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Sport Nutrition Specialist Exam


The NCSF Sport Nutrition Specialist Exam is an advanced specialty qualification for current fitness and allied health professionals looking to expand their expertise within the field of sport nutrition. This certificate program takes qualified candidates through an in-depth analysis of the underlying nutritional concepts and their applications for fitness professionals and sports coaches. Whether you are looking to work with highly trained athletes or addressing the weight loss needs of a client, the NCSF Sport Nutrition Specialist Certificate provides the expertise necessary to excel in this highly specific field.


Registering for the Exam

Once you are ready to take the Sport Nutrition Specialist Exam, you can enroll online or contact the NCSF directly at 800-772-NCSF(6273) to register over the phone.


Exam Scheduling

Once registered, you will receive an exam confirmation email and have the opportunity to schedule an appointment to take the Sport Nutrition Specialist Exam. Scheduling, as well as rescheduling (if necessary), is handled directly through Prometric Testing. You have two convenient ways to schedule your exam for the date, time, and location of your choice:

Exam Scheduling Options
Schedule Online

For your convenience, exam scheduling can be made over the internet by using the Prometric online scheduling system. The NCSF provides you with the steps to schedule using this method in the exam eligibility documentation you received upon registration.

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By Phone:
Schedule by Phone

Examination scheduling can also be made over the telephone using the Prometric toll free exam scheduling number. The NCSF provides you with the steps in the exam eligibility documentation that you receive when you register for the exam.


After scheduling an appointment to take the Sport Nutrition Specialist Exam, Prometric will provide you with a final confirmation number for the exam appointment.

How the Sport Nutrition Specialist Exam works…Quick Facts

The NCSF ensures you have all the necessary information required to register, schedule, and sit for the Examination.

Once you have scheduled an exam with Prometric, simply attend your confirmed appointment.

The Sport Nutrition Specialist Exam is a 150-question, multiple-choice formatted examination.

You will have three hours to complete the exam. The NCSF examination is computer-based; each candidate will receive a full tutorial regarding usage of the exam equipment prior to the start. Technical assistance will also be provided during the examination itself if any problems should arise.

Candidates will receive sectional analysis as well as overall exam scoring upon completion of the Exam.

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