Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs

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This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ASCM 10.0 BCRPA 10.0 BOC Category A 5.00
CPTN 7.0 HFPA 1.0 ISSA 10.0
KIPS 1.0 NAFC 1.0 NASM 1.0
NASN 1.0 NETA 10.0 NFPT 1.0
NSCA 0.9 PTA Global 10.0 SFA 1.0
WITS 10.0

The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 5.00 Category A hours/CEUs.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2017 – December 2020). Providership # 817430

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Description

Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs™ home study continuing education course addresses the nutritional needs and issues of, and exercise prescription guidelines for children, adolescents and older adults. It identifies the impact of nutrition and physical activity on the physiological changes with menopause and during pregnancy and lactation. It distinguishes different types of vegetarianism and explains the pros and cons of vegetarianism. It also distinguishes between overweight, obesity and healthy weight.

Methods for assessing body composition, how to calculate energy needs and dietary guidelines are presented. The role of dietary supplements in weight loss, plus the role of aerobic exercise and resistance training in promoting weight loss, are addressed. The impact of nutrition and the importance of exercise and physical activity in managing Diabetes Mellitus are explained. The general principles of treating eating disorders and weight gain recommendations, along with nutrition and exercise prescription for the treatment of eating disorders are discussed. And, ways that the body can gain or lose heat in varying environments and the physiological changes that occur are described.

This course is offered to you in a distance-learning format providing research based continuing education for health and fitness professionals who wish to dramatically increase their knowledge about nutritional needs, nutritional issues of and exercise prescription guidelines for special populations; including children, adolescents, older adults, with menopause, during pregnancy and lactation, the overweight and obese, diabetics and those with eating disorders.

Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.

Course Objectives

1. Explain the nutritional needs, energy requirements, and nutritional issues of children and adolescents, plus the importance of physical activity for children and adolescents. Explain and apply the exercise prescription guidelines for children and adolescents.
2. Explain physiological changes and nutritional needs changes with aging, the interaction between common nutrients and medications, plus the importance of exercise and physical activity for older adults. Explain and apply the exercise prescription guidelines for older adults.
3. Identify and describe the physiological changes, common symptoms, common diseases associated with menopause, as well as the impact of nutrition and physical activity on the physiological changes, symptoms and diseases of menopause. Explain and apply the exercise prescription guidelines for menopausal women.
4. Explain the physiological changes, changes in energy, nutritional related issues and needs during pregnancy and lactation, plus the benefits of exercise and safety considerations for exercising during pregnancy. Explain and apply the exercise prescription guidelines for pregnant women.
5. Distinguish between different types of vegetarianism and explain the benefits of vegetarianism, as well as the general nutritional concerns associated with vegetarianism. Explain and apply physical activity considerations for vegetarians.
6. Distinguish between overweight, obesity and healthy weight and explain four different methods for assessing body composition. Identify and explain the components of energy expenditure and how to calculate energy needs. Explain dietary guidelines and recommendations and the role of dietary supplements in weight loss, plus the role of aerobic exercise and resistance training in promoting weight loss.
7. Distinguish between Type I, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Explain the relationship of metabolic syndrome to diabetes. Explain the role of nutrition the importance of exercise and physical activity in managing Diabetes Mellitus. Explain and apply guidelines for exercise for people with diabetes.
8. Distinguish between types of eating disorders and disordered eating. Explain the general principles of treatment of eating disorders and the weight gain recommendations and nutrition for the treatment of eating disorders. Explain and apply the exercise prescription recommendations for clients with eating disorders.
9. Describe four ways that the body can gain or lose heat in the environment and the physiological changes that occur in heat and humidity, extreme cold, and high altitudes. List and define common heat-related illnesses and the dangers of exercising in extreme environments, including heat and humidity, cold and high altitudes.

