Course Code: GES114
Understand the fundamentals of nutrition. Learn how to define and choose functional foods. You’ll learn how to incorporate spices into your diet, how to build a meal plan, and gain knowledge of diet diversity and free-radical theory.
Learn about obesity, incidence, and contributing factors. Move on to explore the basic principles of obesity treatment, interventions, and contributing factors.
Master an understanding of the negative affects of fad diets and practical strategies to choose instead. Continue learning about the obesity epidemic and cover weight-management programs.
Learn how nutrition affects exercise and sports-related fitness. Understand how nutrition can be optimized for performance and energy utilization. Discuss protein, ergogenic acids, and hydration in sports nutrition. You’ll also learn about how competitive athletes should tweak their meals for competition.
Master an understanding of genomics and evidence-based medicine. Learn all about new, old, and healthful diets.
Learn about the role, functions, and recommendations for vitamins. You’ll also cover what’s new in the world of wellness and cancer prevention.
Melissa Halas-Liang is a registered dietitian, with a Master's in nutrition education and a certification in nutrition support. In addition to working as a clinical dietitian, she assists in clinical trials, has taught group diabetes classes, and has counseled patients on weight loss. She has spoken on a wide range of topics in the community, from diet and fitness to high school sports nutrition. She has spoken at the Woman's Health Symposium on Fad Diets and on Weight Management and Disease Prevention. Melissa has published articles in periodicals on healthy eating and edited textbook nutrition sections. She developed curriculums for medical residents and lectured to healthcare professionals for continuing education credits on a variety of topics. Melissa's enthusiasm for healthy eating is contagious, and her outgoing and interactive approach to learning motivates her audience to commit to new lifestyles.
Donna L. Acox, MA, MS, RD, CD/N, has over 25 years of diverse experience in nutrition. She currently works as a Dietitian II for the State of New York’s Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and is an adjunct nutrition instructor at Syracuse University. As an avid athlete and sports nutrition specialist, Acox also teaches fitness and physical education classes and is a certified Fitness and AFAA yoga instructor.
This course is for you if you're an allied health, medical, or fitness professional or a registered dietitian seeking advanced nutrition education, re-certification, re-licensure, or career advancement. If you're simply a person who wants to know more about nutritional program design, health, and performance, this course is a great option for you, too!
Basic computer skills are required.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
My learning experience while going through this program was fantastic! The course is perfect for people who need to learn how to effectively communicate with clients to reach their desired goals. I feel the experience and materials were an excellent value for the investment cost. Thank you."
I enjoyed the program immensely and learned an immense amount of information which confirmed a lot that I suspected. I plan on sharing this information with clients and writing a newsletter with updated information for our gym. I also plan to get more involved in some of the nutrition issues in our schools. This program was an inspiration."
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