Nutrition for Rehabilitation and Healing - FIT103

Nutrition for Rehabilitation and Healing

by Karen Lilyquist, PhD, RD, RN, LD
(4.4 / 113 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (1.10 CEU)

Price: $203.00
CE-PRO Price: $101.50


Rehabilitation care has grown in importance as hospital stays have shortened and active older patients encounter new injuries and surgeries. Author Karen Lilyquist has updated this course, adding new material on rehabilitation from trauma and sports injuries, plus updates in all chapters. Includes assessment of geriatric, transplant, pulmonary, neurology, cardiac, orthopedic, trauma, stroke, amputation, and closed head injury patients; dysphagia.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the nutrition profession on a multidisciplinary health care team.
  • Define and discuss the "continuum of care."
  • Explain the necessary components of an outcome research study.
  • List 10 observable external or behavioral characteristics indicating nutritional problems.
  • Discuss skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, skin and sensory changes indicating nutritional problems.
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of different dietary assessment methods.
  • Explain the various anthropometric measures useful in planning nutritional care during rehabilitation.
  • Discuss the symptoms of the following conditions, list rehabilitation goals and nutrition issues, and explain how to develop nutrition care plans for each: stroke, spinal cord injury, osteoporosis, amputation, multi-trauma, burns, cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness and injury.
  • Discuss the role of macronutrients and micronutrients in illness and injury.
  • Estimate calorie, protein, vitamin and mineral needs in recovery from illness and injury.
  • Explain the pathology and treatment of dysphagia, including the National Dysphagia Diet.
  • Explain the three phases of wound healing and the nutrients involved in each phase.
  • Develop a medical nutrition therapy plan for a patient with a stage IV pressure ulcer.
  • Describe three strategies to increase intake in patients with decreased intake or cachexia.
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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
Fitness professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Specialist (provider #250164). This course is approved for 1.1 ACE CECs.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Committee as an approved provider of continuing education (provider #A1074). This course is approved for 1.2 CEUs of continuing education for the CSCS & NSCA-CPT.
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 11.0 ACSM CECs. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.

Course Originally Released on: 2/1/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/31/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

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.

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

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Ryan M - Land O Lakes, FL  ·  Nov 16, 2019
A very thorough course
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Courtney E - Belvidere, IL  ·  Nov 12, 2019
The course helped to understand nutrition needs for patients better.
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Amanda G - Palm Bay, FL  ·  Jun 26, 2019
Voice content would have made more interesting
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Crystal T - South Riding, VA  ·  May 27, 2019
It is extremely long and thus should have more CECs associated with it.
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Yuk T - Missouri City , TX  ·  Feb 16, 2019
it is a very helpful course. it benefit both the client and me. I will like to tell my coworker to take this course.
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Price: $203.00
CE-PRO Price: $101.50