Science of Obesity

This course covers the role of diet and exercise in weight loss and body weight maintenance as well as metabolic and physiological changes occurring during weight loss and gain. Explore 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 will be covered along with recommendations for optimal weight loss and weight maintenance programs.

This course satisfies requirements of the undergraduate Nutrition and Wellness Certificate and provides 3 undergraduate academic credits.

Commission on Dietetic Registration/American Dietetic Association (CDR)
45 CPEU Credits

California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
45 CE Contact Hours

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
0.3 CEU Credits*

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Application Required**

* 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 2016
  • Spring I 2017
  • Summer I 2017


  • Online


  • $1500


  • 3 undergraduate credits