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Weight Loss Management

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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.

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  • Self-Paced
  • Instructor Feedback
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly

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.
  • Know the nutritional and exercise processes for maintaining weight.
  • Describe how to find and use the support from parents and loved ones, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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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
  • Review Article: Why Lose Weight?
  • Review Article: Overcoming Obstacles
  • Review Article: Easy Ways to Lose Weight
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1, Assignment 1
  • Complete Exam: 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. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: Heart Dangers of Obesity
  • Review Article: Overweight and Pregnant
  • Review Article: Obesity Related Risks
  • Take Poll: Instant Reactions
  • Complete: Lesson 2, Assignment 1
  • Complete Exam: 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. 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: Challenges to Health Care for Obese
  • Review Article: Costly Weight Gain
  • Complete: Lesson 3, Assignment 1
  • Complete Exam: 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
  • Review Article: How to Weigh Yourself
  • Review Article: Weight Loss Tips
  • Review Article: BMI Calculator Resource
  • Take Poll: Let's Be Honest
  • Complete: Lesson 4, Assignment 1
  • Complete Exam: 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
  • Review Article: Eating Disorders Basics
  • Review Article: Teens and Eating Disorders
  • Review Article: Something Fishy is Going On
  • Complete: Lesson 5, Assignment 1
  • Complete Exam: 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
  • Review Article: Online Diet Resource
  • Review Article: Determine Your BMR
  • Review Article: Easy Calorie Cut
  • Complete: Lesson 6, Assignment 1
  • Complete Exam: 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. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: Dealing with Cravings
  • Review Article: Don't Skip!
  • Review Article: Building Pyramids
  • Complete: Lesson 7, Assignment 1
  • Complete Exam: 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. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Oprah Says
  • Review Article: Make Budget Shopping Fun
  • Review Article: Eating Healthy
  • Take Poll: Making Choices
  • Complete: Lesson 8, Assignment 1
  • Complete Exam: 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. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Overcome Exercise Roadblocks
  • Review Article: Step into Health
  • Complete: Lesson 9, Assignment 1
  • Complete: 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
  • Review Article: How Fast, How Hard?
  • Review Article: Workout Mania
  • Complete: Lesson 10, Assignment 1
  • Complete: 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
  • Review Article: Track Your Progress!
  • Review Article: Break that Plateau
  • Complete: Lesson 11, Assignment 1
  • Complete Exam: 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
  • Review Article: Maintaining the Losses
  • Review Article: Snack Attack
  • Review Article: Group Exercise Benefits
  • Complete: Lesson 12, Assignment 1
  • Complete Exam: 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. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review Article: Supporting Weight Loss
  • Complete: Lesson 13, Assignment 1
  • Complete Exam: 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. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review Article: Fad Dieting
  • Review Article: Diet Plan Reviews
  • Complete: Lesson 14, Assignment 1
  • Complete Exam: 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. 470 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Take Poll: Let us know what you think of this course
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 15, Assignment 1
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 15 : Conclusion
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Weight Loss Management
Course Number: 7550347
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 1.4 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
Instructor: Eston Dunn, MS, LMT
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
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Course Fee: $55.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $80.00

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