Genetic Testing for Personalized Nutrition - CMEZ60241

Genetic Testing for Personalized Nutrition

by Nanci S. Guest, PhD(c), MSc, RD, CSCS
(4.3 / 20 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (2.00 Credits)
Physician (2.00 Credits)

Price: $24.00
CE-PRO Price: $12.00


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.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

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. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Diane K - Portland, OR  ·  Jun 28, 2019
Interesting new information that I wasn’t aware of
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Edit Z - ,  ·  Dec 09, 2018
Super interesting and definitely want to start incorporating this into my practice!
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Anna L - Rancho Cucamonga, CA  ·  Sep 26, 2018
Very interesting, new way to approach obesity
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Artemis C - Port Townsend, WA  ·  Feb 27, 2018
This is a good basic introduction to the topic.
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Price: $24.00
CE-PRO Price: $12.00