BTN Academy

Welcome to the home of the Body Type Nutrition Academy, an industry leading 2 stage online nutrition course, now incorporating business skills for coaches in our business academy. Find out more about our 3 courses below…

Academy overview

Academy intro video

Please watch the video above to get an overview of the Body Type Nutrition academy, and then view each academy below, clicking on each one for information.

Foundation Academy

A 10 week part live and part prerecorded online nutrition course taught by Ben Coomber, covering the fundamentals of nutrition, health, body composition, calories, macronutrients, fibre, supplements, sleep, stress, coaching practice and nutritional psychology. This foundation nutrition course aims to equip anyone with the basic knowledge of nutrition and the human body, and prepares someone for further learning on the Practical Academy, where nutrition becomes truly applied. The Foundation Academy™ opens its doors in February and August.

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Practical Academy

A 12 month live and interactive online nutrition course taught by Ben Coomber, Layne Norton, Will Hawkins, Simon Herbert, Alex Manos, a registered dietician and other top industry experts covering the theory and application of; coaching practice, psychology, critical thinking, fat loss, muscle building, sports performance, recovery, physiology, female health, pre and post-natal nutrition, hormonal health, and much more. This is our flagship online nutrition course aimed at both coaches and nutrition geeks. The Practical Academy™ opens its doors in April and October.

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Business Academy

A 6 month online nutrition and business coaching course taught by Ben Coomber and the BTN team. The Business Academy™ is aimed to apply nutritional coaching into practice in a gym, online, in groups, and as a product. We cover applied nutrition in the real world to improve a coaches business and success with clients, teaching; best business practice, product development, marketing, advertising, customer service, lead generation and more. The Business Academy is currently closed.

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Who will be teaching BTN Academy?

On the foundation Academy you are taught solely by Ben Coomber, and supported by tutor Tom Bainbridge, on the Practical Academy you are taught by all the below experts (with a selection of the below experts teaching on the Business Academy).

If you are unsure at this stage whether the BTN Academy is right for you, or you simply want more details, insert your email below, choosing which course you are interested in, and we can send you more information via email. Then feel free to explore our testimonials and FAQ’s below the email box, and get in touch with Tom, our Academy manager directly if you wish with any specific questions you have.

Don’t just take our word for it…

We get many questions about The Body Type Nutrition Academy, our interactive online nutrition course for coaches, personal trainers and nutrition enthusiasts. Below you can find answers to the questions that you might have regarding our course, payments, start dates and more

Click here to see what all our students have to say about the BTN Academy

If you have read through all the information on the Academy part of our website, and need more info or clarification, please don't hesitate to contact Tom, our Academy manager


The BTN Academy® FAQ

When does the BTN Academy® start?

Foundation – The intakes for this course open on 1st February and 1st August each year. The course is 10 weeks in duration
Practical – The intakes for this course open on 1st April and 1st October each year. The course is 12 months in duration
Business – The intakes for this course open on 1st April and 1st October each year. The course is 6 months in duration

Do I have to start the BTN Academy® at Foundation level?

If you are a Coach, Personal Trainer, or just someone looking to do an online nutrition course for your own benefit, and have only previously done REPS, or a similar style course, or no course at all, it is highly recommended to start at the Foundation Level to ensure your knowledge is well grounded in all the basic and intermediate theories before progressing onto the Practical Academy. This will ensure, long term, you become a far better nutrition coach by being grounded in all the basic theories and applications of nutrition.

Do I have to be in the UK to do this course?

No. We currently have people enrolled in Australia, USA, Sweden, Mexico, Norway, Dubai, Canada, and many more countries, so it's possible wherever you are in the world as all our teaching is online. Any live calls may have to be missed and caught up on at another time if the call time ends up being inconvenient for you due to the time zone differences. But all calls are recorded and stored in your Academy learning portal, so this isn’t an issue.

How do I register my interest for the BTN Academy®?

During the times when the Academy is closed, we ask you to register your interest on the website here. It is very important that you do this if you want to enrol as all relevant information will be sent out to you prior to the courses starting as well as a reminder as to when the doors for the courses open.

Securing your BTN Academy® place

We now offer a deposit system, for you to pay £100 to secure your Academy place. You can do this on each of the Academy tabs at the top of the page above. The deposit is non-refundable should you wish to not continue with the course. Once your deposit is paid, your instalments will be set up automatically, to come out on the course start date.

How payment works

Click on the tabs above to pay your deposit, which automatically sets up your course instalments. Payments are taken using Sagepay.

Each course has a minimum term of payment, so please consider this before you sign up. You can view the Academy terms and conditions on the payment form or request it via our contact page. Failure to pay your instalments will result in you being removed from the course. We do not offer refunds unless in extenuating circumstances.

When do I get my Academy folder?

When you sign up to the Academy, we provide you with a bespoke folder. This will be sent to your address within 2 weeks of you signing up with us. If you do not receive your folder, please email tom@bencoomber.com and he will sort this out for you.