Course Materials

Electronic format — The Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs™ certificate package with online test includes the eBook version of the 200-page Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs by Stella Lucia Volpe, Sara Bernier Sabelawski, Christopher Mohr (accessed through Adobe Air with instructions for downloading Adobe Air*) and a 64-page workbook provided in PDF format. Instructions for completing the multiple-choice online test and obtaining CECs are also included in PDF format. Note: This course package is made available for immediate access and download after purchase. All materials for this electronic format course are available electronically. Nothing is mailed.

Hard copy format — The Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs™ certificate package with online test includes the 200-page book Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs by Stella Lucia Volpe, Sara Bernier Sabelawski, Christopher Mohr and a 64-page workbook. Instructions for completing the online test and obtaining CECs are also included. Note: Course materials for this hardcopy format program are sent through USPS Priority Mail.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Childhood and Adolescence

Chapter 2: Aging

Chapter 3: Menopause

Chapter 4: Pregnancy

Chapter 5: Vegetarianism

Chapter 6: Overweight and Obesity

Chapter 7: Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 8: Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

Chapter 9: Exercise in Extreme Environments

Return Policy

If you’re not completely satisfied with your prepaid purchase, contact AAHF at 800.957.7348 to discuss a return. The return must be within 30 days of the date of receipt of your shipment. Study materials and educational resources must be received in original condition. All return shipments must be sent via USPS Priority Mail for tracking purposes to 7205 Sampal Place, Springfield, Virginia 22152. Upon receipt of the returned materials, the American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF) will refund full credit, excluding shipping/handling. Credit will be applied to the appropriate credit card via PayPal. We do not accept returns on online products, e-books, videos, CD/DVD-ROMs, and DVDs.

The American Academy of Health and Fitness reserves the right to discontinue the sale and/or support of any of its continuing education courses. Notification of such will be given six months prior to discontinuance to allow for course completion and testing. No refund will be given for courses that are discontinued.

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Additional Information

Different professional organizations offer continuing education credits, most commonly called CECs (continuing education credits) and CEUs (continuing education units). Most CECs/CEUs require one contact hour of professional activity for one credit. Example conversions are: ACE, NSCA and NASM: 0.1 = 1.0 contact hour; ACSM, BOC, ISSA, WITS and YMCA: 1.0 = 1.0 contact hour.

Evaluations

Evaluations Prior 2018

Submission DateFirst NameLast NameEnter the certification organization(s) for which you are seeking credits:Promotional materials were accurate and complete.Administrative instructions were complete and understandable.The course content met my expectations.How will you apply the content of this course to your work?What recommendations and/or general comments do you have?How did you hear about this course?Would you recommend this course to a friend?
2018-02-25 14:22:06MoriahBrunerISSA, NCHEC CHESStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeWill use my knowledge to address needs of my clients in various ways and to design community public health interventions as well.This is my favorite course I've done with AAHF. The most plain language, easily accessible format. I have learned so much. Thank you! My only negative/concern would be that it is from 2007. Eleven years in nutrition research is a long time and I suspect many of the statistics in the book need to be updated.AAHF websiteYes
2017-12-28 15:48:19RobinMaganziniNSCAStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeIn my personal training as well as in my senior fitness classes.Downloading the Adobe Digital Edition to read the materials could of been easier for people such as myself, who aren't that computer savy. I needed help to finish installing it, and customer service was GREATThrough the NSCA website. I will take more courses in the future.Yes
2017-12-04 13:35:16MichelleKennedyNSCAStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI am an in home personal trainer so adding a nutrition aspect to my training will be a great benefit for my clientsThere were two "answers" that might need to be adjusted.

Q15 one of the answers was "Both A and B" but it was placed in the "A" spot so even if another answer was also correct choosing Both A and B would not have been correct.

