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Do foods cause gastrointestinal issues when exercising? Can the diet be modified to reduce symptoms?

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University have developed a flexible two-week online course to help suit the learning needs of busy health professionals. This course aims to provide information to answer those common food and nutrition related questions that you might get in practice regarding exercise and gastrointestinal symptoms.

On this course you will grow your understanding of gut health and learn current information on food, exercise and its effects on the gastrointestinal tract. You will explore subjects like exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome and nutritional intervention – leaving the course with an improved understanding that you can apply in your practice.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals, specifically sports physicians and dietitians. It assumes knowledge of science, medicine and healthcare practice.

That this course is part of a program of five courses from Monash University:

  • Food as medicine: Talking about weight
  • Food as medicine: Fertility and pregnancy
  • Food as medicine: Food and our genome
  • Food as medicine: Food and inflammation
  • Food as medicine: Food, exercise, and the gut