This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 10.0

BOC Category A 5.00

NASM 1.0

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 10.0

NSCA 0.9

YMCA 10.0

BCRPA 10.0

ISSA 10.0

SFA 1.0

NFPT 1.0

NETA 10.0

HFPA 10.0

NAFC 1.0

WITS 10.0

Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs

$109.00$159.00

The Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs course provides scientifically based nutrition guidelines for a wide range of physically active clients—including vegetarians, pregnant and menopausal women, children and adolescents, older adults, people with diabetes, those with eating disorders and participants in weight-restricted sports. 

This program is ideal for athletic trainers, physical therapists, personal trainers and other health and fitness professionals. 

It allows them to guide clients in proper eating for optimal exercise performance, and it recognizes when a client needs to be referred to a registered dietitian.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

(+ $8 for US Shipping or $43 for International Shipping)

Buy your own textbook: $109

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 10.0

BOC Category A 5.00

NASM 1.0

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 10.0

NSCA 0.9

YMCA 10.0

BCRPA 10.0

ISSA 10.0

SFA 1.0

NFPT 1.0

NETA 10.0

HFPA 10.0

NAFC 1.0

WITS 10.0

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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.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Hard Copy Format + Human Kinetics textbook: $159 (+ $8 for US Shipping or $43 for International Shipping)

Electronic format with HK ebook: $139

Buy your own textbook: $109

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And, if your program includes an ebook, you will receive a separate email containing your keycode to access your ebook. In this case, the original email with access to your workbook and test will also include instructions for using your keycode to access your ebook.

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This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 10.0

BOC Category A 5.00

NASM 1.0

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 10.0

NSCA 0.9

YMCA 10.0

BCRPA 10.0

ISSA 10.0

SFA 1.0

NFPT 1.0

NETA 10.0

HFPA 10.0

NAFC 1.0

WITS 10.0

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 December 2017 – December 2020. Providership # 817430

Description

As physical activity becomes increasingly popular, the diversity of active participants is greater than ever. 

Professionals working with active clients have an appreciation for the fact that many of their clients face unique dietary challenges. 

The textbook, Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs on which this program is based, is the first book to deliver state-of-the-art nutrition information pertaining to a variety of these special populations with distinctive dietary needs.

There is no better resource for anyone who needs to understand scientifically based nutrition guidelines for a wide range of physically active people. 

Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs explains nutrition guidelines for unique populations and also helps prescribe a healthy diet appropriate to each client’s condition and stage of life to ensure they achieve optimal performance and stay fit.

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.

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.

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Course Objectives

Upon succesfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Features

Electronic Format

This option includes:

  • The ebook version of the 200-page Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs textbook by Stella Lucia Volpe, Sara Bernier Sabelawski, Christopher Mohr
  • 64-page workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes

Buy your own textbook

This option includes:

  • 64-page workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes

You provide the 200-page Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs textbook by Stella Lucia Volpe, Sara Bernier Sabelawski, Christopher Mohr

ISBN-13: 978-0736048125
ISBN-10: 073604812X

This ISBN/barcode number lets you verify that you’re getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.

Hard copy format

This option includes:

  • The 200-page Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs hardcopy textbook by Stella Lucia Volpe, Sara Bernier Sabelawski, Christopher Mohr
  • 64-page hardcopy workbook
  • Online test with two free retakes
  • Course materials for this hardcopy format program are sent through USPS Priority Mail with tracking.
  • $8 for US Shipping or $43 for International Shipping

Study from home

A continuing education home study course offered in a distance-learning format with no time limit to complete.

Immediate access option available

Available for immediate access and download after purchasing for the electronic option.

Course overview

Covering 9 comprehensive chapters from childhood and adolescence, aging, menopause to overweight and obesity and much more.

online test

Immediate results. Two free retakes. Print your own certificate.

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

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NSCA (CSCS)

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NASM

My AAHF course was comprehensive and well laid-out. It was also very succinct, easy to study for and very useful in day-to-day client programming.

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NASM, ISSA

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NASM, ACSM, NSCA