Genetic Testing for Personalized Nutrition - CHES60241

Genetic Testing for Personalized Nutrition

by Nanci S. Guest, PhD(c), MSc, RD, CSCS
(4.6 / 9 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (2.00 CECH)

Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50


In the past decade, personal genetic information has become easily accessible, in large part due to the advancement of the consumer genetic testing industry. One class of genetic tests, called nutrigenetics or nutrigenomics, offered direct-to-consumer or through a healthcare provider, provides personalized dietary advice based on an individual’s DNA. As the demand for genetic testing by consumers grows, an increased need exists for healthcare providers to have a better understanding of these tests. This course will help healthcare professionals understand what nutrigenomics testing is, how it is performed, how identifying genetic variation can guide individual nutrition recommendations, and how this new tool can be implemented into a sole or collaborative practice to provide clients and patients with individually tailored dietary and other lifestyle-related information based on their DNA. 


The goal of this continuing education program is to teach healthcare providers how genetic variation can guide nutrition recommendations and how this can be implemented into practice to provide clients and patients with individually tailored dietary and other lifestyle-related information based on their DNA. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the scientific basis and background for nutrigenomics testing and what it measures
  • Demonstrate how specific genes influence dietary needs
  • Explain how to use genetic testing for personalized nutrition to improve nutritional status and dietary adherence
  • Identify what to look for when selecting a genetic test for personalized nutrition

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, nurses, and physicians.
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 2.0 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: 12/27/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/27/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/27/2019

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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Mariam A - Dibba, IT  ·  Jan 31, 2019
Thank you for everything because it is easy
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Cynthia G - Gresham, OR  ·  Dec 10, 2018
I had no idea genetic testing could tell you what kind of diet it would take to lose weight
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Amanda P - Navarre, FL  ·  Apr 10, 2018
Interesting course. This is not something I would normally chose to learn about; but I am glad I did!
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Shannon L - Henderson, NV  ·  Dec 16, 2017
This was a very informative course; has made me interested in learning more about the subject.
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Patricia M - englewood, NJ  ·  Jun 09, 2017
very interesting did know the association
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Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50