Nutrition Dimension
Adult Weight Management - AT188

Adult Weight Management

by Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, LDN
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This course is credentialed for:
Athletic Training (4.00 hours)

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The health of our society depends on professionals having current, practical information on weight management, and the confidence to make effective recommendations and judgments. More than 365,000 Americans die of obesity-related diseases each year. It contributes to four of the leading causes of death in the U.S., including heart disease. The estimated total costs to society, including medical treatment, lost work days due to obesity-related illness, sales of diet products, foods and services, surpass $100 billion per year. All healthcare professionals have key roles to play in addressing the issues of weight management. While many of the basic principles of effective weight management have remained the same over the years, new information is revealed on an ongoing basis and healthcare professionals should understand and keep current with the best evidence-based treatment options for overweight and obesity.


The goal of this adult weight management course is to provide practitioners with current and practical information on the causes, influences and best treatment options for overweight and obesity to make effective recommendations for clients. Upon successful completion of this course, the individual will be able to:
  • Explain how the prevalence of obesity has changed in the past 20 to 30 years
  • List reasons why some Americans will never achieve and should not diet to achieve the “ideal” weight as defined by body mass index
  • Define overweight and obesity using BMI
  • List the health risks of obesity
  • Explain the calorie balance/imbalance root cause of obesity and the many factors, including genetics, appetite and exercise/activity, that influence it
  • Explain how essential exercise is to a healthy lifestyle/weight loss program
  • Estimate a person’s calorie needs and discuss DRI recommended levels
  • Determine the efficacy and nutritional soundness of popular weight-loss programs
  • Outline the components of an effective, healthy lifestyle/weight-loss program
  • Identify which clients are appropriate for medication or surgical weight-loss treatment, and discuss the current surgeries as well as their benefits and risks

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, athletic trainers, health educators and fitness professionals.
Athletic trainers: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers (provider #P1000). This program has been approved for a maximum of 4 hours of Category A continuing education. Difficulty level: essential
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Athletic Training (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 5/21/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/21/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/21/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Loretta C - Katy, TX  ·  May 21, 2018
This was a very difficult course to take.The information was good but the test was hard.
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Miasha S - San Francisco, CA  ·  Mar 13, 2018
This is a great course for learning about adult weight management.
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Flora P - Winter Haven, FL  ·  Jan 30, 2018
very informative and very helpful for the increase of knowledge needed in order to help the community in preventing and understanding obesity.
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Ross P - Akron, OH  ·  Dec 29, 2017
More information provided in this course than I had imagined. Great information.
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Nicholas F - Parma, OH  ·  Dec 28, 2017
The test was quite long. Reading article and taking test took more time than the CEU value.
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