Probiotics and Prebiotics - RD03

Probiotics and Prebiotics

by Elizabeth Chiodo, RD, LDN
(4.5 / 262 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


The study of the human microbiome and its constituents is one of the hottest topics in science today. The potential of probiotic and prebiotic use to improve many diet-related conditions from diarrhea to irritable bowel syndrome, and potentially even to chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes, makes this topic of special interest to clinicians. When is their use indicated? When is it contraindicated? How much should patients be given, and when? This course offers the most up-to-date information that current research provides, helping clinicians make the best choices for their patients.


The goal of this module is to provide healthcare practitioners with information about probiotics and prebiotics, including what they are, where they can be found, their role in treating various medical conditions and recommendations for use, as well as potential side effects and risks. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the difference between probiotics and prebiotics and identify sources of both
  • Describe the role of probiotics and prebiotics in treating various medical conditions
  • Provide recommendations for the use of probiotics and prebiotics

Accreditation Information
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested learning code of 5220 and performance indicators of 8.1.1, 8.3.6, 8.3.7, 10.4.4.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 5/27/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/22/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2017

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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Sydney H - Mesa, AZ  ·  Jul 20, 2017
This class was very informative and had a lot of scientific research to support the information.
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GAYLE M - HALLS, TN  ·  Jul 10, 2017
I liked how the content was laid out- Sources, how probiotics works,, and benefits
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Jonica M - La Habra, CA  ·  Jun 27, 2017
Enhanced my knowledge of the different strains of probiotics and their uses.
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Marla L - Dallas, TX  ·  Jun 07, 2017
It was interesting and I enjoyed learning more about pre+probiotics, studies supporting their use, and the differences between the two.
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Sheree A - Davie, FL  ·  May 31, 2017
The information was presented very well.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00