Ketogenic Nutrition Training Program

Science-based curriculum designed by leading experts in the field

Ketogenic Nutrition Training Program

Foundational Ketogenic Nutrition Training $295

The Foundational Ketogenic Program guides health coaches or nutritionists who seek a basic foundation in the ketogenic diet. These key concepts enable health coaches to adequately counsel clients already prescribed a ketogenic diet by a Licensed Healthcare Provider.

Register for the Foundational Training Program

Course Details:
  • This is 100% online, and the modules are self-paced.
  • The course must be completed within 3 months of registration.
  • Approximate total learning time: 16 hours for required course materials plus additional learning time for supplemental material.
  • Continuing Education (CE) Credits: Upon the successful completion of the program, 16 CEs will be awarded to Certified Nutrition Specialists® from The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS℠).
Curriculum - 2 Foundational Modules:
  • Module 1: Ketone Metabolism and Historical Clinical Evidence
  • Module 2: How to Formulate a Ketogenic Nutrition Plan
Prerequisites:
  • No prerequisites are required, although a background in nutrition, biochemistry, and/or basic science is highly recommended

Advanced Ketogenic Nutrition Training $695

Register for the Advanced Training Program

The Advanced Ketogenic Nutrition Program (Foundational program plus Advanced modules) trains nutritionists and other licensed healthcare professionals who desire the in-depth knowledge to fully support clients in all aspects of assessment, implementation, and maintenance of a ketogenic diet. Completion of this course meets some of the eligibility requirements to take the Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist (CKNS℠) Examination.

Course Details:
  • This is 100% online, and the modules are self-paced.
  • The course must be completed within 6 months of registration.
  • Approximate total learning time: 56 hours for required course materials plus additional learning time for supplemental material.
  • Continuing Education (CE) Credits: Upon the successful completion of the program, 56 CEs will be awarded from The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS℠).
Curriculum - 2 Foundational + 4 Advanced Modules:
  • Module 1: Ketone Metabolism and Historical Clinical Evidence
  • Module 2: How to Formulate a Ketogenic Nutrition Plan
  • Module 3: Assessment, Implementation and Monitoring
  • Module 4: The Case for a Ketogenic Diet in Disorders of Insulin Regulation
  • Module 5: The Case for a Ketogenic Diet in Cancer Treatment Regimens
  • Module 6: The Case for a Ketogenic Diet in Neurological Disorders
Prerequisites:

The course is intended for individuals who have a strong background in nutrition assessment, nutrition therapy, and biochemistry. It is designed for nutritionists and other licensed health care professionals who have nutrition in their legal scope of practice.

CKNS℠ Requirements

To be eligible for the Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist (CKNS℠) examination and credential, you must complete the Advanced Ketogenic Training course and hold one of the following:

  • Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS®) in good standing; OR
  • Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN) credential or licensed/certified as a dietitian/nutritionist (LDN or CDN); OR
  • Master's degree in Nutrition or Dietetics from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, or its foreign equivalent; OR
  • Doctoral Degree in the field of nutrition, dietetics, related health science or medicine, from a U.S regionally accredited college or university, or its foreign equivalent; OR
  • License to practice a healthcare profession in the U.S. with nutrition in the legal scope of practice including, MD, DO, DC, ND, NP, RN, PharmD, Doctor of Nursing or foreign equivalency.
Program Development

Senior Scientific Editor

  • Jeff Volek, PhD, RD Ohio State University

Contributing Authors

  • Miriam Kalamian, MS, CNS Dietary Therapies LLC Author: Keto for Cancer
  • Romilly Hodges, MS, CNS Dr. Kara Fitzgerald Functional Medicine Co-Author: Methylation Diet and Lifestyle
  • Amy Berger, MS, CNS Tuit Nutrition, LLC Author: The Alzheimer’s Antidote

Scientific Editor

  • Parker Hyde, PhD Ohio State University

Contributing Reviewers

  • Angela Poff, PhD University of South Florida
  • David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHN Perlmutter Health Center Author: The Grain Brain, Brain Maker, and Power Up Your Brain
  • Ted Naiman, MD Virginia Mason Medical Center Author: Burn Fat Not Sugar