Introduction to Herbs and Botanicals - AT800

Introduction to Herbs and Botanicals

by Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE, FAND and Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
(4.4 / 5 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Athletic Training (1.00 hours)

Price: $29.00
CE-PRO Price: $14.50


The use of herbal supplements as a substitute for or as a compliment to conventional medical treatment is a growing trend in the United States. While herbal supplements may be considered effective and safe to use by consumers, there are multiple factors that influence their efficacy and safety.
Healthcare professionals must be aware of the safety and efficacy issues related to the use of herbal products by those they serve. It is also important to know where to look for valid resources to identify clinical, valid information to share with consumers and further their own understanding of herbal supplements.


After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the prevalence of and rationale for herbal supplement use by consumers.
  • Explain safety issues of herbal supplements pertaining to contamination, adulteration, toxicity, and herb/drug interactions.
  • Identify valid resources when checking the efficacy and safety of herbal supplements.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, fitness professionals, and health educators.
Athletic Trainers: 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 or 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.

Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers (provider #P1000). This program has been approved for a maximum of 4 hours of Category A continuing education. Difficulty level: essential
OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is also approved by the Florida Board of Athletic Training (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 12/17/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/17/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/17/2022

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

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Sandra M - Pottstown, PA  ·  Feb 04, 2020
Great overview and useful information in assessing patients" use of supplements.
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Price: $29.00
CE-PRO Price: $14.50