Online Class: Weight Loss Management

This class will look at common weight loss roadblocks and propose suggestions for overcoming them as well as discuss the health risks of being overweight, the real economic costs of weight, assessing your current weight level, and establishing a goal weight.

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Course Description

People decide to lose weight for a multitude of different reasons. For many, improved health is one of the best motivators for lifestyle change, and that is what this online class will focus on: the improved health benefits of weight loss, exercise, improved nutrition, and long-term weight management.  

Making a commitment to a healthy lifestyle won't just help you get back into those skinny jeans: It will allow you to set a good example for your children that they can follow into adulthood. It will help you feel better as you go about your normal daily activities. It will improve your endurance so you can do the things you love for longer, without getting tired. It will improve your mood and self-image. It can even save you money.


Long-term weight loss involves a complete lifestyle change. It will be uncomfortable at several points in time, and some days it will seem easier to give up. It is important to understand all the obstacles in the way of weight loss so that you can deal with all of them effectively.
This course will look at common weight loss roadblocks and propose suggestions for overcoming them. It will discuss the health risks of being overweight, the real economic costs of weight, assessing your current weight level, and establishing a goal weight. It will also provide extensive information about nutrition and exercise for weight management.


This study will also provide you with all the information you need to balance your weight over the long term.

Course Motivation



  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Introduction

People come to the idea of weight-loss management for a multitude of different reasons. There are fleeting reasons to manage weight, like swimsuit season, a wedding, or getting in shape to show up your classmates at a high school reunion. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1, Assignment 1
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: Lesson 1. Introduction

Lesson 2: Health and Weight

Excess weight is not just an appearance issue. There's more to weight than feeling unattractive, not being able to fit into cute fashions, or feeling jiggly in a swimsuit. Weight is a serious health risk. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Instant Reactions
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 . Health and Weight

Lesson 3: The Cost of Weight

Think you can't afford to join a gym or eat healthy? This section will take a look at the high monetary cost of being overweight. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 :The Cost of Weight

Lesson 4: Weight Assessment

Most of us have some blind spots when it comes to seeing ourselves as others do, whether it's good or bad. Some of us can be a little insecure, and we see ourselves negatively. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Let's Be Honest
  • Complete: Lesson 4, Assignment 1
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 : Weight Assessment

Lesson 5: Eating Disorders

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health estimates that eight million Americans have an eating disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an eating disorder is marked by extremes. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5, Assignment 1
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 : Eating disorders

Lesson 6: Balancing Ins and Outs

In many ways, managing a healthy weight is a lot like managing your finances. If you want to save money, you need to make more than you spend. To do this, you have to cut back your expenses or earn more money without spending more. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6, Assignment 1
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 :Balancing Ins and Outs

Lesson 7: Nutrition for a Healthy Weight

Nutrition is probably the single most important factor in weight loss management and health maintenance. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 : Nutrition for a Healthy Weight

Lesson 8: Preparation and Budget

One theme of good nutrition seems to be taking the time to have a food plan in place. When we get hungry, we just want what is easiest and closest, which is not always what's best for you. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Making Choices
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 : Preparation and Budget

Lesson 9: Exercise for a Healthy Weight

Without even thinking about weight balance, exercise has many positive effects for your health and mental well-being. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 :Exercise for a Healthy Weight

Lesson 10: Getting Started With Exercise

Once you figure out your preferred mode of exercise (the what/when/where issue), remember to start slowly. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10, Assignment 1
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 : Getting started with Exercise

Lesson 11: Losing Weight

When we talk about losing weight, we really mean losing fat. No one wants to lose lean muscle mass or bone;it's that wiggly jiggly stuff we all want to get rid of. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11, Assignment 1
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 : Losing Weight

Lesson 12: Maintaining Weight

Previously, we discussed weight loss plateaus, which are points of equilibrium for your body, where calorie ins balance outs on a daily basis, and there is neither weight gain nor loss. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12, Assignment 1
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 : Maintaining Weight

Lesson 13: Parents and Loved Ones

Making a decision to change your lifestyle and take on healthier eating and fitness habits is wonderful. It is just as wonderful to decide to help others in their quest for good health. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 : Parents and Loved Ones

Lesson 14: Resources

Although this study may seem long and overwhelming, it just barely scratches the surface of nutrition and exercise. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 : Resources

Lesson 15: Conclusion

During the course of this study, we have discussed the health risks associated with weight, and the economic costs of weight. We examined ways to assess your weight, and the concept of balancing ins and outs. 450 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Let us know what you think of this course; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 : Conclusion
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Determine why and how weight loss can be managed appropriately.
  • Describe and apply the ratio of health and weight.
  • Describe the cost of weight.
  • Assess your weight.
  • Identify and describe eating disorders.
  • Describe what it means to have a healthy balance and how to achieve it.
  • Describe the nutrition required for reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Prepare and budget for your weight.
  • Determine the exercise routines required for maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Assess the processes for losing weight and what to expect.
  • Summarize the nutritional and exercise processes for maintaining weight.
  • Describe how to find and use the support from parents and loved ones.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Weight Loss Management
Course Number: 7550347
Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (4,811 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: November 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.9 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "The course was very insightful and provided a lot of details about the underlying causes of excess weight. I would recommend this course to anyone who considers weight loss but is not sure where to start." -- Kathlen D.
  • "I found the course to be very interesting/helpful. The instructor was fantastic. He was very positive and helpful. Everything I submitted was graded promptly." -- Denise A.
  • "The instructor is very personable and I appreciated that. He would answer questions of mine when looking for further information on a particular subject." -- Jacqui M.
  • "Thank you for your continuous input. I felt this course was well organized and very informative." -- Cheree R.
  • "Great course and super instructor! I appreciate the useful feedback on all my class assignments." -- Nancy F.
  • "I enjoyed course it made me sit back and think about my eating habits and exercise plan." -- Bernadette S.
  • "The provided excellent and helpful information throughout the course." -- Maria H.
  • "Good info. Thanks." -- Peter N.
  • "Instructor was very good and helpful." -- Jody S.
  • "By having a writing assignment after every lesson, it reinforced what I learned because I had to say what I learned. " -- Cathy K.
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