Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course

Course Dates/Topics/Faculty  |  CE Credit & Recordings  |  Pricing Information/Registration  |  Cancellation/Refund Policy  |  FAQs  |  System Requirements  |  Accreditation Information

The Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course is a multiple part program that provides an overview of nutrition support therapy. Course topics include malnutrition, pediatric and neonatal nutrition, parenteral and enteral nutrition, acid base, and more for a complete and comprehensive overview of nutrition support. This course is an excellent tool to identify personal knowledge gaps, guide future areas of learning, and prepare for certification exams. Plus, earn valuable CE credits (CE credit available for live sessions only)! 

The course is available in several formats:

  • Live online course that takes place during the summer (information available in the spring)
  • Live in-person course offered as a pre-conference course during the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference
  • Session recordings available for purchase in the ASPEN eLearning center (CE credit not available for session recordings)

Information regarding upcoming live courses will be announced as soon as it is available. Session recordings can be purchased at any time at:

A course overview is listed below to provide an example of the course content. 

Course Overview

Testing Taking Tips, Nutrient Deficiencies, Malnutrition Assessment (2.0 hours)

PN and Home PN (1.5 hours)

Fluids and Electrolytes (1.5 hours)

Critical Care; Statistics (1.5 hours)

EN and Home EN (1.5 hours)

GI Disorders; Ethics (1.5 hours)

EN and PN Access (1.5 hours)

Pediatric Nutrition Support; Neonatal Nutrition Support (2.0 hours)

Acid Base (1.0 hours)

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Assess personal knowledge of nutrition support and identify areas requiring further study for the nutrition support specialty certification examination or other professional growth.
  2. Review core nutrition support topics including GI disorders, nutrition assessment, parenteral nutrition, and enteral nutrition.
  3. Highlight specialty areas of nutrition support such as pediatric nutrition support, home care, critical care, and fluids and electrolytes.

Course Dates, Topics, and Faculty

Will be announced in spring 2021. 

CE Credit & Recordings:

  • CE credit cannot be claimed for missed webinars.  In order to claim CE credit, you must attend the original live webinar broadcast at the scheduled time.
  • CE Credit is calculated on a per webinar attended basis.  If you miss a webinar, you can still receive CE credit for other webinars/sessions attended.
  • Registration includes access to recordings of all sessions.  Recordings will be accessible in the eLearning Center.
  • Please note: Recordings will be provided assuming ASPEN receives permission from the speakers.  If a speaker does not grant ASPEN permission to post the recording of their individual presentation, then the recording of that presentation will not be accessible after the end of the webinar.

Pricing Information

Individual Registration Early-bird (by TBD) Standard (TBD)
ASPEN Member      $245.00      $265.00
Non-Member $345.00 $365.00

Cancellation/Refund Policy

All cancellation requests must be sent to the ASPEN national office by email or fax (301-587-2365) on or before the Friday before the start of the program. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Refunds will be issued less a $50.00 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received via email or fax after the Friday before the start of the program. Substitutions will be accepted until the day before the start of the program.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Click on the above link for answers to the most common program questions. If you are unable to participate in this multi-week webinar program, please consider some of the other study resources that won’t require you to be on the computer at a certain time. Recordings of the course will be available for purchase after the entire course has concluded. Please note CE credit is not available for the course recordings – only the live webinars are accredited.

System Requirements

    Computer with internet connection
    • Windows or MAC OS
    • Supported Browsers: Firefox 52+, Chrome 58+, Safari 10+, Microsoft Edge 14+, Internet Explorer 11+
    • Internet Explorer 11+ requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash plugin 
    • Javascript & Cookies enabled
    • Recommended RAM: 512MB+ 
    Mobile Support
    • Iphone 5s+ - Safari Browser - IOS 9+
    • Ipad 2+ - Safari Browser - IOS 9+
    • Android Running 4.0+ - Chrome Browser

    Accreditation Information

    Target Audience: This course is ideal for nutrition professionals such as dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and others seeking a comprehensive overview of core nutrition support topics. This course and all of its parts is designed at the intermediate learning level.

    Successful Completion: ASPEN provides continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians who attend in full each session claimed for credit, and complete the program evaluation via the ASPEN eLearning Center.

    Pharmacists, please note that ASPEN will upload earned CE credit into the CPE monitor system within the required timeframe.  Any credit not claimed by the deadline will not be entered into the CPE monitor system.  Please provide your correct NABP eprofile ID and birthday (MMDD) when completing your evaluation and claiming CE credit.  ASPEN submits only the information that is entered by the pharmacist when credit is claimed and is not responsible for following up with pharmacists to obtain any corrected information to ensure an error-free submission. Additional information about the CPE monitor is available here:    

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    In support of improving patient care, The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    ASPEN designates this live activity for a maximum of TBD AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity is for a maximum of TBD contact hours (TBD CEUs). This is considered a knowledge activity.

    Pharmacy UANs will be listed with each individual week's topic upon finalization of the schedule.

    Nurses: ASPEN designates each activity for a maximum of TBD nursing contact hours. ASPEN is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP3970.

    Dietitians:  ASPEN designates each activity for a maximum of TBD CPEUs.  

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    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


    Any grievances should be addressed in writing to Director of Education and Research • ASPEN • 8401 Colesville Road • Suite 510 • Silver Spring, MD 20910. 


    ASPEN subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. 

    ASPEN does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional content. ASPEN does not endorse any products. 

    No commercial support was received for this program. 

    There will be no discussion of off-label use of products. 

    Faculty and Planning Committee Members Commercial Relationship Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI)

    Provided with course materials prior to each webinar.

    Special Services

    ASPEN will accommodate attendees with disabilities or special needs who participate in the online Nutrition Support Fundamentals and Review Course.  If you require special services, please contact a member of our customer service team at [email protected] or call 800-727-4567 (US and Canada) or 301-587-6315 (international).