AFPA Holistic Nutritionist Certification Review

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Why I decided to choose AFPA certification and my thoughts after going through the program.

If you want to dip your toes in the health and wellness world but you’re not sure where to start, getting a certification is a great place begin. There are many routes to take if someone wants to work in this field and it can feel overwhelming when considering the options. Personally, I looked at going back to college to become a registered dietitian. I also considered a few other programs but their price tags were too high. Ultimately I decided to become a certified Holistic Nutritionist through American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA). This is my honest AFPA Holistic Nutritionist Certification review.

About the Holistic Nutritionist Program

AFPA offers a wide variety of accredited certification programs whether its nutrition, health coach, fitness, personal trainer, or bonus education. The only program I have participated in so far is the Holistic Nutritionist Certification Program so I can speak to that. If you’re curious about the others check them out HERE.

The Holistic Nutritionist Program is a six month self paced course where you:

  • Read six books about the benefits of whole foods, learn diseases, gut health, and so much more!
  • Complete homework questions for each chapter of the books
  • Work with a volunteer client to complete a nutrition plan
  • Pass the exam of 300 true or false questions (it’s open notes and book, don’t worry)

This program is amazing if you have a busy schedule and have to work around that. Don’t be fooled, you still need to be dedicated but since it is self paced you can be flexible.

Holistic Nutritionist Assigned Reading

Why I chose it

The AFPA Holistic Nutritionist Certification aligned with my overall goal to provide educational content here on social media and the blog about the power of food. I had shifted to sharing about health on Instagram and was getting so many questions from people about their own bodies. At the time, the information I knew was all informally taught and I wanted to get some actual education credentials.

If your goal is to work with clients

This program is a great start if you want to enter into working with clients to create meal plans or pre-made meals. However, if you have a goal to work with a specific demographic of people, you may need additional education. This course is very general and some of the theories seemed a bit dated. Luckily AFPA does offer additional educational courses you can take advantage of.


Getting the certification has already been well worth it. I’ve been able to help improve my family and friend’s health, provide educational content, and have some big plans for the future (stay tuned ? ). I hope my AFPA Holistic Nutritionist Certification review was helpful with your decision making.

If you’re interested in becoming a Holistic Nutritionist or other certifications check out the AFPA website. Also feel free to reach out to me with any questions. or DM me on instagram.

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