Using Physical Activity as a First Step to Treat Elevated Blood Pressure or Cholesterol Course

Credits: 2
Course Expiration: May 31, 2024
Professional Approvals: CDR, CBDCE
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Learn how to integrate new knowledge of physical activity and clinical conditions into practice with this case based self-study course!

This continuing professional education (CPE) self-study course includes required reading of a journal article which summarizes the evidence that suggests that increasing physical activity has extensive benefits, including improving both blood pressure and blood cholesterol. The authors outline the evidence and provide tips and resources for supporting physical activity in patients.

The CPE course requires the learner to apply the information in the article to a case-study based exam to assess knowledge and understanding of content to apply the information as if implementing it in practice.

Purchasing Options: This is available as Additional Certificate only. Includes a link to the required reading in the course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade.

The information provided in this course reinforces physical activity as a tried-and-true lifestyle factor that dietetics professionals should be encouraging to patients as means to prevent and manage chronic illness like hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
- Using Physical Activity as a First Step to Treat Elevated Blood Pressure or Cholesterol Short Course
Jonathan Gonzalez, MS, RD, LD

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Interpret and integrate evidence-based research and literature on the benefits of physical activity in decision-making.
  2. Integrate new knowledge of physical activity and clinical conditions into practice.
  3. Provide general physical activity guidance to clients based on the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
  4. Establish goals and desired outcomes for physical activity and blood pressure and cholesterol control in collaboration with clients/patients.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs, CDCESs

CDR Activity Number: 168908  Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.
  • 8.2.4 Integrates new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.
  • 8.3.5 Provides general physical activity guidance to clients based on the Physical Activity (PA) Guidelines for Americans
  • 10.3.1 Establishes goals and desired outcomes in collaboration with clients/patients.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 10 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Physical Activity as a Critical Component of First-Line Treatment for Elevated Blood Pressure or Cholesterol: Who, What, and How? published in Hypertension (a link to the document is included in the downloadable course document).

Disclaimer: The text associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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