Benedictine University to Offer Online Continuing Professional Education Courses for Registered Dietitians

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Benedictine University announced today the launch of four free online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses. Benedictine, a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) accredited CPE series provider, designed the courses especially for Registered Dietitians looking to advance their knowledge and prepare for recertification.

Benedictine University Online Programs

Benedictine University announced today the launch of four free online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses. Benedictine, a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) accredited CPE series provider, designed the courses especially for Registered Dietitians looking to advance their knowledge and prepare for recertification. The series is for credit, self-paced and features the latest industry topics and trends presented by today’s leading practitioners.

“This free online series makes it easy for nutrition professionals to earn CPE credits needed in order to remain current in their licensure, and provides an excellent educational foundation for those who wish to pursue a Master of Science (MS) degree in Nutrition and Wellness at Benedictine University,” said Catherine Arnold, Ed.D., M.S., RD, LDN, Department Chair and Professor, Nutrition

All seminars are prerecorded and designed to be completed at the viewer’s own pace. The four initial seminar topics include:

  • Supplement Savvy

Instructor: Laurie Schubert, Ph.D., RD, LDN
A dynamic webinar on the supplement industry with information you can immediately apply in your practice.

  • You’ve Got MALE

Instructor: David Grotto, RD, LDN, and Toby Smithson RD, LDN, CDE
A fun, fast-paced, informative and energetic session that will equip participants to take on man-sized health problems.

  • Nutrition Counseling for Persons With Diabetes

Instructor: Michel D. Harris, M.S., B.S., RD, LDN, CDE
A discussion of CARE, four pieces of nutrition therapy that are valuable in counseling clients with diabetes, and common roadblocks to successful diabetes management.

  • Sustainable Food

Instructor: Jan Dowell, M.S., MHS, RD, CSSD
A practical presentation that showcases how to evaluate food purchases based on sustainable criteria, including environmental, economic and health and wellness issues to make sure the food choices we make or teach are healthy in all dimensions.

Registration is free and can easily be completed by visiting online.ben.edu/CPE.

For those interested in going beyond continuing education credit, Benedictine also offers a comprehensive online M.S. degree in Nutrition and Wellness which provides a strong foundation in nutrition and health risk assessment, motivation, intervention and evaluation. The online degree program features two concentration options: health education or nutrition entrepreneurship.

To learn more about the continuing professional education series or the M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness program at Benedictine University, visit online.ben.edu or call (866) 295-3104.

About Benedictine University:

Consistently well-ranked on US News & World Report’s annual list of top institutions, Benedictine University is an established institution with more than 125 years of history and a tradition of academic excellence. Located in Lisle, Illinois, the University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) http://www.ncahlc.org.

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