Continuing Education

Health Care Professionals are required to enroll in continuing education courses and complete a state specified amount of hours in order to renew their licenses. The following courses have been hand-picked for professionals in home health, private home care, and long term care settings. CEU requirements vary from state to state and therefore you must comply with the state where you are licensed. Exploring topics of interest is when the fun begins after you determine how many "Contact Hours" are required in your state.  Online courses make is very easy and convenient to learn in a comfortable setting such as your home. Allegra Learning Solutions offers an extensive catalog of continuing education courses for numerous health professionals including nurses, nursing assistants, CNAs, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, medical social workers, and dieticians.

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Brain Health

Brain Health

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Play and the Brain: Why Play Matters to Your Gray Matter “Act like a child” is probably not a phrase that is on the top of anyone’s mind. Yet, researchers are discovering that there are many health benefits to rediscovering our inner child. Play is vital to... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 Sleep and the Brain: What’s the Connection? Do you wake up in the morning feeling sleepy? Do you feel sleepy during the day? A good night’s sleep is as essential for your brain and your body as food and water. Sleep deprivation affects the brai... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 The Amazing Brain: Understanding the Basics The brain is an amazing organ. Weighing approximately three pounds, and containing approximately 100 billion neurons, the brain controls all necessary functions of the body, receives and interprets in... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Wire Your Brain for Happiness The hidden power of everyday positive experiences can change your brain and change your life. Everyone wants to be happy and healthy. By focusing on becoming happier and creating positive experiences,... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Meditation and Brain Health Meditation is a mind-body practice with many methods and variations that are all based on the silence and stillness of present-moment awareness. Exciting research is showing that a regular practice of... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Our Rewired Brains--Technology and Health Technology is an important and beneficial part of modern life. It can save us time, help us work more efficiently and effectively, and support personal and global changes. Yet many individuals never f... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Meditation and Brain Health Meditation is a mind-body practice with many methods and variations that are all based on the silence and stillness of present-moment awareness. Exciting research is showing that a regular practice of... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Music, Sound, and the Healthy Brain Whether you are listening to rock music in your car or listening to Mozart at home, music has an affect on your brain. Engaging in musical activity (listening and creating) involves almost every regio... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Healthy Lifestyles: How Stress, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Substance Abuse, And Nature Affect Brain Health Individuals’ lifestyles can have a powerful impact on the health of their body and mind. The brain is affected by virtually every aspect of their life including their levels of stress, the foods they ... 2.00 Contact Hours $20

 

Food, Nutrition, and Health

Food, Nutrition, and Health

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Nutrition, Stress, and Immune Function Most individuals enjoy sitting down and eating a delicious meal. Food provides an opportunity to socialize and, if the food is nutritious, it also supports a healthy body and mind. However, if an indi... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 Obesity in America - A Public Health Epidemic Two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the United States are overweight or obese. Left unchecked, the effects of this crisis on the nation’s health, health-care costs, and productivity coul... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Food Labels - Deciphering The Mysteries An important element of health is the ability to understand what is in the food we eat. Knowing how to read and understand food labels can help individuals make healthier food choices. Many consumers ... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Natural Sweeteners: Healthy Options for Your Sweet Tooth Most Americans consume far more sugar than they require and this contributes to obesity as well as many types of diseases. The role of sugar in the American diet is an important one. Understanding its... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Nutrition and Health - What’s the Connection?  What we eat profoundly affects our health and well-being: Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States. Many of us eat more than we require; we eat when we are rushed; we don’t understand h... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Botanicals, Herbs, and Herbalism While modern medicine has produced many scientific advances, one of the most important “advances” has been the recognition of the value of herbs and herbalism. After all, nature and plants have been a... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Probiotics: Silent Partners in Health Probiotics are live organisms believed to be healthy for the host organism. They are used globally to improve the health and well-being of animals and human beings. Sales of probiotic supplements have... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Spiritual Nutrition - The Global Consequences of Food Choices Food is a dynamic force that interacts with our bodies on multiple levels: the physical level, the mental-emotional level, and the energetic or spiritual level. Conscious eating involves an awareness ... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Current Issues in Nutrition Our diet has a profound impact on our health and well-being, yet many of us are not aware of where our food originated. We eat toxic, irradiated, or genetically altered foods, and we eat more than we ... 2.50 Contact Hours $25

