Introduction to Nutrition for Rehabilitation Professionals

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Foundational Nutrition Information This is the first course in Dr. Wells’s series This course is a TEXT based course.
Please review General Information below.

The purpose of the online Introduction to Nutrition course is to provide enrollees with the basic knowledge of nutrition and food. Topics such as macronutrients, calories, food groups, and daily requirements will be discussed in respect to a normal, healthy population. The 3 hour online course will be presented in a multimedia approach including visual, auditory, and interactive components to optimize learning for all participants.


  1. Define foundational principles of nutrition, such as macronutrients, micronutrients, daily limits/recommendations.
  2. Discuss the concept of the food industry and lobbies as it relates to food choices for health and wellness
  3. Outline the function of specific nutrients as it relates to health and wellness
  4. Identify foods sources for nutrients
  5. Compare and contrast differing diet patterns of patients/clients including: the standard American diet (SAD), the Mediterranean diet, the plant-based diet, and other diets.
  6. Identify common dietary assessments used in nutritional assessments by healthcare providers
  7. Analyze food labels to counsel patients/clients on food contents and nutrients

This course has a short Video Introduction followed by reading material and a quiz with 20 questions. The Course material is a PDF document that is available for each section. When you click on the link a separate window will open with the document. Please note, the instructor provided links within the document that will take you to other sites (like YouTube).  After the final video the quiz is available. You have one hour, 3 attempts, 75% score required to receive a certificate.

Target Audience: Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapy, Doctor of Chiropractic, Occupational Therapy

Prerequisite: None
Instructional Level: Essential
Disclosure: No relevant information to disclose
Content disclosure: This course does not focus on any product or service.

Course Outline: This course is a reading course! Short introduction videos to introduce segments of the course. Please click on the “Course Material” button to retrieve the course material. This is a google link to retrieve the document. A quiz with 20 questions is provided at the end of the seminar to receive a certificate for Continuing Education. You have one hour and three attempts, 75% score required.

  1. Course 1 – Introduction to Nutrition
    1. Section 1: Foundational Principles of Nutrition (Introduction Video)
      1. Lecture 1.1: Objectives and Intro Video
      2. Lecture 1.2: Nutrition Practice: Definition and Laws
      3. Lecture 1.3: What is Food? A brief history
      4. Lecture 1.4: Macronutrients and Food Groups
      5. Lecture 1.5: Energy, Energy Systems, and Balance
    2. Section 2: Food Choices, Industry, and Government (Video Intro Section 2)
      1. Lecture 2.1: Food, Cultures, and Behavior
      2. Lecture 2.2: Government Guidelines and Lobbying
    3. Section 3: Nutrients and Functions
      1. Lecture 3.1: Daily Requirements of Nutrients (Video Intro Daily Nutrients)
      2. Lecture 3.2: Nutrient Functions in the Body
    4. Section 4: Diets, Assessments, and Labels
      1. Lecture 4.1: Common Diet Schemas
      2. Lecture 4.2: Dietary Assessments
      3. Lecture 4.3: Food Labels
    5. Section 5: Review and Vignettes (Video Summary Patient Vignettes)
      1. Lecture 5.1 Review and Patient Vignettes

Continuing Education regulations may change. Please verify information with your licensure board.

Athletic Trainers: WebExercises is an approved provider for the BOC, provider P10199. This course is approved in all states for Athletic Trainers. WebExercises is approved in Florida and Arizona and attendance will be filed with CE Broker. Topic: Intermediate

Occupational Therapy: Course abides by regulatory guidelines of your board for continuing education. Please review your board guidelines before taking a course for CE credit to make sure the course is germane to your profession and fulfills requirements. Arkansas, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska,  North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin.

Physical Therapy Approval for this course: This course has been approved by the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy. The course abides by regulatory guidelines for continuing education or is approved by virtue of approval by the Arkansas Physical Therapy board. Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (Category 2), Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire,  North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Doctor of Chiropractic course approval: (see approval information below) Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia (board approved), Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

PACE approval: ID 9564 2.5  hours WebExercises is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. PACE (Providers of Approved Continuing Education) is a Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) organization. Approved providers offer the highest standards of education and abide by guidelines and standards outlined by PACE to maintain approval status. Courses need to be listed with PACE and receive an approval number. PACE approved providers are accepted by the following Chiropractic State Boards:  Alaska, Connecticut, DC,  Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

CCE accredited Chiropractic College: WebExercises is sponsored by a CCE accredited Chiropractic College, Cleveland University-Kansas City. This course meets the appropriate standards for continuing education and qualifies for 2.5 CEUs (hours) in the following states: Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan.

Course Instructor

Sean Wells, DPT Sean Wells, DPT

Dr. Sean M. Wells, DPT, PT, OCS, ATC/L, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, CNPT, Cert-DN is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is currently the owner of Wells Physical Therapy, a cash-based, mobile, concierge physical therapy and training company in Florida. He is also on faculty with Modern Manual Therapy - Eclectic Approach. Prior to this, Dr. Wells founded, grew, and sold his first cash-based PT facility. Dr. Wells has taught sports medicine and exercise physiology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at Florida Gulf Coast University. His research interest includes lower back pain, nutrition and healing, and aging mechanisms/models. Sean has been published in the area of orthopedics, aging, and fitness. He has published one book on the dangers of CrossFit and is currently working on his 2nd book, Nutritional Physical Therapy. He was contributing author to the fitness section in E'Bella Magazine for 3 years, and has been featured in Redbook, Muscle and Fitness Magazine, and Eat This Not That blog.