Online Course | Eating Disorders: What Fitness Professionals Need To Know
This product is an online, self-study course.
This course is designed to provide medical and fitness professionals the knowledge needed to safely and effectively design and implement exercise programs for eating disordered individuals.
Gain an in-depth understanding of various types, symptoms, and causes of disordered eating, as well as how it affects the basic functions and health and wellness of both the human body and mind. Examine how to safely introduce fitness programs that will improve overall health and wellness for your clients.
Understanding the types, symptoms, causes, and possible treatment methods, as well as the mental health components of eating disorders, is paramount when working with this population.
Course Length: 8 hours
Course Author: Christine Conti, M.S., and Karli Taylor
CEUs for MedFit Classroom Specializations
This course provides 5 CEUs toward renewal of these MedFit Classroom’s fitness specializations:
- Drug & Alcohol Recovery Fitness Specialist
- Medical Fitness Specialist
- Menopause Fitness Specialist
- Obesity Fitness Specialist
- Osteoporosis Fitness Specialist
Course Delivery and Assessment
This is an online course; all materials are delivered virtually. This course is delivered through video narrated slide presentations, and interviews. Comprehension of the material will be measured via a mandatory, multiple-choice item, competency assessment requiring a minimum of 80% correct responses in order to successfully pass.
NOTE: It is highly recommended that you complete this course using a browser other than Google Chrome (e.g., FIREFOX). The Google Chrome browser may automatically all videos in a lesson at the same time.
MedFit Classroom CEUs
This online course provides up to 5 CEUs toward renewal of some MedFit Classroom Specializations. Download our CEU chart (PDF) and review page 2 to find out what specializations it will provide credit CEUs for.
About the Authors
Christine Conti is a mother of two who understands the importance of movement as medicine at the physical and cognitive levels. As a 20-year veteran in the fitness industry, Christine has created fitness programs and educated fitness and medical professionals to implement safe and effective exercise programs for all fitness levels. This former investment banker, secondary teacher, and all-American collegiate athlete has also been battling a severe autoimmune disease for the past decade. Through proper exercise, nutrition, and mindset practices she has been able to reduce symptoms and decrease dependency on medications. Her quest for knowledge and passion to help others live more quality lives has led to her vast knowledge base for working with arthritic populations and beyond.
Christine has a B.A. in English Language, Rhetoric, and Composition and a minor in Business and Psychology from Binghamton University, cum laude. Christine received her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and Secondary English Education from the University of Maryland, summa cum laude. She has been nationally certified varsity coach and group fitness and personal trainer through AFAA/NASM since 2001. Christine has since completed over 30 group and personal training certifications such as: LesMills, Piloxing, Spinning, Yoga, PLYOGA, ZUMBA, Kickboxing, Rev02lution Running, Orange Theory Fitness, and more. She currently serves as an international fitness presenter and educator for fitness and medical fitness conferences around-the-world.
Christine is the CEO of Conti Fitness & Wellness, an online resource for education and counselling to create positive changes through physical and emotional practices. She is the creator of Let’s FACE It Together™ Facial Fitness and Rehabilitation, an exercise program and certification to help reduce signs of aging, prolong onset of disease, and rehabilitate injuries. Christine believes that knowledge is power, so she created a podcast called, Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone. This platform provides free and unbiased information from top experts about fitness, nutrition, and more! This 2x Ironman with 30+ marathons under her belt, has no plans of slowing down! Yes You Can!
Karli Taylor is an entrepreneur and leader passionately working to shape the nation’s fitness and wellness industry through innovative programming that can be incorporated into any lifestyle.
Karli has been in the industry for over 20 years. Beginning as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer, she worked her way to an executive position at a fitness chain in the northeast where she worked behind the scenes for 5 years, until her love of teaching drove her to leave the corporate office for the gym floor.
She pursued and completed her 200 Hour RYT with Pure Warrior Yoga School, as well as over 500 additional hours of yoga training including various trauma-sensitive courses.
Karli needed to find a way to bring her yoga, fitness and business experience together. She is the co-founder and creator of BarreFlow, through which she certifies fitness professionals around the globe.
Karli has received dozens of certifications and many awards through the years. Most recently, she was recognized as the top female presenter at SCW Mania in 2017 and 2018, as well as one of the five best fitness trainers in the Albany, NY region as part of the Times Union newspaper’s “Best of 2019” awards.
Karli thoroughly enjoys working with people of all ages to help them achieve goals, find deeper meaning and accept and love themselves for all they bring to the world.