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BARIATRIC SCIENCE

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, nutritionists, teachers and other allied professionals are eligible candidates for certification and credentialing.


ENHANCE YOU 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 and the public, finally, 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 Counselors (AABC) is Federal nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 2005. To fulfill current multi-disciplinary professional credentialing needs pertinent to the spectrum of obesities, AABC in partnership with academic, clinical and research affiliates, developed specialized uniform standards of education and training. Board Certification by AABC affirms that its credentialed fellows are licensed/certified health or educational professionals that have completed specialized academic training in Bariatric Science and must continue their specialized education to maintain their Board Certification.