Cardiovascular Nutrition & Fitness
by Instructor: Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD; Instructor: Justin Robinson, MA, RD, CSSD, FAFS, CSCS

$68.00

i 5.00 CEH

Course Overview

The last few years, new guidelines have emerged regarding cholesterol, saturated fats and sugar, resulting in confusion of both consumers and health professionals. Identifying who is at risk for CVD is changing as we have a greater understanding of apolipoproteins and subfractions of low-density lipoprotein and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Treatment recommendations changed in 2013, regarding measures of lipoprotein when taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, but other guidelines still use them. This course will update your knowledge and skills about the relationship of diet and exercise to the prevention and treatment of CVD so that you can improve the outcomes of your clients and patients.

About the Course Author

Ellen Coleman, MA, RD, MPH, CSSD, is recognized for her clinical, academic, and publishing experience. She has taught nutrition, published articles in professional journals, consulted with several sports teams, and wrote Eating for Endurance, which won wide acclaim. Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Justin Robinson, MA, RD, CSSD, FAFS, CSCS, is a registered sports dietitian and strength and conditioning coach who specializes in practical sports nutrition recommendations and functional conditioning techniques. Justin Robinson, MA, RD, CSSD, FAFS, CSCS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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    5.00HOURS


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    Activity Number: 113009 Learning Need Code(s): 2070, 3070, 4060, 5260 CPE Level: Level II

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    10.00HOURS

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    1.00HOURS

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    10.00HOURS

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Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-AT67-16
  • Hours:

    5.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Compare and contrast the dietary recommendations from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association, the National Lipid Association, and the Eighth Joint National Committee.; Define exogenous, endogenous and reverse cholesterol transport.; Define familial hypercholesterolemia, and discuss the relative importance of high serum cholesterol, heredity, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, sex, age, physical inactivity, and cigarette smoking as risk factors for atherosclerosis.; Define saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, and trans fatty acids, and explain their significance to the development of atherosclerosis.; Design a diet that meets the guidelines of the AHA for CVD prevention; Design exercise programs for apparently healthy people; Discuss dietary aspects of hypertension and its significance for CVD risk; Discuss the major studies of diet and CVD risk, and explain the consensus recommendations for dietary change.; Discuss the relationship between intake of calories, sugar, and fat in the American diet.; Examine the role of exercise in promoting health, fitness, and weight loss.; Explain how insulin resistance affects CVD risk.; Explain the difference between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and discuss their effect on atherosclerosis.; Explain the effects of dietary protein, alcohol, and coffee on serum cholesterol and CVD risk..; Explain the initiation, progression and consequences of atherosclerosis.; Explain the significance of high serum cholesterol in children, and explain how risk assessment, screening, and counseling can be integrated into a treatment and prevention plan.; Identify and define the different types of cholesterol, and explain the role of low-density lipoprotein in CVD; Identify the various kinds of dietary fiber, explain the effects of them on serum cholesterol, and cite food sources for each.; Name the major cholesterol-lowering drugs, and list criteria for drug therapy.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Dietitians; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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