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Menopause: Managing Weight Gain and Related Health Risks - PT179

Menopause: Managing Weight Gain and Related Health Risks

by Anne M. Danahy, MS, RDN
(4.4 / 304 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Weight gain and body composition changes associated with menopause are among the most common concerns of menopausal women, along with hot flashes, sleep problems, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, and mood swings. Changes in body shape can have a profound effect on a woman’s self-image and self-esteem. Understanding the metabolic changes that menopause causes, and their effect on body shape and weight, is critical in helping women prevent and combat the changes to her body. The goal of this course is to provide healthcare providers with information on menopause, its role in weight gain, and subsequent changes in body fat distribution.


After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the physiology of menopause and its influence on hormone levels.
  • Describe the effect of menopause on body fat distribution and metabolic syndrome.
  • Discuss diet and exercise strategies to minimize weight gain during menopause.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, laboratory professionals, and physical therapists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the:
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-539602 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 9/17/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/10/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Patricia H - Leander, TX  ·  Jan 20, 2020
Some test questions addressed areas not covered in course
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Lisa D - Franklin Park, IL  ·  Jan 13, 2020
Informative xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Stephanie P - Germantown Hills, IL  ·  Dec 28, 2019
interesting info for this population
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Alicia R - oxnard , CA  ·  Dec 21, 2019
Interesting course, the physiological changes causing signs and symptoms of menopause. Thank you.
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Christine R - Chattanooga , TN  ·  Nov 23, 2019
I really do not have anything to add.
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Price: $19.00
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