Dietary Supplements - Herbal Preparations

Author: Heather Boon PhD; Revised by Rishma Walji, PhD 

The Dietary Supplements course is an evidence-based, self-learning package for health professionals on use of vitamin/mineral supplements, herbal preparations or common sports supplements - all within the context of healthy eating. Federal regulation of the natural health products industry, quality control of supplements, and legal and ethical considerations in recommending dietary supplements and complementary therapies are also featured course topics.

This lesson includes the following features:

  • Extensive evidence review and specific practice guidance
  • Case scenarios to facilitate application of the course content
  • Pop quizzes throughout and end of course exam
  • Extensive bibliographies and links to further resources
  • A personal certificate of successful completion

This lesson addresses the scientific evidence for effectiveness and potential risks associated with herbal products; how to critically appraise the role of herbal products as an adjunct to a healthy eating pattern; dosages & safety issues; media and marketing claims and how to evaluate them.

Your purchase entitles you to unlimited access to course materials for 90 days from the date you register. Extensions will not be granted.

Contact for more details on how to purchase this course for more than one person. Discounted rates are available for groups of students and interns.

Course content was updated Spring 2014.  This course is expected to take between 6 - 8 hours to complete.  The certificate of completion will indicate 5.0 Credit Hours once you have successfully completed the program.

Last Updated: March 18, 2015