Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs - RD320-60

Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Body Busters, Not Builders

by Suzanne Albrecht, PharmD, MSLIS
(4.2 / 44 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


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.


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.
Dietitians: 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 a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes: 4000, 4040, 4090, 4010, 4160 and performance indicators of 8.3.6, 8.3.7.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

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.

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Ronique T - Tobago, IT  ·  Sep 12, 2018
Useful information if you love sports nutrition
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Hani Yousef Hajje A - Alahmadi, OH  ·  Nov 15, 2017
Very interesting course as you read it through. I gained lots of information as I do weight lifting, but not taking and steroid.
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RYAN M - Fort Myers, FL  ·  Mar 01, 2017
Very interesting topic that I did not know much about prior to.
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Christopher K - Tampa, FL  ·  Jan 27, 2017
Creatine is not a PED. For a RD to tell clients that it is a PED would make the RD lose all creditability with the client.
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ELIZABETH G - Las Vegas, NV  ·  Jan 10, 2017
Excellent information for those not familiar w/steroid use/abuse
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