Probiotics and Prebiotics - CHES03

Probiotics and Prebiotics

by Elizabeth Chiodo, RD, LDN and Sarah K. Waybright, MS, RD, LD
(4.3 / 34 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


The study of the human microbiome and its constituents is one of the hottest topics in science today. The potential of probiotic and prebiotic use to improve many diet-related conditions from diarrhea to irritable bowel syndrome, and potentially even to chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes, makes this topic of special interest to clinicians. When is their use indicated? When is it contraindicated? How much should patients be given, and when? This course offers the most up-to-date information that current research provides, helping clinicians make the best choices for their patients.


The goal of this module is to provide healthcare practitioners with information about probiotics and prebiotics, including what they are, where they can be found, their role in treating various medical conditions and recommendations for use, as well as potential side effects and risks. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the difference between probiotics and prebiotics and identify sources of both
  • Describe the role of probiotics and prebiotics in treating various medical conditions
  • Provide recommendations for the use of probiotics and prebiotics

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for health educators
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 5/27/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/22/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2017

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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Ashley H - Harrisburg, PA  ·  May 17, 2017
This course provided good information mainly related to probiotics.
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Francisco T - Laguna Niguel, CA  ·  Apr 28, 2016
Informative subject.
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Jeannie F - Hawthorne, NJ  ·  Aug 26, 2015
This course on probiotics and prebiotics was very interesting!
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BECKY F - ROCKFORD, IL  ·  Feb 26, 2015
This information should be made available to all health educations. Excellent.
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KATHRYN M - NAPLES, FL  ·  Jan 09, 2015
Great format. The information was timely and helpful.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00