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Cardiovascular Nutrition and Fitness Online CE Course-7th Edition

Cardiovascular Nutrition and Fitness Online CE Course-7th Edition

$129.00 USD

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    Online Course

    Course components are delivered online and include a continuing education exam.

    Cardiovascular Nutrition and Fitness Online CE Course helps health and fitness professionals better understand how to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease. Ellen Coleman’s highly acclaimed course includes updated research on risk factors for cardiovascular disease, serum cholesterol, hypertension, diet and exercise, and specific meal planning strategies. In-depth topics cover the etiology of atherosclerosis and hypertension; dietary risk factors including fat, fiber, and sodium; drug therapy; and risk reduction for adults and children.

    Course Objectives
    • Explain the initiation, progression, and consequences of atherosclerosis.
    • Identify and define the 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 and 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; explain how risk assessment, screening, and counseling can be integrated into a treatment and prevention plan.


    A continuing education course for health and fitness professionals to prevent cardiovascular disease using nutrition solutions.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Atherosclerosis & Lipid Metabolism     
    Chapter 2. Risk Factors for Heart Disease  
    Chapter 3. Effects of Dietary Lipids on Cholesterol           
    Chapter 4. Fiber & Other Dietary Components      
    Chapter 5. Hypertension, Diabetes & Other Risk Factors  
    Chapter 6. NCEP/AHA Recommendations
    Chapter 7. Heart-Healthy Dietary Patterns 
    Chapter 8. Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs      
    Chapter 9. Exercise and Heart Disease         
    Chapter 10. Exercise Programs for Health & Fitness           
    Chapter 11. CVD Risk Factors in Youth     

    About the Author

    Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD, is recognized for her clinical, academic, and publishing experience. A graduate of the California Polytechnic State University (BS in dietetics with honors), Loma Linda University (MPH in nutrition), and the University of California at Davis (MA in exercise physiology), she has taught nutrition courses at numerous universities in Southern California and published articles in popular and professional journals. Her book Eating for Endurance (Bull Publishing) has won wide acclaim, and she is actively sought for media interviews and speaking engagements before lay and professional groups. Currently the nutrition consultant for the Sport Clinic in Riverside, California, Ellen is a certified specialist in sport dietetics. She has competed in running and cycling and finished the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon twice. A member of the American College of Sports Medicine, she is past chair of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association (SCAN) and received the 1994 SCAN Achievement Award.


    “The information on cardiovascular disease in this course will help me design more specific meal plans for my clients.”

    F. Hamilton—Phoenix, AZ