Providing Dietary Guidance - Online
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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.
This is not your average online course! We have chosen to use a platform used by major universities across the country – eCollege®. You will have 24/7 access to technical support.
•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
To earn a Cooper Institute certificate of achievement you will need to score 70% or better on the end-of-course test.
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.
The pre- and especially the post-quizzes in each session are there to help you identify areas which may require more in-depth study on your part. They are not scored and do not count toward passing the course.
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 should be able to login and start within 24-48 hours of purchase.
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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