Genetic Testing for Personalized Nutrition  - RD60241

Genetic Testing for Personalized Nutrition

by Nanci S. Guest, PhD(c), MSc, RD, CSCS
(4.5 / 25 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50


In the past decade, personal genetic information has become easily accessible, in large part due to the advancement of the consumer genetic testing industry. One class of genetic tests, called nutrigenetics or nutrigenomics, offered direct-to-consumer or through a healthcare provider, provides personalized dietary advice based on an individual’s DNA. As the demand for genetic testing by consumers grows, an increased need exists for healthcare providers to have a better understanding of these tests. This course will help healthcare professionals understand what nutrigenomics testing is, how it is performed, how identifying genetic variation can guide individual nutrition recommendations, and how this new tool can be implemented into a sole or collaborative practice to provide clients and patients with individually tailored dietary and other lifestyle-related information based on their DNA. 


The goal of this continuing education program is to teach healthcare providers how genetic variation can guide nutrition recommendations and how this can be implemented into practice to provide clients and patients with individually tailored dietary and other lifestyle-related information based on their DNA. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the scientific basis and background for nutrigenomics testing and what it measures
  • Demonstrate how specific genes influence dietary needs
  • Explain how to use genetic testing for personalized nutrition to improve nutritional status and dietary adherence
  • Identify what to look for when selecting a genetic test for personalized nutrition

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, nurses, and physicians.
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 3070, 4040, 5410 and performance indicators of 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 12/27/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/27/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/27/2019

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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Ryan W - Garden City, NY  ·  Aug 21, 2019
It was very helpful in bringing me up to speed on nutrigenetic testing.
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Leslie S - PERRYSBURG, OH  ·  May 02, 2019
Very Informative information. I will include this in my practice.
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Debra P - Chesterfield, MO  ·  Apr 14, 2019
It is a good introduction to the topic of genetic testing and how it can be to enhance nutrition counseling.
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RYANE G - Arden, NC  ·  Oct 11, 2018
It was very informative.
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LINDSAY M - Maple Grove, MN  ·  Aug 28, 2018
This was good as a very broad, introductory overview. I feel like there is a lot more to be learned.
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Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50