Q24 was the same "both A and B" was the answer but that option was in the "B" location
Form the NSCA websiteYes
2017-11-22 01:56:44Health and Fitness Academy HFPAStrongly AgreeAgreeStrongly AgreeAdvise clients on there energy requirements for healthy/fit livingLess American based statsHFPA websiteYes
2017-11-16 10:18:36NSCAAgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeDiscuss with my clients.Human Kinetics websiteYes
2017-11-03 14:47:16NSCAAgreeStrongly AgreeAgreeBetter educate my clientsYes
2017-10-30 10:34:22NSCA CSCSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeNSCA websiteYes
2017-10-26 20:13:59NASMAgreeAgreeAgreeYes
2017-10-03 17:21:25BCRPAStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeYes
2017-09-27 10:52:24nscaStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeYes
2017-09-14 13:16:31NSCAAgreeNeutralAgreeJust another tool to use when working with clients.The material is a bit outdated and the workbook needs to be multiple choice so that it better prepares you for the actual test.NSCA website.No
2017-07-30 15:52:21WITSAgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeHelping with specific dietary needsWITSYes
2017-06-25 16:26:48CPTNStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agree
2017-05-30 14:26:01NSCANeutralNeutralNeutral
2017-05-24 11:09:58NSCAStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeAgreeNutritional guidanceNoneNSCA websiteYes
2017-05-21 21:47:26American Council on ExerciseStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeIm a personal trainer and it gave me a lot of knowledge.I wouldnt change any of it.My golds gym manager.Yes
2017-05-10 19:05:29NAFCStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeWith the exception of childhood and pregnancy, I interact with all of the populations discussed; so it will help with bettering the education and direction my patientson NAFC websiteYes
2017-02-23 17:46:46BCRPAStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI will use the information learned to help clients with basic nutritional questionsI enjoyed the course alot!OnlineYes
2017-02-14 15:51:00witsStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeYes
2016-12-28 12:37:19ACEStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeAdvising clients on nutrition.well laid out materials and easy to use testACEYes
2016-12-12 03:14:24HFPAStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeYes
2016-11-15 15:13:21AFAAAgreeAgreeNeutralCheaper. All content within book and materials can be found for free.No
2016-10-04 17:52:52NCSFAgreeAgreeAgreeYes
2016-09-20 20:53:37CPTNStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeYes
2016-08-05 09:53:36BOC, ACSM, CSCSAgreeStrongly AgreeAgreeI will use it to better give nutritional advice to my athletes and athletic population.I think the course was well designed and thought out.OnineYes
2016-07-26 19:03:22ISSAStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeBy giving my current clients better reccomendations about nutritionnoneFitness Manager at Golds GymYes
2016-07-20 11:53:42WITS CPT & AFFA Group FitnessStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI now can help coach my clients with the new nutritional information that has been taught to me. I will stick to how things are worded in the text to prevent any out of scope practice.Yes
2016-06-24 21:34:14ACEStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI have several clients, including but not limited to, that are elderly, postpartum, and going through menopause that this course will positively affect.N/AFitness ManagerYes
2016-05-26 14:37:47NCCPTStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeYes
2016-02-15 00:15:38WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI am an RN and a Sports Nutrition coach and fitness trainer. I will use this for my group training and my 1:1 trainingJust that the material be a bit larger it was difficult to see very small writingThrough WITSYes
2016-02-06 11:24:34Board of Certification of athletic trainingAgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeIt will improve my understanding of dietary recommendations when working with older patients.Liked that I could do it on my own timeframe.BOC website.Yes
2016-02-04 23:05:55NAFCStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeBeing able to understand nutritional needs of different groups better and to be able to communicate these needs effectivelyThe course was easy to follow and enjoyableThrough NAFCYes
2016-01-15 16:20:46NCCPT, ACEAgreeStrongly AgreeNeutral
2015-12-31 19:54:13National Athletic Training Association Board of CertificationAgreeAgreeAgreeYes
2015-12-31 19:53:18National Athletic Training Association Board of CertificationAgreeAgreeAgreeYes
