NASM CNC Study Guide
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- NASM CNC Chapter 24
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Intro to the NASM CNC Study Materials
My Bitmoji counterpart will be walking you through the NASM CNC study guide to make sure that you are on track for passing the NASM CNC exam. Say hello to Tyler-Moji.
In order for us to get started, you need to have access to the NASM CNC online portal. Here, you will be able to access a digital version of the textbook that contains all 24 chapters.
Once you are logged in and have accessed the first chapter, you can start following along with this study guide. Let’s jump right in!
Top 10 secrets for passing the NASM CNC Exam (Video)
FREE NASM CNC study guide
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Scope of Practice
- Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Nutrition and Practice
- Chapter 4: Food Preferences and Influences
- Chapter 5: Energy Balance and Metabolism
- Chapter 6: Protein
- Chapter 7: Carbohydrates
- Chapter 8: Fats
- Chapter 9: Alcohol
- Chapter 10: Micronutrients
- Chapter 11: Hydration
- Chapter 12: Nutrient timing
- Chapter 13: Supplements
- Chapter 14: Psychology of Weight Control and Behavior Change
- Chapter 15: Coaching and Communication
- Chapter 16: Motivational Interviewing
- Chapter 17: Goal Setting
- Chapter 18: Dietary Assessment and Body Composition testing
- Chapter 19: Food and Supplement Labels and Portion Size
- Chapter 20: Helping Clients Navigate the Real World
- Chapter 21: Navigating Diets
- Chapter 22: Nutrition Hot topics and Controversies
- Chapter 23: Managing Weight Loss Plateaus and Maintaining Weight Loss
- Chapter 24: Programming – Putting it All Together
FREE NASM CNC Practice Test
NASM CNC Flashcards
NASM study tips
Additional NASM CNC Practice Tests
The NASM CNC practice test on this page only includes 30 questions and answers. If you want to get a full grasp of all of the possible questions that can be asked on the exam, I suggest picking up additional practice tests as well. These are incredibly important because they really let you know if you are fully prepared to take the real final exam.
The biggest reason that we see for failure is that they did not take enough practice exams in order to gauge if they were really prepared or not. I suggest the Trainer Academy practice tests as they let you know which chapters/domains you are doing good or bad in and they have a large base of questions for their exams.
NASM CNC Spaced Repetition Flashcards
The NASM CNC flashcards below contains 100 flashcards from all 24 chapters of the free NASM CNC study guide above. You can either study them right off the bat, or come back to them after you have finished all 24 chapters of the study guide. If you would like to study flashcards for a particular chapter, go to that particular chapters study guide (links above) and you will find flashcards at the bottom of each chapter.
NASM CNC Study Mnemonics
Fun, interesting and memorable mnemonics are one of the other great NASM CNC study tips I have for my students. Memorizing difficult topics such as the Micronutrients we take in through our diets, can be challenging.
Creating interesting and fun mnemonics is the best way to go about memorizing these challenging concepts. This can be helpful in the examples of the various specific nutrition terms and categories we need to know for the certification.
If you are going to create these mnemonics yourselves, try to make them as weird as you possibly can. The weirder the better!