There is a lot of poor-quality, confusing and misleading information in the health & fitness industry. This is no more evident than when it comes to nutrition courses. It's been a long frustration of mine to have people ask for recommendations or thoughts on various courses, only to see the vast majority on them fall short on science and ethics. Hence why I was so delighted to hear that the Mac-Nutrition Uni Certification was becoming a reality.
It's hard to quantify the impact that Martin has made on my own understanding and thinking when it comes to the science and application of nutrition. Being mentored by him was one of the best choices I could have made. And I don't say that lightly. I've also had the pleasure of meeting a number of the members of the excellent Mac-Nutrition Uni team, all of whom are extremely competent.
For me it is quite simple; if you are looking for a nutrition course that will allow you to become a professional who has an appreciation of the underlying science, who has an understanding of how to apply that in all sorts of scenarios in practice, and who conducts themselves with the integrity and sensibility that is often missing in this industry, then this is the course you need to do.
Danny Lennon - Performance Nutritionist, Coach and Educator
As a registered dietitian for 20 years with a specialist interest in ultra endurance sports nutrition and having been through and ticked the boxes of most of the usual recommendations to pursue a career in nutrition, I would highly recommend Mac-Nutrition Uni and Martin MacDonald to anyone who wants to undertake a nutrition qualification that will provide them with a solid foundation of nutrition knowledge and the ability to up skill as a practitioner. The Mac-Nutrition Uni community is also a valuable resource and support network for all those wishing to learn, discuss and share client experiences.
Martin and his team stand out from the crowd with a thorough understanding of the true and up to date science of health, physiology and nutrition and from this they're able to dispel any myth, fad diet or magic formula with hard hitting evidence. They also challenge the traditional convention of a once size fits all ‘balanced diet’ and replace it with sound cutting edge and innovative evidence-based nutritional strategies and practices.
If you're learning from Martin MacDonald and the MNU Team, rest assured you're getting the most up to date and advanced nutrition data available. Martin teaches in a way that makes complex concepts easy to understand and fun to learn. I highly recommend the Mac-Nutrition Universal Certification to improve your understanding of nutrition.
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky - Specialist Weight-Loss Physician
I had the pleasure of seeing Martin present at the 2015 EPIC Fitness Summit, and was impressed with his ability to take data and synthesize it in a practical manner. I could tell right away how committed he was to not only helping individuals, but doing it in a way that had a solid basis in science. Data and evidence, not beliefs, are the foundation on which Martin rests, and I give him my highest recommendation.
James Krieger - Nutrition Researcher and Statistician
Martin's passion for combining scientific rigor with practical, real-world solutions is evident in his work with both professionals and the public. It's clear that he's on a mission to elevate the state of the industry - and it's great to see it happening.
Alan Aragon - Nutrition Researcher, Writer and Speaker
MNU has a great level of support, fantastic lectures and excellent content which was all evidence-based.
I love the fact I now have an entire database of research that I can look at and reference if needed in the future.
The lecture material and further reading was all excellent, I now have so much evidence to fall back on and use.
MNU was fantastic! I know so much more about nutrition now and I feel I can do so much with this qualification.
I am delighted I made the decision to do this course. It was hard work but very enjoyable and worthwhile.
The exams were tough but fair, which is a real compliment as I haven't done many courses that manage to achieve this.
Dr. John Sykes - Director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine & UK GP
In a world of misinformation it has never been more important to know where to go for evidence-based learning. Mac-Nutrition's philosophy of centering their training around scientific and research-backed content makes them stand out in this industry.
I can highly recommend the annual Mac-Nutrition conferences where the emphasis is not only on learning, but also connecting with like-minded individuals. It is an honour to be associated with them.
Not only did enrolling on Mac-Nutrition Uni have a positive impact on my own coaching business and the results of my clients. But Martin and the MNU team are the only nutrition educators I would ever refer other trainers or coaches to.
Completely unbiased evidenced-based nutrition education, broken down into practical solutions that trainers, coaches and practitioners can apply in real-world scenarios with their clients
I happily recommend and refer all my students to the Mac-Nutrition Uni team in complete trust that they are not only in the best hands to learn, but also to be supported.
