Journal of Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome



Korean J Obes 2014; 23(1): 16-19

Published online March 30, 2014

Copyright © Korean Society for the Study of Obesity.

Development of Obesity Educator Training Program and Certification of Obesity Educators

Mee Kyoung Kim(1), Ji Hyun Kim(1), Yeong Sook Yoon(2), Soon Jib Yoo(1)*, Committee of Education. Korean Society for the Study of Obesity

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Catholic University of Korea(1); and Department of Family Medicine, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital(2)

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The Committee of Education of the Korean Society for the study of obesity discussed the need to develop the Obesity Educator Training Program and Certification of Obesity Educators. We reviewed the current status of certifications of obesity management specialists and the diabetes educator training module, which was successfully developed in 2011 by Korean Diabetes Association. This effort is expected to serve as the basic foundation for the development of obesity educator training program and certification of obesity educators.

Keywords: Certification of obesity educators

Example of obesity educator's learning program

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