Obesity and Weight Management Exercise Specialist Program

Introduction to Obesity and Weight Management Exercise Specialist Program

Obesity and Weight Management Exercise Specialist Program


Workshop Fees
AED 495
Early Bird Discount
AED 450 Till 30th Sep ( 6 Days Left )
Dates
16/10/2020 to 17/10/2020 ( 2 Days )

Instructor
  • Alexis Batrakoulis



  • OBESITY AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT EXERCISE SPECIALIST PROGRAM

    A comprehensive educational course for fitness professionals who seek to blend theory and practice on exercise and obesity in order to supervise customized and science-based exercise training programs in physically inactive adults struggling with the biggest global public health challenge of the 21st century

    An interactive workshop where theory meets practical application for exercise professionals who seek to apply an individualized approach, and assess and motivate physically inactive adults suffered from obesity to an active and healthy lifestyle. During this educational course the participants will know how to analyze and evaluate clients’ health and fitness needs working either preventively or therapeutically while becoming a valuable member of a multidisciplinary clients’ health care team. After this workshop, the exercise professional will be able to design, implement, evaluate and supervise exercise training programs for overweight clients and clients struggling with obesity by collecting and analyzing client information to ensure the effectiveness and safety of customized workout routines. In addition, as part of a team with allied health professionals, a fitness professional will contribute significantly and uniquely in helping the individuals impacted by obesity to improve their health and quality of life through a monitored, customized, and science-based exercise program in many different work settings.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Upon the completion of this workshop you will be able to:

    • Understand the problem of obesity at global level

    • Implement appropriate exercises, drills and games to engage clients

    • Design exercise routines to help clients to achieve their goals

    • Apply science-based exercise protocols promoting safety and customization

     


    DATES

    16/10/2020 to 17/10/2020 ( 2 Days )





    08:00 - 08:15 - Registration

    8:15 - 08:30 -   Introduction

    08:30 - 08:45 - The role of exercise professional in fight against  obesity epidemic

    08:45 - 09:00  - Definition, diagnosis, causation and pathophysiology of obesity

    09:00 - 09:15 - Epidemiology overview and role of genetics

    09:15 - 09:30 - The obesity paradox and health at every size

    09:30 - 09:45 - Modern exercise guidelines for the prevention and treatment of obesity

    09:45 - 10:00 - Research findings on exercise and obesity

    10:00 - 10:15 - Endurance vs. Resistance training

    10:15 - 10:45 – Coffee/snack break

    10:45 - 11:00 - Practical drills for warm-up and cool down

    11:00 - 11:45  - Practical drills for physical fitness components (e.g. strength, endurance, etc.)

    11:45 - 12:15 - Recap quiz: questions 1-20 (pencil-and-paper format)

    12:15 - 12:30 - Summary of workshop (answers to quiz questions)

    12:30 - 13:15 – Lunch and Prayer break

    13:15 - 13:45 - Exercise vs. Diet: Which is more important for weight loss?

    13:45 - 14:15 - Psychosocial aspects and management of overweight and obese individuals

    14:15 - 14:30 - Communication skills & behavior change strategies

    14:30 - 15:00 - Resistance training for beginner clients with overweight or obesity

    15:00 - 15:30 - Health and fitness assessment for overweight obese individuals (Practical session)

    15:30 - 16:15 - Training adaptation, exercise planning and programming in weight management

    16:15 - 16:30  – Coffee/snack break

    16:30 - 17:00 - HIIT, circuit and bodyweight training routines (Practical session)

    17:00 - 17:30 - Progression and regression of exercises (Practical session)

    17:30 - 18:00 - Case studies (working in pairs or small groups)

    18:00 - 18:20 - Recap quiz: questions 21-40 (pencil-and-paper format)

    18:20 - 18:30 - Summary of workshop (answers to quiz questions)

     

    Modules in bold are practical.

    • Fitness instructors
    • Personal trainers
    • Physical education teachers
    • Health/wellness coaches
    • Physical therapists
    • Dietitians
    • Nurses
    • Other Allied Healthcare Professionals

     

    Online - Live Interactive session on Zoom


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