Alternative & Integrative Nutrition - FIT64

Alternative & Integrative Nutrition

by Leslie K. Kay-Getzinger, RD, MS
(4.3 / 168 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (1.00 CEU)

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The revised title of this course reflects the widespread acceptance and implementation of complementary therapies into our health care system. New research and recommendations in every chapter supporting (or rejecting) claims for popular treatments make this working guide to herbs, botanicals, supplements and other therapeutic alternatives essential for the dietetic practitioner.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence of consumer use of alternative medicine.
  2. Describe the prevalence of consumer use of dietary supplements including herbs.
  3. List the most popular dietary supplements used by Americans.
  4. Explain the appropriate clinical use of dietary supplements in the treatment and prevention of certain disease conditions.
  5. Describe the therapeutic uses for the most commonly used herbal supplements.
  6. List factors affecting the potency of herbal formulas.
  7. Provi de examples of harmful substances typically found in contaminated products.
  8. Recognize an acceptable definition for structure/function claims as described by theFDA.
  9. List the names of herbs identified with
  10. Identify excipients associated with manufacturing of dietary supplement tablets.
  11. Describe the implications of DSHEA of 1994 and current legislation regarding supplements, label claims, and manufacturing practices as mandated by the FDA.
  12. Explain the safety and risks from taking dietary supplements.
  13. Describe some of the benefits of using probiotics for certain conditions.
  14. Identify valid resources for checking efficacy and safety of nutritional supplements.
  15. Explain how to read a dietary supplement label.
  16. Describe counseling practices specific to patients who prefer alternative treatments.
  17. Identify credible sources of information regarding alternative nutrition therapies.
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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
Fitness professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title. is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Specialist (provider #250164). This course is approved for 1.0 ACE CEC. is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Committee as an approved provider of continuing education (provider #A1074). This course is approved for 0.8 CEU of continuing education for the CSCS & NSCA-CPT.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Nutrition Dimension meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2010 to 2013 (provider #681205). ACSM’s Professional Education Committee certifies that meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2016 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 10.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.

Course Originally Released on: 5/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/26/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/31/2016

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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John F - West Kingstown, RI  ·  Mar 26, 2015
Over 4 years old, should have more updated content.
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Amy K - McKinney, TX  ·  Mar 05, 2015
Good but needs a powerpoint or video
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Kai S - Page, AZ  ·  Mar 03, 2015
Interestingly enough, this was not a course - I checked and it was first posted in 7/11 and reviesed more recently. There is no course text or associated learning vignette. I was able to pass the test with an 80% on first attempt given previous nutritional education classes. If this is to be a test following a live couree, perhaps it would be better placed in a different link ?
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BETSY H - Englewood, OH  ·  Dec 29, 2014
new information included in this course.
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James T - Richmond, VA  ·  Dec 08, 2014
Very research data driven.
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