NASN Licensed Primary 
Sports Nutritionist Workshop
Introducing The NASN Licensed Primary 
Sports Nutritionist Workshop
When Jennie Cwikla launched Valkyrie Athletics in March 2014, it took the sports nutrition world by storm - quickly becoming the go to performance nutrition company for individual athletes and competitive teams. 

To date, Valkyrie Athletics has worked with over 400 athletes resulting in powerful performance transformations and optimized body composition unlike anything before.
Jennie Cwikla's outstanding accolades as a World's Strongest Woman competitor along with her extensive background in the fitness performance world has solidified her reputation as one of the top sports nutritionists on the planet.
Now, The National Association of Sports Nutrition and Jennie Cwikla present an opportunity for health practitioners and trainers worldwide to dive deep into the sports nutrition world, with the Licensed Primary Sports Nutritionist Workshop — to both master nutrition personally and be nationally qualified to help others.
If there is a component in fitness and sports world right now that's underutilized by fitness professionals, it’s nutrition training. Athletes, whether a weekend warrior or all out competitor, are constantly looking for that competitive advantage, seeking out anything that will give them an edge and propel them to the top!
Unfortunately, there has been nothing that takes not only the science of sports nutrition but also individual demands of different sports, along with in the trenches experience.
…until now.
Tyler Lasley,
Owner of CrossFit Fringe
"Having already worked with several athletes on nutrition, a lot of what I'm going to take away from this is - refining the process. Learning not just the nutrition side, but the human side and that is' not just numbers on paper but learning more about the person themselves."
What Does The LPSN Have To Offer You
  • Develop a deep understanding of how intensity, duration, and fitness level all influence the type of fuel used for energy  
  • Understand the relationship of carbohydrate intake and endurance training to performance.  
  • Learn how to plan a pre-training meal, training diet, a carbohydrate loading diet and intake during and after competition
  • Discover the benefits of fat utilization during exercise and the pros and cons of certain diet protocols. 
  • Be able to prescribe the correct protein requirements for athletes and explain why it's different for athletes
  • Understand why amino acid supplements are not always necessary to increase performance 
  • Know how to identify an appropriate fluid replacement to prevent dehydration and maximize performance
  • Find out the problems associated with the common practise of making weight and what should be done instead
  • Be able to explain the role of exercise in weight control, in regard to body composition, energy metabolism and eating disorders 
  • Learn which ergogenic aids are beneficial and which are worthless
  • Discover which nutrition assessment technique to use and which constitute quackery
  • Understand how to adjust your nutritional guidelines to ensure adequate nutritional intake for exercising pregnant women 
  • Develop a deep understanding of how to design a training diet that meets the calorie, carbohydrate, protein, and fat requirements of an athlete, based on age, sex, weight, height, training goals and sport. 
Hear What Attendees Like The Best
"Made It Easy"
Codi Lookabaugh
"Really Relatable"
Michelle MacLachlan
"Deeper Than Expected"
Danielle Zerlang
The Licensed Primary Sports Nutritionist 
Workshop Covers 12 Core Areas
1. Nutrients & Exercise
  • Learn how to balance nutrients to help promote optimum health and performance
  • Gain knowledge on how to recommend activity that will enhance fitness and / or reduce disease risk
  • Understand how to prescribe appropriate exercise intensity for individual athlete goals 
Energy Systems For Exercise
  • Discover the "Energy Currency" that powers all body functions
  • Grasp how the Anaerobic - Aerobic Continuum works based on individual sporting requirements
  • Learn the determinants of exercise fuel usage 
Carbohydrates & Performance
  • Understand the finer points of carbohydrate types, recommendations, supplementation and loading 
  • Get specifics on the Food Exchange system
  • Discover when to use low carbohydrate training  
4. Exercise Fueling
  • Master Pre-workout, workout and post-workout protocols 
  • Explore the benefits of liquid vs solid carbohydrates 
  • Learn how to leverage carbohydrates and protiens for recovery
5. Fat and Exercise Performance
  • Discover what energy is available from fat and how it metabolises during exercise
  • Learn the difference between short and long term fat loading and whether or not you should use it with your athletes
  • Dive deep into the world of caffeine and discover what role it plays in performance nutrition
6. Protein and Exercise Performance
  • Gain knowledge on recommendations for athletes and how to optimize protein intake
  • Understand the role Amino Acid supplements and BCAA's play in performance and fatigue 
  • Get specific meal planning tips on how to work with vegetarian athletes 
7. Vitamins and Minerals 
  • Master micronutrient performance recommendations
  • Become aware of supplementation vs food concerns 
  • Learn about Antioxidants and the role they play in exercise
8. Hydration
  • Explore how hydration and dehydration affect performance 
  • Learn the fluid replacement guidelines for optimal hydration
  • Understand how alcohol influences energy production, health and performance
9. Body Composition & 
Weight Control
  • Gain a deep understanding of how to manage body weight, body composition, and physique 
  • Discover optimal weight loss & weight gain guidelines for athletes
  • Know how to maximize energy efficiency through meal planning
10. Harmful Weight Loss Techniques
  • Review low-carb diets, fad diets and other bogus weight loss recommendations
  • Explore the cellulite myth and sport reduction fallacy
  • Grasp the rationale behind "cutting weight" and how to minimize the negative effects 
11. Sports Supplements
  • Learn about DSHEA and dirty side of the supplement industry 
  • Take a look at popular ergogenic aids both legal and illegal
  • Understand how to properly evaluate sports supplements for safety and effectiveness 
12. Nutritional Concerns of 
Active Woman
  • Discover the warning signs for eating disorders 
  • Learn the risk factors and prevention for the Female Athlete Triad 
  • And So Much More...
How Attendees Plan To 
Use The Knowledge They Learned 
"Help clients be better 
as I coach"
Kri Chay
"Bring something else to the services we offer"
Lauren Laugen
"Changing the way I do things with current clients"
Heather Young Stovall
Licensed Primary Sports Nutritionist 
Workshop Requirements
The NASN is highly regarded in the sports nutrition and dietetics fields as a leader in sports nutrition licensing. 