Sukh Sidhu - Online Fitness Consultant and CEO of OFB
As a busy professional what I get is gold; up to date, critically appraised research and what this looks like as evidence-based practice in the real world - plus the tools/approaches to troubleshoot challenging cases!
Dr. Lamis El Rashid - Doctor, Anaesthetist and Personal Trainer
In an industry littered with black and white messaging as well as archaic and unethical practices, MNU takes their students on a journey that ultimately provides them with the knowledge and tools required to enact real positive change.
MNU provides students with the opportunity to learn cutting edge, evidence based nutrition strategies from leading experts and practitioners within the field. There is a focus on practical application throughout every module making the course perfectly suited for those wishing to work 1-2-1 with clients. In addition to the nutrition content, the material and support provided around developing and scaling a business as well as learning essential soft skills and behaviour change strategies, provides students with everything they need to set themselves apart within a competitive space.
Dr. Paul Fairbairn - Lecturer in Nutrition & Exercise Science
It astounds me how much of the nutrition advice out there is based on poor understanding of the science. So it's great that MNU is teaching the importance of staying up to date and evaluating new health claims critically.
I've had the pleasure of speaking at a couple of live events for MNU now and I've been impressed by how committed the MNU team are to delivering a great experience for people who want to improve their understanding of nutrition and wider health. And MNU events aren't just about dull lectures but are about meeting like-minded people and having a laugh along the way, too.
Martin MacDonald is the real deal. In an industry filled with charlatans and scammers, it's refreshing to have some good guys who aren't afraid to call bulls***. Martin devotes considerable time to reading research and staying current. Mac-Nutrition Uni is evidence-based and legit, I vouch for Martin and his course with zero hesitation.
When it comes to nutrition, nobody has ever really delivered anything other than theory until this! The MNU Certification will give brilliant tips for how to coach nutrition beyond saying "Track macro's" or "Don't eat sugar". The big thing that most people miss out, that the PT world especially is crying out for, is how to use the theory. I cant see how anyone could deliver this better than Martin and the MNU team.
Everyone is teaching theory but very few give the trainers a chance to practice the application of what they are being taught - the MNU Team will do this better than anyone.
Exercise science and nutrition advances rapidly. If you want to be able to deliver to your clients/patients an appropriate opinion supported by scientific evidence, then the Mac-Nutrition Universal Certification is the place to learn from. Martin and his team will give you the most up to date information in clinical and sports-performance nutrition, but more importantly, they will help you to apply your newly acquired knowledge. Therefore, I highly recommend the Mac-Nutrition Universal Certification for improving your skills in your professional nutrition practice.
Dr. Alvaro Bustamante - Sports Physician, Chilean Football Team
I have been following Martin and his work for close to a decade and he remains one of my go to resources for nutrition. He explains things clearly and simply using evidence to properly support his message (not his agenda).
I encourage anyone who is interested in investing their time and money into learning more about nutrition to strongly consider Mac-Nutrition Uni. It is the first place I refer people to when they ask about further education within the field of nutrition.
Martin MacDonald has a pragmatic, practical approach to interpreting nutrition research. In viewing various parts of the nutrition literature as ‘tools in the nutrition toolbox,’ he is able to deliver individualised, yet evidence-based, recommendations for a range of health and performance goals. There are no black and white dogmas with Martin, instead he recognises the complexity of the grey areas and finds a way to express recommendations informed by a base of literature with enviable clarity.
Dr. D. Lee Hamilton - Lecturer in Health and Exercise Sciences
If you have an appetite for a quality nutrition course, that is systematically structured, evidence based, grounded in research, balanced, yet not watered down, then the Mac-Nutrition Universal Certification is for you. Martin’s passion, charisma and knowledge for nutrition, and his mission of spreading the right message oozes through this course. If you want to better prepare yourself for working with clients, who have a variety of different goals ranging from weight loss to sports performance, then the principles you learn here will arm you with the knowledge and practical application you need.
Pete McKnight - S&C Coach and Chairman of the UK Strength & Conditioning Association
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