The WM Resources Team is continually building and expanding our member resources. Currently WM offers an array of resources to help our members in their day-to-day practice and professional development.
Following is a Sample of Our Resources Offerings
Adult WM Certificate Course for RDs, DTRs and practitioner members
The Adult WM Certificate Course is designed to produce providers of comprehensive weight management care who also know when and how to refer patients to other specialists. It is open to RDs, DTRs and the Academy practitioner members (active, student and international).
More info about the Certificate of Training in Weight Management.
Acquire and learn the skills needed to enhance your career
The Dietetics Career Development Guide is now available on the Academy website. The Guide uses the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition to illustrate how a practitioner, regardless of focus area, can attain increasing levels of knowledge and skill throughout a career. Through life-long learning and professional development, practitioners acquire and develop skills that lead to increased competencies and levels of practice.
The Council on Future Practice has created a web page to provide members with the Dietetics Career Development Guide, definitions of terms used in the Guide, definition of focus area of practice, specialist practice and advanced practice. In addition, this web page contains 10 scenarios that demonstrate application of the Dietetics Career Development Guide for various types of practitioners.
Toolkit helps you provide physical activity guidance
The Physical Activity Toolkit provides guidance to empower you to address your patients /clients physical activity behaviors at every visit. Developed by RDs for RDs, this resource helps nutrition professionals align with the American College of Sport’s Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine (EIM) campaign. It is a rich resource to help you provide physical activity guidance within your scope of practice whether you are already an expert or are new to giving physical activity behavior change.
Resources within the toolkit include:
- The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans at a Glance
- Links to the EIM resources including benefits of physical activity for almost every chronic disease that are camera ready to print and provide to your patients, links to brief how to videos on exercise, screening resources and more!
- Assessment resources, handouts, and other tools and guidelines for each stage of readiness
- Case studies utilizing the use of toolkit within the Nutrition Care Process and in a variety of scenarios
- Much more!
Development of the Physical Activity Toolkit for RDs is a collaborative effort by the Weight Management (WM) and Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Groups (DPGs) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the ACSM EIM Initiative.
The toolkit is available for use and can be downloaded from the Academy web site.