2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Aug 13, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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KINS 253 Essentials of Weight Management (2 credits)



Course Description
This course introduces students to weight management strategies for a healthier lifestyle.  Students will investigate nutritional fundamentals, the impact of physical activity and exercise on weight management and develop dietary plans to address weight management goals. 

Student Outcomes
1. Compare dietary approaches to weight management based upon macronutrient recommendations.
2. Evaluate energy expenditure, body composition, appetite, using various assessment methods and guidelines.
3. Identify physiological influences on body weight such as genetics, storage of fat and neurotransmitters.
4. Analyze personal behavior, environment, and risk factors that influence body weight and may lead to chronic disease and/or disorders. 
5. Apply a behavior change approach and a goal setting approach for weight management.



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