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.
Module 1: Obesity - A Unique Challenge
Unit 1: What is 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
Unit 19: Summary
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.
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.