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Registered Sport & Fitness Professional (RSFWP)

A Registered Sport & Fitness Wellness Professional (RSFWP) is a natural health professional who specializes in sport & fitness wellness. He/she is a professional who educates and guides individuals or groups in sports & fitness wellness.

A Registered Sport & Fitness Wellness Professional (RSFWP) has membership and registration with a national and international registry of natural health and fitness professionals governed by the IANHP.

Approved applicants receive a certificate of registration via email and are listed in our Professional Directory. RSFWP registration includes membership with the IANHP which entitles the professional to the privilege of receiving professional assistance with business or practice matters.


The RSFWP designation and registration are offered to all Sport & Fitness Wellness consultants, coaches, professionals, trainers, and practitioners that have completed coursework in the following subjects:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Natural Health and Nutrition
  • Sports and Fitness Wellness
  • Detoxification
  • Herbal Studies
  • Health & Fitness Assessment
  • Natural Health Approaches
  • Professional Guidelines and Ethics

See our directory page for approved schools.
Note: The IANHP does not limit acceptable training to the schools listed in our directory.

Continuing Education

The RSFWP is required to submit yearly continuing education units of 2.5 actual hours. This can be completed online or in class (meetings, seminars, projects, newsletter subscription, etc.)

Note: RSFWP’s cannot diagnose or treat unless they are licensed medical doctors.
The RSFWP designation is a registration of recognition with the IANHP

Reading Resources

We highly recommend the following reading material:

  • Sports Wellness eBook by Lawrence DeSantis, ND
    History of sports and fitness, the importance of good nutrition and natural supplementation in sports and fitness activity, natural modalities for optimizing sports performance, natural health and wellness guidance in selected sports activities, and more.
  • Health & Fitness through Weight Training and the Powerlifts (eBook) by Lawrence DeSantis, ND, RSFWP
    Health, Fitness, and Greater Strength at Any Age, Optimum Performance in Powerlifting after Fifty, Wellness Assessments & Modalities to Improve the Powerlifts and Optimize Health & Fitness.