What Is The CISSN Level-2 Master’s Certification Course, By The GPNi®

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What Is The CISSN Level-2 Master’s Certification Course, By The GPNi®

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First and foremost, to save any confusion out there. The CISSN Level-2 Masters course and certification by the GPNi® is the Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).

It is the same level certification and globally recognized, nothing more and nothing less! GPNi® has been the official partner of the ISSN since 2018 and is dedicated to providing high-quality education courses, specifically for the ISSN certifications. 

No Difference in Certification Level

There is no difference in the level of authority; they are the same in certification level; the differences, though, are listed below in detail as through the GPNi® it is is a course + certification, not a “self-study” certification alone.  

In summary, the CISSN Level-2 Masters certification course by the GPNi® is for those who don’t want to go the “self-study” route to attempt the CISSN exam. Those that feel confident and self-motivated enough to study alone, can sit the exam for the certification through the ISSN separately.  The course helps educate you and provides many online tools to help you pass and study for the exam more efficiently, together with other benefits. The 200 multiple-choice question exam is the same as the time limit for the exam for the CISSN certification. 

WHAT DO OTHERS SAY ABOUT THE CISSN CERTIFICATION?

The CISSN Level-2 Masters ISSN certification and course by the GPNi®  is for those that really want to position themselves at the top level in sports and professional athlete nutrition.  Boost your knowledge, qualification, and career”.  Drew Campbell CEO & Founder  of GPNi® / CISSN

“Having the CISSN gives me the confidence in providing sports nutrition advice as well as maximizing my patient’s health and performance.”  Erik Bustillo RD / CISSN

“The CISSN credential is great!  It is essential if you are working with both recreational and elite athletes.”  Arlene Semeco RD World-Class Swimmer / CISSN

EXISTING CISSN QUALIFIED SPORTS NUTRITIONISTS

For those that already are CISSN certified, then you do not need to do this course as you are already ISSN-CISSN certified, which is already the top level in sports nutrition certifications considered globally.  

For existing CISSN certified nutritionists who want to review, refresh, and be part of this online class cohort to learn more you are welcome also to attend. At the bottom of this article is a special offer to existing CISSN certified nutritionists who may wish to attend the upcoming online cohort going “live” at the beginning of June this year.  To be clear you do not need to be certified a 2nd time, but you may find some value in attending the course and learning something new!

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COURSE CONTENT

The course has been put together over many years by multiple global experts. It was not easy to work and had many hurdles to overcome. It was a high cost to create to ensure authenticity, accuracy, and being up to date with the current sports nutrition research and being in line with the ISSN Position Stands and Journals. 

The course is dedicated to not just passing the online official CISSN exam but also delivering a great deal more learning. Though the certification is the same “level”, being an online course, not just a certification there can be more learned in the process. GPNi® is dedicated to online education and providing authentic online “real fee” classroom experience, not just a certification alone. 

In the course, you will learn and obtain this essential knowledge and takeaways:

THE EXAM

The exam is in the same format of 200 multiple choice questions and a time limit of 120mins, though you will need 75% or above to pass. As GPNi® is in numerous markets with numerous country/region regulatory systems, it is imperative that students truly understand the content to pass the exam and be qualified. 

You will also be given a series of online and offline practice exam quizzes on the GPNi® portal and quizzes and reviews within the “live” classes by the lectures to help prepare you for the official exam. 

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LIVE CLASSES ONLINE

You will be among a class group with an exclusive online group that is open and “live” 24hour a day, 7days a week. Ask questions and share your knowledge with everyone worldwide to grow your knowledge, friend, and network globally.  

It’s not always just what you know, but who you know in all industries. To help plugin deeper, connect, and grow your career more. 

In addition, connect with and ask “live” questions with the ISSN experts with the GPNi® “Access to Experts” online.  

