The Science of Weight Loss

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The Science of Weight Loss


This short course focuses on the science of weight loss, including a discussion about energy balance, hormonal influences and psychosocial factors in relation to weight management. The course also explores how the human body gains fat and resists weight loss alongside a discussion about calorie counting and the importance of protein in weight management. 4CEC’s

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The learning outcomes of this course are:

1. Explain energy balance

2. Explain the physiology of fat gain

3. Identify and explain factors that influence weight gain.

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This course provides credit for one module within the unit Nutrition for Weight Loss NWL103 in the Nutrition Coach course.
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Additional information

Course type

Short course

Delivery method




Nominal hours


Assessment method

Case Studies, Short answer questionnaire

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