2015-12-31 15:18:43WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeIt will help me to give my clients who have special dietary needs more accurate and specific nutritional advice.I had a lot of trouble accessing the e-book, which affected my exam grade the first 2 times, because I was unable to access all of the material.AAHF websiteYes
2015-12-30 14:18:29Athletic Training BOCAgreeAgreeAgreeYes
2015-12-06 19:10:42Golds GymStrongly AgreeAgreeAgreeWorking with different types of clients, I will be able to counsel them on nutrition and exercise recommendations as well as general information.Some of the test questions in my opinion were not reflective of the importance of what we should take and apply to our clientsonlineYes
2015-12-03 18:46:38W.I.T.SStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agreeto help others and have a better understanding of people with special dietary needsnone at this timeW.I.T.SYes
2015-12-01 08:52:38HFPA/Virgin ActiveStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI am a personal trainer so further knowledge in nutrition is always greatI enjoyed the content and the information. Was precise and enjoyablethrough the institute of HFPAYes
2015-11-23 19:28:06CFES (Canadian Fitness Education Services)AgreeAgreeAgreeYes
2015-11-15 21:20:27golds gymStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agree
2015-11-10 18:37:20BOC - ATCAgreeAgreeAgreeI will use this when working with athletes of all ages as well as in the classroom setting.this was very informativeonlineYes
2015-11-08 16:19:30NASMAgreeAgreeStrongly AgreeI feel that materials can be updated. There was a Soda in daily sample meal that I don't agree with and I don't see soda in meal plan anywhere else. That's not right,NASM WebsiteYes
2015-10-23 18:52:26W.I.T.S.Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI will educate my clients on proper nutrition and dietary needs.I would love this course to be offered on video.W.I.T.S.Yes
2015-10-14 14:00:37National Council for Certified Personal TrainiersStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeOn-the-job.NCCPT websiteYes
2015-09-29 09:25:22WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeHaving successfully completed this course this helps me better understand the nutritutional needs of the various clients I work with.Allow more time to take the test. Some of people such as myself don't easily retain information due to slight reading disability.WITS websiteYes
2015-09-23 10:28:51W.I.T.S.AgreeStrongly AgreeAgreeI train MANY populations and this gave me a good overview that I can apply to my coaching.W.I.T.S.Yes
2015-09-14 10:13:44WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeIt will help me individualize nutritional needs for clientsA nice refresher courseInternetYes
2015-09-04 12:37:33ACSMStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeYes
2015-08-21 05:16:21Health & Fitness Professionals AcademyStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI am a personal trainer so I can happily give give guidelines to clients and know when to refer to a dieticianIt was an interesting course to do and I really enjoyed doing itHFPA websiteYes
2015-08-01 09:03:13WITSAgreeAgreeAgreeI Work with a lot of different kinds of clients so this course will be very handy.The course was good I liked it.enternetYes
2015-07-19 12:14:43WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI will be able to properly advise my clients as to the importance of nutrition in combination with an exercise program.General comments include the accuracy and clarity of the material provided. I will be using the textbook at my gym.Through WITSYes
2015-06-30 10:38:42WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeTo help my clients understand nutritional guidelines for their individual needs.I especially liked the Tables that are included to share with clients.WITSYes
2015-06-27 00:50:54W.I.T.SNeutralNeutralNeutralThere are content I didn't know and it will help to assist my client to their special need as needed, that will enhance performance as well as diet.The W.I.T.SYes
2015-06-26 23:35:16AAHFStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agree
2015-06-26 22:39:42AAHF - Golds GymStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeEveryday basis with current and future clientsonline- referral other trainersYes
2015-06-12 19:40:24WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeYes
2015-06-12 12:08:29NAFCStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeShare the knowledge in classNASame way I always renew my certYes
2015-06-11 21:01:03WITSNeutralStrongly AgreeAgreeYesThere is a big controversy regarding soy products in menopause, your info might be a little outdatedThrough WITSYes
2015-05-26 22:24:30witsStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agreesharing the knowledge that i have learned to other peoplethrough my certification classesYes
