6-Hour On-Demand: Weight Loss/Weight Management Bootcamp-2

Price: $84 (or Free with Membership)

Course Description & Information:

  • Participants learn a comprehensive approach to be able to successfully lose weight and/or manage weight loss in order to prevent/manage disease. Today, approximately 8 out of every 10 Americans are overweight and/or obese. Childhood obesity is growing at epidemic rates. Obesity contributes to 80% of the cases of type 2 diabetes and 70% of those related to heart disease. This course is designed to provide the tools necessary to setup a weight loss/weight management program for patient care or to use the information for achieving individual weight loss/weight management goals. The weight management bootcamp course offers a step-by-step approach to understanding how to achieve weight loss and maintain weight loss successfully. Additionally, specific recommendations for those with diabetes, heart disease and/or other metabolic disease states will be covered. Participants will not only learn how to establish a weight loss program but will learn how to setup an exercise program to meet current exercise guidelines.
  • ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-16-002-H01-P, IRD: 1-18-16, ERD: 1-18-19. Knowledge based activity.

Course Objectives:

  • Design a weight loss/weight management program to improve health and reduce the risk of disease.
  • Design an exercise/fitness program to promote cardiovascular fitness, increase metabolism and boost energy levels.
  • Discuss dietary recommendations for high risk patients - e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc.
  • Review current recommendations for combating childhood and adolescent obesity.
  • Discuss pharmacologic and surgical options in the treatment of obesity.
  • Discuss the relationship between genes, the environment, and weight status.
  • Discuss the role of hormones and neurotransmitters (e.g dopamine) in the regulation of appetite, satiety and metabolism.

Credit Hours: 6

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Target Audience: Pharmacists, Dietitians, and Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals.
  • Credit Hours Awarded for: Nursing professionals and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Completion of course materials.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Speaker: Ginger Schirmer, PhD, RD, LD, CSSD

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