Irritable Bowel Syndrome - RD60229

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD and Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE, FAND
(4.6 / 81 ratings )

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

Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed GI disorder in the United States. It can limit activities of daily living, productivity, socialization, and travel, significantly decreasing quality of life. It is well accepted that food plays a role in IBS; however, there is no one food that causes 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 IBS, treatment options, dietary and lifestyle modifications, supplements, and pharmacological agents that can help patients manage symptoms with this chronic condition. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Define irritable bowel syndrome and identify the key symptoms.
  • Describe how irritable bowel syndrome is diagnosed and treated.
  • Describe at least six dietary modifications that may help relieve irritable bowel syndrome 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: 1/7/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/31/2023

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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Pamela B - Maryville, TN  ·  Jan 30, 2020
Good overview of the topic. I would like to have seen some recommendations for amounts of Lactobacillus probiotic to be given to show a positive effect for IBS and also amount of Peppermint Oil to be used if patients preferred an herbal remedy.
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angela t - Pearland, TX  ·  Jan 22, 2020
Easy read with valuable information.
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Ruth M - Wisconsin Rapids, WI  ·  Dec 29, 2019
well organized. covered different therapies including FODMAPS, medications and simple ideas as exercise, low stress environment and herbal remedies. Over good educational topic
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Brian B - Oxford, OH  ·  Dec 19, 2019
I hope I don't get IBS. It does not sound like any fun.
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Stacy L - Fort Myers, FL  ·  Nov 06, 2019
Very informative, useful information.
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Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00