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Amber Nelson, MS

Amber Nelson, MS

MS in Social Psychology, Certified Running Coach

With over 9 years of studying psychology, Amber Nelson holds a master\’s degree in social psychology and will receive her PhD in social psychology in August of 2024. Outside of her psychology studies, Amber is a dedicated athlete and weight loss success story. After losing 100 pounds naturally, Amber fell in love with health and fitness. She has written health and fitness content for several well-known brands for nearly 5 years now and recently became a certified running coach. She loves sharing her knowledge with the health and fitness community and using her education to enhance her writing by including research.

Amber Nelson holds her MS from Walden University, BS from Boise State University, and will soon hold her Ph.D. from Walden University. Additionally, she is a UESCA-certified running coach and is currently working through the NASM program to become a certified personal trainer (CPT).


  • Over 5 years of health, fitness, and wellness experience
  • Competitive trail runner and hybrid fitness athlete
  • UESCA Certified Running Coach
  • Certified Behavioral Intervention Professional


  • Walden University, Ph.D. candidate
  • Walden University, MS
  • Boise State University, BS

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