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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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Course Lessons

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 7: Nutrition for a Healthy Weight

    Nutrition is probably the single most important factor in weight loss management and health maintenance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 10: Getting Started With Exercise

    Once you figure out your preferred mode of exercise (the what/when/where issue), remember to start slowly.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 14: Resources

    Although this study may seem long and overwhelming, it just barely scratches the surface of nutrition and exercise.
  • 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.
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14 Contact Hours
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Course Title: Weight Loss Management
Course Number: 7550347
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, 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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $55.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $80.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe why and how weight loss can be managed appropriately.
  • Describe 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.
  • Describe the exercise routines required for maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Describe 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, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 1. IntroductionExam10
Lesson 2, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 2 . Health and WeightExam10
Lesson 3, Assignment 1Assignment30
Lesson 3 :The Cost of WeightExam10
Lesson 4, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 4 : Weight AssessmentExam9
Lesson 5, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 5 : Eating disorders Exam9
Lesson 6, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 6 :Balancing Ins and OutsExam10
Lesson 7, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 7 : Nutrition for a Healthy WeightExam10
Lesson 8, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 8 : Preparation and BudgetExam10
Lesson 9, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 9 :Exercise for a Healthy WeightExam10
Lesson 10, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 10 : Getting started with ExerciseExam10
Lesson 11, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 11 : Losing WeightExam10
Lesson 12, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 12 : Maintaining WeightExam10
Lesson 13, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 13 : Parents and Loved OnesExam9
Lesson 14, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 14 : ResourcesExam10
Lesson 15, Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson 15 : ConclusionExam10
The Final ExamExam440
Total Points:902

Student Testimonials

  • "I enjoyed this course and found it well planned out. Instructor responses were timely and encouraging. This course helped me organize my knowledge so I can put it to use." -- Maryann K.
  • "I liked the healthy eating pyramid. Info on eating disorders and resources to check in to, the daily and weekly food journal. 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.
  • "The course as a whole was very helpful. Went over the basics and explained areas so they were understandable. Excellent instructor who was always willing to answer questions and responded quickly. Very knowledgeable. A good building block course." -- Alice C.
  • "What was most helpful was the information on specific, applied techniques and not just general information. Really enjoyed the course!" -- Sharon B.
  • "The whole presentation was engaging. The articles were helpful additions." -- Shelagh M.
  • "By having a writing assignment after every lesson, it reinforced what I learned because I had to say what I learned. " -- Cathy K.
  • "Instructor was very good and helpful." -- Jody S.
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