About the course

When I started as a bariatric dietitian, I thought my formal education would be enough. But I was soon proven wrong as I struggled with everything: supplement recommendations, emotional preparation for patients before surgery, and troubleshooting post-op issues. I felt insecure and unsure about my critical work with patients. 

Now, I combine cutting-edge evidence with over 13 years of experience to launch “Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Fundamentals,” an online, self-paced course to ensure everyone can start (or continue!) their bariatric nutrition career with the confidence and knowledge they need to succeed.

Additionally, this course has been recently approved for 20 CEU credits for Registered Dietitians and Certified Nutrition Specialists (CNS) !

How will this impact your career

  • Quickly gain the skills and confidence to join (and impress) any bariatric team  
  • Study when and where you want with this self-paced course  
  • Learn how to empower patients move from failure to growth mindset for their health

What You'll Learn

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Bariatric Surgery

    Whether this is a helpful review or a new topic, the course provides an overview of the types of surgery, as well as the mechanics for each option.

  • Hormones & Anatomy

    Review anatomy changes, as well as the digestive hormones involved (and that change) after surgery.

  • Pre- and Post-Surgery Journey

    Consider how to guide your client throughout their surgical journey with real-world experience.

  • A Supplements Overview

    Study necessary post-surgery micronutrients and learn how to effectively determine your patient’s supplement needs.

  • Troubleshooting

    Learn how to use intentional, pointed questions to find the right solution for your patient.

What's included?

  • 10 on-demand modules to work through at your own pace. Topics include
    • The Basics of Obesity and Review of Surgeries
    • Hormones and Anatomy
    • Preoperatively 
    • Postoperatively
    • Postoperative Concerns & Myths
    • Micronutrients – Part 1
    • Micronutrients – Part 2
    • Micronutrients – Putting it all together
    • Troubleshooting
    • Counseling Skills
  • Access to the Bariatric Nutrition Resource Library, including reference sheets, helpful resources, and continually updated research
  • Invite to live monthly work session to discuss questions and case studies

Additional course components

  • Examples of Compassionate Conversations

    I’ll share the specific language I use to help empower patients in their health journey.

  • Bariatric Nutrition Resource Library

    Bariatric surgery topics can be challenging and nuanced. Access reference sheets, helpful resources, and continually updated research as you apply this knowledge in real life.

  • Live Monthly Work Sessions

    Join monthly interactive calls to dive into challenging cases, continue to sharpen your nutrition skills, and guarantee an informed approach in your day-to-day job.

  • Continuing Education Units for Registered Dietitians

    This course is now offered as 20 CEU credits for Registered Dietitians and Certified Nutrition Specialists!

"My recent consult with Katie was well worth the investment."

“With all of her years of experience, Katie told me in half an hour what I could have spent hours researching on my own. Her expertise in the field of bariatric surgery is invaluable. To make my consult most effective, I shared all my client case study information with Katie beforehand. After thoroughly discussing the case study, my confidence level in working with this client increased profoundly. Working with Katie has positively impacted my practice, and I highly recommend her as a go-to resource for bariatric surgery. I look forward to working with her again, and I'm looking forward to her online educational program for dietitians.”

Alicia Connor, MA, RDN & Chef

“For any new dietitian in the bariatric field, I totally recommend Katie’s Bariatric Nutrition Pro Fundamentals course. The course covers all different aspects of bariatric nutrition and has helped me in setting up the materials for my patients and troubleshooting common nutritional problems after bariatric surgery. Katie is a seasoned dietitian, who is well versed in this field. I am very glad I was able to connect with her. Also, the monthly Q&A sessions have been extremely helpful when I encounter doubts or specific questions that I may not find in the books. Amazing experience overall. Thank you, Katie! ”

Adriana Oliva MS, RD

“I just started my position as a bariatric RD and took this course in the first 2 weeks that I got hired on. My background is in critical care and nutrition support. Bariatrics have always terrified me because, of course, those coming to me in the critical care setting were generally severely malnourished with many symptomatic nutrient deficiencies, and nutrition support was always a lot more challenging for this population. This course has set a tremendous foundation for the work I’ve done over the last few months, and I find myself going back to your videos and slides and my notes from your class at times. ”

Leanne Sapad-Trevino, MS, RD, CNSC

“I encourage dietitians new to bariatrics or those looking to enhance their working knowledge in bariatrics to consider completion of the Fundamentals Course. This course is thorough and informative.”

Wendy C. RD, LD

“I had the privilege of participating in Katie Chapmon's Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Fundamentals program, and it was an incredibly positive experience. Katie's knowledge and passion for bariatric nutrition were evident throughout the program. She made complex concepts easy to understand and provided valuable resources to support our learning. Katie's personalized approach and genuine care for our success were truly remarkable. Her engaging teaching style and ongoing support fostered a supportive learning environment. I feel empowered and equipped to make a difference in the lives of my clients. I highly recommend Katie's training program for anyone seeking a comprehensive and positive educational experience.”

Najary Castellanos, MS, RD, LD/N