Learn nutrition from the ground up, both in theory and in a real-world environment
Learn from the industries best nutritionists, dieticians, researchers, sports nutritionists and coaches
Get better results with yourself and your clients as we believe what we teach are true life skills
Be supported every step of the way with a thriving learning environment and community
Study with us from anywhere in the world, our courses are delivered 100% online
Learn on desktop, mobile or tablet with our interactive and dynamic learning platform and app
When you are ready, take advanced and business modules to enhance specific learning areas
With any of our courses you get lifetime access, so if we do update anything, you'll have access, for life
Graduate the Practical Academy, get insured, and work as a qualified Nutrition Coach
Welcome to The BTN Academy
Everything starts with a vision
The BTN Academy started after one obese and unhealthy man, Ben Coomber, changed his life and reclaimed his health and fitness.
This spurred him on to change the lives of others, training to become a coach and nutritionist. Eleven years later the BTN Academy sits here today as you see it, a leading worldwide authority in the world of nutrition education, empowering the next generation of nutrition coaches to change the lives of others.
We’re here to change lives
We passionately believe that learning about nutrition is a life skill, and this is how and why BTN was first created. BTN started as a coaching company transforming the lives of our clients, then transitioned into an education company in 2013 enabling us to teach others, empowering them to transform the lives of others and thus allowing us to impact the world in a much bigger way. Join us and finish your transformation, and then transform the lives of many others too.
How we teach you
The way that a course is delivered is perhaps just as important as the content it contains. Too many courses are based on a broken model of teaching: read, take a test, get a certificate. Not at BTN.
Every step of the way you'll be supported via different teaching styles, so we are sure to help everyone. Yes, we have detailed textbooks fully referenced for the theoretical learning, but we then teach via live or recorded webinars and videos, have audio recordings of the textbooks, thoroughly discuss case studies, and support all our teachings through open community discussion. This is true immersive learning. Welcome to the BTN Academy; are you ready to change lives?
Our online courses
Enrol 365 days a year and master the basics A course for your own learning, or before the BTN Practical Academy
A 10 module AfN and REPS Certified Course taught by Ben Coomber and Tom Bainbridge, designed to give you a complete grounding in the fundamental principles and application of nutrition. The Foundation Academy is beautifully animated and digitally recorded and delivered via our mobile ready education platform. The course is also accompanied by a manual which is a comprehensive course guide that expands extensively upon everything in the course videos.
This course aims to equip anyone, from the beginner to the experienced fitness enthusiast with a complete and thorough understanding of nutrition and lifestyle optimisation for the human body. The Foundation academy prepares you for the Practical Academy but it's not mandatory. We advise anyone who doesn’t have a formal background in nutrition to complete the Foundation Academy before doing the Practical Academy.
Enrol May or November for 12 months of specialist learning and become a BTN Certified Nutritionist
The BTN Practical Academy is a 12 month live and interactive evidence based, practically driven, online nutrition course taught by dieticians, sports nutritionists, university lecturers, psychologists, GB athletes and experienced coaches. Learn the theory and practical aspects of coaching different people in an engaging and supportive way, with live webinars (also recorded), 4 course text books, a members area and supportive community.
During this 12 month nutrition course we delve into coaching specialist populations, advanced body composition, sports performance, obesity, behavioural psychology, hormones, female health, endurance athletes, fight sports and more. With the broadness of the Practical Academy, you will become a competent coach able to work with a broad clientele, resulting in you being a fully competent nutrition coach.
Master your business Pick a module and learn anytime or get all the modules free when joining the Practical Academy
A modular business course for coaches to up-skill in the areas of marketing, client care, building a gym, social media, client retention, business management, public speaking, and more. Each module is available for sale individually meaning that you can enrol at any time you wish. With each module you will receive a detailed recorded webinar or video on the topic, detailed notes, and action based to do’s to ensure you can learn to optimise and action that area of your business.
As a coach or personal trainer it is no longer enough just to know about nutrition, training and lifestyle management, you need to know how to run your business, market your services, and improve the experience of your clients working with you. After all, you can only help people if they can find you. Pick and choose the module you want to learn, and simply learn via our mobile ready learning platform.