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Training the Bariatric Client

What Every Fitness Professional Needs to Know About Weight Loss Surgery

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Hear a few words from our founder, Claudia Cofrancesco

With the obesity epidemic still an ever-present issue in the United States with more than 36% of the American adult population being obese, more and more people are turning to bariatric surgery to help them deal with the disease.

The Kinesis Centre has created a curriculum, Training the Bariatric Client, to help fitness professionals better understand and prepare to help those bariatric clients to make the behavioral changes that will maximize their surgery and help them on their journey to lifelong wellness.

The online course is provided in a 2-hour presentation and covers the following topics:

-Factors that influence obesity

-Weight discrimination and its consequences

-Different types of bariatric surgeries and how they work

-Considerations for exercise programming

-Strategies to boost your business within the bariatric community


The Kinesis Centre is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (0.2 CEUs), the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (2.0 CEUs), and the International Sports Sciences Association (2.0 CEUs) as a Continuing Education Provider.


Your Instructor


Jorge Teller
Jorge Teller

Jorge Teller has a B.S. in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University. He started working with weight loss surgical clients following their surgery over 10 years ago. He has spoken with some of the top surgeons in the country to better understand bariatric surgery, meld it with his knowledge of exercise physiology, and bring you this course.

He has authored articles for ObesityHelp and was a speaker at the 2017 ObesityHelp National Conference in Long Beach, CA.


Class Curriculum


  Introduction to Obesity and Weight Discrimination
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  Factors Affecting Obesity
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  Bariatric Surgery
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  Considerations for Exercise Programming
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  Improving Your Bariatric Business
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  Final Quiz
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Frequently Asked Questions


When will I receive my certificate of completion?
Once you successfully pass the course, please allow 24-48 hours for us to verify the results and we will email you your certificate of completion.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. Please understand that refunds make take up to 30 days to process.

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