Training for Healthcare Professionals

Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating Behaviors, and Body Image in Athletes

Athletes may be more prone to developing eating disorders, disordered eating behaviors, and poor body image, and sport-related factors may increase risk for onset and maintenance of any one of these issues. In this webinar, we will discuss screening for and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating in athletes in addition to sport-specific risk factors. We will also highlight specific considerations around exercise and training throughout the recovery process.

Webinar Details

Audience: Primary care and behavioral health providers serving children, adolescents, and young adults
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free
Credit: 1 CE Credit or 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Expiration: June 8, 2022

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize signs of poor body image, unhealthy eating- and body-related thoughts and attitudes, relative energy deficiency in sport (REDS), and symptoms of disordered eating or eating disorders in athletes
  • Identify sport-specific factors that may lead to increased risk of eating disorder onset in athletes
  • Describe considerations related to exercise and training for athletes recovering from an eating disorder
  • Support and educate athletes in developing healthier body image and better self- and body-esteem

Registration and CE Credit

Please complete the registration form before watching the webinar. 

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCEED maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director, Jean Doak, PhD, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD). The course director, planning committee members, content developers, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

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Rachael Flatt, M.A.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate, UNC Chapel Hill

Fellow, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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