Continuing Education For Health Professionals

The Diet and Lifestyle Intervention Course

39 CME’s for physicians; 39 contact hours for nurses; 39 level 3 CPEs for dietitians

 

This program will teach you how to develop a practice using diet and lifestyle as primary intervention tools; and specific protocols for helping people to regain and/or maintain their health. It is designed for doctors, physician assistants, dietitians, nurses, physical therapists, nutritionists, and all health professionals, but participation is open to anyone.

Topics include a review of the science of diet and health; diet and disease; diabetes; heart disease; autoimmune diseases; gastrointestinal diseases; women’s health; men’s health; children’s health; vaccinations; mental health; cancer treatment; and musculoskeletal conditions.

You do not have to be a practitioner to take this course; laypersons are welcome too!

 

Upon completion of the course, the healthcare provider will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate published research in order to make better recommendations to patients about diet and health
  • Better communicate with patients about the importance of diet and lifestyle when making treatment decisions, and engage the patient in more active decision-making
  • Prescribe specific diet and lifestyle interventions for patients with chronic degenerative diseases, and assist those patients in reducing or eliminating medications where appropriate
  • Develop relationships with providers who can assist in patient care outside of the provider’s practice specialty or scope of practice
  • Establish a profitable practice using diet and lifestyle as the primary intervention tools

 

Who should take this course:

  • Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, nutritionists, athletic trainers, yoga teachers, nutritionists, physical therapists, and other professionals in health-related fields who want to learn more about how to address health issues of patients and clients in practice
  • Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians who want to earn continuing education credits with information and skills that improve patient/client care and lead to significantly better outcomes
  • Laypersons who want to deepen their knowledge of health and healthcare

 

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For more information or to schedule a phone call to talk email pampopper@msn.com

 

 

The Nutrition Educator Program (NEP)

922 hours of coursework, all qualified for CE’s for registered dietitians

This program is for individuals seeking a career in a nutrition-related field and looking for an alternative to traditional dietetics. NEP requires that students complete basic science courses that are more rigorous than those required for many undergraduate nutrition degrees; includes courses that combine nutritional science with strategies for assisting clients in achieving and maintaining optimal health; and teaches effective protocols for the treatment of common degenerative conditions. Students gain practical skills needed for gainful employment and complete 200 hours of practical experience during which they must demonstrate the ability to work effectively in the nutrition education field.

 

Program Objectives:

  • Provide candidates with a rigorous science-based education in nutrition
  • Teach students how to use dietary interventions for the prevention, treatment or reversal of common diseases
  • Assist students in developing skills for delivering nutrition education to individuals and groups
  • Teach students how to address the “whole person” through a comprehensive healthcare strategy that includes nutrition when assisting individuals with health issues
  • Teach students how to critically evaluate research and to write scientific articles on nutrition-related topics
  • Teach practical skills that lead to success in the nutrition field
  • Inform students about public policy issues that affect nutrition and public health
  • Ensure that students know how to work within their scope of practice, based on their state of residence

 

Who Should Take This Course

  • Individuals interested in learning more about science and nutrition
  • Individuals who want formal training that is different from dietetics, but science-based and philosophically in alignment with whole foods, plant-based nutrition
  • Individuals who want to understand the science of nutrition in order to make clinical decisions and responsible recommendations to patients and clients
  • Dietitians, medical doctors, nurses and other health professionals who want to acquire different skills and knowledge. Already-trained health professionals can take only those courses that interest them; or if they want to complete the program we will give credit for basic science courses already taken whenever possible.

 

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For more information or to schedule a phone call to talk email pampopper@msn.com