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dc.contributor.authorBarnes, Katelyn
dc.contributor.authorBall, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorDesbrow, Ben
dc.description.abstractPersonal trainers are well placed to provide nutrition care in line with their recommended scope of practice. However, providing nutrition care beyond their recommended scope of practice has been identified as an industry risk. The International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) have international standards for nutrition knowledge and skills that are recommended for all fitness professionals, including personal trainers. This study investigates whether the ICREPs standards align with i) national nutrition education standards and ii) national nutrition occupational standards and scopes of practice for personal trainers within ICREPs affiliated countries. Content analysis of each standard and/or scope of practice was undertaken to extract nutrition statements. Extracted statements were matched with nutrition components of the ICREPs standards to result in a score based on the number of aligned ICREPs knowledge and skills criteria. Ten countries, with 16 organisations, were identified as being involved in the development of national education standards, occupational standards or scopes of practice for personal trainers. The educational and occupational standards varied widely amongst countries and had minimal alignment with the ICREPs standards. As such, the expected role of personal trainers in providing nutrition care appeared to differ between countries. Further work is required to support personal trainers to develop a level of knowledge and skills that enables the provision of safe, consistent and effective nutrition care.
dc.publisherHuman Kinetics Publishers
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical and Sports Nutrition
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical Physiology
dc.titleAn International Comparison of Nutrition Education Standards, Occupational Standards and Scopes of Practice for Personal Trainers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Public Health
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
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gro.griffith.authorDesbrow, Ben
gro.griffith.authorBarnes, Katelyn A.
gro.griffith.authorBall, Lauren E.

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