Cultural Competency - FIT05

Cultural Competency

Values, Traditions & Effective Practice

by Carol Ann Brannon, RDN, MS, LD
(4.2 / 14 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (0.10 CEU)

Price: $29.00
CE-PRO Price: $14.50


We live in an increasingly global society where cultural diversity predominates. It is not enough to simply recognize cultural diversity. The goal of each healthcare professional, as well as every healthcare organization, should be to become culturally competent. Cultural competency, as related to healthcare and health education, is the ability to understand and respond effectively to the cultural and linguistic needs of patients or clients. The development of cultural competency is a process that occurs along a continuum.


The purpose of this continuing education program is to motivate dietitians, dietary managers, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists and social workers to take steps toward developing cultural sensitivity and competency. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the value and importance of integrating cultural competency in the educations and training of healthcare professionals as well as developing individual and organizational cultural competency
  • Discuss the six progressive steps of the Cultural Competency Continuum
  • Explain why cultural values, more than income or race, can determine the quality of healthcare a patient receives

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, dietary managers, fitness professionals, and health educators.
Fitness professionals: 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.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Specialist (provider #250164). This course is approved for 0.1 ACE CEC.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Nutrition Dimension meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2010 to 2013 (provider #681205). ACSM’s Professional Education Committee certifies that OnCourse Learning meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2019 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 1.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.

Course Originally Released on: 7/1/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/2/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/31/2017

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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Serena P - Alexandria, VA  ·  Dec 05, 2017
Very helpful with the diversity of the members that we assist daily
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Katherine B - Huntsville, AL  ·  Jan 31, 2017
As a personal trainer, this was not really for me at all because it was directed at health care professionals. It is valuable information for anyone, I think, but not necessarily what I thought it was going to be. Additionally I had to "google' a lot of information about different cultures, because it was not covered in the reading. The quiz should reflect the information that was covered - period. This went off in all sorts of directions.
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ANDREA K - Honolulu, HI  ·  Jun 19, 2016
Emphasis on cultural competency is appropriate for healthcare providers.
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Karen H - Winterville, NC  ·  Mar 29, 2016
Good information for advancing Cultural Competency
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Adam B - LaVergne, TN  ·  Oct 25, 2015
I have no further recommendations.
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