N LECTURES & EXPERTS

The two main expert lectures for the first CISSN Level-2 Master’s certification course by the GPNi® are:

Dr. Roger Adams

In December of 2004, Dr. Roger Adam’s life-long goal was to obtain a Ph.D. in Nutrition.  He is a member, as well as certified by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) with the highest certification available by ISSN, CISSN certification, also known as the Sports Nutritionist.  He is also a member of the IDEA Health and Fitness Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where he is an active member of several dietetic practice groups: Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Nutritionists, Weight Management, and the National Organization of Men in Nutrition.  Dr. Adams is also an active participant in the Academy eMentoring Program and mentors nutrition professionals new to the profession.

Dr. Vince Kreipke

Dr. Kreipke (“Dr. Vince”) received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology with a focus in Sports Nutrition in 2016 from Florida State University. During this time, his research focused on the efficacy of dietary interventions, such as nutritional supplementation and protein intake, and exercise on body composition, metabolism, and human performance. More recently, Dr. K has expanded his research to include the role of various dietary ingredients to enhance other aspects of daily living, such as cognitive performance and general health. By staying up to date with the latest literature, Dr. K is able to apply the most current information when consulting with clients about optimal nutrition and supplement formulation strategies. Dr. K has made it his mission to report these findings by continuing to publish in both peer-reviewed and mainstream media and hold speaking engagements across the United States.

SPECIAL GUEST LECTURES & EXPERTS

We are also very fortunate to have our special guest lectures below that will be online to share their own experiences in sports, nutrition, and research, also exclusive Q&A where students get to ask questions to these globally renowned experts.

Dr. Jose Antonio

Dr. Jose Antonio is the Co-Founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the ISSN. His research interests focus on the role of sports nutrition athletic performance and body composition. His recent investigations have examined the role of high protein diets on health and body composition in recreational bodybuilders. He is the first scientist to study the role of training and nutrition in stand-up paddling (SUP) athletes.

Dr. Trisha

Dr. VanDusseldorp is the program director of the Undergraduate Exercise and Science program and associate professor at Kennesaw State University. She is also currently the President of ISSN. Dr. VanDusseldopr’s primary research focuses on supplementation and nutritional interventions in healthy and disease-state populations. Her secondary line of research is in autophagy. She is a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). She authored over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and three book chapters in sports nutrition and exercise science.

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DOUBLE CERTIFICATION - PERFORMANCE NUTRITION EXPERT (PNE®)

This course and certification is also a double certification. The course content includes the Performance Nutrition Expert (PNE) Level-2. This part of the certification is graded on: 

You will need to create an advanced diet plan and case study for a professional athlete, present it to the class, and hand in the grading plan. You will need 75% or above to pass this certification component and receive the PNE Level-2 certification. 

COURSE MATERIALS & MERCHANDISE

Receive these course materials below to all students:

PLEASE NOTE: There is a small international logistics fee to be paid for all materials on top of course fees of USD$65 per student.

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Last week, March 31st, 2022, was officially the last day for the Early Bird price. However, having been contacted by many asking for an extension on this promotion, we have extended it until April 20th. You will have another now almost 3 weeks to receive the pricing listed below, though there will be no extension to this afterward. 

Not everyone can join the CISSN course, as one of the prerequisites is being SNS certified and having a relevant degree in nutrition or fitness for the CISSN course with the GPNi®. 

CISSN is not one level above SNS; however, many levels are above. It should only be applied to those very serious about their career, study, and eligibility.

Besides upgrading your knowledge and getting certified alone, you will also be recognized globally as one of the elites in the field. You will also be plugged into a career advancement network through the ISSN & the GPNi®.

The following English language CISSN Level-2 Masters will be announced for 2023 in late 2022. This is the only opportunity for those wishing to be certified in 2022. Please follow the link below or email cert@gpni.fit to check your eligibility. 

