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Course components are delivered online and include a continuing education exam.
Alternative & Integrative Nutrition Online CE Course reflects the widespread acceptance and implementation of complementary therapies in the health care system. It discusses research and recommendations to support or reject claims for popular nutrition-related treatments. This working guide to herbs, botanicals, supplements, and other therapeutic alternatives is essential for fitness practitioners.
Describe the prevalence of consumer use of alternative medicine.
Describe the prevalence of consumer use of dietary supplements, including herbs.
List the most popular dietary supplements used by Americans.
Explain the appropriate clinical use of dietary supplements in the treatment and prevention of certain diseases and conditions.
Describe the therapeutic uses for the most commonly used herbal supplements.
List factors affecting the potency of herbal formulas.
Provide examples of harmful substances typically found in contaminated products.
Recognize an acceptable definition for claims of structure and function as described by the FDA.
List the names of herbs identified with adaptogenic properties.
Identify excipients associated with manufacturing of dietary supplement tablets.
Describe the implications of DSHEA of 1994 and current legislation regarding supplements, label claims, and manufacturing practices as mandated by the FDA.
Explain the safety and risks involved in taking dietary supplements.
Describe some of the benefits of using probiotics for certain conditions.
Identify valid resources for checking efficacy and safety of nutrition supplements.
Explain how to read a dietary supplement label.
Describe counseling practices specific to patients who prefer alternative treatments.
Identify credible sources of information regarding alternative nutrition therapies.
Chapter 1. Alternative & Integrative Medicine Chapter 2. Consumer Use of Dietary Supplements Chapter 3. Dietary Supplements in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Chapter 4. Introduction to Herbs and Botanicals Chapter 5. Rational Phytotherapy: Clinical Applications Chapter 6. How Nutrition Supplements are Made Chapter 7. Understanding Supplement Regulations & Evaluating a Dietary Supplement Chapter 8. Evaluating a Supplement Chapter 9. Supplements & Athletic Performance Chapter 10. Specialty Dietary Supplements Chapter 11. Foods as Medicine Chapter 12. Role & Responsibilities of Practitioners
A continuing education course for nutritionists, dietitians, and other health and fitness professionals.
Leslie Kay-Getzinger, MS, RD, works as a consultant and specializes in holistic nutrition. Once a production manager for a nutraceutical manufacturer, she traveled to China to observe the manufacturing of traditional botanical medicines. She has worked with conventionally trained and integrative medical practitioners, served on an ADA task force developing complementary and alternative medicine competencies for dietetic practitioners, and held positions in the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) Practice Group.
Kay-Getzinger completed postgraduate training and certification in integrative and functional medicine and botanical medicine and has worked as adjunct faculty at community, state, and private colleges throughout Southern California. She earned her BS in food and nutrition from Southern Illinois University and an MS in human development.
“I’ve gained in-depth knowledge on supplements.”
J. Williams—Aurora, CO
“I am a personal trainer, and this material is very useful when talking with my clients about correct supplementation and also why it’s hazardous when used incorrectly.”