletes and parents and help you keep them healthy and performing their best.


What Are The Benefits of Getting Youth Nutrition Specialist Certified?


There are a number of benefits to becoming a Certified IYCA Youth Nutrition Specialist, including:

  • The confidence that your direction and guidance on nutrition is based on real world evidence and specifically designed to maximize the health and results for each athlete you coach.
  • The ability to know when you’re in your scope of practice and when you should refer out regarding nutrition.
  • Positioning as a ‘higher quality’ fitness professional that doesn’t simply deliver workouts, but one who actually addresses a broader spectrum of your athletes’ health and performance needs.
  • A tool to improve your business or career by having unique offerings that you can present to coaches, athletes and parents to immediately show them how you can help them with the things that are most important to them now.
  • The ability to get better results, maximize performance and health in the young athletes you serve.

While there are many other benefits to becoming a Certified IYCA Youth Nutrition Specialist, the bottom line is this: it will make you better at what you do and allow you to better help the athletes you serve.

What Is The Learning Format For The Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification?


When you decide to become a Certified Youth Nutrition Specialist you’ll gain access to the following materials:

Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification Manual

The official manual (delivered in digital hard copy format) delivers practical nutrition concepts supported by the latest research.

Video Instruction

2 Comprehensive companion DVD presentations makes learning the practical components of the YNS Certification much easier and more engaging.

Bonus Online Resources:

Fuel Like A Champion Bonus Course

This online course details specific, practical information on performance nutrition for young athletes.

Is Your Grocery Store Making You Fat Bonus Course

This online course details useful information to help parents and athletes make better decisions when grocery shopping, creating a healthy, supportive nutritional environment.

Is Your Kitchen Making You Fat Bonus Course

This online course details useful information to help parents and athletes make better decisions in the kitchen to facilitate a healthy diet.

The Good, Bad & Ugly of Protein for Young Athletes Bonus Resource

Dr. Mohr addresses questions like whether protein supplementation is necessary, how many grams of protein are needed and what the best sources of protein are.

Cutting Weight – The Safe & Effective Way Bonus Audio

Dr. Mohr covers topics like the psychological & emotional realities of cutting weight. How to cut weight safely, the proper way drop weight classes.

Q&A With Dr. Mohr Bonus Collection

Over 200 questions were submitted to Dr. Chris Mohr regarding Nutrition & Young Athletes and he answered them all.

This groundbreaking and complete audio + written report package will give you unbelievable insight and knowledge about how to handle the nutrition questions you field daily from your young athletes!

How To Use Sports Nutrition As A Profit Center Bonus Resource

You will learn how to better serve your athletes, separate yourself from your competition and create other revenue sources once you become a Youth Nutrition Specialist. This resource includes a blueprint of a proven, profitable 6 Week Sports Nutrition Coaching Course and Done-For-You Emails and Materials to market your Nutrition Coaching Course.

Once your register to become a Certified Youth Nutrition Specialist, you will be directed to create your IYCA account if you do not already posses one. You may begin your studies immediately after registering, or log in to your IYCA account later to start your studies.

The materials will be released to you immediately. You can test when you are ready.

You may take up to one year to complete your Certification, and review the materials as often as you like. You will immediately know the results after you take your test. Most students finish within 2-3 weeks.

Exam Requirement - Passing a 75 multiple choice, non-proctored online exam with 70% or higher. One attempt at the exam is given. Results are known immediately.

Retest Fee – $50 retest fee applies if the passing requirement is not met at the end of the second exam attempt.

Completion Time – Approximately 2-3 weeks (complete within one year of purchase)

Earn the credential of IYCA Youth Nutrition Specialist

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IYCA Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification FAQ

  • q-iconHow does the Certification process work?

    When you register to become Certified, you will be immediately directed to create your personal IYCA account.

    Once you login to your IYCA account you will gain immediate access to your Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification materials and step-by-step instructions how to successfully complete your certification. You will also receive an email confirming your order.

  • q-iconHow long will it take to complete the Certification?

    Typically 2-3 weeks is average. If you have completed other nutrition programs, you can likely complete the program more quickly. When you enroll, you will be given immediate access to your entire curriculum. You will also be given access to take your certification exam online. There are no additional fees to take your test. You have 365 days following your enrollment in the YNS Certification program before you must test. You are given one attempt to pass the test. You will have 2 hours to take the test. It is 75 questions, primarily multiple-choice. If you do not pass the exam you can purchase a retest for $50.

  • q-iconAre any Certification study materials mailed to me?

    Yes, the Manual and DVDs will be mailed to you.  You should receive them in 7-10 business day.  You will receive instant access to the digital materials.

  • q-iconWhen do I receive my Certification?

    After you successfully pass your test, we will register you in our global database as a Certified Youth Nutrition Specialist. It can take up to two weeks for your certification to be mailed to you.

  • q-iconDo I have to be IYCA Youth Nutrition Specialist Certified as a prerequisite for this Certification?

    No. There are no prerequisite Certifications to become YNS Certified.

  • q-iconDoes it matter where I live? Can I complete the program if I live outside of the United States?

    IYCA Certified professionals come from all corners of the World.  With the online learning platform it’s easier than ever before to study for and complete an IYCA Certification.  You can study at your own pace and complete the Certification no matter where you reside. The only consideration is that all Certification materials are in English.

Register Now And Become IYCA Youth Nutrition Specialist Certified

for only $199.95

Purchase the Digital Download

Order the Physical Version