Sports Nutritionists/Nutritionists Are Not Dietitians - Please Don't Waste Your Money
Last edited 22/07/2019 - 23:02
I've been seeing a few courses on the internet designed to take money away from impressionable idiots - often they will sell the idea of becoming a "Sports Nutritionist" for only a few hundred dollars, sounds tempting right?
On the FAQ of their own website they even claim that you need to do their course to call yourself a "Sports Nutritionist" but here's the problem - there is no such thing as a sports nutritionist - it is not a protected term and therefore anyone can call themselves that.
The best place to look for nutrition advice is always an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) or a Sports Dietitian - both of these titles are protected and if you use them without the proper registration/credentials - you could get sued.
A good example is personal trainers - they learn the bare basics of nutrition in their courses and are not allowed to give any more specific information than you might find at https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/
If their client required more specific nutrition information - they would then go see a Dietitian or Sports Dietitian.
The following link is the guidelines that Australian personal trainers are required to follow.
So if you have any questions please ask me -I'm an Accredited Practising Dietitian
and please don't waste your time and money on people who don't know what they're talking about.
Link below is an example of the bullshit artists I'm talking about.