Recent Posts by Amy Occhipinti, M.S.

    Certified Nutritionist vs. Registered Dietitian: What’s the Difference?

    Editor's Note: This post was published in November 2019 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 

    Although nutrition-related career titles may sound similar, they can be very different when it comes to educational requirements, job duties, and typical workplaces. 

    The two most common designations in the field are certified nutritionist and registered dietician. There are some obvious points of overlap, such as providing advice on food and nutrition, but in other ways, each is a distinct career path. Let's look at certified nutritionist vs. registered dietitian.

    Read More

    5 Highly Flexible and Profitable Business Models Health and Fitness Professionals Should Consider to Make More Money & Maintain Their Sanity

    Little to no breathing space between one-to-one sessions. Work, work, work—Mondays through Sundays (Rest days? Nope, never heard of them.)

    Yet, despite how overstretched and overwhelmed you feel, your bank account says you’re still a far cry from your ideal income. What now?

    Read More

    Why Personal Trainers Should Consider a Nutrition Certification

    You’ve likely heard the phrase “You can’t out-train a bad diet.” 

    As a personal trainer, you know that both physical activity and healthy eating habits contribute to long-term health outcomes. To help your clients fully reach their goals you need to address fitness, lifestyle, and nutrition.

    Read More

    Stay Connected

    Get access to the latest health and fitness insights, tools and special offers to keep your career moving.

    What You Can and Can’t Do As a Health & Wellness Coach

    Are you looking to bring your passion for health to the next level, but are struggling with where to begin? Maybe you want to help people eat healthier and get more exercise, but you’re struggling with what steps to take to learn how to do so professionally. If this sounds like you, you’re an excellent candidate to become a certified health & wellness coach.

    Read More

    How To Choose the Best Niche for Your Health and Wellness Coaching Business

    Finding a niche is key to a successful health and wellness coaching business. It helps you stand out from the competition, attract and retain your ideal clients, plus charge a rate you’re satisfied with.

    Read More

    How to Build Trust and Rapport with Your Health Coaching Clients

    Imagine walking into the waiting room where you will meet with a new health specialist for the first time. 

    Read More

    4 Strategies to Help You Manage a High Volume of Health Coaching Clients

    As your health coaching business grows, you may find that handling a larger volume of clients becomes overwhelming. After all, you have an increasing number of clients needing your attention day in and day out.  

    Read More

    The Best Technology For Running Your Health Coach or Nutrition Business

    Nutrition and wellness technology is a fast-growing industry. And with the increase in health-conscious, tech-savvy consumers, keeping up with the recent advancements will not only get your clients better results but is crucial for staying ahead of the competition in this fast-growing market.

    Read More

    10 Apps and Software That Health Coaches Can Use with Clients

    If you’re a health coach struggling to keep up with clerical tasks, emails, and paperwork then you need to start using apps and software tools to make your life easier.

    Read More

    Stay Connected

    Get immediate access to AFPA’s most recent health and wellness insights, exclusive offers and groundbreaking tips to help you become the trusted health, fitness or nutrition professional.