YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Weight Management for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/or Metabolic Syndrome

This qualification is for those who wish to be able to plan and deliver safe and effective weight management programmes to members of the population with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/or Metabolic Syndrome.

 

 

Learners will cover:

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:

  • weight management for individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • how to encourage long-term behaviour change in individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • classifications relating to body composition and disease risk in individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • the importance of building relationships with key individuals and organisations in delivering a weight management programme
  • treatments and disease states for obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • the impact of exercise and physical activity for individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • how to manage the risks associated with programming exercise for individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • how to motivate individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome in weight management sessions

Skills relating to the qualification:

  • plan and deliver physical activity components as part of weight management programmes
  • design, review and adapt weight management programmes

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