WEIGHT LOSS CONSULTANT – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  17/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 8 lessons in this course: 1. Scope and Nature of Weight Loss • Obesity Defined • Genetics • Diet • Exercise • Life Events • Adolescence • Pregnancy • Menopause • Middle Age • Stopping Smoking • Weight gain linked to Medication • Weight gain following Injury or Illness • Scope and Nature of Weight Loss Industry • Health Programmes • Meal Replacement Products • Pharmacotherapy • Surgery for Weight Loss 2. Managing Physical Activity • Role of Physical Activity in Energy Balance • Role of Physical Activity Raising Metabolic Rate • Bone Mass Maintenance • Physical Activity and Mental Health • Specific Aspects of Exercise When Overweight • Tips to get started with Exercise • Types of Exercise and Effectiveness for Weight Loss • Cardiovascular Activity • Optimum Target Heart Rate for Fat Burning • Resistance Activities • Exercise Progression • Recommending Exercise 3. Managing the Diet • Teaching Portion Control • Beginning to Address Portion Control • Energy Density • Fats and Energy Density • Sources of Fats • Tips to Reduce Fat • Practical Tips Based on Daily Meal Plan • Sugar and Weight Reducing • General Weight Loss Tips • Using Food Diaries • Nutrition Resources and Lesson Planning 4. Managing the Psychology • Eating and Emotions • The Brain and Weight Management • Managing the Psychology • Helping People to Make Changes • Stages of Change Explained -Pre contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance, Relapse 5. Tools for the Consultant • Determining Weight Status of Clients • Administering Weight Checks • Calculating BMI • Interpreting BMI • Setting Targets • Determining Waist Measurement • Health Evaluation • Nutritional Advice • Running Supermarket Tours • Food Labels 6. Delivering Weight Loss Services • Individual Consultations • Features of an Ideal One to One Consultation • Good Questioning Skills • Running Group Sessions • Running Independent Weight Management Group Sessions • Joining an Established Weight Management Business • Potential Barriers to Weight Loss • Social Issues and Pressure • Time Constraints • Lifestyle • Physical Limitations • Psychological Limitations • Age • Hormonal Issues 7. Conducting a Weight Loss Consultation • The Nest Step • Target Marketing • Demand • Competition • Location • PBL Project -A major project 8. Establishing a Weight Loss Business • Starting a New Business • Personality and Lifestyle • Affordability • Industry Knowledge and Experience • Starting a Business versus Buying a Franchise • Business Plans • The Planning Process • Marketing • The Marketing Plan, Promotion, Advertising, Networking • Summary of a Successful Business Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Health-Fitness-and-Recreation/WEIGHT-LOSS-CONSULTANT-BRE307-708.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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