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The ShipShape Program is the official Navy weight management program designed to assist active duty and reserve military service members, including personnel who exceed or are at risk of exceeding Navy body composition assessment (BCA) standards, beneficiaries, and government civilians with making healthy behavior changes in order to lose weight. The ShipShape Facilitator Training course equips individuals with the knowledge and skills required to become a certified ShipShape Program Facilitator.

The ShipShape Facilitator Training course will familiarize attendees with the eight ShipShape curriculum modules (six in-person sessions and two online sessions) and associated classroom activities, which are comprised of nutrition, physical activity, and mindset. Attendees will also learn how to support participants with weight management, including leading group activities and assisting individuals with setting weight loss goals. The course will also cover administrative responsibilities of the ShipShape Program at the local level.


Weight Management


  • Clinical health care providers
  • Health educators
  • Health promotion coordinators
  • Command fitness leaders
  • Individuals with knowledge of nutrition and physical activity

Pre-Requisites and Requirements:

Must have completed one of the following options:

Dress Code:

Duty uniform or appropriate civilian attire


All courses start at 0730 and end at 1600.

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How to Register:

Please download and complete the HPW Training Application Form 

*Note: Applicants may apply for multiple courses on the same form.*

Point of Contact:


Phone: 757-953-0729

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