Become a Weight Management Specialist

About the Weight Management Specialist Program

It's not what's done in the gym that will make you a superhero trainer. It's what your client does in the kitchen that will raise your status from personal trainer to personal transformer! Using the latest research, the Weight Loss course guides you through the essential nutritional information needed to help exercisers of all levels. This course is indispensable for any fitness professional who wants to ensure client compliance to healthier nutrition habits and attain unbelievable fitness results.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 0.8 units.

Prerequisites: Must be 18 years or older with a valid photo ID and valid CPR card.

If you would like to take the exam and do not need any study materials, choose WMS Exam Only. For optional study materials, choose from the packages below.

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WMS Packages | Study Materials Exam Only Online
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*Packages include one exam attempt, but do not include proctoring fee paid separately to proctor service.

What Can You Expect To Learn?

  • Principles of weight loss and weight gain
  • Basic principles of Energy Balance
  • How the body gains and loses weight
  • How to conduct nutrition interviews
  • DSHEA provisions
  • How to estimate total caloric energy expenditure
  • How to estimate the energy needs of individual clients
  • How to approximate the energy content of foods
  • Myths & Facts about popular weight loss diets, supplements and drugs
  • How to develop SMART healthy eating plans and lifelong behavior changes

Exam Information

  • For exam instructions, please visit the About the Exam page.
  • You will have 6 months to take your exam, after which a late fee will apply.
  • Reliable internet connection and webcam are required to take online exam.
  • A government photo ID and a valid CPR card are required.
  • You will be given 120 minutes to take the 74 question exam.
  • You must score a 75% or higher to pass the exam.
  • Retake exams must be purchased separately.

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11201 N. Tatum Blvd Ste 300
PMB 28058
Phoenix, AZ 85028-6039

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