Irritable Bowel Syndrome - RD60229

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Not Just a Gut Feeling

by Cheryl Iny Harris, MPH, RD
(4.6 / 63 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.50 CPEU)

Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00


Irritable bowel syndrome is the most commonly diagnosed GI disorder in the United States. IBS is not a trivial condition as it can limit activities of daily living, work productivity, socialization, and short-distance travel significantly, decreasing quality of life. It is well accepted that food plays a role in IBS, and up to 90% of people with IBS report changing their diets to reduce symptoms. There are no particular foods that cause everyone to have symptoms, and there is no one diet to manage symptoms. Practitioners working with IBS patients need to know how to design an individualized diet using accepted management practices and new diet and integrative therapies.


The goal of this course is to educate healthcare professionals about irritable bowel syndrome by providing updated information, treatment options, dietary and lifestyle modifications, supplements, and pharmacological agents that can help patients most effectively manage symptoms with this chronic condition. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define IBS and identify the key symptoms
  • Describe how IBS is diagnosed and treated
  • Describe dietary modifications that may help relieve IBS symptoms

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, nurses, and health educators.
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.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3000, 3090, 5000, 5220 and performance indicators of 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 10.2.8, 10.4.1. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/24/2000
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/19/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/19/2019

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.


For Florida professionals:

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JoAnn N - Detroit, MI  ·  Aug 05, 2019
Great review of IBS and symptoms
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Linda H - Wyckoff, NJ  ·  Jul 31, 2019
Helped me understand certain treatments for IBS. I work with patients who have a co-morbidity of depression and anxiety and now I have treatment recommendations
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Gina G - Wesley Chapel, FL  ·  Jul 22, 2019
Succinct information regarding IBS and its management. Loved the information regarding the low FODMAP diet.
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Ashley M - Tallahassee, FL  ·  May 29, 2019
Detailed and practical.
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CYNTHIA F - Hoschton, GA  ·  May 29, 2019
Excellent. Easy reading and informative
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Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00