Level I and II Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist (METS)  

Certifications and Mentor Program

Level I METS Certification


Certification Details

The Level I Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist Certification is offered as an online format with frequent communication with the founder of the concept, Bob Seebohar. This online certification is a two-month process so ensure you can commit to this time frame before applying for the certification. There is a no refund policy.

Month 1 will include completing six online modules and accompanying quizzes. The time commitment is approximately 10-12 hours for the first month. There will be two group conference calls during this time facilitated by Bob Seebohar. Additionally, each participant will be invited to join the private Facebook page that will be used for interaction throughout the certification.

This certification has strict prerequisites and is offered to health, fitness, coaching, nutritional, and medical professionals only.

Education Modules

Month 1: audio/visual learning modules (8 hours)

  • Module 1: Introduction and background to Nutrition Periodization and Metabolic Efficiency Training

  • Module 2: Cognitive assessment and coaching strategies

  • Module 3: Nutrition and exercise training implementation strategies

  • Module 4: Nutrient timing and training nutrition principles

  • Module 5: Physiological testing concepts and interpretation strategies

  • Module 6: Metabolic Efficiency case studies

Month 1: group conference calls (2 hours)

Month 2: mini-mentorship program (2 hours)

This is a unique part of this certification as you will speak with Bob Seebohar once per week for 30 minutes. This mini-mentorship will allow you to apply the knowledge you learned in Month 1 and receive feedback and implementation strategies from Bob Seebohar regarding how to use the MET concept in your specific business model. These calls will be scheduled on weekdays during normal business hours

Certification Objectives

  • Discuss the background of Nutrition Periodization™ and Metabolic Efficiency Training™.

  • Discuss initial assessments and cognitive coaching methods.

  • Review and discuss nutrition and exercise interventions used to manipulate metabolic efficiency training.

  • Provide and discuss metabolic efficiency training implementation strategies for daily nutrition and nutrient timing.

  • Describe physiological testing methods for substrate storage and substrate oxidation, protocols, and basic interpretation strategies.

  • Discuss metabolic efficiency training case studies and lifestyle interpretation methods.

Certification Prerequisites

The Level I METS Certification is offered to health, nutrition, fitness, coaching, and medical professionals. The following prerequisites are MANDATORY in order to apply. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, please strive to gain more knowledge in your field of choice and apply at a later date. Please do not apply if you do not have the required prerequisites.

Option #1:

  • 4-year degree in a health sciences field of study (fitness, exercise science, nutrition, wellness, pre-medicine, physiology, etc.); subject to approval

  • Current employment in the health, wellness, fitness, coaching, nutrition, or medical field

  • Have read the "Metabolic Efficiency Training: Teaching Your Body to Burn More Fat", second edition book


Option #2:

  • Current employment in the health, wellness, fitness, coaching, nutrition, or medical field

  • Have read the "Metabolic Efficiency Training: Teaching Your Body to Burn More Fat", second edition book

  • Possess AT LEAST 2 of the following (subject to prior approval):

    • Credible fitness certification

    • Credible nutrition certification

    • Credible coaching certification

    • Credible wellness/health certification

Certification Benefits and Re-Certification Information

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$799 includes all education modules, interaction with Bob Seebohar via the private Facebook page and two group conference calls in the first month, four personal calls with Bob Seebohar in the second month to customize your learning experience, and all of the other certification benefits you can read about here.

If you are accepted, you will be emailed the link to register for the Level I Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist Certification Course.

Note: there are no refunds or transfers to other certification clinics.

*USA Triathlon Certified Coaches will receive 8 continuing education units.

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Application Process - APPLICATION CLOSED

The Level I METS Online Certification Course is offered at specific times throughout the year.

  • The next Level I METS Online Certification Course will be offered in the Fall of 2019.

  • Please do not submit your application until the course is open.


Name *
Address *
Phone *
Please list your undergraduate or graduate degree(s)
List the professional certifications you possess.
Describe your current employment in the health, wellness, fitness, coaching, or medical field.
If accepted for this certification, briefly describe how you will utilize Metabolic Efficiency Training including if you plan on conducting testing.
I have read the second edition of "Metabolic Efficiency Training: Teaching the Body to Burn More Fat" and understand this is part of the prerequisite for being selected for this certification. *
I understand there are no refunds or transfers to other certification clinics. By checking this box, I accept these terms. *

Testimonials from Level I METS Professionals

The Level I Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist Certification was a worthwhile and meaningful investment in myself and my career.  I use what I learned from the certification course on a daily basis with my clients, from MET testing to nutrition coaching, and my clients are feeling more energized, losing weight, and are able to minimize GI distress during long training sessions and competitions.  Bob Seebohar teaches in a clear, concise way and provides individualized support throughout the training.  I would recommend this certification to anyone who is excited to apply the latest in nutrition and training strategies!
— Chelsea Gloeckner, RD, METS I
In sports nutrition, if you want to do what’s best rather than what’s easy for you and/or your athletes then take the Level I Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist certification. It focuses on not just performance but health, which is often times lacking in the traditional sports nutrition paradigm. The certification is very straightforward and serves as a solid resource for helping you apply nutrition to the real world. Even though the certification is beneficial for any health/fitness/medical professional, for Registered Dietitians, becoming a Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist and learning from Bob Seebohar will help you carve a niche so you can set yourself apart in the dietetics field. I highly recommend it!
— Katie M., MS, MPH, RD, METS I
Thank you so much! This was an amazing experience overall and I appreciate the thorough nature of the course and evaluation to add to my professional toolkit!! I can say it definitely surpassed any expectations I had coming in.
— Steve S., RD, CSSD

Level II METS Certification

The METS II Certification is highly competitive and candidates are chosen through a rigorous process. In order to be considered to apply, the application must possess the following:

  • Current Level I METS certification

  • A minimum of 2 years as a Level I Certified Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist.

  • Having worked with a minimum of 50 individuals utilizing the Metabolic Efficiency Training concept (written proof is required), including daily nutrition strategies and follow-up.

  • Metabolic Efficiency testing knowledge AND proof of interpreting a minimum of 30 Metabolic Efficiency Tests.

  • Participation in the Level I METS Mentorship.

Contact eNRG Performance for more information.

Level I METS Mentor Program

The METS I Mentor Program is provided to current Level I Certified Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialists. This is a monthly mentor program, led by Bob Seebohar, that is customized and tailored to your individual needs.

Contact eNRG Performance for more information.