 

Gerontology

Gerontology

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Death and Dying What is grief? What are normal grief responses? What is involved in the final life transition—death? These are some of the questions that will be discussed in this course. The role of culture, palliat... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Mental Health and Aging This course will provide health care professionals with an overview of mental health and aging, including mental health wellness strategies, mental health disorders, cultural competence, cultural dive... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Aging and Disorders of Communication Communication links all human beings together. As individuals age, their ability to perceive information through their senses is often distorted or impaired. Age-related sensory changes impact the qua... 2.10 Contact Hours $21 Elder Abuse Older adults today are vibrant, independent, living longer, and in better health than their ancestors. However, as this growing population increases, so does the issue of caring for elderly individual... 2.10 Contact Hours $21 Healthy Aging This course is designed to introduce the health professional to a broad, conceptually integrated perspective on the topic of healthy aging. This course discusses healthy aging as it relates to cultura... 2.10 Contact Hours $21 Sleep and Aging Sleep is essential to a healthy, productive life. While sleep disorders and changes affect all of us as we age, older adults undergo many sleep-related changes that can affect their physical and psych... 2.10 Contact Hours $21 The Older Woman America is growing older and most older Americans are women. Today’s older woman is part of a diverse group that varies in income, education level, health, functional abilities, living arrangements, a... 2.10 Contact Hours $21 Pain Assessment and Management in the Older Adult Pain is a symptom that signals distress in virtually every population and every age. To provide quality care to aging adults, health care providers must be particularly skilled at assessing pain, unde... 2.20 Contact Hours $22 Physiology of Aging There are more older adults in the United States than ever before in history, making this segment one of the fastest-growing portions of the population. The appropriate care of older adults requires h... 2.40 Contact Hours $24 Introduction to Gerontology Opportunities are unlimited for the individual who knows the field of gerontology. Demographic changes and changes in health care have influenced the development of a variety of gerontologic roles. Th... 2.40 Contact Hours $24 Alzheimers Disease: Mysteries and Possibilities Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a condition in which the concept of loss is central - the loss of one’s memories, independence, the ability to recognize loved ones, and the loss of dignity. Often referred... 4.00 Contact Hours $40

 

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging

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Intimacy, Sexuality, and Healthy Aging Loving and being loved are essential to maintaining a positive, healthy attitude toward life. Quality of life is often related to affection and tenderness shared with loved ones. With a healthy self-e... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Nutrition and Healthy Aging Increasing scientific, clinical, and social interest helps us understand the relationship between nutrition and aging. Eating well is essential in all stages of life but is especially important for ma... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Centenarians: Keys to Longevity Living to be 100 years old was once considered a rare occurrence, but with advancements in medicine and lifestyle changes, living to be 100 is not so improbable today. As a group, there are more cente... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 The Healthy Aging Brain The brain is the most complex part of the human body. People once believed that progressive mental decline was inevitable, but now we know that the brain’s ability to age well varies from person to pe... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Physical Activity and Healthy Aging Physical activity is essential for healthy aging and well-being. Throughout life, engaging in enjoyable movement, such as walking, dancing, golfing, swimming, and cycling can increase the chances for ... 2.50 Contact Hours $25

 

