#347: Alex Thomas – Advancing the Sports Nutritionist Profession

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Alex Thomas

Alex Thomas is the founder of Sports Nutrition Association (SNA), which is global association that contains Sports Nutrition Australia, Sports Nutrition NewZealand, Sports Nutrition Asia, and Sports Nutrition USA.

Alex is an experienced Clinical Accredited Sports Nutritionist. He is the Australasian Ambassador of the ISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition). He is co-creator of the Metabolic Health Screen (A health risk and contraindication identification and triage system – now imbedded in the MyPocketcoach platform).

His passion is in providing legitimate education, qualifications and insurance pathways to ensure the successful and sustainable career pathways for the profession of Sports Nutritionists. Alex believes we now have a unique opportunity to establish a significant meaningful impact and pride in what it is to hold the title of ‘Accredited Sports Nutritionist’ within the industry.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Sports Nutrition Association: What it stands for
  • The profession of Sports Nutrition
  • Value of being a “sports nutritionist”
  • Scope of practice for nutrition coaching
  • Continuing professional development
  • Appropriate insurance to practice
  • Standards of education

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