Adult Weight Management - AT188

Adult Weight Management

by Emily Schmitt Sachs, MS, RD, LDN and Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, NWCC, FAND
(4.5 / 217 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Athletic Training (4.00 hours)

Price: $98.00
CE-PRO Price: $49.00


The health of our society depends on professionals having current, practical information about weight management, and the confidence to make effective recommendations and judgments. Obesity contributes to four of the leading causes of death in the U.S. -- heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes, which were responsible for over 1.4 million deaths in 2017. The estimated economic impact of obesity on the U.S. health care system – including both direct and indirect costs -- surpasses $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 leaner will be able to:
  • Explain how the prevalence of obesity has changed in the past 20 to 30 years.
  • List at least three 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 five or more health risks of obesity.
  • Explain the calorie balance/imbalance root cause of obesity and at least four factors that influence it.
  • Explain at least four benefits of physical activity.
  • Estimate a person’s calorie needs and discuss DRI recommended levels.
  • Determine the efficacy and nutritional soundness of popular weight-loss programs.
  • Outline at least four components of an effective, healthy lifestyle/weight-loss program.
  • Discuss the current bariatric 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.
Relias LLC (formerly 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: 11/15/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/15/2022

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

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Robbielyn M - Oakland , CA  ·  May 22, 2020
Very good article about adult weight management.
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Regina R - Palm Harbor, FL  ·  May 14, 2020
excellent presentation and detailed information
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Manjit K - Antelope, CA  ·  May 01, 2020
excellent course very mindfull
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Rachel W - Smithfield, VA  ·  Apr 13, 2020
I liked this course very much. It was very informative and was slightly a refresher on some info and gave me new info which was great.
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CASEY K - Charlottesville , VA  ·  Apr 08, 2020
It was very informative.
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Price: $98.00
CE-PRO Price: $49.00