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August 17, 2016 04:00 ET

AFPA Publishes Guide to Nutritionist Titles

Industry Leader in Fitness Certification Programs Takes a Look at the Important Distinctions Among Various Job Descriptions

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ--(Marketwired - August 17, 2016) - American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA), the industry leader in providing health, fitness, and nutrition certification programs to world-class professionals, today announced it is publishing a guide exploring the meanings behind various titles that experts in the field of nutrition adopt and embrace. The e-book, Nutritionist Job Titles: The Ultimate Guide, is available for free download at

Good nutrition is one of the most powerful ways that people can take charge of their health. Yet, despite its importance, physicians tend to skip over nutrition in their consultations, mainly because they lack comprehensive nutrition education in their medical training. As a result, many people turn to nutrition experts when deciding what to eat. Opportunities in the nutrition field abound, and AFPA's new e-book answers questions about education, certifications, and the titles specialists should embrace and avoid when describing themselves.

Among the guide's features:

  • Nutrition education options
  • Detailed descriptions of five typical job titles in the field of nutrition
  • Words and titles to avoid when describing a nutrition-related vocation

"Specialists in the nutrition field aren't just helping people pick one type of food to eat over another; they are making a difference in their clients' lives," says Amy Occhipinti, M.S., AFPA's Director of Operations. "Guiding people to better health can be a satisfying career choice. Our new e-book details the various options available to current and future professionals in this field, and explains why the titles and the focus that they choose is so important to their success."

To learn more about this e-book or AFPA's programs and services, visit

About AFPA
American Fitness Professionals & Associates was founded in October 1994 to create and foster an educational environment conducive to the fitness enthusiast and professional. AFPA's goals are to provide fitness, health, wellness, and nutrition distance education programs and certifications; to create and enhance opportunities for professional development; and to maintain the highest level of standards and guidelines for the fitness industry. AFPA has developed and maintained high-quality certification programs and continuing education in a wide variety of disciplines including personal training, strength and conditioning, functional and integrated training, yoga, Pilates, and pregnancy, senior, and youth fitness. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Amy Occhipinti
    Exercise Physiologist; Personal Training, Health, Wellness & Nutrition Education Director - AFPA