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Online course

Food as Medicine: Food, Exercise and the Gut

Gain a deeper understanding of the connection between food, exercise and the gut, with this course for healthcare professionals.

This course is part of the Using Food as Medicine in Healthcare Practice program, which will enable you to learn how to use food as medicine in healthcare practice .

Improve your knowledge of the gut and how it's affected by food and exercise

The gut is a complex part of the human body, and can be affected by many different factors. It’s vital healthcare professionals have a solid understanding of how the gut works, and what can exacerbate or improve gut problems.

On this course you will grow your understanding of gut health and learn current information on food, exercise and its effects on the gastrointestinal tract. You will explore subjects like exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome and nutritional intervention - leaving the course with an improved understanding that you can apply in your practice.

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What topics will you cover?

  • The gastrointestinal tract
  • Exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome
  • Exacerbators
  • Nutritional intervention and dietary modification
  • Gut training

When would you like to start?

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Describe the different gastrointestinal symptoms experienced by individuals participating in sport and exercise, including the degree of incidence and severity.
  • Explain the concept of exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome, and the associated acute and chronic health implication.
  • Describe the key factors that exacerbate exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome.
  • Summarise the current evidence-based prevention and management strategies for exercise-associated gastrointestinal perturbations and symptoms.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of these prevention and management strategies.

Who is the course for?

Places in this course are limited to 100, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals, specifically sports physicians and dietitians. It assumes knowledge of science, medicine and healthcare practice.

This course is recognised by:

  • Sports Dietitian Australia (SDA): Successful completion of this course will attract 20 SDA CPD Points for members.

  • Sports Nutrition Exercise Register (SENr)/British Dietetic Association (BDA): endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity.

Who will you learn with?

Alan McCubbin

Alan is an Accredited Sports Dietitian with over 10 years experience working with athletes (mostly endurance sports), from beginners to Olympians. He is also involved in teaching and research Monash.

Who developed the course?

Monash University is one of Australia’s leading universities, ranked in the world’s top 1% by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It was established in Melbourne in 1958.

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What's included?

  • Learn best practices from experts
  • Learn from the experience of other health professionals
  • Fit learning around your schedule with unlimited access
  • Get evidence of learning outcomes and CPD hours
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime

Get a taste of this course

Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join:

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