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Supporting Your Immune System Through Nutrition

Who is this course for?

The Supporting Your Immune System Through Nutrition course will provide therapists with a better understanding of how food can help prevent disease and support the immune system. The food we eat daily can have a significant impact on our overall health and ability to fight disease. The information on nutrition and the immune system can be daunting. This class takes a simple, “food first” approach to improving your overall health and immune system.

Any practitioner or strength and conditioning coach should take this course if they would like to learn more about how food can support their personal immune system. Also, this course is useful to learn how to council your clients and patients about the fundamental importance of food choices, and how these choices can impact their overall health and immunity. While nutritional supplements can be helpful, they should be suggested by a qualified practitioner after specific testing is performed and should be used to complement a complete and nutritious diet, not make up for a poor diet. This course will give any clinician or strength coach the tools to safely improve their clients health by suggesting foods that will boost the immune system, especially during stressful times.

As a therapist or strength coach…

We were all taught about the basics of nutrition, however, unless you are constantly studying this potentially complicated area of human health and performance, the information out there can be daunting. We know everything from digestion, energy, sleep and injury is related to nutrition. How can we help our patients and clients improve their overall health through food?

We are the ones that are face to face with our clients and patients on a weekly basis. They not only look to us to help with a specific problem, but to improve their overall quality of life. In today’s world of illness and viruses, it is important that we remain at the forefront of nutritional counselling, within our scope of practice, to improve our clients’ lives. Taking a food first approach to supporting the immune system can be a safe and effective way to change our client’s overall lifestyle and impact their health in a positive way.

Are you dealing with patients or clients who experience poor sleep, poor digestion, chronic injury and overall poor health?

We know nutrition can impact our clients sleep patterns, gut health, and inflammation, just to name a few. The foods our patients and clients are eating can have a huge impact, both negative and positive, on the gains they are able to make during their rehabilitation and performance training.

Furthermore, our patients are seeking information on how to stay healthy and avoid viruses and illnesses, now more than ever. The information that is on the internet is confusing, daunting, and overwhelming. If we can offer simple solutions for better overall health to our clients, everyone wins!

Do you want to learn ways to improve the results with all of your patients and clients?

  • Proper food choices can impact the health of you, your patients and your clients in a variety of ways
  • Knowing what vitamins and minerals are important to help the immune system and what foods to find these vital sources of nutrition can be incredibly impactful to our client’s lives and overall health
  • Keeping our clients healthy and virus free can positively impact our local and global communities

Learn about…

  • What vitamins and minerals are important for a healthy immune system
  • Learn what foods can be eaten to improve and maintain a healthy immune system
  • Learn about nutritional testing and how this can improve specific patient guidelines for their overall health

This course is for you if you are looking to…

Learn about nutrients and how they impact immune function? Module 1 is for you.

Learn how gut health can impact immune function? Module 2 is for you.

Learn about other ways to support you or your client’s immune function? Module 2 is for you.

Your instructor Danielle Lafata will discuss…

  • Nutrients and how they impact your and your client’s overall immune function
  • How gut health impacts the immune system, and how you can council someone to support and promote good gut health
  • Nutritional testing to dive even deeper into your or your client’s food and supplement choices to improve and support their immune function.

Do you need CEU credits but can’t find the time to go to a class

Let online education help you out!

Learn at your own pace, in your ideal environment!

You’re a busy professional. You need to balance your career, home life and find time to continue your education.

As long as you have Internet access you can access the course from anywhere.

Advance your career in areas of focused study, geared towards your personal learning goals.

Becoming an expert takes time. It takes continuous study and practice. When you gain knowledge you are advancing your professional career. Online learning gives you the opportunity to focus on the skills you need.

Topics that you enjoy.

Select topics that interest you. Topics that you find fascinating. Online distance learning allows you to find topics that might not be available locally.

Learn at your own pace.

Everyone has their own rhythm. Some people only need to hear a lecture once and take perfect notes, while others might need to listen more than once. Online learning gives you the option to repeat a lecture for maximum affect.

Are there Continuing Education Units (CEU)?

