Irritable Bowel Syndrome - CHES60229

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD and Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE, FAND
(4.6 / 14 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.50 CECH)

Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed GI disorder in the United States. It can limit activities of daily living, productivity, socialization, and travel, significantly decreasing quality of life. It is well accepted that food plays a role in IBS; however, there is no one food that causes everyone to have symptoms, and there is no one diet to manage symptoms. Practitioners working with IBS patients need to know how to design an individualized diet using accepted management practices and new diet and integrative therapies. 


The goal of this course is to educate healthcare professionals about IBS, treatment options, dietary and lifestyle modifications, supplements, and pharmacological agents that can help patients manage symptoms with this chronic condition. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Define irritable bowel syndrome and identify the key symptoms.
  • Describe how irritable bowel syndrome is diagnosed and treated.
  • Describe at least six dietary modifications that may help relieve irritable bowel syndrome symptoms.
Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, nurses, and health educators.
Health educators: 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.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, 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 1.5 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, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 1/24/2000
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/7/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/31/2023

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.

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

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Alissa K - Roseville, CA  ·  Nov 18, 2019
I enjoyed the information about FODMAP, I think its invention has done more for IBS than any other natural treatment.
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Brittany A - Long Beach, CA  ·  Jun 10, 2019
This was a very interesting course.
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Lisa J - loveland, CO  ·  May 20, 2019
very valuable information
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Elvia R - San Diego, CA  ·  Jan 11, 2019
Very thorough course, it will be a good resource for review.
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Deborah W - Washington, UT  ·  May 14, 2018
I appreciated the way it was organized into topic matter, and covered thoroughly. All my questions were answered
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Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00