Professional Development

In the interdisciplinary field of clinical nutrition and metabolism, professionals need to keep abreast of the ever-growing changes in nutrition in order to understand emerging standards, current research and regulations, foster skill development, and maintain the highest level of competence so that every patient receives optimal nutrition support.

ASPEN is committed to providing the highest quality educational resources to professionals of all levels. From nutrition support foundations for newcomers, to in-depth study tools and resources to prepare for certification and identify knowledge gaps, to cutting-edge information and research for seasoned professionals, ASPEN provides one-stop shopping for all your professional development needs. 


Live Education Programs

ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference: The ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference brings together clinical nutrition leaders from all over the world. Its mission is to provide healthcare professionals with the latest in clinical nutrition research, education, and products. Each year, the conference attracts more than 2,000 nutrition professionals from around the world, including physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, researchers, and students.

Webinars: ASPEN webinars give you convenient access to the latest, evidence-based education on clinical nutrition. These interactive programs deliver critical education and valuable CE credits right to your computer! Many individual webinars are free to ASPEN members.  

Malnutrition Awareness Week™: Through education programming and resource dissemination, ASPEN’s annual Malnutrition Awareness Week helps clinicians better understand and treat this often under diagnosed condition.

Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course: A multi-part live and interactive online program that will gear you up for exam time or bring you out of the lull of routine and remind you of all there is to know when it comes to clinical nutrition. This course is offered offered twice annually.

Hybrid Education Programs

ASPEN Parenteral Nutrition (PN) Order Writing Course: Learn how to assess, initiate, and manage patients requiring parenteral nutrition (PN) in this hybrid continuing education course where participants learn independently through a series of videos and come together at a later date for live group case work with faculty experts via Zoom. This course is for all clinicians who care for patients needing parenteral nutrition.

On Demand Education Programs

Annual Conference Recordings: Missed our conference? You can still watch the recordings that contain cutting-edge research, evidence-based clinical updates, and so much more. 

ASHP/ASPEN Nutrition Support Certificate: The Nutrition Support Certificate program from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and ASPEN is open for registration. This self-guided program consists of 12 modules on concepts related to nutrition support practice for adult patients and meets accreditation requirements for continuing education for pharmacists and physicians. 

Journal CE Program: Earn valuable CE credits for reading pre-selected articles in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN) and Nutrition in Clinical Practice(NCP) and then successfully passing a knowledge assessment test. The Journal CE program is free to ASPEN members.

Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam - A Companion Video (V): This is a great supplemental resource to the Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam: An Illustrated Handbook as well as the Nutrition Assessment: Nutrition Focused Physical Exam webinar recording. With this 12 minutes long video, learn the essentials for conducting this exam on every level. 

Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam for Adults, Second Edition: Once you’re done reading the Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam for Adults you can earn 2.5 continuing education credits by successfully passing an assessment and completing an evaluation. The opportunity to earn CE credit is included with the purchase of the book. 

Self-Assessment Program: As a healthcare professional, you need to stay current in your field. New information and new research bring changes to the way you provide nutrition care. Regardless of your learning need, you’ll find ASPEN's Self-Assessment Program a valuable resource — and you can earn CE credits!