Demonstrate an understanding of the historical framework and prevalence of overweight/obesity in adults and children.
Etiology and Health Risks
Understand the etiology and health risks related to overweight/obesity.
Economic Costs and Social Consequences
Describe the economic costs and social consequences associated with overweight/obesity.
Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of energy balance.
Methods of Assessment
Understand methods of assessing overweight/obesity, body composition, diet, and physical activity.
Methods of Treatment
Demonstrate an understanding of various methods of treating overweight/obesity including: diet, physical activity, behavioral, pharmacological, and surgical interventions.
Demonstrate an understanding of pediatric, family and public interventions to prevent or attenuate the rise in obesity.
Applying Weight Management Strategies
Have a personal experience applying weight management strategies.
How Learning Objectives Will Be Achieved
These learning objectives will be achieved through class lectures, student projects, scientific readings, and in-class activities. Students will be evaluated through written exams, quizzes and projects.