Weight Loss Specialization
Online Course

Want to become a weight loss specialist?

How to lose weight and maintain the desired body weight?

How should we eat? Which training is the most effective?

Want to learn all about obesity and proper nutrition strategies for losing and maintaining weight? With this course, you will also get an answer to the question why people gain weight and lose weight with difficulty.

Increase the number of clients, and advance your career by learning all about the physiological and psychological challenges of weight loss. Invest in your future as well as the future of your clients.

Why Become a Weight Loss Specialist?

In addition to health, the main reason that motivates people to choose a personal trainer and regular physical activity is weight loss and better physical appearance.

Learn the secret of long-term success in weight loss training – help yourself and your clients to lose weight and, most importantly, to maintain the desired body weight.

Apply the latest guidelines and show people how to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Design weight loss exercise programs using Optimum Performance Training (OPT).

Apply for online training from one of the world’s leading organizations in the field of fitness education – NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). An organization with more than 35 years of experience and leadership in the fitness industry (www.nasm.org).

The certificate is internationally recognized and recognized as one of the best in the world!

How does an online course work?

The advantage of the online course is that you can listen wherever you want and when you want, at a time that suits you.

You have a total of 5 years right to access the course content.

The course includes: narrative video lessons, a manual that you can save to your computer, a library of exercises, video demonstrations, a manual for training programming, as well as the final exam.

The training isin English, with a transcript below each video presentation (also in English) that makes it much easier to understand.

The exam is in the form of a test in which you recognize the correct answers.

Program includes:

Curriculum

Chapter 1: Introduction

Review the course structure, program objectives, and meet the client personas that will be used as case studies throughout the course

Chapter 2: Scope of Practice

This chapter provides an overview of the landscape of healthcare and describes where a Weight Loss Specialist fits into the healthcare continuum. Develop an understanding of how to best serve your clients while ensuring you follow best practices.

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Chapter 3: The State of Obesity

Understand the scope of obesity and how it impacts society and ultimately clients. Learn the primary reasons for obesity and how clients may become obese. These insights are important for understanding clients at a fundamental level and how key drivers of obesity can be addressed by a Weight Loss Specialist.

Chapter 4: The Physiology of Obesity

Learn what changes occur in the body due to obesity and how that can affect the health and physical properties of the body, including the organ systems, hormones, metabolism, and neurobiology. All of these aspects can affect the way people with obesity respond to exercise.

Chapter 5: Psychosocial and Obesity

This chapter will discuss three critical domains of the psychosocial components of obesity: mental health, social influences, and eating disorders. Learn about self-esteem and body image, and how to empathize with your clients over these aspects of mental health. Social influences and social determinants of obesity will be explored in depth and potential solutions to addressing these issues will be provided.

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Chapter 6: Metabolism

Understand the metabolism and how it relates to obesity, including energy balance and energy needs as well as the role of environment and genetics. Learn about the primary theories of what causes obesity from a metabolic standpoint and how a Weight Loss Specialist can operationalize those theories in practice and provide solutions to clients who have difficulty losing weight.

Chapter 7: Nutrition and Supplementation

Understand nutrition, supplementation, and dieting as it relates to obesity. Popular dietary schemes and archetypes have been used to address obesity for decades. Review these diets in detail as well as their efficacy and utility.

Chapter 8: The Impact of Exercise on Weight Loss

Exercise is most commonly thought of as one of the critical components to weight loss; however, exactly how it affects weight loss is often misunderstood. This chapter will provide an in-depth review of how exercise affects weight loss from a calorie expenditure perspective, a metabolic perspective, a health perspective, and the effects of exercise on mental health.

Chapter 9: Psychology of Weight Loss

The psychological effects of weight loss are as important as the physiological ones. This chapter will review five key components of the psychology of weight loss: coping, dieting, will power, adherence, and ambivalence.

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Chapter 10: The Client Intake Process

A critical component to achieving success as a Weight Loss Specialist is developing a clear, consistent, and thorough intake process. Individuals who require weight loss have specific needs when it comes to assessment. This chapter will review the fundamental components of developing a proper intake process and will provide a set of robust tools for Weight Loss Specialists to use.

Chapter 11: Conducting Fitness Assessments

Understanding the readiness and fitness of a client is imperative for Weight Loss Specialists. These assessments and tests (like calculating calories for goal weights) help the Weight Loss Specialist understand the current state of a client and determine where the appropriate starting point is using a thoughtful, systematic approach.

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Chapter 12: Nutrition Coaching Strategies for Weight Loss

Chapter 13: Fitness Coaching Strategies for Weight Loss

Chapter 14: Integrating Nutrition and Fitness with the Weight Loss

Client Nutrition and fitness coaching are often part of an integrated plan. This chapter will utilize client personas to help you learn how to integrate the nutrition and fitness plans developed for a client. This chapter will provide a straightforward, defined process for how to set up, implement, and evaluate an integrated program for a client.

Chapter 15: Weight Maintenance and Sustainability

Sustainability and setting clients up for long term success is one of the most important aspects for a Weight Loss Specialist to consider. This chapter will review key aspects of how to ensure clients have sustainable results.

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After the completion of the course, you will take an online final exam from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you prefer to take tests. The test is 100, multiple-choice questions. You are allowed to go back and reference the course while taking the exam. The exam is timed and cannot exceed 90 minutes. To pass, you need a score of 70% or higher and you have up to 3 attempts to pass.

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Frequently asked Questions

The Weight Loss Specialist (NASM-WLS) course is worth 1.9 NASM and 19 AFAA CEU credits.

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You need to know English. The course is in English, with a transcript below each video presentation (also in English) that makes it much easier to understand. It will not be a problem for you to follow the lectures if you have studied this language before.

You can start online course whenever you want. You determine the time when you will attend classes depending on your free time. You can access the content from your phone, tablet or desktop, wherever you are.

You have a total of 5 years right to access the course content from the day of activation. You get access to the exam separately from the content and you have one year right to access the exam from the day of activation and a total of 3 attempts to pass the exam.

The final exam is administered online. It is all multiple-choice questions and can be taken on your personal computer or mobile device, upon completion of the course content. It consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and 90 minutes for completion. You must score a 70% or higher to pass, and you will have 3 attempts.

Don’t worry! You’ll have 3 attempts within one year to pass the final exam. If you do not pass the first time, you can pause, go over the areas you were not sure about again, and then try again. You can also buy additional tests at a price of 149 euros.

When you successfully pass the exam, the certificate will be immediately available to you in electronic form on your NASM account.

The NASM Weight Loss Specialist Certification (NASM-WLS) does not expire and does not need to be renewed.

The price of education is 899 euros, with the possibility of payment in three monthly installments.

The NASM weight loss specialization includes a manual that you can save to your computer, an exercise library, video demonstrations, a training programming manual, knowledge tests, and a CEU-accredited exam. After completing the course, you will receive an internationally recognized certificate!

Start achieving what you have always wanted!

WEIGHT LOSS SPECIALIST

COURSE PRICE:

105.000 RSD (899€)

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