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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Title:  Defining the Optimal Exercise Prescription for Health
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT


This program reviews the latest research on physical activity, exercise, resistance training, and health. We will explore the declining amount of daily physical activity in the world and what this means to our weight and health. We will examine research exploring the minimal amount of regular physical activity required as well as the role of weight lifting in health and successful aging.


Registered Nurses: 1.0 contact hours
Registered Dietitians: 1.0 CPEU (Level 1) - Learning Codes: 2000, 2110, 4000, 4040, 4060
Health Educators:                            1.0 CECH
Course Delivery Format: Online - Webinar


The goal of this webinar is to provide healthcare professionals the most up to date research on physical activity, exercise, resistance training, and health.

Upon completion, participants will be able to do the following:  

  1. Discuss the importance of physical activity as a public health issue.  Describe the health implications of low physical activity levels.
  2. Utilize data from two (2) large clinical trials to support the benefits of adhering to a routine of regular physical activity, including the benefits related to body weight, heart disease, cancer and depression.
  3. Discuss motivation techniques and strategies to help patients overcome common. barriers to exercise and integrate and accumuluate physical activity in their daily lives.
  4. Discuss the role of weight lifting in health and successful aging.


Tim Church, MD, MPH, PhD

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Tim Church, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., is one of the country's leading physicians in exercise and obesity research.  After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology from UC Davis, Dr. Church received his Medical Doctorate and Ph.D. from Tulane Unviersity School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA.  During his preventive medicine residency training, he also obtained a master's degree in Public Health.  Dr. Church is a professor and director of the Preventive Medicine Research Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University where he promotes healthy living through research and education in nutrition and exercise biology.   Dr. Church also serves as the medical director of ACAP Health Consulting, where he seeks to reduce the production of and destruction from disease by guiding the company in the creation of clinical strategies and disease-specific battle plans.  Dr. Church has received numerous awards for his research in preventative health and is frequently used as an expert source for preventative health stories with major national media outlets, including: the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, the London Times, NBC's Today Show, the Washington Post, and many more.  As a consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, Dr. Church contributed to their national report published in 2008.  He has also authored more than 150 research articles and co-authored "Move Yourself, the Cooper Clinic Medical Director's Guide to All Healing Benefits of Exercise (Even a Little!)".




: Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians (Level:1), Health Educators

Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate: You must complete an evaluation in order to receive your certificate of completion.

Jurisdictional Requirements: Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. 

Accommodations for Disabilities: Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.

Grievance Procedure: Gannett Education is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. Gannett Education will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, and members of the continuing education division.

While Gannett Education attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:

When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, or designated staff within 5 working days.

You may file a complaint by telephone or email.

Telephone #: 800.866.0919



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How to Register/Attend:
  1. Complete the Webinar Pre-Registration Form above. You will then receive an email from EventBrite confirming that you registered for this webcast.
  2. One week prior to the event, you will receive an email from GoToWestcast with your personal login to the webcast. Please check your spam folder, as it is possible the email may be filtered into your spam/junk folder.
  3. You will also receive reminder emails from GoToWebcast 24 hours before, and 1 hour before the actual event begins with your personal link to the webcast. Again, please check your spam folder, as it is possible the email may be filtered into your spam/junk folder.
  4. You should log on the webinar at least 10-15 minutes before the event begins so you will have ample time become familiar with the control panel.  It is highly suggested that you view the webinar on Internet Explorer 9 or another browser such as Firefox, Chrome or Safari. If viewing on an IE version 8 or below, you may have trouble connecting to the webinar.
  5. There is no need to download any programs. GoToWebcast is a 100% cloud-based webcasting program. A universal URL allows viewer access on all platforms - including mobile devices. It is highly recommended that you view the webcast using Firefox version 4 or above, Google Chrome version 10 or above or Safari version 5 or above. If viewing on Internet Explorer version 7 or below, you may have trouble connecting to the webcast. You should also have a dedicated high speed connection of 7000 kbps+.
  6. If you are unable to attend the live session, please visit 2-3 days after the event to view the recording. You will still be able to earn CE credit after the live event.

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 must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.

Gannett Education guarantees the content of these educational activities are free from bias.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


After listening to the webinar presentation either live or via the recording, complete the evaluation form to receive your contact hour.  In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.



  ACCREDITATION educational events are provided by Gannett Education.

Gannett Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing (provider no. FBN 50-1489) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider no. CEP 13213).

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Gannett Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

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Gannett Education is a designated multiple event provider of continuing education clock hours (CECH) by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc., provider #CA0084, approval period January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015. 

Exams received or completed online by December 31st, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th are reported to NCHEC by the 15th of the following month. All CHES approved Gannett Education courses are Category I. 

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