Providing Dietary Guidance - Online
Health and fitness professionals are often asked about nutrition by their clients. This online course covers both the science of nutrition and the practical application to everyday life. You will learn about public health tools that allow you to assess general dietary practices. After successfully completing this course you will be able to give dietary guidance that is ethical and accurate based on public policies and years of research at The Cooper Institute.
Prefer live learning, consider Providing Dietary Guidance Live.
Session 1: Scope of Practice
Session 2: Principles of Nutrition
Session 3: Energy Metabolism
Session 4: Nutrition and Disease
Session 5: Dietary Recommendations
Session 6: Issues in Weight Management
Session 7: Popular Diets: A Reality Check
Session 8: Sports Nutrition
Session 9: Dietary Review and Guidance
Session 10: Environmental Influences on Dietary Choices
Summary and Review
Handouts and Tips included for downloading and printing
Contact Hours: 18
This is a self-study, self-paced course with no projects or group discussions. This course builds your knowledge through each session and then you will learn how to apply what you have learned. Each session starts and ends with a short quiz. First, take the quiz and then begin learning the information in that session. Some sessions:
Contain slide presentations.
Require that you follow links to other information available on the Internet.
Contain learning activities that will help you to use and apply the information learned.
To earn a Cooper Institute certificate of achievement you will need to score 70% or better on the end-of-course test. The test questions are based on the learning objectives for each session.
You have 90 days from the purchase date to complete your self-paced study and take the end-of-course test. You will be able to login and get started upon completion of registration.
Requirements for Your Computer
Any operating system
Any modern web browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Opera. This includes the latest version and one version back.
Flash Player 10.1 and higher - You can get the latest Flash Player here
This text is a useful resource for both during and after the course. It is the recommended reference tool after completing the course.
American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide