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Nutrition Periodzation E

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Nutrition Periodzation E:

Eat to train! Learn the importance of planning nutrition to support energy needs and achieve performance goals. Specific nutrition recommendations and case studies are presented to illustrate how to use Bob’s nutrition periodization principles in each training cycle to elicit positive physiological responses. Bob also discusses nutrition as it relates to overtraining, immune system depression, glycemic response, inflammation and the use of supplements. Nutrition periodization can be used easily with recreational as well as elite athletes.

 

Course Objective:

  •   Define and explain the concept of nutrition periodization.

  •   Explain physical periodization and its specific cycles.

  •   Apply nutrition periodization to each of the three physical training cycles.

  •   Describe overtraining and its signs and symptoms.

  •   Describe energy composition of the three macronutrients.

  •   Make quantitative nutrition periodization recommendations for each training cycle.

  •   Make qualitative nutrition periodization recommendations for each training cycle.

  •   Explain how to combine food to promote a stable blood sugar response.

  •   Discuss which nutrients to consume before, during, and after exercise.

  •   Understand the different components of the energy balance equation.

  •   Describe the phases of the Stages of Change model of behavior change.

  •   Discuss the safety, legality, efficacy, and contamination issues of nutrition supplements.

  •   Describe the principles of dehydration, hyponatremia, immune system depression, glycemic response, and inflammation.

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Vegetarian Sport Nutrition

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Vegetarian Sports Nutrition:

Serious nutrition information for serious vegetarian athletes. Vegetarian meal plans have been used successfully in all sports from bodybuilding to endurance activities. Gain the knowledge and tools necessary to assist active vegetarians and semi vegetarians of all ages and abilities to achieve optimal nutrition for peak performance and health. Help your clients determine energy, protein, vitamin and mineral needs while monitoring carbohydrate and fat intake through smart food choices

 

Course Objective:

  •   Optimize the training, performance, and health of your vegetarian athletes through better food choices.

  •   Determine daily calorie, carbohydrate, protein, and fat needs for vegetarians and athletes.

  •   Determine nutrient needs surrounding exercise.

  •   Identify nutrients that may be low in vegetarian and vegan diets.

  •   Assess the need for dietary supplements.

  •   Understand the nutrients that can impact bone health, anemia, muscle cramps, and inflammation.

  •   Provide practical tips for balanced meal planning on a vegetarian diet.

 

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Winning Sport Nutrition

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Winning Sports Nutrition:

Give your athletes the nutritional tools to enhance training and reach peak performance.

Learn how to calculate the calories your athlete needs before, during and after exercise; as well as the best nutritional sources of energy and the role of fiber, phytochemicals, caffeine, sports beverages and nutritional ergogenic aids in your athlete’s training and performance. Teach your athletes how to use the Sports Food Swap eating plan, how to eat healthfully on the road and what nutrients can help them recover from injury and prevent illness. Included are over 80 reproducible handouts and worksheets to use with your athletes.
 

Course Objective:

  •   Identify the nutrients that supply fuel for training and calories per gram of CHO, protein and fat.

  •   Explain healthy and competitive body weight composition for top sports performance.

  •   Outline the nutrients that affect muscle size and discuss the role of protein.

  •   Outline appropriate fluid replacement strategies.

  •   Determine factors used to set healthy body weight and body composition goals.

  •   Understand the claims on ergogenic aids and evaluate the safety and effectiveness of ergogenic aids before using.

  •   Plan and schedule healthy meals and snacks for athletes with high energy needs.

  •   Explain the role nutrition plays in supporting a healthy immune system.

  •   Discuss the timing of nutrient intake for top athletic performance.

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Alternative & Integrative Nutrition

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At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Alternative & Integrative Nutrition:

The title of this course reflects the widespread acceptance and implementation of complementary therapies in our healthcare system. Every chapter discusses new research and recommendations to support or reject claims for popular nutrition-related treatments. This working guide to herbs, botanicals, supplements, and other therapeutic alternatives is essential for the fitness practitioner.

 

Course Objective​​:

  •   Describe the prevalence of consumer use of alternative medicine.

  •   Describe the prevalence of consumer use of dietary supplements including herbs.

  •   List the most popular dietary supplements used by Americans.

  •   Explain the appropriate clinical use of dietary supplements in the treatment and prevention of certain disease conditions.

  •   Describe the therapeutic uses for the most commonly used herbal supplements.

  •   List factors affecting the potency of herbal formulas.

  •   Provide examples of harmful substances typically found in contaminated products.

  •   Recognize an acceptable definition for structure/function claims as described by the FDA.

  •   List the names of herbs identified with “adaptogenic properties”.

  •   Identify excipients associated with manufacturing of dietary supplement tablets.

  •  Describe the implications of DSHEA of 1994 and current legislation regarding supplements, label claims, and manufacturing  practices as mandated by the FDA.

  •   Explain the safety and risks from taking dietary supplements.

  •   Describe some of the benefits of using probiotics for certain conditions.

  •   Identify valid resources for checking efficacy and safety of nutritional supplements.

  •   Explain how to read a dietary supplement label.

  •   Describe counseling practices specific to patients who prefer alternative treatments.

  •   Identify credible sources of information regarding alternative nutrition therapies.

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Cardiovascular Nutrition & Fitness

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At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Cardiovascular Nutrition & Fitness:

Ellen Coleman’s highly acclaimed course is essential to health and fitness professionals seeking to understand and combat cardiovascular disease. This new edition includes updated research on risk factors for cardiovascular disease, serum cholesterol, hypertension, and diet and exercise. In-depth topics cover the etiology of atherosclerosis and hypertension; dietary risk factors: fat, fiber and sodium; drug therapy; and risk reduction for adults and children.

 

Course Objective:

  •   Explain the initiation, progression and consequences of atherosclerosis.

  •   Identify and define the different types of cholesterol, and explain the role of low-density lipoprotein in cardiovascular disease.

  •   Define exogenous, endogenous and reverse cholesterol transport.

  •  Define familial hypercholesterolemia, and discuss the relative importance of high serum cholesterol, heredity,

  • hypertension, obesity, diabetes, sex, age and cigarette smoking as risk factors for atherosclerosis.

  •   Define saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and explain their significance to the development of atherosclerosis.

  •   Explain the difference between O-3 and O-6 fatty acids, and discuss their effect on atherosclerosis.

  •   Discuss the relationship between calories and fat intake in the American diet.

  •   Define the Cholesterol/Saturated Fat Index (CSI); explain its significance.

  •   Identify the two kinds of dietary fiber, explain the effects of them on serum cholesterol, and cite food sources for both.

  •   Explain how insulin resistance affects CVD disease risk.

  •   Explain the effects of dietary protein, alcohol, and coffee on serum cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk.

  •   Discuss dietary aspects of hypertension and its significance for heart disease risk.

  •  Discuss the major studies of diet and CVD risk, and explain the consensus recommendations for dietary

  • change.

  •   Define Step One and Step Two diets; design meal plans incorporating these principles.

  •   Explain the rationale for very-low-fat, high-carbohydrate (VLFHC) and Mediterranean diets.

  •   Name the major cholesterol-lowering drugs, and list criteria for drug therapy.

  •   Discuss the role of exercise in promoting health, fitness, and weight loss.

  •   Design exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals.

  •   Discuss the significance of high serum cholesterol in children, and explain how risk assessment, screening and counseling can be integrated into a treatment and prevention plan

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Childhood & Adolescent Nutrition

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At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Childhood & Adolescent Nutrition:

Kala Shipley has spent her career working with children’s nutrition programs. She brings a fresh perspective to the latest edition of this in-depth course on nutrition that covers the childhood years from weaning through adolescence. You’ll learn important information on childhood weight control and obesity, exercise, growth and development, supplementation, and hyperactivity

 

Course Objective

  •   Describe the nutrition guidelines for healthy eating for children and adolescents and how growth and development are assessed.

  •   Identify environmental, cultural, socio-economic and family influences for the prevention of childhood overweight.

  •   Understand current legislation that influences the school meals program and how this program can improve the health and academic success of students.

  •   State pros and cons of vitamin/mineral supplements for children and adolescents.

  •   Define food allergies and discuss methods of diagnosing and treating.

  •   State scientifically documented relationships between hyperactivity and food; psychoses/behavior and food; and performance/learning abilities and food.

  •   State why nutritional counseling and intervention strategies should be targeted at the teen him/ herself rather than the parents.

  •   State three areas of concern regarding nutrition in adolescent athletes and state how to evaluate the diet for adequacy.

  •   Describe the following nutrition-related problems and list how to treat or prevent: nutritional anemias, obesity, anorexia and bulimia.

  •   State the nutrition problems related to fast food consumption and list three optimal meal choices to minimize these problems.

  •   Describe food jags, at what ages they usually occur, and how parents can best handle them.

  •   Describe the influence television has on children’s food choices and recommend two ways for parents to cope with it.

  •   Discuss the ramifications of high serum cholesterol in children, including etiology of atherosclerosis, risk assessment and measuring techniques, and treatment modalities.

  •   Discuss how nutrition affects dental health.

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Diet , Exercise & Fitness

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At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Diet Exercise & Fitness:

This comprehensive course focuses on the new International Olympic Committee recommendations for carbohydrate and protein intake and timing, and explains the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and the My Plate food guidance system. New material throughout includes the latest research on caffeine as a performance enhancer; new precautions about antioxidant supplements; and much more.

 

Course Objective:

  •   Discuss how intensity, duration, and fitness level influence the type of fuel used by the muscles for energy.

  •   Explain the relationship of carbohydrate intake and endurance training to performance.

  •   Plan the following for an athlete: a pre-exercise meal, a training diet, a carbohydrate loading diet and intake during and after competition.

  •   Discuss the benefits of fat utilization during exercise and the pros and cons of a fat loading diet.

  •   State the protein requirement for athletes and explain why it is different for athletes.

  •   List three reasons why amino acid supplements are not necessary to increase performance.

  •   Choose an appropriate fluid replacement to prevent dehydration and maximize performance.

  •   Discuss the problems associated with the common practice of “making weight.”

  •   Explain the role of exercise in weight control, in regard to body composition, energy metabolism and eating disorders.

  •   Explain which ergogenic aids are beneficial and which are worthless.

  •   Discuss some nutrition assessment techniques which constitute quackery.

  •   List nutritional guidelines to ensure adequate nutritional intake for exercising pregnant women.

  •   Design a training diet that meets the calorie, carbohydrate, protein and fat requirements of an athlete, based on age, sex, weight, height, training goals and sport

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Functional Food Part - I

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Functional Food Part - I:

Functional” claims for foods and supplement labels are confusing, but evidence shows that some foods can prevent illness. This course focuses on the preventive components of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes (especially phytochemicals) and the effect of soy foods on heart health, female hormones, cholesterol, and diabetes.

 

Course Objective:

  •   Define functional food, nutraceutical, designer food, medical food, food for special dietary use, dietary supplement, phytochemical, and phytonutrient.

  •   Understand the concept of functional foods and name at least three factors that have contributed to the increasing interest in functional foods.

  •   Understand the Food and Drug Administration's role in regulating health claims on food labels and its criteria for foods to be considered functional foods.

  •   List at least 6 FDA-approved health claims.

  •   Distinguish between a health claim and a structure/function claim.

  •   Discuss at least three health benefits of the following: whole grains, fruits and vegetables, legumes and soy foods.

  •   List at least two categories or groups of phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables and two food sources from each.

  •   Explain the functions of phytochemicals in the body.

  •   Define antioxidant, free radical, reactive oxygen species (ROS), and oxidative stress.

  •   List at least two food sources of beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene and describe the various health benefits associated with these specific phytochemicals.

  •   Discuss the health benefits of soy, especially soy protein and soy isoflavones.

  •   Name and describe at least three types of soy foods.

  •   Explain how phytoestrogens found in soy may mimic endogenous estrogen in humans.

  •   Discuss at least two concerns regarding the safety of consuming soy foods.

  •   List at least three components of soybeans that have been identified as possibly anticarcinogenic.

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Functional Food Part - II

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Functional Food Part - II:

This course presents the most current and comprehensive information on diets to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity, cancer, autoimmune diseases and osteoporosis. Topics include essential fatty acids (EFA); probiotics; prebiotics and synbiotics; and spreadable fats: plant stanol and sterol esters.

 

Course Objective:

  •   List the different essential fatty acids and describe their functions.

  •   Define, describe, and list the major food sources of saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, EPA, and DHA.

  •   Outline the production of eicosanoids and describe their functions in the body.

  •   Describe the role of essential fatty acids in the inflammatory process and in disease development and prevention.

  •   Outline the development of atherosclerosis and the stages leading up to a myocardial infarction, or heart attack.

  •   List the diseases that may be prevented by an adequate and balanced intake of essential fatty acids.

  •   Describe the role and purpose of essential fatty acid dietary supplements, including flaxseed, evening primrose oil, and fish oil capsules.

  •   Know the American Heart Association’s recommendations regarding fish intake and intake of fish oil supplements.

  •   Define probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, lactobacilli, microflora, fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and bifidobacteria.

  •   Know how the gastrointestinal system is a part of and interrelates with the immune system.

  •   Describe the effect or role of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics on the GI tract and the immune system.

  •   Describe dysbiosis and explain how probiotics can protect against disease development.

  •   List and describe the diseases for which intake of probiotics and/or prebiotics may be of benefit.

  •   List major food sources of probiotics and prebiotics.

  •   Describe the difference between plant stanol esters and plant sterols.

  •   Describe how plant stanol esters affect blood cholesterol levels.

  •   Explain the concept of whole foods and synergy.


  •   Describe the 2005 USDA MyPyramid, Functional Food Guide Pyramid, Vegetarian Food

  • Guide Pyramid, Mediterranean Food Pyramid, and the Healthy Eating Food Pyramid.

  •   Understand and describe the role of functional foods in maintaining overall good health, maintenance of vision, gastrointestinal and urinary tract health, and enhancing immune function.

  •   Understand and describe the role of functional foods in the prevention and/or treatment of the following diseases or conditions: cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity, cancer, inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and menopause.

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Herbal Supplements

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Herbal Supplements:

This comprehensive course offers important information on the preparation, manufacturing, safety, standardization, analysis, drug and nutrient interactions, and regulation of herbal medications.

Course Objective:

  •   Describe the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine and herbal product use in healthcare today.

  •   Present the evidence-based clinical use of botanical supplements in the treatment and prevention of certain disease conditions.

  •   Understand consumer use and motivation for using nutritional supplements including herbs.

  •   Identify valid resources for checking efficacy and safety of botanical supplements.

  •   List commonly used botanical dietary supplements.

  •   Describe the pharmacology and therapeutic use for the most commonly used botanical supplements.

  •   Apply counseling practices specific to patients and clients who choose to use botanical supplements.

  •   Understand the definitions for health and structure/function claims used by the FDA.

  •   Understand the history of botanicals in pharmacy and medicine in the US.

  •   Understand the implications of DSHEA of 1994 and current legislation regarding supplements, label claims, and good manufacturing practices as mandated by the FDA.

  •   Explain safety issues of herbal dietary supplements pertaining to contamination, toxicity and herb/drug interactions.

  •   List unsafe botanical dietary supplements.

  •   Explain how to read and interpret a dietary supplement label that contains botanical material.

  •   Explain traditional, cultural uses of botanical medicine.

  •   List herbs typically found in products promoted in weight loss supplements.

  •   Identify herbs commonly found in products promoted as weight-loss formulas.

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Maternal & Infant Nutrition

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Maternal & Infant Nutrition:

This comprehensive course updates information on all aspects of maternal and infant nutrition from birth through weaning. Special attention is given to breast-feeding, bottle-feeding, formula, introduction of solid foods, and weaning. Forms and client handouts suitable for duplication are included.

Course Objective:

  • Discuss growth patterns of infants from birth to 12 months.

  • List the benefits of breastfeeding to mothers and infants.

  • Define feeding practices that result in breastfeeding success in the early weeks.

  • Suggest roles for nutrition professionals in breastfeeding promotion and support.

  • Describe the maternal and infant factors affecting milk volume.

  • Analyze the diet of a breastfeeding woman and make recommendations for improving the quality of her diet.

  • Evaluate infant feeding patterns to determine adequacy of intake.

  • Compare and contrast the composition of breastmilk and formula.

  • Describe feeding recommendations for normal healthy infants.

  • Recommend weaning strategies for breastfed and formula-fed infants.

  • Describe the progression of foods in relationship to infant development.Discuss the feeding relationship and the roles of infants and parents at different ages through the first year.

  • Discuss various types of formulas and indications for their use.

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Non Diet Weight Management

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Non Diet Weight Management:

This course provides practical strategies for breaking the diet failure cycle while maintaining nutritional health. Help your clients rethink their approach to food, increase physical activity, and improve self-image and lifestyle habits. Gain strategies that focus on eating and activity patterns, not weight or appearance, and achieve lasting improvement in health, fitness, and self-esteem.

Course Objective:

  •   Explain why dieting may fail to produce long-term weight loss.

  •   Define “diet mentality” and identify three consequences of this belief.

  •   List four ways studies that link obesity to health problems may be flawed.

  •   Explain why weight loss may not be an indicator of improved health.

  •   Describe how repeated attempts at weight loss through dieting can increase risk of physical and mental health problems.

  •   List 10 alternative goals to weight loss as indicators of improved health.

  •   Describe how the nondiet approach can be employed in therapeutic and lifestyle situations.

  •   Identify five influences on body image and provide six suggestions for improving body image.

  •   List five consequences of weight preoccupation.

  •   Name and describe three basic body types.

  •   Explain the role of carbohydrate and protein in appetite control.

  •   Define the glycemic index and list six factors that affect glycemic response.

  •   Explain how attempts to restrict high-fat foods may backfire.

  •   List 10 possible indicators of rigid fat restriction.

  •   List five indicators of an acquired taste for lower-fat foods.

  •   Describe six methods of making gradual changes in food purchasing and preparation.

  •   Contrast diet and nondiet approaches to portion control.

  •   Explain how sensitivity to hunger, appetite and satiety signals can be enhanced. Explain how dieting may influence cue sensitivity.

  •   List 15 reasons — other than hunger — for eating.

  •   Explain the role of fluids in the body, and list three ways fluids can be misused by dieters.

  •   List five signs of dehydration.

  •   Explain how clients can acquire a taste for less-sweet foods and fluids.

  •   List six symptoms of exercise addiction.

  •   Name and refute three myths about exercise.

  •   List 11 indicators of lifestyle shift other than weight loss.

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Nutrition Counseling For Adolescents:

 

Young people are prone to nutrition problems such as obesity, eating disorders, extreme dieting, and diet fads. Because chronic diseases often follow poor early eating habits, intervention is vital. This new edition expands the discussion of how to communicate effectively with adolescents and young adults and provides information on working with developmentally delayed and independent-living youths. Handouts and worksheets are included.
 

Course Objective:

  •   Describe the adolescent and young adult population and explain how physical growth and development influences nutrition counseling needs.

  •   Explain the differences between nutrition education and nutrition counseling and determine whether education, counseling or both are appropriate for a client.

  •   Differentiate between insight oriented and action oriented counseling theories.

  •   Outline the stages of change and the barriers that prevent their application by adolescents and young adults.

  •   Identify at risk nutrients in adolescents and young adults and outline strategies to address potential nutrient intake problems.

  •   Name the criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and disordered eating.

  •   Review assessment and care plans for clients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or disordered eating.

  •   Name at least five factors that may contribute to impaired intake in the pregnant adolescent or young adult.

  •   Discuss the concepts of adequate energy, appropriate body composition and balanced nutrient intake for adolescents and young adult athletes.

  •   Outline the nutrient and social issues that surround newly independent adolescents and young adults.

  •   Discuss the tools available to screen for alcohol abuse and eating disorders.

  •   Explain the appeal of fad diets and review a counseling approach that helps the counselor respond positively to the latest fad diet.

  •   Identify the psychological and nutrient issues for adolescents and young adults with chronic disease.

  •   Analyze case studies and recognize the application of nutrition education and counseling principles.

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Nutrition For The Rehabilitation &Healing

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Nutrition For The Rehabilitation & Healing:

 

As older adults become more physically active and participate in recreational and competitive sports, injuries increase and rehabilitation becomes more important. This course details the role of nutrition in the rehabilitation and healing of sports injuries and trauma, including transplants, pulmonary, neurology, cardiac, orthopedic, stroke, amputation, dysphagia, and closed head injury patients.

 

Course Objective:

  •   Understand the role of the nutrition profession on a multidisciplinary health care team.

  •   Define and discuss the “continuum of care.”

  •   Explain the necessary components of an outcome research study.

  •   List 10 observable external or behavioral characteristics indicating nutritional problems.

  •   Discuss skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, skin and sensory changes indicating nutritional problems.

  •   Discuss advantages and disadvantages of different dietary assessment methods.


  •   Explain the various anthropometric measures useful in planning nutritional care during

  • rehabilitation.

  •   Discuss the symptoms of the following conditions, list rehabilitation goals and nutrition issues, and explain how to develop nutrition care plans for each: stroke, spinal cord injury, osteoporosis, amputation, multi-trauma, burns, cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness and injury.

  •   Discuss the role of macronutrients and micronutrients in illness and injury.

  •   Estimate calorie, protein, vitamin and mineral needs in recovery from illness and injury.

  •   Explain the pathology and treatment of dysphagia, including the National Dysphagia Diet.

  •   Explain the three phases of wound healing and the nutrients involved in each phase.

  •   Develop a medical nutrition therapy plan for a patient with a stage IV pressure ulcer.

  •   Describe three strategies to increase intake in patients with decreased intake or cachexia.

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Nutrition For Elderly:

This course offers the most up-do-date information on nutrition for elders including psychosocial factors effecting nutritional status, risk of malnutrition, and government nutrition guidelines. Specific topics address how to assess nutrition needs; macro- and micronutrients; the consequences of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, osteoporosis, and pulmonary disease for the elderly; and nutrient-drug interactions.
 

Course Objective:

  •   Discuss the social, economic, and ethical problems of an aging US population.

  •   Discuss factors that govern biological aging: heredity, environment, chronic disease.

  •   Discuss the effects of aging on major tissues, organs, and systems.

  •   Explain how the physiological changes associated with aging affect the needs for specific nutrients: calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and fluids.

  •   Discuss the dietary modifications indicated for individuals suffering from or at risk for obesity, cardiovascular disease, and/or hypertension.

  •   Explain why cholesterol and sodium limitation are not always appropriate.

  •   List nutritional effects of cancer and common cancer therapies.

  •   Explain the etiology, nutritional ramifications and treatment of: renal disease, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, and COPD.

  •   Summarize the findings of recent major nutrition studies/surveys of the elderly.

  •   List social, cultural and psychological factors affecting dietary practices and nutritional status of the elderly.

  •   List risk factors for protein-calorie malnutrition.

  •   Describe five methods of obtaining dietary information, indicating the applicability of the methods for older populations.

  •   Explain the difficulties of, and procedures for, interviewing older persons.

  •   Discuss anthropometric assessment methods, their pros and cons as applied to older persons.

  •   Explain which biochemical analyses are appropriate for the elderly.

  •   Explain the impact of aging on drug effectiveness.

  •   Discuss in detail the effects of various common drugs on nutrient absorption, and the effects of nutrients on drug action.

  •   Discuss federally funded nutrition support services available to older persons and their impact on older persons’ nutritional status.

  •   Describe federal funding support available for nutritional support services for older persons and limitations on that funding.

  •   Identify barriers that restrict older persons’ participation in available nutrition support services.

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Nutrition For Women - I:

 

Gain important information regarding the new recommendations for pregnancy and weight gain from the Institute of Medicine. Updated topics include vitamin D and PMS; oral contraceptives; adolescent pregnancies; online resources; epigenetics and pregnancy; gestational and pregestational diabetes; weight gain for overweight and obese pregnant women; and the USDA MyPyramid for mothers.

Course Objective:

  •   Explain how PMS is diagnosed.

  •   List three dietary changes that may alleviate symptoms associated with PMS.

  •   Describe the metabolic alterations that occur with use of oral contraceptives, and three nutrients whose requirements change.

  •   Explain the relationship of oral contraceptive use and bone mineral density.

  •   Discuss the impact of the nutritional status of pregnant women on pregnancy outcome.

  •   List three factors which influence the nutritional status of a pregnant woman.

  •   Discuss the relationship of fetal development to nutrient requirements, by trimester.

  •   Identify the proper weight gain for the pregnant woman who at conception is normal weight, underweight or overweight.

  •   Plot the weight gain of a pregnant woman on a prenatal weight gain grid.

  •   List the current intake recommendations during pregnancy for the following nutrients: calories, protein, sodium, iron, folic acid, zinc and calcium.

  •   Determine a plan of nutrient supplementation for pregnant women who prior to pregnancy are well nourished, poorly nourished or anemic.

  •   Analyze the diet of a pregnant woman, using a food frequency form, to determine if it meets the dietary recommendations for pregnancy.

  •   Recommend three solutions for the common complaints of pregnancy: nausea, vomiting, heartburn and constipation.

  •   Design a diet for a gestational diabetic that has the appropriate number and distribution of calories.

  •   Explain the current treatment for preeclampsia and its rationale.

  •   Explain the effects of maternal cigarette smoking on the fetus and pregnancy outcome.

  •   Identify a safe level of consumption of caffeine and alcohol for the pregnant woman.

  •   Discuss the importance of O-3 fatty acids in fetal development and preeclampsia and list four sources in the diet.

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Nutrition For Women - II

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Nutrition For Women - II

 

Research updates and new guidelines on weight control, vitamin D, and epigenetics are presented in this course, in addition to new information on the role of adipose tissue as an endocrine organ and obesity as a chronic inflammatory condition. Additional topics cover the immune system; antioxidants and phytochemicals; cardiovascular disease; breast cancer; osteoporosis; and much more.

Course Objective

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  •   Explain the relationship of adipose tissue to chronic disease.

  •   Discuss the rationale for increasing the DRI for vitamin D.

  •   Explain how leptin may control food intake.

  •   Describe the problems associated with weight-loss drugs.

  •   List three components of the immune system.

  •   Explain how nutritional deficiencies can alter immune function.

  •   Define trans fatty acids, O-6 and O-3 fatty acids and make recommendations for increasing or decreasing them in the diet.

  •   Discuss the pros and cons of LDL and HDL cholesterol.

  •   List three antioxidants and explain how they work.

  •   Identify the source of five phytochemicals and describe their mechanism of action.

  •   List three risk factors for heart disease in women and four dietary strategies for reducing risk.

  •   Explain the terms initiation and promotion, as they refer to cancer.

  •   Discuss how fat intake, caloric intake and body weight relate to the development of cancer.

  •   identify nutrients that reduce the risk of cancer.

  •   Discuss how inadequate dietary calcium alters the body’s physiology, resulting in bone demineralization.


  •   Compare the risks and benefits of taking calcium and/or viataim D

  • supplements to determine their usefulness in preventing osteoporosis.

  •   Explain how menopause alters nutrient needs of women.

  •   Design a diet that meets the nutritional needs of a 40-year-old woman.

  •   Design a diet that meets the nutritional needs of a 80-year-old woman.

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Nutrition For Women - III

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At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Nutrition For Women - III:

 

Assist your older female clients to effectively modify diet and enhance exercise and lifestyle activities to achieve “successful aging.” This course explains the aging process; death and disease patterns; biology of aging; physiology of menopause; the role of genetics; heart disease; osteoporosis; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia; cognitive function; sarcopenia; cachexia and wasting; protein energy malnutrition; and more.

Course Objective:​​

  •   Explain the free radical theory of aging and the role that cell suicide (apoptosis) plays in aging.

  •   Distinguish between the terms “usual aging” and “successful aging.”

  •   Identify the major nutritional factors that are associated with successful aging.

  •   Identify the leading causes of death in women, particularly older women.

  •   Explain the relationship of elevated and low Body Mass Index to mortality in females.

  •   Identify age-related changes in physiological systems including gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine and immune systems.

  •   Understand the physiology of menopause and its influence on hormone levels.

  •   Answer the frequently asked question: “Does menopause cause weight gain?”.

  •   Describe the effect of menopause on fat distribution and metabolic syndrome.

  •   Compare and contrast the risks and the benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and discuss the use of alternatives such as soy, black cohosh, dong quai and evening primrose oil.

  •   Discuss the nutrition issues associated with genetically influenced conditions such as coronary heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and hemochromatosis.

  •   Identify the nutritional factors associated with primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and the alterations in lipid levels that are likely to occur in postmenopausal women.

  •   Discuss the use of estrogen as a primary and secondary treatment for heart disease.

  •   Understand the physiological process of bone remodeling and explain the impact of estrogen deficiency on bone physiology.

  •   Summarize the current scientific literature regarding calcium supplementation, vitamin D supplementation and soy intake in slowing and/or restoring bone mass loss in postmenopausal women and preventing fractures.

  •   Understand the mechanisms associated with the use of pharmacological agents such as selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) and bisphosphonates to slow/restore bone mass loss in postmenopausal women.

  •   Describe the nutritional factors associated with osteoarthritis and discuss the use of supplemental glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate.

  •   Describe the nutritional issues, particularly those associated with B vitamins and antioxidants, associated with Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.

  •   Compare and contrast the nutritional issues of the frail elderly, considering both institutionalized and non-institutionalized populations.

  •   Identify the changes that occur in dietary intake, including supplement use, and physical activity as women age and summarize nutrient and physical activity recommendations that are specific to postmenopausal women.

  •   Identify the nutrition screening and assessment tools that are available for use with older women.

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Nutrition For Young Athletes

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At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Nutrition For Young Athletes:

 

This course provides guidelines for boosting performance, limiting risk, and promoting healthy development in young exercisers and competitive athletes. Topics include motor development; assessing nutrient needs; energy production; fluid and electrolytes; and dieting.

 

Course Objective:

​​

  •   Understand how to assess growth and development in children and adolescents.

  •   Understand the relationship of maturation and training.

  •   Discuss how body composition relates to athletic performance.

  •   Describe five factors that increase the risk of dehydration in children, compare to adults.

  •   Provide fluid replacement guidelines for young athletes before, during, and after activity.

  •   Understand how to help prevent heat disorders in young athletes.

  •   Provide appropriate food choices for pre-event and post-event meals.

  •   Discuss the diagnostic criteria, physical symptoms, and medical complications of eating disorders.

  •   Discuss safety concerns and health risks associated with the use of performance enhancing  supplements in children and adolescents.

  •   Discuss the limitations of body composition assessment in youth.

  •   Name five tips for coaches and parents to consider when working with an overweight child.

  •   Describe how guidelines for weight loss and weight gain in children and adolescents differ, depending upon age.

  •   Describe factors that impact protein requirements in youth.

  •   Explain the relationship of carbohydrate to exercise and performance in youth.

  •   Design a diet that meets the calorie, protein, carbohydrate and fat requirements of young athletes based on age, sex, height, body composition, performance goals and training intensity.

  •   Discuss the physiological and nutritional concerns associated with making weight in wrestling.

  •   Discuss guidelines for helping young athletes make healthy food choices on the road.

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Nutrition Quackery

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Nutrition Quackery:

 

The most up-to-date information on weight loss and sexual enhancement supplements along with new federal supplement regulations highlight the latest edition of this course. Infomercials and viral marketing promote bogus supplements, creating confusion and misrepresentation regarding the appropriate use of nutrition supplementation.

 

Course Objective:

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  •   Define food faddism, cultism, and quackery.

  •   Identify the four different categories of nutrition quackery victims.

  •   Describe the placebo effect.

  •  Discuss why food faddism persists.

  •   Define vitalism and identify three nonscientific health care practices that are rooted in vitalism.

  •   Discuss why homeopathy violates scientific principles.

  •   Describe the potential dangers of naturopathy.

  •   Discuss two clinical tricks commonly used by unscientific practitioners.

  •   Describe three nonscientific tests for nutritional deficiencies and why they are not valid.

  •   Describe the components of a scientific assessment of nutritional status.

  •   List ten ways to recognize nutrition quackery.

  •   Describe methods for evaluating nutrition claims that are read and heard.

  •   Identify three different categories of harm done by quackery and give an example of each category.

  •   Discuss the medical hazards of low-carbohydrate, high protein diets, fasting, and food combining.

  •   Describe how to evaluate weight-loss programs.

  •   Discuss five ineffective weight-loss aids.

  •   List two reasons why protein and amino acid supplements are not needed to increase muscle mass.

  •   Identify five ineffective ergogenic aids and why they don’t work.

  •   Identify the three federal agencies that can act against nutrition fraud and their areas of jurisdiction.

  •   Describe two weaknesses in our consumer protection laws.

  •   Provide three tips for combating nutrition quackery.

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Nutrition Health For Man

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At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Nutrition Health For Man:

 

New information throughout makes this comprehensive course essential for working with male clients. You’ll learn about male physiology, the unique nutritional needs of men, and topics of special concern to men: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cancer, sports nutrition, weight management, and performance enhancers.
 

Course Objective:

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  • Compare and contrast the health of men to women

  • Explain why men’s health is worse than women’s health

  • Identify the nutrition and weight-related objectives of Healthy People 2020 that men typically fail to meet

  • Discuss the Dietary Reference Intakes for men and the nutrients that are most likely to be lacking

  • Summarize dietary intake trends across the life cycle

  • Compare and contrast the Western and “prudent” diet and the effects each have on chronic disease

  • Identify the food groups that are associated with the prevention of chronic disease in men

  • Explain the impact of aging on nutrition and nutrient-related diseases

  • Review the incidence and prevalence in men of common diseases, such as heart and pulmonary disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cancer

  • Explain the elements of a diet that helps to prevent cardiovascular disease

  • Describe metabolic syndrome and the role that diet plays in prevention

  • List the dietary risk and protective factors that are associated with prostate cancer

  • List the dietary risk and protective factors that are associated with colorectal cancer

  • Review the role that exercise plays in the prevention of heart disease, diabe- tes, metabolic syndrome and cancer

  • Compare and contrast body composition, fat storage and resting energy ex- penditure in men and women

  • Review the incidence and prevalence in men of underweight, overweight and obesity and the role each play in morbidity and mortality

  • List factors that predict weight gain in men

  • Outline the current sports nutrition recommendations

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Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment

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At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment:

 

An essential course for fitness professionals working with clients who have osteopenia and osteoporosis. Nancy Gustafson, has updated all sections of this course to reflect current research and standards of practice. Included are chapters on bone physiology, risk factors, preventive exercise, supplementation, and hormone replacement therapy.
 

Course Objective:

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  •   Explain the criteria for determining osteopenia and osteoporosis.

  •   Discuss the reasons for osteoporosis prevention intervention.

  •   Explain the process of bone remodeling as it relates to bone accrual and bone loss throughout the life stages.

  •   Understand the difference between trabecular and cortical bone and the relationship of each to fracture risk.

  •   List the non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors for low bone density.

  •   Explain why the incidence of osteoporosis is higher in women than in men, in some ethnic populations and for certain body types.

  •   Explain the connection between hormonal status and osteoporosis.

  •   Discuss the implications of various types of physical activity/sports relative to bone density.

  •   Formulate an action plan for prevention of osteoporosis including reduction of risk factors, diet, physical activity, and possible prophylactic medications.

  •   Discuss dietary options to maximize bone health in special populations such as vegetarians, persons who are lactose-intolerant or who are unable to consume dairy products as a source of calcium.

  •   Discuss appropriate interventions for eating disordered individuals or women presenting with the “female athlete triad”.

  •   Understand when bone density testing is appropriate, the options for testing currently available, and the rationale used for each type of test.

  •   Explain the results of bone density tests and the implications for lifestyle changes.

  •   Understand the current treatment modalities for osteoporosis, including diet, medications, and physical activity.

  •   Suggest alternative steps that can be taken to protect bone in postmenopausal women when hormone replacement therapy is not an option.

  •   Explain the risk factors for fracture besides low bone density.

  •   Understand the main components of an effective program of physical activity to prevent falls.

  •   Discuss the considerations for safe exercise in persons with established osteoporosis and comorbidities.

  •   List environmental changes that can be made to reduce the risk of falls leading to fracture.

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Practical Nutrition For Fitness Pro

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At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Practical Nutrition For Fitness Pro:

 

How long has it been since you’ve studied nutrition? To respond to questions and counsel your clients properly it is important to understand evolving and sometimes confusing and controversial nutritional information. This entry-level or refresher course will help you to understand key nutrition concepts and terminology. You will learn current research and standards for vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins and carbohydrates as well as the most up-to-date research on vitamin D. Topics of special interest to fitness and sport professionals include weight control, antioxidants and osteoporosis.
 

Course Objective:

  •   List three functions of a body cell.

  •   List the six major components of food.

  •   Describe how food is absorbed into the body.

  •   Match a list of vitamins and minerals with their functions in the body.

  •   Define a free radical and explain how it can damage the body.

  •  Discuss the concept of "oxidative stress" and how to minimize its impact on our health.

  •   Explain how nutritional excesses contribute to diseases like obesity and heart disease.

  •   Explain how nutritional deficiencies can contribute to diseases such as osteoporosis.

  •   Discuss how the body regulates food intake and how that impacts dieting.

  •   Differentiate between saturated, monounsaturated, O-3 and O-6 polyunsaturated fats.

  •   List three food sources of each type of fat.

  •   Explain how excess fat consumption leads to coronary heart disease.

  •   State three reasons why adequate calcium intake is important and explain why it is especially important for young women to consume adequate dietary calcium.

  •   Explain the concept of nutrient density and explain why it is important.

  •  Describe the rationale behind the Food Guide Pyramid.

  •   List the groups in the Food Guide Pyramid and the recommended number of servings.

  •   Explain the basics of the Nutrition Facts food labels.

  •   Discuss the pros and cons of a low carbohydrate diet for weight loss

  •   List the factors that contribute to childhood obesity.

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Sports & Weight Loss Supplements

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Sports & Weight Loss Supplements:

 

This concise course has received great reviews for its useful information on how regulatory loopholes, slow enforcement, and clever marketing make it difficult to control bogus weight loss and sports supplements. The author chronicles numerous cases of ineffective and sometimes harmful supplements.

Course Objective:

  •   Identify two supplements that contain adrenergic stimulant amines.

  •   Describe flaws in the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act.

  •   Identify two supplements that have settled FTC charges that they made unsubstantiated claims.

  •   Identify two supplements that allegedly influence brain neurotransmitters.

  •   Identify two supplements that purportedly increase metabolic rate.

  •   Identify two supplements that allegedly enhance fat oxidation and/or lipolysis.

  •   Identify two supplements purportedly increase the body’s ability to buffer lactic acid.

  •   Describe two contaminants found in supplements that can cause athletes to test positive for doping.

  •   Describe two mechanisms by which caffeine may improve athletic performance.

  •   Describe two sports supplements that have substantial research to support their effectiveness.

  •   Discuss four points to consider when evaluating supplements.

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Treating Eating Disorders

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Treating Eating Disorders:

Pressure to be thin and fear of obesity have resulted in clinical eating disorders in over 8 million Americans. Many are adolescent girls, for whom nutritional deprivation can have severe and lasting consequences. Adults and athletes are also at risk. The new edition of this comprehensive course focuses on diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders with an emphasis on assessment techniques, counseling strategies, and nutritional interventions.

Course Objective​:

  •   Understand the seriousness of any eating disorder – medical, physical, psychological, social, financial, etc.

  •   Identify the diagnostic criteria of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder

  •   List at least ten warning signs of eating disorders.

  •   Identify the multifactorial risk factors of developing an eating disorder.

  •   Understand the necessary training/experience of the Registered Dietitian working with eating disordered patients.

