Six Factors to Fit Self-Study Course

Credits: 10
Course Expiration: May 15, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR
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Learn about the six factors that impact weight management, along with well-researched, practical tips to use with your clients!

This continuing professional education self-study course is based on Robert Kushner’s book, “Six Factors to Fit.” The book provides weight management advice from a leading physician and weight management expert, a respected nurse practitioner, and a registered dietitian nutritionist. The book outlines the latest research and development on the scientifically validated Six Factor Quiz that led to the discovery of the six factors that impact weight management. It provides a personalized plan along with practical tips for each factor in order to promote a sustainable healthy lifestyle.

This course is suitable for practitioners who are new to the areas of weight management and diet counseling, as well as those who need a refresher that includes well-researched, practical information and tips to use with their clients. This course uses a case-study based format to assess the reader’s knowledge and understanding of the content, as well as their ability to apply it to clinical practice.

Course includes hard copy book and 1 certificate.

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After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical, and social sciences in practice as it relates to weight loss and weight management.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in promoting and supporting weight loss.
  3. Keep abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends that affect care of patients that are seeking weight loss.
  4. Determine and apply counseling theories, psychological methods and strategies that empower patients to make changes to support their health and wellness goals.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 155592   Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: I

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 2000 Science of food and nutrition
  • 4090 Health behaviors: smoking cessation, stress management
  • 5370 Weight management, obesity
  • 6000 Education, training, and counseling

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical, and social sciences in practice
  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends
  • 9.6.1 Determines and applies counseling theories, psychological methods and strategies that empower customers to make changes

Note: Numerous other CDR Learning Need Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

Required Reading for this Course: Six Factors to Fit: Weight Loss That Works for You written by Robert F. Kushner, MD and Nancy Kushner, MSN, RN with Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN

The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles which they will apply in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.