Irritable Bowel Syndrome - CHES60229

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Not Just a Gut Feeling

by Cheryl Iny Harris, MPH, RD
(4.7 / 12 ratings )

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

Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00


Irritable bowel syndrome is the most commonly diagnosed GI disorder in the United States. IBS is not a trivial condition as it can limit activities of daily living, work productivity, socialization, and short-distance travel significantly, decreasing quality of life. It is well accepted that food plays a role in IBS, and up to 90% of people with IBS report changing their diets to reduce symptoms. There are no particular foods that cause 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 irritable bowel syndrome by providing updated information, treatment options, dietary and lifestyle modifications, supplements, and pharmacological agents that can help patients most effectively manage symptoms with this chronic condition. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define IBS and identify the key symptoms
  • Describe how IBS is diagnosed and treated
  • Describe dietary modifications that may help relieve IBS 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 OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, 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: 1/24/2000
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/19/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/19/2019

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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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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Lori M - Kirkland, WA  ·  Jan 24, 2018
Very informative, good vignette, helpful course overall.
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Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00