Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs - FIT320

Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Body Busters, Not Builders

by Suzanne Albrecht, PharmD, MSLIS
FIT320
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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 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:
  • Categorize performance-enhancing drugs
  • Identify the physical and psychological effects of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drug use in different age groups and genders and discern anabolic steroids from glucocorticoids
  • Discuss the mechanisms of action of performance-enhancing drugs
  • Describe the pressures teenagers face regarding performance-enhancing drug 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: 10/27/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/27/2018

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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SUZY T - HACKBERRY, LA  ·  Aug 26, 2017
good information just not designed very well
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Travis E - Winston Salem, NC  ·  May 26, 2017
course was good good.
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Les C - Payson, UT  ·  Feb 18, 2017
This information is vital for those inclined to take PEDs to know the long term damage it can do!
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Michele P - Kissimmee, FL  ·  Jul 19, 2016
Great Course! Highly recommended!
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Price: $29.00
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