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Celiac Disease: Basics & Beyond

Alexia Lewis, MS, RD, LD/N

CE Credit: 2 Hours

Target Audience: Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | Nutrition & Dietetics CE | School Psychology CE | Teaching CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Celiac Disease: Basics & Beyond is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explains the basics of celiac disease from prevalence and pathophysiology to diagnosis and management. It also goes beyond the basics by including the dietary treatment of celiac disease from a registered dietitian’s perspective by outlining the steps of the nutrition care process from assessment to monitoring and evaluation. Two case studies are included to assist the health professional in understanding the patient’s perspective from pre-diagnosis to disease management. This course will be informative for anyone with celiac disease as well as registered dietitians and other health professionals who work with patients with celiac disease.

Closeout course #20-76 | 2013 | 26 pages | 17 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1.List the effects of gluten on the gastrointestinal tract
2.Identify the symptoms of celiac disease
3.Describe a gluten-free diet
4.List the nutrients of concern for patients with celiac disease
5.Apply the nutrition care process to celiac disease

Professional Development Resources, #1046, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 6/12/2019 - 6/12/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (Provider #BAP346); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (Provider #RCST100501); and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).


This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to download/print the course materials and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Alexia Lewis, MS, RD, LD/N, is a registered dietitian licensed in the state of Florida. She is the wellness dietitian for the University of North Florida where she does one-on-one nutrition counseling, facilitates healthy eating groups, presents nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations, and promotes healthy lifestyle habits through food and nutrition. Alexia has also been a nutrition instructor for undergraduate nutrition students at the University of North Florida and has taught Food Fundamentals, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Counseling and Communication, and other classes. Alexia is the president of the Jacksonville Dietetic Association for the 2012-2013 year. Alexia is a nutrition speaker, writer, and blogger (http://alexialewisrd.com) whose goal is “nutrition made easy.” 



Financial: Receives speaker fees from the Florida Dairy Farmers for teaching and speaking. Receives royalties from Professional Development Resources, Inc. on sales of her courses.

Nonfinancial: Receives media training from the Florida Dairy Farmers in exchange for blogging, writing, and staffing booths.

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