  •   Describe the role of each interdisciplinary team member in the treatment / management of eating disorders.

  •   Explain the primary goal of eating disorder treatment.

  •   Define the components of the initial assessment for the individual with an eating disorder.

  •   List the criteria for inpatient treatment for patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

  •   Describe the potential complications of refeeding.

  •   Define the benefits of a formalized meal plan as being a part of the eating disorder individual’s treatment plan.

  •   List the necessary components of nutrition education.

  •   Explain the rationale for obtaining biomedical stability before initiating aggressive refeeding in the anorexic patient.

  •   Describe the difference between males and females in terms of risk factors, symptom presentation, and treatment of anorexia nervosa.

  •   Identify the unique needs of children and adolescents during the treatment process.

  •   Explain the role of cognitive behavioral treatment in the treatment of eating disorders.

  •   Identify the characteristics of the athlete’s lifestyle that increase the potential of the development of eating disorders.

  •   Understand how societal influence has contributed to “acceptance” of eating disorders.

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Vegetarian Nutrition

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At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Vegetarian Nutrition:

An essential course for fitness professionals who train vegetarian clients. Learn about the philosophy, nutritional soundness, and risks of meatless diets. This complete guide discusses counseling, quackery, myths, fads, pseudotechnology, weight control, supplementation, and much more

Course Objective​:

  •   State at least five reasons why some people choose a vegetarian dietary regimen.

  •   Explain the non-scientific (i.e. philosophical and religious) rationales for vegetarianism.

  •   Describe semi-vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, and vegan dietary practices.

  •   Discuss the relationship of vegetarian dietary practices to risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, obesity, high blood pressure and osteoporosis.

  •   Identify the health benefits of soy foods, phytochemicals and antioxidants.

  •   Identify nutritional deficiencies that can occur on some vegetarian diets.

  •   List dietary recommendations for lacto-ovo-vegetarians and vegans.

  •   Explain the importance of adequate calcium with vegan diets. List sources of calcium.

  •   Plan lacto-ovo-vegetarian and vegan menus that meet dietary recommendations.

  •   Explain how the new labeling requirements will aid vegetarians in planning their diets.

  •   Identify characteristics of nutrition quackery and cite examples of pseudotechnolog used by quacks.

  •   List effective nutrition counseling skills for vegetarians.

  •   Describe nutritional needs and guidelines for vegetarian women who are pregnant or lactating, vegetarian infants and children, and older vegetarians.

  •   Describe special dietary considerations for active vegetarians and vegetarians trying to lose weight.

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Weight Control & Eating Disorder

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Weight Control & Eating Disorder:

The most recent information on weight control, obesity, fad diets, diet drugs, and eating disorders. Topics include theories of weight gain, defining “ideal weight,” evaluating popular diets and programs, and much more.

Course Objective​:

  •   Explain how the incidence of obesity has changed in the past 20 to 30 years.

  •   List the reasons why some Americans will never achieve and should not diet to achieve the “ideal” weight as defined by BMI.

  •   Define overweight and obesity using BMI and waist circumference.

  •   List the health risks of obesity.

  •   Explain the calorie balance/imbalance root cause of obesity and the many factors including genetics, appetite and exercise/activity that influence it.

  •   Explain how essential exercise is to a healthy lifestyle/weight loss program.

  •   Estimate a person's calorie needs and discuss DRI recommended levels.

  •   Determine the efficacy and nutritional soundness of popular weight-loss programs.

  •   Outline the components of an effective, healthy lifestyle/weight-loss program.


  •   Identify which obese people are appropriate for surgical weight-loss procedures.

  • Discuss the current surgeries and their benefits and risks.

  •   Define anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Explain the diagnostic criteria of each.

  •   Describe how binge eating disorder differs from bulimia nervosa.

  •   Discuss the psychological factors involved in eating disorders and explain how they complicate treatment programs.

  •   Identify the warning signs and medical complications of anorexia nervosa and bulimia.

  •   Know where and how to refer someone suspected of an eating disorder for treatment.

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Weight Management For Teens

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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.

At DSW Fitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSW Fitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service

Weight Management For Teens:

In a society where images of perfect bodies are constantly bombarding teenagers, many become obsessed with their diet, physique, and weight. Teenagers are prone to fads and quick fixes and often make poor choices in a quest for perfection and weight control. The author provides time-tested and proven strategies for counseling teens on weight management and building a healthy body through proper nutrition.

Course Objective

  •   Explain the forces that influence how teenagers feel about themselves.

  •   Define body image and identify three consequences of poor body image.

  •   Describe how eating disorders and dieting behaviors are related.

  •   List five developmental tasks of adolescence.

  •   Explain how smoking is used by teenage girls.

  •   Describe eight facilitated empowerment techniques for teen groups.

  •   List three functions of nourishment by food for the adolescent.

  •   Describe the effect of physical activity on teens’ psychological health.

  •   List 10 personal and internal indicators of healthier living.

  •   Explain how a healthy body metabolism operates.

  •   List five benefits of eating breakfast.

  •   Describe the consequences of caffeine, nicotine and sugar abuse.

  •   Explain the role of carbohydrate and protein in appetite control.

  •   List five reasons why fat is important in adolescent eating patterns.

  •   Contrast restricting fat and retraining tastes for fat.

  •   Explain why iron deficiency is a concern for teenage vegetarians.

  •   Describe how natural hunger, appetite and satiety signals function.

  •   Contrast mind and body hunger.

  •   Contrast internal and external appetite cues.

  •   List 10 reasons to give up dieting.

  •   Describe and list five benefits of conscious eating.

  •   Contrast exercise and active living.

  •   Name and refute three myths about the nutrition needs of teenage athletes.

  •   Describe four critical thinking and assertive problem solving techniques.

  •   List 10 ways teens can counter the pressures to diet.

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