Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs
$109.00 – $159.00
This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:
|ACSM 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|
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 5.0 (Type 1)–Please check with your state board for approval as most physical therapy boards will reciprocate approval for continuing education.
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
Pricing and Format Options For This Program:
Electronic Format with HK eBook : $139.00
Buy your own textbook: $109.00
Hard Copy Format: $159.00 + $8 for US Shipping or $43 for International Shipping
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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.
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.
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
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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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 Prior 2018
|Submission Date||First Name||Last Name||Enter 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 14:22:06||Moriah||Bruner||ISSA, NCHEC CHES||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Will 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 website||Yes|
|2017-12-28 15:48:19||Robin||Maganzini||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||In 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 GREAT||Through the NSCA website. I will take more courses in the future.||Yes|
|2017-12-04 13:35:16||Michelle||Kennedy||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I am an in home personal trainer so adding a nutrition aspect to my training will be a great benefit for my clients||There 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 website||Yes|
|2017-11-22 01:56:44||Health and Fitness Academy HFPA||Strongly Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree||Advise clients on there energy requirements for healthy/fit living||Less American based stats||HFPA website||Yes|
|2017-11-16 10:18:36||NSCA||Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Discuss with my clients.||Human Kinetics website||Yes|
|2017-11-03 14:47:16||NSCA||Agree||Strongly Agree||Agree||Better educate my clients||Yes|
|2017-10-30 10:34:22||NSCA CSCS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||NSCA website||Yes|
|2017-10-03 17:21:25||BCRPA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2017-09-27 10:52:24||nsca||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2017-09-14 13:16:31||NSCA||Agree||Neutral||Agree||Just 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 15:52:21||WITS||Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Helping with specific dietary needs||WITS||Yes|
|2017-06-25 16:26:48||CPTN||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree|
|2017-05-24 11:09:58||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Agree||Nutritional guidance||None||NSCA website||Yes|
|2017-05-21 21:47:26||American Council on Exercise||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Im 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 19:05:29||NAFC||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||With 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 patients||on NAFC website||Yes|
|2017-02-23 17:46:46||BCRPA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I will use the information learned to help clients with basic nutritional questions||I enjoyed the course alot!||Online||Yes|
|2017-02-14 15:51:00||wits||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2016-12-28 12:37:19||ACE||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Advising clients on nutrition.||well laid out materials and easy to use test||ACE||Yes|
|2016-12-12 03:14:24||HFPA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2016-11-15 15:13:21||AFAA||Agree||Agree||Neutral||Cheaper. All content within book and materials can be found for free.||No|
|2016-09-20 20:53:37||CPTN||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2016-08-05 09:53:36||BOC, ACSM, CSCS||Agree||Strongly Agree||Agree||I will use it to better give nutritional advice to my athletes and athletic population.||I think the course was well designed and thought out.||Onine||Yes|
|2016-07-26 19:03:22||ISSA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||By giving my current clients better reccomendations about nutrition||none||Fitness Manager at Golds Gym||Yes|
|2016-07-20 11:53:42||WITS CPT & AFFA Group Fitness||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I 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 21:34:14||ACE||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I have several clients, including but not limited to, that are elderly, postpartum, and going through menopause that this course will positively affect.||N/A||Fitness Manager||Yes|
|2016-05-26 14:37:47||NCCPT||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2016-02-15 00:15:38||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I am an RN and a Sports Nutrition coach and fitness trainer. I will use this for my group training and my 1:1 training||Just that the material be a bit larger it was difficult to see very small writing||Through WITS||Yes|
|2016-02-06 11:24:34||Board of Certification of athletic training||Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||It 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 23:05:55||NAFC||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Being able to understand nutritional needs of different groups better and to be able to communicate these needs effectively||The course was easy to follow and enjoyable||Through NAFC||Yes|
|2016-01-15 16:20:46||NCCPT, ACE||Agree||Strongly Agree||Neutral|
|2015-12-31 19:54:13||National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification||Agree||Agree||Agree||Yes|
|2015-12-31 19:53:18||National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification||Agree||Agree||Agree||Yes|
|2015-12-31 15:18:43||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||It 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 website||Yes|
|2015-12-30 14:18:29||Athletic Training BOC||Agree||Agree||Agree||Yes|
|2015-12-06 19:10:42||Golds Gym||Strongly Agree||Agree||Agree||Working 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 clients||online||Yes|
|2015-12-03 18:46:38||W.I.T.S||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||to help others and have a better understanding of people with special dietary needs||none at this time||W.I.T.S||Yes|
|2015-12-01 08:52:38||HFPA/Virgin Active||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I am a personal trainer so further knowledge in nutrition is always great||I enjoyed the content and the information. Was precise and enjoyable||through the institute of HFPA||Yes|
|2015-11-23 19:28:06||CFES (Canadian Fitness Education Services)||Agree||Agree||Agree||Yes|