2015-05-25 18:07:24WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI plan to better understand the energy requirements for my specialty clients including those that are pregnant and aging. I also enjoy learning about nutrition and exercising in extreme conditions because this applies to mine and my family's life.I really enjoyed the reading, I am actually lending the materials to a friend to read for fun.The WITS website.Yes
2015-05-21 13:32:19ACSM WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeTo apply the knowledge of physical guidelines and parameters whether it be age group, physical or medical state, yet not exceeding the scope of current certificationnoneWITSYes
2015-05-20 16:14:48WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeWITS recertificationWITSYes
2015-05-10 20:01:11W.I.T.SStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agreeuse this knowledge to training clients over 40.Yes
2015-04-27 22:15:09World Instructor Training SchoolsAgreeAgreeAgreeI am starting to train Clients with special nutritional needs.This coarse is right to the point !Highly recommended for CEU'sThrough W.I.T.S. web siteYes
2015-04-16 04:17:11WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeAgreeproviding clients with proper meal plans & the necessary exercise regimens.I recommend all base level CPT to try the course for it is very essential.Through WITSYes
2015-04-12 23:08:02WITTSAgreeAgreeAgreeYes
2015-03-13 15:57:09nasmNeutralAgreeNeutralYes
2015-03-13 03:32:53WITSAgreeStrongly AgreeAgreeIt will help me to create a a more well rounded fitness plan for my clients.I do believe that the course is a good one and worth updating, since the book was published almost ten years ago.I heard about this course through the WITS Continuing Education web site.Yes
2015-03-13 02:31:21World Instructor Training (WITS)Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeHelping clients to understand their nutritional needs in a more detail way.Very detailed courseWITS websiteYes
2015-03-10 17:04:32World International Training SchoolAgreeAgreeAgreeBy advising clients of recommended nutritional needsWITSYes
2015-03-05 18:33:18World Instructor Trainining Schools (WITS)Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI can approach clients with special needs, and special populations with more sufficient nutritional advice during exercise.Through the WITS websiteYes
2015-02-28 12:44:46WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeUse it to help studentsgood jobThrough WITSYes
2015-02-28 00:23:53witsAgreeAgreeAgreeYes
2015-02-26 02:58:36Personal TrainerStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeYes
2015-02-25 23:19:54WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI will use this course as a guideline to assist my clients both current and future.Loved the educational process of this course.WITS websiteYes
2015-02-25 16:57:15WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agreeby helping my clientsI think that the course is very helpfulon WITS web sideYes
2015-02-24 19:53:12WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeBy helping other learn more about their diet needsIt was a great course. very informativeI have taken other courses through AAHFYes
2015-02-06 23:17:17the American Council on ExerciseStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeI can show clients scientific evidence when they talk nonsense about nutritionthe American Council on ExerciseYes
2015-02-05 18:11:41w.i.t.s.Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeNeutralmake content a part of my daily life and training. am now more knowledgable on the subject.im satisfied.w.i.t.s.Yes
2015-01-31 03:52:18Planet FitnessNeutralNeutralNeutralYes
2015-01-30 16:58:48WITSStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agreemore core knowledgeWITSYes
2015-01-26 03:41:38Golds Gym, NCCPTAgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeTo aid in helping my clients reach their goals while doing so in a safe mannerCourse was great, Interesting read while staying informative at the same timeThrough my job at Gold's GymYes
2015-01-25 17:00:26W.I.T.S.Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeprogressionnoneW.I.T.S.Yes
2015-01-22 07:53:15Gold's GymStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeUtilizing the knowledge gained from this certification will allow me to go more in depth with my personal training clients with special dietary needs and allow me to be able to better help them with their nutrition.Very useful certification and exam. Very easy and smooth process and the information gained from the course is all encompassing.onlineYes
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