There will be a Chinese language CISSN Level-2 Masters running later this year online, with sign-ups just opened now; for those looking for the Chinese language, please email china@gpni.fit

SNS Level-1 + CISSN Master Level-2 (Masters Pack)

We have the SNS + CISSN “Masters Pack” available for those not yet SNS certified or who do not have a relevant degree.

EXISTING CISSN QUALIFIED SPORTS NUTRITIONISTS

You are warmly for existing CISSN qualified students who have obtained your certification in the past 5years and would like to attend to brush up your knowledge or receive the Performance Nutrition Expert Level-2 (PNE) and be part of this cohort welcomed to join. You will need to please email a copy of your certification to prove you are previously certified, in addition also be up to a date-paid member of the ISSN, and send through proof of current membership. 

SCHEDULE & LIVE CLASSES

“Live” classes will begin the first weekend of June.  They will be held in most cases on the weekend in either early evening or morning United States time.  There are students situated throughout the globe, all with different time zones, so we will try to make the time as best as possible to suit everyone, though this will not always be possible. 

There though will be recorded high-quality playback for each “live” session, therefore if you did miss one class, or even wanted to review and re-watch you can also through the GPNi® online portal and Student Centre.

The course will begin the first weekend in June and finish approximately in October, with the official CISSN 200 question exam open for students to sit end of October.

Today, March 31st, 2022, is officially the last day for the Early Bird price. However, having been contacted by many asking for an extension on this promotion, we have extended it until April 15th. You will have another two weeks to receive the pricing listed below, though there will be no extension to this afterward. 

Not everyone can join the CISSN course, as one of the prerequisites is being SNS certified and having a relevant degree in nutrition or fitness for the CISSN course with the GPNi®. 

CISSN is not one level above SNS; however, many levels are above. It should only be applied to those very serious about their career, study, and eligibility.

Besides upgrading your knowledge and getting certified alone, you will also be recognized globally as one of the elites in the field. You will also be plugged into a career advancement network through the ISSN & the GPNi®.

The following English language CISSN Level-2 Masters will be announced for 2023 in late 2022. This is the only opportunity for those wishing to be certified in 2022. Please follow the link below or email cert@gpni.fit to check your eligibility. 

There will be a Chinese language CISSN Level-2 Masters running later this year online, with sign-ups just opened now; for those looking for the Chinese language, please email china@gpni.fit

SNS Level-1 + CISSN Master Level-2 (Masters Pack)

We have the SNS + CISSN “Masters Pack” available for those not yet SNS certified or who do not have a relevant degree.

EXISTING CISSN QUALIFIED SPORTS NUTRITIONISTS

You are warmly for existing CISSN qualified students who have obtained your certification in the past 5years and would like to attend to brush up your knowledge or receive the Performance Nutrition Expert Level-2 (PNE) and be part of this cohort welcomed to join. You will need to please email a copy of your certification to prove you are certified and to be a date-paid member of the ISSN and send through proof of current membership. 

SCHEDULE & LIVE CLASSES

“Live” classes will begin the first weekend of June.  They will be held in most cases on the weekend in either early evening or morning United States time.  There are students situated throughout the globe, all with different time zones, so we will try to make the time as best as possible to suit everyone, though this will not always be possible. 

There though will be recorded high-quality playback for each “live” session, therefore if you did miss one class, or even wanted to review and re-watch you can also through the GPNi® online portal and Student Centre.

The course will begin the first weekend in June and finish approximately in October, with the official CISSN 200 question exam open for students to sit end of October.

CLASS DATES

Weekend One – Onboarding

June

June

June

June

August

From August to October schedule will be announced at a later stage as it’s currently too far out to confirm with our lectures.  It will though be like above with classes running once every two weekends / twice a month.

ONBOARDING & WHAT'S NEXT?

As this is a “live” cohort also with variable pricing depending on if you are eligible to study directly the CISSN Level-2 masters, or not, it is best you email us to check and confirm your acceptance. 

For more information, questions or to confirm your eligibility please email us to cert@gpni.fit

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