|2015-11-15 21:20:27||golds gym||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree|
|2015-11-10 18:37:20||BOC - ATC||Agree||Agree||Agree||I will use this when working with athletes of all ages as well as in the classroom setting.||this was very informative||online||Yes|
|2015-11-08 16:19:30||NASM||Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree||I 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 Website||Yes|
|2015-10-23 18:52:26||W.I.T.S.||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I 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 14:00:37||National Council for Certified Personal Trainiers||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||On-the-job.||NCCPT website||Yes|
|2015-09-29 09:25:22||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Having 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 website||Yes|
|2015-09-23 10:28:51||W.I.T.S.||Agree||Strongly Agree||Agree||I 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 10:13:44||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||It will help me individualize nutritional needs for clients||A nice refresher course||Internet||Yes|
|2015-09-04 12:37:33||ACSM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2015-08-21 05:16:21||Health & Fitness Professionals Academy||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I am a personal trainer so I can happily give give guidelines to clients and know when to refer to a dietician||It was an interesting course to do and I really enjoyed doing it||HFPA website||Yes|
|2015-08-01 09:03:13||WITS||Agree||Agree||Agree||I Work with a lot of different kinds of clients so this course will be very handy.||The course was good I liked it.||enternet||Yes|
|2015-07-19 12:14:43||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I 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 WITS||Yes|
|2015-06-30 10:38:42||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||To help my clients understand nutritional guidelines for their individual needs.||I especially liked the Tables that are included to share with clients.||WITS||Yes|
|2015-06-27 00:50:54||W.I.T.S||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||There 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.S||Yes|
|2015-06-26 23:35:16||AAHF||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree|
|2015-06-26 22:39:42||AAHF - Golds Gym||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Everyday basis with current and future clients||online- referral other trainers||Yes|
|2015-06-12 19:40:24||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2015-06-12 12:08:29||NAFC||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Share the knowledge in class||NA||Same way I always renew my cert||Yes|
|2015-06-11 21:01:03||WITS||Neutral||Strongly Agree||Agree||Yes||There is a big controversy regarding soy products in menopause, your info might be a little outdated||Through WITS||Yes|
|2015-05-26 22:24:30||wits||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||sharing the knowledge that i have learned to other people||through my certification classes||Yes|
|2015-05-25 18:07:24||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I 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 13:32:19||ACSM WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||To apply the knowledge of physical guidelines and parameters whether it be age group, physical or medical state, yet not exceeding the scope of current certification||none||WITS||Yes|
|2015-05-20 16:14:48||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||WITS recertification||WITS||Yes|
|2015-05-10 20:01:11||W.I.T.S||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||use this knowledge to training clients over 40.||Yes|
|2015-04-27 22:15:09||World Instructor Training Schools||Agree||Agree||Agree||I am starting to train Clients with special nutritional needs.This coarse is right to the point !||Highly recommended for CEU's||Through W.I.T.S. web site||Yes|
|2015-04-16 04:17:11||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Agree||providing 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 WITS||Yes|
|2015-03-13 03:32:53||WITS||Agree||Strongly Agree||Agree||It 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 02:31:21||World Instructor Training (WITS)||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Helping clients to understand their nutritional needs in a more detail way.||Very detailed course||WITS website||Yes|
|2015-03-10 17:04:32||World International Training School||Agree||Agree||Agree||By advising clients of recommended nutritional needs||WITS||Yes|
|2015-03-05 18:33:18||World Instructor Trainining Schools (WITS)||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I can approach clients with special needs, and special populations with more sufficient nutritional advice during exercise.||Through the WITS website||Yes|
|2015-02-28 12:44:46||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Use it to help students||good job||Through WITS||Yes|
|2015-02-26 02:58:36||Personal Trainer||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2015-02-25 23:19:54||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I will use this course as a guideline to assist my clients both current and future.||Loved the educational process of this course.||WITS website||Yes|
|2015-02-25 16:57:15||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||by helping my clients||I think that the course is very helpful||on WITS web side||Yes|
|2015-02-24 19:53:12||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||By helping other learn more about their diet needs||It was a great course. very informative||I have taken other courses through AAHF||Yes|
|2015-02-06 23:17:17||the American Council on Exercise||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I can show clients scientific evidence when they talk nonsense about nutrition||the American Council on Exercise||Yes|
|2015-02-05 18:11:41||w.i.t.s.||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Neutral||make 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 03:52:18||Planet Fitness||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||Yes|
|2015-01-30 16:58:48||WITS||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||more core knowledge||WITS||Yes|
|2015-01-26 03:41:38||Golds Gym, NCCPT||Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||To aid in helping my clients reach their goals while doing so in a safe manner||Course was great, Interesting read while staying informative at the same time||Through my job at Gold's Gym||Yes|
|2015-01-25 17:00:26||W.I.T.S.||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||progression||none||W.I.T.S.||Yes|
|2015-01-22 07:53:15||Gold's Gym||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Utilizing 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.||online||Yes|