Holistic Health

Holistic Health

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Understanding Chiropractic Care Chiropractic is often considered a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy. Chiropractic care commonly uses spinal manipulation therapy as a main treatment modality to address back and ne... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 Yoga: An Integrative Practice for Life The practice of yoga is becoming increasingly popular as a way to relieve stress, live in harmony with nature, and enhance well-being of the mind and body. One reason for its growing popularity is tha... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Naturopathy: A Natural System of Healing Naturopathic medicine has a long, complex history. Considered a way of life and a system of healing encompassing many different modalities, naturopathy is experiencing a resurgence today as a result o... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Acupuncture The ancient Chinese healing practice of acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat many ailments, especially pain. Today, this therapy that addresses disharmony in the body, mind, and s... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Holistic and Integrative Health: An Introduction The past several decades have brought tremendous growth in the numbers of health care facilities and providers offering integrative health care training and services. Consumers in the United States us... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Healing Elements of Meditation Although there are many ways to meditate and many different forms of meditation, they all share the characteristic of intentionally training a person’s attention and concentration. Meditation practice... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Animal-Assisted Therapy Animals have been a part of our lives as long as we have been on the planet. The health benefits of the human-animal bond are far reaching. From guide dogs, to watching fish in an aquarium, to swimmin... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Depression: An Integrative Approach Depression is one of the most serious and costly health care problems facing the United States today. It is one of the most common types of mental disorders. Depression interferes with an individual’s... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Energy Healing The old paradigms of health care are shifting as a growing number of researchers, physicians, nurses, and other health practitioners embrace a new view that includes energy healing. Traditional healer... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Manual Bodywork Healing Therapies Touch is one of the most primal needs of any human being. Manual bodywork healing therapies address the need for human touch, enhance health, and heal the body, mind, and spirit. Health care is evolvi... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Music Therapy and Sound Healing In an age where people increasingly turn to holistic methods of healing, music therapy and sound healing have entered mainstream health care and can be used successfully with people of all ages and di... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Natural Products: Nutraceuticals, Probiotics, Herbs, and Botanicals Our diet has a profound impact our health and well-being, yet many of us are not aware of where our food originates from and even less of us are aware of exactly what is in these foods. Many individua... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Sleep Disorders: An Integrative Approach Sleep disorders are very common complaints and they include difficulty falling asleep, early awakening, and interrupted sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only one-thi... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Healing Therapies Health care is evolving and integrating the healing therapies of alternative and allopathic medicine. Therapeutic massage and bodywork healing methods are being integrated in many health care organiza... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Aromatherapy: The Healing Power Of Scent Aromatherapy is a complementary and alternative, holistic, and integrative therapy that uses essential oils to promote both physical and psychological health. It is often used in conjunction with mass... 2.50 Contact Hours $25 Health and the Human Spirit Spirituality plays an important role in health and healing. This course will explore the forms and expressions of spirituality; discuss culture and its relationship to spirituality; examine the relati... 2.50 Contact Hours $25 Holistic Stress Management Stress affects each of us every day and while some of us rise to the occasion, others experience a myriad of physiological, psychological, and spiritual effects. How we cope with stress can determine ... 3.00 Contact Hours $30 Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement Physical activity and movement are essential elements of any program designed for obtaining or maintaining health and well-being. While most individuals associate physical activity with aerobics, many... 3.00 Contact Hours $30 Humor and Health How many times have you felt better after laughing? Humor and laughter make people feel alive and bring a unique perspective to life. They relieve stress and connect people to one another. Humor is a ... 3.50 Contact Hours $35 Nutrition: An Integrative Approach What we eat profoundly impacts our health and well-being, yet many of us eat when we are rushed; we don’t know where our food originated; we eat toxic, irradiated, or genetically altered foods; and we... 3.50 Contact Hours $35 Place and Space: Healing Environments Health care providers can assist clients with their healing process through the creation of healing environments—spaces that support the individual’s inner healer and utilize the environment to maximi... 3.50 Contact Hours $35

 

Meditation

Meditation

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Meditation for Health and Energy Meditation is a mind-body practice with many methods and variations that are all grounded in the silence and stillness of present-moment awareness. The regular practice of meditation not only calms an... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Meditation Types and Practices There are many types of meditation. Some types appeal to people of an intellectual nature, while other types appeal to those who prefer the path of love and surrender. Individuals with an active appro... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Mindfulness Meditation Widely accepted, used, and studied within mainstream medicine, mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgment. The health benefits of mindfuln... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Health Effects of Meditation Meditation is a mind-body practice with many methods and variations that are all grounded in the silence and stillness of present-moment awareness. Evidence of meditation’s health effects has been wel... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Healing Elements of Meditation Although there are many ways to meditate and many different forms of meditation, they all share the characteristic of intentionally training a person’s attention and concentration. Meditation practice... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Meditation and Religious Traditions Although there are many ways to meditate and many different forms of meditation, they all share a unifying characteristic: each one focuses on intentionally training a person’s attention and concentra... 2.00 Contact Hours $20

 

