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Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Course

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  • Provider: OnCourse Learning
  • Credits: ACE 1.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Book Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise

Up to 1/3 of women will be diagnosed with osteoporosis in their lifetime, leading to complications that are painful, disfiguring and debilitating. Surprisingly, men and younger women (particularly vegetarians, athletes and chronic dieters) are also at risk. Learn diagnostics, preventive strategies and treatment modalities to help all clients deal with osteoporosis by exploring case studies and appendices that can double as informational handouts.


You will learn:

  • Criteria for determining osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Bone remodeling as it relates to bone accrual and loss throughout different life stages
  • Connection between hormonal status and osteoporosis
  • Strategies for prevention of osteoporosis including reduction of risk factors, diet, physical activity and possible prophylactic medications and dietary options to maximize bone health in special populations such as vegetarians and lactose-intolerant clients
  • To use results of bone density tests to implement lifestyle changes
  • Current treatment for osteoporosis including diet, medication and physical activity
  • Considerations for safe exercises in clients suffering from osteoporosis
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