James Krieger - Personal Trainer Collective - Coaching Clients with Obesity

James Krieger - Personal Trainer Collective - Coaching Clients with Obesity. What will James teach you? Coaching Clients with Obesity is specifically d...
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James Krieger - Personal Trainer Collective - Coaching Clients with Obesity

James Krieger - Personal Trainer Collective - Coaching Clients with Obesity

What will James teach you?

Coaching Clients with Obesity is specifically designed to empower the personal trainer when dealing with the unique challenges of clients with obesity. Obesity is a global epidemic, and clients with obesity need special consideration from both a nutritional and exercise standpoint.
Course Syllabus

    Module 1: Obesity - A Unique Challenge
        Unit 1: What is Obesity
            Define obesity
            Understand the health implications of obesity
            Identify the countries with the highest and lowest obesity rates
            Understand the spread of obesity in the United States of America
        6 mins
        Unit 2: The Primary Driver Behind Obesity
            Understand energy balance and how it impacts body weight
            Identify the components of energy balance that are driving obesity
            Understand how the environment can impact food intake
            Understand how palatability and energy density can impact food intake and food-seeking behaviours
            Understand optimal foraging theory and how it relates to overeating
            To identify how food technology has impacted the reinforcing characteristics of food
            Define “settling point” and understand how palatability and reward impact it
            Understand how food variety impacts calorie intake
        53 mins
        Unit 3: Secondary Drivers of Obesity
            Identify secondary factors that are contributing to the obesity epidemic
            Understand how food form can impact appetite and satiety
            Understand the mechanisms via which sleep loss can contribute to obesity
            Understand how inactivity can impact food intake
        14 mins
    Module 2: Nutrition Strategies for Weight Management
        Unit 4: Energy Balance and Setting Calorie Targets
            Understand the adaptations that occur in the body during an energy deficit
            Identify the advantages and disadvantages of small and large energy deficits
            Be able to calculate calorie targets for weight loss
        23 mins
        Unit 5: Setting up a Sustainable Nutrition Plan
            Identify the characteristics of a sustainable, reduced calorie diet
            Understand appropriate protein intakes for the obese client
            Define energy density and understand how to apply our knowledge of energy density to construct a high-satiety diet
            Understand the basic mechanisms behind the efficacy of popular diets
            Understand basic semi-quantitative and non-quantitative dieting strategies
            Understand the importance of dietary adherence
            Identify how to alter food environment to enhance adherence
        43 mins
    Module 3: Exercise and the Obese Client
        Unit 6: Components of Energy Expenditure
            Identify the components of energy expenditure
            Understand the relationship between metabolism and bodyweight change
        12 mins
        Unit 7: Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT)
            Define non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT)
            Understand the magnitude of inter-individual variances in NEAT
            Understand what happens to NEAT with age, weight loss, exercise, and obesity
        25 mins
        Unit 8: Impacts of Endurance Exercise and Interval Training on Energy Expenditure Fat Loss
            Understand how endurance exercise impacts energy expenditure during exercise and during recovery
            Understand how interval training impacts energy expenditure during exercise and during recovery
            Understand how interval training compares to endurance training for energy expenditure and fat loss
        10 mins
        Unit 9: Impacts of Resistance Exercise on Energy Expenditure and Fat Loss
            Understand how resistance training impacts energy expenditure during exercise and during recovery
            Understand how volume and intensity can impact energy expenditure and fat loss
            Understand how resistance exercise compares to aerobic exercise regarding the effects on metabolism and 24-hour energy expenditure
        18 mins
        Unit 10: Impacts of Exercise on Abdominal Fat & FFM Retention
            Understand how exercise intensity may impact abdominal fat
            Understand how exercise may impact fat-free mass retention during weight loss
            Identify the difference between fat-free mass and muscle
            Understand the interaction between resistance training and fat-free-mass retention
        14 mins
        Unit 11: Impact of Exercise on Appetite
            Understand the different appetite responses to calorie restriction and exercise
            Identify how exercise may impact appetite
            Understand how exercise intensity may impact appetite
        15 mins
        Unit 12: Impacts of Fasted vs Fed Exercise on Energy Expenditure and Fat Loss
            Identify the proposed mechanisms for fasted exercise improving fat loss
            Understand the research findings regarding fasted versus fed exercise
        7 mins
        Unit 13: Exercise Training Modalities for Obese Clients
            Understand the unique challenges when programming exercise for an obese client
            Identify which modalities of aerobic training, interval training, and resistance training may be most appropriate for obese clients
            Apply programming principles to hypothetical examples of obese clients
        8 mins
        Unit 14: Strategies for Increasing NEAT
            Identify strategies to help increase NEAT and how to incorporate them into a client’s lifestyle
            Understand how to use activity tracking devices to help increase a client’s NEAT
        12 mins
    Module 4: Lifestyle Factors for Obesity
        Unit 15: Sleep & Self Monitoring
            Understand strategies to enhance sleep quality and quantity
            Understand the relationship between self-monitoring and success
            Identify how self-monitoring tools can be used to enhance success rates

