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Vtrim for the Community - NFS 095 OL2 - Course Syllabus

Vtrim for the Community - NFS 095 OL2 - Course Syllabus

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NFS 095Vtrim I for the Community (Non-Degree for-credit)Spring 2013
 
DATE OF CLASS:ONLINE/INPERSONCLASS TOPIC
Week 1 Lesson 1:
Let’s Get Started
 Week 2 Lesson 2: Energy In
CaloriesWeek 3 Lesson 3: Energy Out
Programmed and Lifestyle ExerciseWeek 4 Lesson 4: Map It Out
Goal SettingWeek 5 Lesson 5: Portion Distortion
Get Right SizedWeek 6 Lesson 6: Supermarket SmartsWeek 7 Lesson 7: Trip-Up Triggers
Food CuesWeek 8 Lesson 8: Figure It Out
Problem SolvingWeek 9 Lesson 9: You Are How You EatWeek 10 Lesson 10: Eat Out
Eat SmartWeek 11 Lesson 11:
Don’t Feed Your Feelings
 Week 12 Lesson 12: Relapse Prevention
Online ClassesCOURSE DAY OFWEEK/TIMESTART/END DATES INSTRUCTOR INSTRUCTOR EMAIL
Mondays 6:15-7:15 pm 01/14/13-04/08/13 Amy Malinowski Amy.J.Malinowski@uvm.eduTuesdays 7:00-8:00 pm 01/15/13-04/09/13 Lynn Grieger Lynn.Grieger@uvm.edu
COURSE OBJECTIVES
:Students will be able to:1. Identify behavioral strategies and techniques that encourage a healthy lifestyle and facilitate weightmanagement.2. Understand how food choices, the environment, social support, exercise, and other factors influenceweight and health risks.3. Develop self-monitoring skills that allow them to identify the impact of calorie intake, fat intake andexercise on energy balance.Format: Online class with weekly synchronous, text-based meetings (chat room), online assignments and self-monitoring of food intake (calorie and fat intake) and exercise. Assignments and self-monitoring of food intake
 
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and exercise is completed on the Vtrim website, http://online.vtrim.org.
Note: This class is NOT held inBlackboard.EVALUATION /GRADES
This class is graded as pass/fail based on attendance and participation. In order to earn a passing grade,students must attend and participate in the weekly classes and self-monitoring. Students are allowed to miss 1of the 12 classes without making up the class. Students may miss a second class, but are required to make upthe class by reading the class transcript (for online classes only), the weekly lesson, and complete a reflectionexercise on the lesson for that week.PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:-
Attendance for online classes will be taken each class through a question asked during class that allstudents must respond to in order to be marked present for class
. If the student does not respond to theattendance question posed by the instructor the student will be considered absent.-Participation will also be graded based on completion of the self-monitoring journal. Students must keep afood/exercise journal (record of the calorie/fat intake each day and exercise completed each day) a minimumof 10 of the 12 weeks of class. The journals must be complete (i.e., include a minimum of 5 days of self-monitoring) and are due by the start of class each week.
You will not receive credit for retroactive entries
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Auditing Policy:
In order to protect the integrity of weekly discussion and group dynamic, students auditing the class mustattend at least 75% of (9 out of 12) class meetings to successfully complete the course. Failing to do so will
result in an “UNSUCC” on the student’s transcript indicating unsuccessful completion.
Exam Policy:
 There are no exams for this class.
Readings:
There is no required textbook for this course.
The Eating Well Diet: Introducing the Vtrim Weight-Loss Program 
 is an optional book for the program (basic guide book and cookbook based on the Vtrim program). The book isavailable at the UVM Bookstore.
ATTENDANCE
You are expected to be in class each week. Attendance is a factor in your final grade for the course (seeEvaluation/Grades section of syllabus). If you miss an online class, the transcript from the online class isavailable for review for 1 week after each class. The transcript will be replaced each week with the most recentmeeting transcript. If you miss a class, you must review the transcript within the week or you will not be able toview it. For inperson classes, the lesson summary is available under the
“Lessons” tab of the Vtrim website
and can be reviewed there.The official policy for 
religious holidays
 
is as follows: “Students have the right to practice the religion of their 
choice. Each semester, students should submit in writing to their instructors, by the end of the second full
week of classes, their documented religious holiday schedule for the semester.” You should be able to
observe any religious holidays and still meet the attendance requirement for this class.
CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE
You are expected to focus on your Vtrim class when you are in attendance and not be checking email,updating your Facebook status, etc. while logged in to your weekly meeting. The group instructor will be able totell if you are logged on but not participating. Please observe the following class group guidelines:

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