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Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) must be aware that certified exercise professionals (CEPs) are providing nutrition information to their clients that can, at times, fall outside of their scope of practice (SOP) or emerge from non-science-based sources, such as colleagues or social media. Additionally, because exercise is a vital component of overall health and weight management, RDNs may feel obligated to provide exercise guidance to their clients even though this may fall outside their SOP. While many RDNs and CEPs understand what falls clearly within their SOP, some are walking a thin line and others aren’t sure where the line is drawn. The goal of this session is to establish a dialogue between RDNs and CEPs on how better to collaborate, leverage our unique and complementary skill sets, and develop systems and/or partnerships that ultimately support improving our clients' health while helping them reach their fitness goals.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1010, 5410, 5420
- Describe current practices of certified exercise professionals (CEPs) in nutrition, as well as nutrition and food perceptions or beliefs, and how those are or are not passed along to clients.
- Describe insights on scope of practice —with a specific focus on nutrition recommendations—for CEPs.
- Identify tools and resources to ensure effective RDN/CEP partnerships and collaboration to illustrate how clients are more successful in meeting their health and fitness goals when working with a CEP and an RDN.
- Laura Kruskall, PhD, RDN, CSSD, LD, FACSM, FAND
- Nick Clayton, MBA, MS, CSCS, *D, NSCA-CPT, RSCC, USAW
- Allison Koch (Parker), MS, RD, CSSD, LDN