What is expected of you as a student

As a student, you will be given access to the live calls, the content we teach and resources to help your learning. The onus is then on you to take the initiative for your own learning by making time to study, complete the mini quizzes and self assessments and do your own research when necessary. We will provide tutorials on how to use our member’s area and expect you to familiarise yourself with this accordingly before the course starts. We pride ourselves in cultivating a community of likeminded students who are all at different stages of learning. We actively encourage debate and different viewpoints, but ask you to be respectful and mindful of each other at all times. Discussion is key, but please ensure it is done with the right intention and is inclusive for all.

We do ask that you do not share any content provided with other people who are not on the course.

What is the Foundation course structure

Every Monday from the course start date, we will release a pre-recorded call in our member’s area. This will be a video, audio of the video and all of the related documents (comprehensive notes to aid your learning, a copy of the call presentation and any other useful materials) for the call. Within the member’s area is a forum for you to ask any further questions you have.

We conduct a mini quiz after each live call and these need to be completed in order for you to gain your Foundation certificate.

What is the Practical course structure

Every Monday from the course start date, there will be a live call, hosted by a platform we used called anymeeting. This link is uploaded to the member’s area and you can join the call at 8pm. You will be able to ask questions throughout this call using an interactive chat box.

The day after the live call, we upload the video, audio of the video and all of the related documents (comprehensive notes to aid your learning, a copy of the call presentation and any other useful materials for the call to our member’s area. Within the member’s area is a forum for you to ask any further questions you have.

We conduct a mini quiz after each live call, hosted in the member’s. These do not count towards your exam but serve to enhance and embed your learning.

Sometimes we will need to change the call dates, or mentorship times but this is only ever in extenuating circumstances and we will give you as much notice as we can.

What is anymeeting.com

We try to make this process as easy as possible for students. All you need to do is follow the link that is uploaded to the member’s area on a Monday, logging in 8pm sharp when the live call starts. You will be asked to enter your name and email address and will then be allowed into the call.

There are also times when the member’s area and server is down or undergoing vital maintenance. We ask for your patience when this happens and accept no responsibility for time lost due to this, unless it is during an exam period where we will give you an extension.

If you are experiencing any technical problems or would like to report something, please email tom@bencoomber.com and he will look into this for you promptly.

How do the exams work?

There will be an exam at the end of the Practical Academy. You have plenty of notice as to when the exam will take place and support during the exam period, and we give you a month to complete this. It is an online exam, hosted in the member’s area. Once you have submitted your exam, we take a 4 week period to mark them and return the results in no particular order.

Should you fail your exam, we will provide you with feedback as to why and details of how to pass your exam. This could be to complete a case study or to answer a few more questions and there is no extra cost for this. However, should you fail it a second time, you will be required to pay a re-sit fee of £65. We do not allow late exam submissions because we give you plenty of time to sit your exam.

Any plagiarism identified in your exam will incur automatic fail and you will need to pay for a resit.

What happens when I pass?

Once you pass the course, we will send you a certificate that is personally signed by Ben and you will become a BTN certified coach. We will also add you to our BTN coach directory on our website. Furthermore, should you like one and for those students who excel, we offer the opportunities to become a coach at BTN at the end of the course.

BTN community page on Facebook

We will also add any past and current students to our community Facebook page. We would encourage you to interact on here, share your knowledge and basically keep in touch with us and other BTN students and like-minded people.

How do I deal with technical issues

We strive to have a back up for every eventuality when we experience technical issues. We ask students to understand that we use a live, online platform and that sometimes with this connection issues are unavoidable.

There are also times when the member’s area and server is down or undergoing vital maintenance. We ask for your patience when this happens and accept no responsibility for time lost due to this, unless it is during an exam period where we will give you an extension.

If you are experiencing any technical problems or would like to report something, please email charlotte@bodytypenutrition.co.uk and she will look into this for you promptly.

What should I do if I need help and support throughout the course?

For the duration of the course, the tutors are always on hand to answer questions and help you and you have the support of other students as we strive to create a community atmosphere. We have the facility for live questions on the call itself, the forum for questions relating to that week’s call and a Thursday tutoring. Should you feel you are struggling with the content or are getting behind, or are having any other issues, then please email Tom immediately on tom@bencoomber.com and he will help you accordingly.

Can I give you feedback?

We are always striving to improve and evolve the course and take your feedback very seriously. If you would like to provide feedback at any point, please email it to tom@bencoomber.com and he will implement any changes deemed appropriate.

Unsure, confused, want help?

After reading all this information, if you are still unsure about anything, want to talk to someone, want clarification on something, or want to make 100% sure the Academy is right for you, then the 1st step is to register your interest below and we will then send you lots more information on how the Academy works, what you get, testimonials, live demos, and more, if your still unsure, click HERE to drop us an email to request a call back from one of our team and we will schedule a call to phone you and answer any questions you have.

If not, get your name on our waiting list see you have a chance to enrol in the next BTN Academy program…