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!

Meet Katie Chapmon, MS, RD

As a registered dietitian with 10+ years specializing in bariatric surgery nutrition, collaborating and training other practitioners and advising on bariatric center operations, I saw firsthand the needs for a program to empower practitioners to personalize bariatric nutrition recommendations and an intimate community for learning and support.

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.

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 else is included

  • 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!

"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