Bariatric Science is an empirical science that embodies the research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of obesities and its related biopsychosocial disorders.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR BOARD CERTIFICATION AND CREDENTIALING
The goal of the Bariatric Science Certification Program is to provide specialized bariatric science education and training for already licensed/registered/certified health and education professionals from diverse disciplines. Mental health practitioners, medical doctors, physician assistants, nurses, public health educators, registered dieticians, nutritionists, teachers and other allied professionals are eligible candidates for certification and credentialing.
ENHANCE YOUR EDUCATION AND ADVANCE YOUR CAREER
The Bariatric Science Certification and Credentialing Online Education Program offers theory as well as hands-on clinical practice skills. Hospitals and health insurance providers recognize the need and often require this advanced training and certification for their employees. Finally the public has trusted health and education professionals that they can rely on and identify as credentialed specialists.
BOARD CERTIFICATION AND CREDENTIALING STANDARDS
The American Association of Bariatric Counseling (AABC) is an official US Federal not-for-profit, professional fellowship association dedicated to the advancement of bariatric science education and to the enhancement of obesity care and treatment. Founded in 2005, AABC is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional multi-disciplinary bariatric counselors. Board Certification by AABC affirms that their credentialed fellows are licensed/registered/certified health or education professionals that have completed a specialized academic program in Bariatric Science and must continue their specialized education and training to maintain their Board Certification.