Programs

Integrative Weight Management

Description

The goal of the Graduate Certificate in Integrative Weight Management is to provide healthcare professional with a comprehensive review of bariatrics, the biological basis of obesity and associated diseases. The certificate courses focus on discussion topics that include the principles of energy balance, genetics of body weight regulation, the role of hormones and adipokiness and the function of the various metabolic pathways n the brain, liver, muscle and fat cells. Additional topics include the connection between obesity and diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other complications and how metabolic imbalance culminates in obesity.

Course location/delivery

This certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have a MD, DO, PhD, PhamD or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution, or extensive evidence of direct clinical experience.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Prerequisites

None are required.

Requirements

(9 credit hours)

GMS 6450 - Integrated Bariatrics (3)
GMS 6449 - Integrative Weight Management (3)
GMS 6457 - Nutrition, Obesity & Metabolism (3)

Electives

3 credit hours

GMS 6451 - Nutrition & Metabolism
GMS 7930 - Promoting Organizational Weight Loss

Time Limit

Two years

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required. MCAT or GRE or equivalent optional.

Contacts

Michael Barber
974-9908
mbarber@health.usf.edu

Fey Carreras
974-4465
fcarrera@health.usf.edu

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