Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs — Body Busters, Not Builders - FIT320

Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs — Body Busters, Not Builders

by Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD
FIT320
(4.4 / 32 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (0.10 CEU)

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Summary:

Once viewed as a problem only associated with body builders, Olympians, and professional athletes, performance-enhancing drug abuse is no longer confined to these groups. In addition to those taking these drugs for sports, larger numbers of young people are turning to performance-enhancing drugs (e.g., methyltestosterone, androstenedione, HGH, stimulants) to improve their appearance. Well-informed healthcare professionals can help teens avoid making the wrong choices by providing guidance to those at risk and to their parents.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education module is to educate nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, athletic trainers, health educators, pharmacists, and physical therapists on the prevalence, effects, and dangers of anabolic steroid and other performance-enhancing drug (PED) use among adolescents and to identify personal and socio-environmental factors associated with use of these substances. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Classify PEDs
  • Identify the physical and psychological effects of anabolic steroids and other PED use in different age groups and genders and discern anabolic steroids from glucocorticoids
  • Discuss the mechanisms of action of PEDs
  • Describe the pressures teenagers face regarding PED use
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, athletic trainers, health educators, pharmacists and physical therapists.
 
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 www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com/ 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.
 
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 0.2 CEU of continuing education for the CSCS & NSCA-CPT.
 
The American College of Sports Medicine’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: 8/25/2003
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/21/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/21/2022

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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Stacey A - Batavia, IL  ·  Mar 06, 2019
HELPFUL AS AN OVERVIEW OF STANDARD PEDS
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Christopher A - Lisbon Falls, ME  ·  Jan 04, 2019
Very informative and relevant
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Nancy A - Universal City, TX  ·  Nov 01, 2018
Very informative. Covers a large amount of material
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Erin K - Cinnaminson, NJ  ·  Oct 09, 2018
helpful and insightful
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Sheri M - Omaha, NE  ·  Dec 28, 2017
Very informative offering
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