HLT 251 Obesity: Cell to Community

Prerequisite(s): GSTR 210. A background in biology and anatomy and physiology will be helpful, but is not required, in this course.

Summer Course Only

The purpose of this course is to cover the essential information necessary for the prevention, treatment, and management of obesity, from the individual adipose cell to the entire public health community. The concept of obesity will be explored through a multidisciplinary approach, including biology, physiology, nutrition, nursing, and public health. Biological, social, psychological, cultural, economic, and political influences on obesity will be explored. Assessment, investigation, and treatments of obesity will be discussed along with evidence-based strategies for obesity prevention.


1 Course Credit