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Learners taking this Course are
  • Nutritionists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Pharmacists
  • Retailers
  • Medical Doctors

What you will learn

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    Understand obesity, appetite hormones, and weight set point.

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    Identify the main dietary factors that affect weight.

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    Recognize underemphasized barriers to weight loss such as stress and inadequate sleep.

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    Develop a weight management plan you can follow for life.

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Learners taking this Course are
  • Nutritionists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Pharmacists
  • Retailers
  • Medical Doctors

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-4 hours a week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Understanding Obesity

5 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Dealing with Something Greater than Willpower4m
How We Regulate Appetite & Food Intake3m
Obesity As a Disease of Weight Set Point3m
Why There's No One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Losing Weight3m
4 readings
Course Outline & Grading Information5m
Week 120m
The Science Behind Weight Regain1h
Weight Set Point & Genetics30m
1 practice exercise
Let's Practice!20m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Managing Obesity: The Role of Diet

3 videos (Total 16 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
The Benefits of Whole Foods4m
Weight Loss Diet Wars: Is There a Best Diet?6m
3 readings
Week 230m
Processed Foods & Diet50m
The Role of Whole Foods1h 30m
1 practice exercise
Let's Practice!20m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Beyond Diet: The Role of Stress, Exercise, & Sleep

3 videos (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Exercise & Physical Activity: Powering Your Metabolism4m
Sleep Deprivation & Appetite2m
4 readings
Week 330m
Stress40m
Exercise30m
Sleep30m
1 practice exercise
Let's Practice!20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Using Habit & Emotions to Your Advantage

3 videos (Total 12 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
How to Consistently Make Healthy Choices4m
Developing a Better Relationship with Food3m
3 readings
Week 420m
Environment & Unconscious Choice1h
How to Be a Mindful Eater25m
1 practice exercise
Let's Practice!20m
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Top reviews from Weight Management: Beyond Balancing Calories

By MMay 20th 2019

Great course! Very informative. Reveals practical and effective steps that will help you knock off some pounds and keep it off. It's a course worth taking.

By FZMay 22nd 2019

This is a very well structured course with useful and relevant resources and reads. Highly recommended!

Instructor

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Sharon Horesh Bergquist, MD

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine

About Emory University

Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world's leading research universities. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity....

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