Course Description

This course will provide an understanding of basic nutrition and what diet practices impact health outcomes at varying life stages. Modules in this course will cover basic nutrition guidance for varying life stages, digestion and metabolism, sports performance, weight management and behavior modification techniques.

Course Outline

Module 1.0 

  • Underweight 
  • Overweight & Obesity

Module 2.0 

  • Assessment of Body Mass and Body Composition
  • Comorbidities
  • Eating Disorders

Module 3.0

  • Energy Metabolism
  • Regulation of Eating Behavior and Body Mass

Module 4.0

  • Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Physical Activity, Health, and Weight Management

Module 5.0

  • Healthy Diet – The Basics

Module 6.0

  • Dietary Approaches to Weight Management

Module 7.0

  • Weight Loss Drugs
  • Commercial and Fad Diets
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Weight Loss Surgery

Module 8.0

  • Lifestyle Modification to Promote Health and Weight Management

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify food groups, macronutrient distributions, and resources for general nutrition guidance
  • Calculate and determine appropriate calorie and macronutrient needs for varying health-related goals
  • Explain how to use a food label for serving sizes and healthy eating
  • Understand the basics of digestion and metabolism of nutrients
  • Identify dietary modifications that can be made to decrease the risk for health-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • Understand the prevalence and ideologies of obesity in the United States and globally.
  • Identify effective weight management strategies and common barriers to weight loss.
  • Identify appropriate behavior modification strategies for long term healthy behaviors.
  • Understand common fad diets, diet myths, and how to help clients navigate health literacy.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Basic Nutrition for Health, Exercise, and Weight Loss
Apr 20, 2022 to Jul 01, 2022
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $350.00
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 20, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 20, 2022
Reading List / Textbook

Nutrition, Exercise, and Behavior, 3rd edition

Summerfield, L.M. and Ellis, S.K. (2015)

Cengage Learning

ISBN: 978-1-305-25877-8

Amazon.com (Accessed: December 2, 2021)




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