Weight Management 2.0 offers a balanced, three-pronged approach to helping clients manage their weight. The electronic text and online course cover the latest research in weight management, including fitness programming, nutrition education and behavioral coaching. It provides you with the information you need to interpret body mass index classifications and cholesterol, LDL, triglyceride, and HDL levels. Armed with this information you’ll be able to better educate your clients about the causes of obesity and the health risks associated with being overweight or obese. You’ll also learn which modes of physical activity, intensity, duration and frequency are effective for weight loss. The course helps you decipher your role as a fitness professional in offering basic nutritional advice and education to clients who are trying to manage their weight. You’ll learn when to refer clients to nutrition specialists and to whom you should refer. You’ll also find practical, nutrition history and food forms and links to nutrition websites that you can utilize in your practice. The unit on behavioral coaching will help you assist clients with overcoming barriers to weight management and with developing an effective weight management program that meets their unique needs. Interactive case studies allow you to try out these strategies on virtual clients. The course concludes with a 50-question test.