Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog
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HLTH 150 - Fitness and Nutrition for Weight Management


Focus on strategies for a healthier lifestyle; the physiological, sociological, psychological aspects of weight management including an understanding of health behaviors. Topics include an explanation of nutritional behaviors and fundamentals, the impact of lifestyle behaviors on weight management and an understanding of the impact of physical and social environments on a healthy lifestyle. Learn to assess and evaluate various weight loss programs and critique information coming from the media. Students will complete assessments, lifestyle evaluation and develop behavior change programs to address all aspects of weight management including impact on self, family, and society. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze the biopsychosocial aspects of weight management, including an understanding of health behaviors and evaluate their impact on health and wellness.
  • Identify and analyze a variety of topics influencing weight management and health together with learning to discriminate scientifically valid results from social media driven information.
  • Describe how environment, society, and government policies affect individual’s behaviors and how it relates to weight management and health.
  • Explain the individual and societal health consequences of the unhealthy eating practices, which include disordered eating, obesity, body image, and identify the characteristics of individuals who are more likely to suffer from any of those conditions.
  • Evaluate and analyze current theories and concepts of behavior change as they relate to nutrition, physical activity and stress management.
  • Analyze and evaluate personal dietary and exercise behaviors and current stress management techniques, and design a plan using current behavior change theories to improve personal health and wellness.

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