Science of Obesity

This course covers the role of diet and exercise in weight loss and body weight maintenance. Discussion of metabolic and physiological changes occurring during weight gain and loss will be covered. The course looks into the current trends in obesity and the relationship between body weight, obesity and disease risk. Research comparing popular diets used for weight loss and disease treatment is covered along with recommendations for optimal weight loss and weight maintenance programs.

45 CPEU Credits Commission on Dietetic Registration/American Dietetic Association (CDR)
45 CE Contact Hours California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
* 0.3 CEU Credits National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Application Required American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)**


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* Provider Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15531, for 45 contact hours.

**ACSM certified individuals submit Brandman transcripts documenting their classes and may receive 10 times the academic unit towards their continuing certification requirements. Contact the ACSM Certification Department for details on this process.

Course Number: FSNU 335:


  • Fall I
  • Spring I
  • Summer I


  • Online


  • $1500


  • 3 undergraduate credits