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Fat Metabolism and Gender Differences Online CE Course

Fat Metabolism and Gender Differences Online CE Course


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    Online Course

    The continuing education exam is delivered online and tests your knowledge after reading the article Fat Metabolism and Gender Differences, available as a downloadable PDF. Upon successful completion of this exam, you will be able to retrieve your certificate of completion from the My Courses/Transcripts area of the Education Center and submit it to your certifying organization. Instructions for retrieving this certificate, as well as information on taking the exam, will be e-mailed to you when your order is complete.

    Fat Metabolism and Gender Differences Online CE Course reviews and discusses research documenting and explaining sex differences in fat metabolism, body composition, and physiology. In-depth topics explore body fat storage and distribution in the body, body type and cardiovascular risk, body fat risk assessment to disease, fat mobilization and utilization, and hormone and enzyme function in fat metabolism. Differences in fat metabolism at rest and during exercise conditions are discussed. In addition, explanations of the physiological mechanisms involved with substrate fuel utilization during exercise are presented. Practical applications of exercise for the most favorable fat metabolism are fully discussed, including what exercise intensity burns the greatest amount of fat.

    • Discuss the physiology of fat storage in the body.
    • Calculate and explain fat mass and relative body fat.
    • Discuss the differences between hypertrophy and hyperplasia of fat cells.
    • Outline various methods of assessing fat deposition in the body.
    • Explain fat metabolism, mobilization, lipolysis, and oxidation.
    • Discuss the roles of the main hormones and enzymes in fat metabolism.
    • Explain the role of estrogen in fat metabolism.
    • Discuss gender differences in fat metabolism.
    • Design an exercise program for optimizing fat metabolism.


    A continuing education course for health, wellness, and fitness professionals.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. All About Body Fat
    Chapter 2. Fat Mobilization and Metabolism
    Chapter 3. Gender Differences in Fat Metabolism
    Chapter 4. Gender Differences in Fat Metabolism during Exercise
    Chapter 5. Implications for Designing Aerobic Exercise Programs

    About the Author

    Len Kravitz, PhD, is the program coordinator of exercise science and researcher at the University of New Mexico, where he won the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Len was honored with the 2009 Canadian Fitness Professional Specialty Presenter of the Year award and chosen as the American Council on Exercise 2006 Fitness Educator of the Year. He also has received the prestigious Canadian Fitness Professional Lifetime Achievement Award and the Aquatic Exercise Association 2010 Global Award.

    Chantal Vella, PhD, is an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her research interests include obesity and cardiovascular dysfunction and obesity and the metabolic syndrome.