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        12 mins
    Module 5: The Bigger Picture - Adherence and Long-Term Success
        Unit 16: Long-term Weight Maintenance
            Identify the reasons why long-term weight maintenance success rates are low
            Understand the characteristics of successful long-term weight maintainers
            Understand the importance of physical activity to long-term weight maintenance
        15 mins
        Unit 17: Psychology of Obesity - Strategies for Adherence and Successful Weight Loss/Maintenance
            Identify the psychological consequences and comorbidities of obesity
            Understand strategies to set a client up for success
            Understand variables associated with successful adherence, weight loss, and weight maintenance
            Understand variables associated with lapses in adherence, and how to create strategies to limit lapses
            Understand how motivation, intention, and planning are related to behavior
            Understand the advantages of flexible versus rigid approaches
            Understand potential sources of tension during weight maintenance, and how to manage or resolve that tension
        55 mins
    Module 6: Consultation and Practical Programming
        Unit 18: Consulting with an Obese Client and Practical Application
            Identify the phases of consulting an obese client
            Identify the information you need to gather during each consultation phase
            Understand the basics of programming for an obese client
            Understand how to use this information to make adjustments based on progress
            Understand the special factors you need to consider when working with obese clients compared to the general population
        47 mins
        Unit 19: Summary
        6 mins

About James Krieger

Published scientist, author, and founder of Weightology James Krieger has over 20 years’ combined experience of teaching, working with clients and disseminating evidence-based fitness on a global scale. James teaches Coaching Clients with Obesity for the PTC.

James’ Qualifications
M.S. Nutrition, M.S. Exercise Science, B.S. Kinesiology (Exercise Science). Published over 500 articles and more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific studies.
Coaching Clients with Obesity

    Is this course all online?

    Yes – this course and all assessments associated with this course are online.
    How is this course assessed?

    This course is assessed via online multiple choice assessments which are found in the student portal.
    Can I do the course at my own pace?

    You can – however, you must complete all units in order. Each unit of the course has a quiz, which you must complete before progressing onto the next unit.
    Do I have access to the content for life?

    Yes. This is something we have always promised our students, and that doesn’t change.
    How much time will I need to dedicate to studying?

    This course consists of 8 Guided Learning Hours. You may find you need more or less study based on your current knowledge and experience.
    Is this course accredited?

    Our courses are not currently accredited or associated with CPD points
    Do I get a certificate?

    Yes – on completion, you will receive a virtual certificate detailing your results. We also send out physical certificates once per quarter to students who have registered their postal address with us.
    What are the grade boundaries?

    Any course requires a score of 80% in the online assessment in order to pass. If you score 85% or above, you will achieve a “Merit” grade, and a score of 90% or above will earn you a “Distinction”.
    Are there any requirements to enrolling on the course?

    We don’t insist that you have any qualifications prior to enrolling on one of our courses. You will need a strong interest in the subject matter, a desire to learn, and a willingness to ask if you need extra help. You should have a good command of spoken and written English, and a strong enough internet connection to watch standard definition videos.