Nutritional Considerations in Rehabilitation
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When: Saturday, January 5th, 2019
Where: Stony Brook University--RRAMP Lab
100 Engineering Drive
Stony Brook, New York  11794
United States
Presenter: Peter Smith, PT, DPT, ATC
Contact: Lori Hochman

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Long Island District: Continuing Education meeting


Location: Stony Brook University -- RRAMP Lab, Rehabilitation Research and Movement Performance Lab

Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019

Time: 9:00 - 1:00 PM

(Participants should park in the upper lot and enter the building through its side door - Parking is free)

Here is a map of the campus area and directions for your convenience: directions_to_rramp_lab.pdf


Course Title: Nutritional Considerations in Rehabilitation


CEHs: 4.8 (pending)

At the conclusion of the course, you will:
  1. Understand basic digestive system physiology and requirements for proper nutrition.
  2. Understand the role the microbiome plays in human health.
  3. Identify key nutritional signaling pathways that influence health or disease.
  4. Understand current theories on the role nutrition plays in disease progression and injury recovery.
  5. Analyze the validly of common nutritional fads.
  6. Learn how to interpret food labels and understand the role that physical therapist and physical therapist assistants play in educating their patients on nutrition and dietary supplementation.
  7. Learn how to analyze medical case studies relating to nutrition.

Course is open to PTs, PTAs, PT Students and PTA Students


Registration Fees:

PT/PTA Member: $40

PT/PTA Non-Member: $80

Student Member: $20

Student Non-Member: $40


Register HERE


Presenter: Peter Smith, PT, DPT, ATC. Professor at Suffolk Community College


Peter Smith graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1998 with a B.S in Nutrition with minors in athletic training and chemistry. In 2003, he graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Peter is currently a full time professor and course coordinator for several courses. He teaches several anatomy and physiology courses including a clinical based anatomy course for the Suffolk's Physical Therapist Assistant Program and a kinesiology course for the Fitness Specialist Program. He maintains his clinical skills by treating patients privately. He is a regular lecturer for the Long Island Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, Stony Brook Medicine Department and an adjunct lecturer for Stony Brook University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program.


Here is an advanced copy of his presentation for you to access during the course: nypta_nutrition_2019_-_final.pdf

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