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Micronutrients and Bone Health - Healthcare Continuing Education

This three-module course covers many aspects of bone biology, including bone structure and physiology, bone formation and remodeling, the determinants of adult bone health, and the consequences of age-related bone loss.

The primary focus of the course is to discuss the roles of micronutrients in achieving and maintaining optimal bone health throughout the lifespan. Lifestyle factors that influence bone health, such as physical activity and smoking, are also discussed.

Micronutrients and Bone Health

By the end of the Micronutrients and Bone Health course, you will learn:

  • The general structure and physiology of bone.
  • The different phases of bone development and list the major determinants that influence bone health throughout life.
  • The consequences of impaired mineralization and demineralization on bone health.
  • How bone mineral is measured and used to predict fracture risk.
  • The importance of calcium and phosphorus for bone health.
  • The roles of vitamin D and vitamin K and how they relate to bone health.
  • Additional micronutrients needed for bone formation and bone health.  
  • How to identify the effects of lifestyle factors on bone health, including smoking, alcohol, physical activity, and dietary habits

Program Designed for You

This research-based continuing education course is designed for:
  • Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs)
  • Nutritionists and dietetics technicians
  • Specialists in pediatric nutrition
  • Family practice and internal medicine physicians
  • Nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • Doctors of naturopathic medicine
  • Chiropractic practitioners
  • Health and nutrition educators
  • Health promotion specialists 
On demand. Access any time.
Approximately 1.5 hours
price (2)
Additional Information: 1.5 (includes Commission on Dietetic Registration certificate reflecting 1.5 continuing professional education units)


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