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HP 312 IS, Behavioral Aspects of Weight Management, v1

 University of Mississippi
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Michael A. Dupper

Instructor name:

Samuel Buckner

Instructor Information:

Samuel Buckner is a doctoral research assistant in the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management.

His research focuses on skeletal muscle adaptations to exercise in combination with blood flow restriction. He also has interest in circadian rhythms and the influence of time on human physiology.

Sam earned his masters degree from Florida Atlantic University in exercise physiology.

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Course Description

An examination of different behavioral aspects of weight loss and weight gain. Several methods will be discussed and insight will be provided into the healthy approach of weight loss and weight gain. The lesson folders on blackboard include the PowerPoint for the current chapter, a quiz, and in some cases another assignment on the content.

Textbook Information:

HP 203 TEXTBOOK

Nutrition, Exercise, and Behavior ñ Liane M. Summerfield, Third Edition


ISBN-10: 1-305-25877-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-305-25877-8

It is your responsibility to order your textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

Use the ISBN number to make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  • Recognize pros and cons of commercial or fad diets.
  • Describe the behavioral aspect of weight loss and weight gain.
  • Define and describe body composition methods.
  • Discuss psychological aspects of weight loss, weight gain, and eating disorders.
  • Discuss health risks related to obesity.
  • Discuss effective treatment therapies for weight loss.
  • List physical activities most conducive to weight gain and weight loss.
  • Discuss dietary supplementation as it relates to weight gain and exercise.
  • Discuss relationship between nutrients and exercise performance.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 11 instructional modules (or lessons).

LESSON
Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Syllabus

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz
1

Overweight, Underweight, and Obesity

Journal, Quiz
2

Assessment of Body Weight, Body Composition, and Associated Comorbidities

Journal, Paper, Quiz
3

Eating Disorders

Journal, Quiz
4

Energy Metabolism

Quiz, Paper
5
Regulation of Eating Behavior and Body Weight
Quiz
6

Physical Activity and Exercise: The Basics

Paper, Quiz
Mid Course Exam
Chapters 1-6. The exam consists of 70 multiple choice and true/false questions and 3 essay questions.
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
7

Physical Activity, Health, and Weight Management

Journal, Quiz
8
Healthy Diet: The Basics
Journal, Quiz
9

Dietary Approaches to Weight Management

Journal, Paper, Quiz
10
Weight Loss Drugs, Commercial and Fad Diets, Supplements, and Surgery
Journal, Paper, Quiz
11

Lifestyle Modification to Promote Health and Weight Management

Quiz
Course Exit Survey: a brief survey to submit anonymous feedback about your iStudy course experience
Survey
Final Exam
Chapters 7-11. The exam consists of 80 multiple choice and true/false questions and 2 essay questions.
To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit

Grading:

GRADING SCALE

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
65 - 69% = D
Below 65% = F

GRADING INFORMATION:

The grading format is as follows:

Lesson Assignments = 30%
Midterm = 30%
Final Exam = 40%

FAILURE TO PASS THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

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