Nourish: Fundamentals of Medical Weight Management

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Duke Health & Well-Being experts created the Nourish: Fundamentals of Medical Weight Management course based on 50 years of research and a deep understanding of what it takes to manage weight. It is designed for every person who wants insight on how to change eating habits, improve exercise routines, and adopt a healthier lifestyle to meet wellness goals.

On-Demand Access for One Year

Registration gives you access to the course and materials for one year. You can revisit the content as much as you’d like, on your own time.

What You’ll Learn

This self-paced online course will help you understand how to set and achieve realistic health goals, overcome setbacks, and create the right mindset for long-term lifestyle changes that lead to successful weight management. It combines academic research and real-life insights from doctors, nutritionists, dieticians, exercise physiologists, and other professionals.

At the end of the course, you’ll be ready to:

  • Set realistic health goals and identify your motivations to achieve those goals
  • Describe the difference between short-term weight loss actions and long-term lifestyle changes
  • Overcome setbacks and identify what brings you joy and what creates stress
  • Recognize the roles of nutrition, exercise, mental health, and medical care in weight management and when to seek those resources

FAQs for Nourish: Fundamentals of Medical Weight Management

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Expert Insight on All Areas of Wellness

Through four interactive online modules, we share ways to grow and support your own well-being. Nourish: Fundamentals of Weight Management brings you the latest research and wellness strategies to educate and support you through your weight management journey. At each step, you’ll be encouraged to journal your own ideas, insights, and experiences to help guide changes.

Here are some of the things you’ll take away from each part of the Fundamentals of Medical Weight Management course:

Introduction to Medical Weight Management

  • Learn to think critically about health goals 
  • Practice a mindset focused on lifestyle change
  • Apply tips for weight loss and/or weight management

Nurturing Nutrition: Your Secret Weapon for Better Health

  • Better understand how nutrition is a part of your life
  • Understand how diet can promote your pursuit of wellness
  • Learn about research on vitamins, minerals, fat, carbs, sugar, and more

Focusing on Fitness: Why Physical Fitness Is Key to Health

  • Recognize how you can use the fundamentals of fitness to live a healthier life
  • Identify ways to increase your cardiovascular levels, strength, flexibility, and balance 
  • Build an exercise program that improves health and increases metabolism

The Essential Mindset Shift: Well-Being and Self-Care

  • Hear about behaviors that are key to successful self-care
  • Practice stress reduction techniques
  • Find services, resources, and programs that can help you with mental and emotional well-being

After you complete all four modules, you’ll receive a PDF of all your journal entries and instructions for how to incorporate changes into your life.


The comprehensive program costs $225. You’ll receive access to the program materials for one year after you register.

This page was medically reviewed on 11/01/2023