All students are required to complete the NASN home study course prior to the date of the workshop to review knowledge of the topics that will be covered on the board exam. 

Recommended study time: minimum 1 month (depending on prior experience and education.) 

In order to be licensed through the National Association of Sports Nutrition the following criteria must be met: 
  • 1. Experience as a certified health professional directly involved in nutritional counseling, health promotion or healthcare. This includes all regulated health disciplines, such as certified holistic health practitioners, certified personal trainers, CrossFit Level 1+ Coaches, and certified fitness instructors. 
  • OR
  • 2. An associate or baccalaureate degree in nutrition or equivalent science/health degree and one year experience as a certified health professional directly involved in nutritional counseling, health promotion or healthcare. 
  • OR
  • 3. An advanced professional degree in a healthcare field that incorporates a four year degree with sufficient science and nutrition hours. 
*If you do not meet these prerequisites consider first obtaining your personal training certification through our special certification. 
Here's Why You Should Attend
"Really Helpful"
Kiara Holtman
"Great Tool For Your Toolbox"
Morgan Gillis
"Good Experience"
Penny Wood
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Is The NASN Recognized By?
A: The NASN is a recognized organization, worldwide regulating the use of specific nutrition, exercise, and nutritive supplementation to accomplish these goals. Our credentials are designed to provide existing health and fitness professionals with the tools and methods they need to effectively develop complete, individual sports nutrition programs for their patients and clientele. You will find that the American Clinical Board of Nutrition as well as several Colleges, Universities, and well known experts who recommend getting licensed or certified through the NASN
As a Licensed Primary Sports Nutritionist What Will I Be Able To Do?
A: NASN Licensed Primary Sports Nutritionists are Proficient in:
  • proper protocol for various methods
  • assessing fat free mass
  • statistical averages
  • assessing fat mass
  • estimating essential and nonessential fat mass

  • determining daily calorie requirements
  • determining average daily calorie intake
  • classifying hypo or hyper- metabolism
  • determining medical history and conditions

  • meal size
  • nutrient requirements
  • frequency and time span between meals
  • prohibitive medical conditions

  • eating around exercise
  • nutrient requirements
  • aerobic and anaerobic principles
Note to United States candidates: Twenty-seven of the forty-one States with laws governing dietetics require licensure, thirteen require certification, and one requires registration. Since practice requirements vary by State, interested clients should determine the requirements of the State in which they want to work before paying for sports nutrition consultation. Dieticians are not licensed sports nutritionists unless they have been licensed by the National Association of Sports Nutrition. Licensed sports nutritionists are not dieticians unless they have been registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Both credentials are ideal for private practic
Does The NASN LPSN Workshop count towards continuing education?
A: At an additional cost, approved for:

CDM, 10 Clock Hours
ACE, 1.0 CECs
NATABOC, 10 CEUs (10 contact hours)
What Hotel Should I Stay At?
A: The workshop will take place at a private mansion estate off the strip in Spanish Trails. We recommend booking your hotel at the Hampton Inn & Suites  4280 South Grand Canyon Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89147 which is right down the road.  

We will be picking everyone one up and dropping off daily at this location only. 
What Airport Should I Fly Into?
A: The airport to fly into is the Las Vegas International Airport as it is located just 15 minutes from the venue. 
What happens if I register and then later find out I can’t attend?
A: Upon registration you will be sent your study materials. If you are unable to attend the workshop you can apply your registration fee toward our next live workshop or towards our distant learning program.
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