TIME: Nutrition and Health Behavior

This four-day course uses lectures, e-lectures, small-group discussions, clinical skills training in the medical interview and counseling for behavior modification, as well as reflections on a personal attempt for lifestyle change.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, the students will be able to:

  • Describe approaches to the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children.
  • Discuss the biological, ethical, and public health aspects of obesity in adults and children.
  • Discuss how normal nutritional needs change over the life cycle from newborn through old age.
  • Obtain a thorough nutritional history.
  • Describe how nutrition, physical activity and other lifestyle choices affect health risks, lifespan, and quality of life.
  • Identify aspects of personal experiences with lifestyle change that can be applied to patient education and management.
  • Describe how to conduct a motivational interview to promote weight loss.

Course Directors


Grace Bryant, M.Ed.
Medical Training Program Administrator
Email: [email protected]

Time Commitment and Course Length

The course runs for 14 hours over 4 days.