Nutrition Assessment and Prescription for Rehabilitation Professionals

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Dietary Assessment Methods and Approaches for Disease Treatment and Prevention Course 2 of Dr. Wells’s series This course is a Text Based course. After purchase with introduction video the course material is provided. Please see below for further information! The purpose of the Assessment and Prescription course is to provide participants with an intermediate level of knowledge of nutrition, nutrition assessment, and dietary prescription. Topics will include scope of practice assessment, dietary clinical assessments and problem list creation, and dietary prescription concepts specific for rehabilitation outcomes. The course will be presented in a multimedia approach including visual, auditory, and interactive components to optimize learning for all participants. This course is not designed to train the rehab professional to become a dietitian, nor does it replace prudent referral to licensed dietary services.


  1. Analyze whether a clinician should be provided specific nutritional services, referred to a licensed dietician or other provider, or deferred for nutritional care altogether.
  2. Discuss how to use the following dietary assessments: 24-hour dietary recall, dietary record, and the Food Frequency Questionnaire.
  3. Recall online resources for screening, such as the Fruit, Vegetable, Fiber Screener; Fat Intake Screener; and Mini Nutritional Assessment.
  4. Compare and contrast the benefits and drawbacks to the 24-hour dietary recall, dietary record, and the Food Frequency Questionnaire.
  5. Perform the components of a basic nutrition history
  6. Describe the following forms of physical dietary assessment: serum nutrient levels, saliva testing, and urine sampling
  7. Compare and contrast the benefits and drawbacks to: serum nutrient levels, saliva testing, and urine sampling
  8. Apply the appropriate assessment tool(s) given a specific patient case
  9. Explain the role and methods of dietary goal setting
  10. Provide examples of dietary goal setting specific for patient outcomes
  11. Recall common dietary calculations for macronutrients to promote energy balance and healing for patients
  12. Outline a full dietary prescription including: types and amounts of foods, frequency, prep, calculation of energy needs, calculation of macronutrient needs, nutrient factors, contextual factors
  13. Analyze patients’ dietary prescriptions and provide dietary prescriptive recommendations to optimize healing, movement, and/or reduce pain.

Each lesson has a short introduction video and you will find the course material accessible on the top of the screen. A separate tab will open for a PDF document. After the last video you will be able to take the quiz. 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
Disclosure: No relevant information to disclose Content disclosure: This course does not focus on any product or service.

Content Outline:

  1. Course 2 – Nutrition Assessment and Prescription for Rehabilitation Professionals Video Section 2 (Course2 Practice Review)
    1. Section 1: Introduction and Scope of Practice
      1. Lecture 1.1: Outline and Objectives
      2. Lecture 1.2: Nutrition Legalities and Practice
      3. Lecture 1.3: When to Refer or Defer?
    2. Section 2: Paper and Interview-based Assessment of Diet and Nutrition
      1. Lecture 2.1: Paper-based Assessments
      2. Lecture 2.2: Interview-based Dietary Assessments
    3. Section 3: Nutrition History (Module 2 Diet Assess)
      1. Lecture 3.1: Basics of Taking a Nutrition History
    4. Section 4: Physical Methods of Dietary Assessment (Module 2 Case History)
      1. Lecture 4.1: Body composition, Skin, and Structure
      2. Lecture 4.2: Serum, Saliva, and Other Testing
      3. Lecture 4.3: Patient Vignettes for Dietary Assessment0
    5. Section 5: Principles of Dietary Diagnosis, Prescription, and Goal Setting
      1. Lecture 5.1: Developing a Diagnosis: Dietary Problem List
      2. Lecture 5.2: Prescribing and Recommending Dietary Changes: Components
      3. Lecture 5.3: Dietary Goal Setting
    6. Section 6: Dietary Prescriptions and Meal Plans
      1. Lecture 6.1: Dietary Prescriptions for Disease States and Conditions
      2. Lecture 6.2: Sample Dietary Prescriptions and Menu Planning
    7. Section 7: Review and Cases (Module 2 RX Review) Quiz available after this short video
      1. Lecture 7.1: Review and Cases

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, 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 9592 – 3 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 3 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.