Course description

The "Lifestyle and Physical Activities for Weight Management" course delves into the multifaceted approach to weight management, emphasizing the crucial role of lifestyle choices and physical activity. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application, students examine the intricate interplay between diet, physical activity, and other lifestyle factors in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The course covers evidence-based strategies for promoting healthy behaviors, such as balanced nutrition, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, and behavior modification techniques. Students explore the physiological mechanisms underlying weight regulation and the impact of lifestyle factors on metabolism, energy balance, and body composition. Additionally, the course addresses the importance of setting realistic goals, monitoring progress, and overcoming barriers to behavior change. Practical skills development includes designing personalized exercise plans, implementing behavior change strategies, and providing support and motivation to individuals seeking to manage their weight effectively.

What will i learn?

  • Understand the relationship between lifestyle factors, physical activity, and weight management.
  • Evaluate the impact of diet, physical activity, sleep, stress, and other lifestyle factors on energy balance and body weight.
  • Apply evidence-based strategies for promoting healthy behaviors and modifying lifestyle habits to support weight management goals.
  • Design personalized exercise plans tailored to individual preferences, fitness levels, and weight management objectives.
  • Utilize behavior change techniques to facilitate adherence to healthy lifestyle practices and overcome barriers to behavior change.
  • Monitor progress and adjust interventions as necessary to optimize weight management outcomes.
  • Provide education, support, and motivation to individuals seeking to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Apply ethical considerations and cultural sensitivity when addressing weight management issues in diverse populations.


  • Open for all

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Open for all

Nutritionist Tasnima Haque

BSc in Nutrition and Food Engineering (DIU), MPH (AIUB), PhD (DU-Continue)







Skill level


Expiry period

12 Months



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