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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 study 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 study will look at common weight loss roadblocks and propose suggestions for overcoming them. It will discuss the health risks of 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 provide you with all the information you need to balance your weight over the long term.

Course Requirements

This course is for everyone!

Course Topics


Lesson 1. Introduction

Lesson 2. Health and Weight

Lesson 3. The Cost of Weight

Lesson 4. Weight Assessment

Lesson 5. Eating disorders

Lesson 6. Balancing Ins and Outs

Lesson 7. Nutrition for a Healthy Weight

Lesson 8. Preparation and Budget

Lesson 9. Exercise for a Healthy Weight

Lesson 10. Getting Started with Exercise

Lesson 11. Losing Weight

Lesson 12. Maintaining Weight

Lesson 13. Parents and Loved Ones

Lesson 14. Resources

Lesson 15. Conclusion

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a written and practice assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.

A brief 25 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction5
Lesson 1, Assignment 120
Lesson 1. Introduction10
Lesson 2 . Health and Weight10
Lesson 3 :The Cost of Weight10
Lesson 4, Assignment 120
Lesson 4 : Weight Assessment9
Lesson 5, Assignment 120
Lesson 5 : Eating disorders 9
Lesson 6, Assignment 120
Lesson 6 :Balancing Ins and Outs10
Lesson 7 : Nutrition for a Healthy Weight10
Lesson 8 : Preparation and Budget10
Lesson 9 :Exercise for a Healthy Weight10
Lesson 10, Assignment 120
Lesson 10 : Getting started with Exercise10
Lesson 11, Assignment 120
Lesson 11 : Losing Weight10
Lesson 12, Assignment 120
Lesson 12 : Maintaining Weight10
Lesson 13 : Parents and Loved Ones9
Lesson 14 : Resources10
Lesson 15 : Conclusion10
The Final Exam440
Total Points:732

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