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3 credits (3 didactic hours)
Presented: Complete Online
Type: Flex Track
Available: Spring 2017
Description: In this course, learners will explore proactive strategies for prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity among children, adolescents, and adults. Nurses and other healthcare professionals will gain knowledge and skills necessary to help their patients evaluate evidence-based nutrition, lifestyle modification, pharmacotherapy, surgical, and/or complementary therapy options for weight management. Additionally, learners will translate current dietary, behavioral, and physical activity guidelines into action to create environmental interventions that address obesity for individuals, families, and communities in the context of local and national policy trends.
Instructor: Nellie Wixom, RD
Required Texts: Institute of Medicine. (2012). Accelerating progress in obesity prevention: Solving the weight of the nation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
You can access a free on-line copy of the text at the link listed here: http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2012/Accelerating-Progress-in-Obesity-Prevention.aspx
Price: $1400/credit hour
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