Share this article on:

Continuing Education Self-Test: Credits Provided by the American College of Sports Medicine

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: March-April 2011 - Volume 15 - Issue 2 - p 49-51
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e318210769d
Back to Top | Article Outline


To participate in this program, you must read the designated feature articles carefully, answer the test questions, obtain a passing grade (a minimum score of 60%), and complete the credit evaluation form. After answering the questions, turn to the bottom of the Table of Contents to score your exam. To receive credit verification, fill out and sign the form on page XX, confirming that you have read the materials and obtained a minimum passing score. Select the best answer for each of the following by placing an "x"" in one box for each question.

Back to Top | Article Outline

The National Weight Control Registry: A Study of "Successful Losers" page 8

by J. Graham Thomas, Ph.D.; Dale S. Bond, Ph.D.; James O. Hill, Ph.D.; and Rena R. Wing, Ph.D.

1. The National Weight Control Registry was founded to:

A. study the characteristics and behaviors of successful weight losers.

B. identify methods of reducing the caloric value of common foods.

C. catalog results of clinical weight loss trials.

D. increase physical activity in elementary school children.

2. Members of the National Weight Control Registry:

A. all lost weight via a low-carbohydrate diet.

B. have maintained a weight loss of at least 30 lbs for at least 1 year.

C. must have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

D. are required to eat fewer than 1,500 kcal day−1 to remain in the study.

3. What percentage of National Weight Control Registry members expend at least 2,000 kcal week−1 through physical activity?

A. 23%

B. 45%

C. 54%

D. 86%

4. Most National Weight Control Registry members lost weight via:

A. surgery.

B. medication.

C. meal replacements.

D. diet and exercise.

5. What is the most common type of physical activity performed by National Weight Control Registry members?

A. Resistance training.

B. Pilates.

C. Swimming.

D. Walking.

6. All of the following are characteristics of successful weight losers in the National Weight Control Registry, except:

A. consumption of a low-calorie, low-fat diet.

B. low levels of television viewing.

C. infrequent exercise.

D. self-monitoring of food intake and weight.

7. During the holidays, National Weight Control Registry members tend to:

A. follow a consistent pattern of eating.

B. allow themselves to "splurge" on high-calorie items.

C. avoid friends and family.

D. rely on fast-food restaurants for healthy eating.

8. Which of the following predicts successful weight loss maintenance in the National Weight Control Registry?

A. High physical activity levels.

B. High levels of dietary restraint.

C. High frequency of breakfast eating.

D. All of the above.

Back to Top | Article Outline

Making Weight Loss A Family Affair page 13

by Jessica A. Whiteley, Ph.D. and Laurie A. Milliken, Ph.D., FACSM

1. What percentage of children ages 2 to 19 years are considered either overweight or obese?

A. 61.3%

B. 31.9%

C. 51.3%

D. 20.0%

2. What percentage of adults are trying to lose weight?

A. 66.3%

B. 31.9%

C. 51.3%

D. 20.0%

3. Which of the following is an advantage to the client-centered approach?

A. It is prescriptive.

B. It evokes the strengths of the client.

C. The practitioner forms a partnership with the client.

D. It is the quickest way to conduct a session.

E. Both B and C.

F. None of the above.

4. Which of the following is an example of a barrier that a family might present to a client?

A. A partner offers to cook dinner while the client exercises.

B. A client's family offers to take her child to pick up another child after school so the client can go grocery shopping.

C. At a family gathering, grandma offers second and third helpings without taking "no" for an answer.

D. At a family gathering, the family makes an effort to provide salad and fruit in addition to the typical offerings.

5. Which of the following is important in a brainstorming session?

A. To allow the client to come up with possible solutions before evaluating them.

B. From the beginning, to allow the client to suggest only solutions that are realistic.

C. To think only of one solution to the problem.

D. To describe the problem fully.

E. Both A and C.

F. Both A and D.

6. If using a client-centered approach, which of the following is the best approach to guiding your client?

A. As the practitioner, you are able to suggest a number of helpful solutions.

B. As the practitioner, you are able to tell the client about some information that he or she should be using.

C. As the practitioner, you set goals for your client that you think will help him or her reach his or her weight loss goals.

D. As the practitioner, you work with the client to help him or her determine what goals are the most realistic given the barriers.

7. Behavioral strategies suggested in the article are based on what models or theories?

A. The Transtheoretical Model.

B. Social Cognitive Theory.

C. The Theory of Reasoned Action.

D. The Health Belief Model.

E. Both A and B.

8. Which of the following is NOT a family-friendly approach to weight loss?

A. Establish family goals for weight loss or maintenance.

B. Family exercise times are identified.

C. Mom exercises while the kids watch a video.

D. The family agrees to use smaller plates.

(Answers can be found at the bottom of the Table of Contents.)





Mail CEC tests to:

American College of Sports Medicine

Department 6022

Carol Stream, IL 60122-6022

(A $25 fee will be assessed on all returned checks.) Fed ID#23-6390952 Test Expires: April 30, 2012.

© 2011 American College of Sports Medicine.