Athletic Trainers:

Structure and Function Education (BOC AP# P10069) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is approved for a maximum of 4.25 Category A CEUs credits. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

Physical Therapists:

Structure & Function Education is an Approved Provider of Continuing Competence Activities through the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association (Provider ID: 20-0625-018, valid 06/25/2020 – 06/25/2021). This course is approved for 4.25 CEUs.


Structure and Function Education is a PACE Recognized Provider. This course is designated for 4.25 Continuing Education Units.

PACE is a division of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, and serves Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming

Strength Coaches:

CSCS/NSCA-CPT:  National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) approved up to .7 CEU(s) in category D for certified individuals attending this event. Approved Activity Code: L1465-HSISN; Expiration Date: 12/31/2020.

Full Course description

What will you learn as a student in this Course?

  • Understand the basics of our immune system
  • Briefly review and discuss what weakens our immune system
  • How environmental, psychological, physiological stress impacts the immune system
  • How poor gut health can impact the immune system
  • How diet can affect someone’s overall health
  • Discuss nutrients such as antioxidants and what foods to find them in
  • How the microbiome helps to support and boost our immune system and what we can do to support it

What’s included in this course?

  • 4 lessons including, 45 hour of video
  • A complete downloadable transcript for you to follow along.
  • 9 article readings
  • Course completion quiz

Reading materials

All reading materials are downloaded through PubMed free PMC.

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Meet Your Instructor

Danielle Lafata

Danielle is a Registered Dietitian who earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in nutrition and food science from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, a Certified LEAP Therapist (food sensitivities) and is working on a Certificate of Training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition.

In addition to her sports dietetics career, which spans working at EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance, Inc.), the San Francisco Giants, the US Men’s National Soccer Team, the Arizona Cardinals and the Arizona Coyotes, Danielle has worked with various military groups, youth athletes and high performers before going on her own.

Danielle currently has a private practice in Scottsdale, AZ working with athletes one-on-one but also focusing on digestive issues utilizing specialty testing for food sensitivities and microbiome dysbiosis as well as micronutrient deficiencies. She has been a clinical consultant for Spectracell Laboratories since 2018 helping various practitioners interpret the micronutrient test.

Pricing Information

Just this Course

$200 One Time
  • 1 Year access
  • Access to class discussions

Monthly Subscription

$19.99 Monthly
  • Total cost $240 per year.
  • 3-day free trial!
  • Monthly membership.
  • Cancel any time!
  • Access to all online classes!
  • Access to class discussions.
  • Access to the subscriber only community.
  • Live Q&A sessions with Sue, Brian and other S&F Education instructors.

Annual Subscription

$199.00 Annually
  • Save $40 over the monthly cost
  • 3-day free trial!
  • Yearly membership.
  • Cancel any time!
  • Access to all online classes!
  • Access to class discussions.
  • Access to the subscriber only community.
  • Live Q&A sessions with Sue, Brian and other S&F Education instructors.

Satisfaction Guarantee

If you aren’t satisfied with the course within the first 30 days after your first payment but before you have taken the final exam, you can get a refund. We’ll cancel the course immediately upon your refund request and issue the refund to your credit card though our processor Stripe.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the course delivered?

The course is a series of video lectures and readings. The student is allowed to proceed at their own pace. The is an exam at then end that the student needs to pass.

How soon can I use the techniques learned in my practice?

You can use it immediately after passing the exam.

How long do I have access to the course?

One time purchases of the course will have full access to the course for 12 months starting on the date of purchase. Membership Subscribers have access until the end of the current subscription period.


If you want to help your clients improve their overall health and teach them how to support their immune system, this course is for you.

Learn about Supporting Your Immune System Through Nutrition

This course a therapist, strength coach or other practitioner will learn about supporting your immune system through nutrition. Learn how food can help prevent disease and support the immune system. The food we eat daily can have a significant impact on our overall health and ability to fight disease. The information on nutrition and the immune system can be daunting. This class takes a simple, “food first” approach to improving your overall health and immune system.

Course Provider: Organization

Course Provider Name: Structure & Function Education

Course Provider URL: https://structureandfunction.net/online-courses/supporting-your-immune-system-through-nutrition/

Course Mode: Online

Course Workload: PT4H15M

Duration: PT4H15M

Repeat Count: 1

Repeat Frequency: Daily

Course Type: Paid

Course Currency: USD

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