INSTRUCTOR: Patti McCormick, RN, PHD

CONTACT INFO: Phone: 937-475-5040 (text also available) / Email:


REQUIRED TEXT: Vitamins & Supplements 101 Workbook Binder – Given the First Day of Class

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course, learners will gain the knowledge and skills to offer clients a solid educational consultation concerning the safe use of vitamins and supplements. The course contains quality measures when selecting vitamins, indications, and contraindications of specific vitamins and supplements, specific protocols when utilizing vitamins and supplements. Scope of practice will be discussed.


  1. Educate client in regards to vitamins & supplements
  2. Discuss why all vitamins are not the same
  3. Develop a foundation from which to answer your client’s questions in regards to vitamins
  4. Educate client to assist in the development of Vitamin & Supplement Plan
  5. Discuss indications and contraindications of various vitamins & supplements
  6. Discuss scope of practice in regards to vitamins & supplements


ATTENDANCE:  Must attend 75% of total clock hours – twelve (12) clock hours in class. The First 3-hour block of class and the last 3-hour block of the class must be attended.  The learner is responsible for contacting another learner in the class to obtain missed information.

Class meets from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break each day.

OUTSIDE ASSIGNMENTS/HOMEWORK:  Homework must be completed on the appropriate due date. Homework must be typed double-spaced with student name and assignment name on the upper right-hand corner. Each page must have the student name in the upper right-hand corner. Submit homework with a staple in the upper left-hand corner. No folders or paper clips. Homework not submitted in this format will be refused. All homework must be turned in prior to the exam date or the exam will not be permitted to be taken.

OUTSIDE ASSIGNMENTS:  Complete 2 Case Studies with individuals outside of the classroom. Case Studies are due the last day of class. Format for case study presentation given in class – 1 – 3 pages per case study must be submitted.

EARN:  At least 80% on the final exam given last day of class -10 Essay Questions (DATE)

ASSESSMENT METHOD: Review of Case Study Homework / Exam

SCORING SCALE: Exam – Learner must earn an 80% or above to successfully pass the class exam.  Outside Assignments are scored with the following scale: E – Excellent / S – Satisfactory / U – Unsatisfactory – Learner must resubmit homework within a 7 day period of the due date.


Class # 1:

Research-based support for supplementation; supplementation for various age groups; Core needs for balance and health; indications and contraindications of vitamins/supplements as a group; Standards & Values for Vitamin Selection; Basic Supplements: Review of food source/dosage/indications & contraindications of various supplements; the scope of practice.

Class #2:

Supplement support to promote balance when healing; vitamins & supplements – Review of food source/dosage/indications & contraindications; the scope of practice.

HOURS: 12 hours or 1.2 CEUs are awarded for successful completion of this class.


Any concerns/questions are to be discussed with the instructor. If you do not feel your concern has been resolved, you may contact Chris Ellis, CEO at 937-475-5040 or


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