Pain Management

Pain Management

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Integrative Therapies for Cancer Pain Management Many advances have been made in the treatment of cancer during the last several decades and yet effective cancer pain management remains an overwhelming issue for more than eighty percent of patients.... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Pain Interventions and Treatments Effective pain management begins with effective pain assessment. Only then can the health care provider determine how to best manage a client’s pain. This course provides an overview of the medication... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Pain Management in Special Populations: Children and the Elderly Helping pediatric and geriatric populations manage their pain requires special consideration with regard to the types of medications and strategies chosen, the route through which medications are deli... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Pain Management in Special Populations: Surgery, Cancer, and HIV Health care professionals often face difficult challenges when working with clients who have undergone surgery or who have cancer or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These clients encounter unique ... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Pain Management in the Adult: Acute and Chronic Pain Acute and chronic pain in the adult client have different causes, methods of diagnoses, and interventions. Effective health care providers understand these differences when they assess and manage thei... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Pain Theory and Assessment Principles Pain is the fifth vital sign and its assessment is crucial in the comprehensive care of every patient. Pain is a subjective concept and is whatever the client says it is. This course provides an overv... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Pain Treatment at the End of Life Regardless of the cause, pain is a common symptom in clients who are near death. Health care providers must understand pain symptoms and prioritize the assessment and optimal treatment of pain in clie... 2.00 Contact Hours $20

 

Starting a Health Business

Starting a Health Business

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Creating Healing Relationships A healing relationship involves two major elements: a relationship with the self (intrapersonal relationship) and relationships with others (interpersonal relationships). Each is critical to creating ... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Financing Your Business in Health and Wellness Creating a successful business means understanding the world of finance. Though this world is often intimidating, financial literacy is a critical skill for entrepreneurs. Many businesses fail because... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Choosing the Business Structure for your Health and Wellness Business Innovations in health care directed toward improved health outcomes, the utilization of more varied diagnostic and holistic treatment options, and the increasing diversity of patient populations suppo... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Creating a Business Plan for Your Health and Wellness Business Just like a builder needs a blueprint to ensure a house will be structurally sound and resemble the vision laid out on the blueprint, a successful health care entrepreneur needs to create a business p... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Marketing Your Health and Wellness Business An effective, well-developed marketing strategy is one of the most important documents you will create in your business. This document communicates what customers receive from your company and helps s... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Secrets of Successful Healthcare Entrepreneurs Starting a new business is a lot of work. Despite the intense effort required to launch a new venture, successful entrepreneurs have many diverse characteristics that support their achievements and en... 2.00 Contact Hours $20

 

Stress Management

Stress Management

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Stress and Nutrition Most individuals enjoy sitting down and eating a delicious meal. Food provides an opportunity to socialize and, if the food is nutritious, it also supports a healthy body and mind. However, when indiv... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 Workplace Stress For most Americans today, the workplace is ever changing and is a major source of daily stress. As a result, the economic and personal health effects of workplace stress are at epidemic levels, making... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 Nutrition, Stress, and Immune Function Most individuals enjoy sitting down and eating a delicious meal. Food provides an opportunity to socialize and, if the food is nutritious, it also supports a healthy body and mind. However, if an indi... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 Our Rewired Brains--Technology and Health Technology is an important and beneficial part of modern life. It can save us time, help us work more efficiently and effectively, and support personal and global changes. Yet many individuals never f... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 The Effects of Stress on Health Stress can dramatically affect the body and the mind to the detriment of physical and psychological health. Both acute and chronic stress, the timing and duration of stress, gender, and genetics play ... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Journaling: Healthy Living Through Self-Discovery Writing has been an important part of the human experience for centuries but has only recently been recognized as a therapeutic tool for healing. Used to document personal and historical events, descr... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Physiology of Stress Stress is at epidemic levels in the world today. Currently, as many as 90 percent of all visits to health-care providers in the United States are considered to be stress-related. Stress affects every ... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Social Context of Stress A strong social support network is important during difficult times. A social support network consists of friends, family, and peers. Developing and maintaining supportive relationships provides feeli... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Stress and Physical Activity Physical activity is essential in a program for stress management and overall health. This can include activities such as walking, running, swimming, cycling, skiing, dancing, gardening, yoga, Qigong,... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Stress Reduction Techniques and Therapies You may think you don’t have a lot of control over the stress in your life, but you have more control than you might think. There are many ways to manage and reduce stress by using stress-relieving te... 2.00 Contact Hours $20

 

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