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First Step Program

First Step is an eight-week lifestyle change program that offers weight loss assistance through individual weekly meetings with our registered dietitians, exercise physiologists and behavioral specialists. It is appropriate for people of all weight ranges. The program will help you make changes in activity level, eating practices and other behaviors related to weight control. We emphasize lifestyle change, which means we're going to help you make healthy changes that you can actually sustain long after you complete the program, thus enabling you to maintain a healthier weight for the rest of your life. First Step promotes a significant yet gradual and long-lasting weight loss.

About the Program

What’s Included

Individualized meal plans and exercise plans.

  • Beginning and ending: lab tests, body composition measurements, body circumference measurements and blood pressure measurements.
  • Lifestyle change curriculum/manual.


All inclusive: $950


  • $50 (pay-in-full)
  • $50 (MUSC and State employees/spouses/retirees)
  • $50 (Military personnel/spouses and Veterans/spouses)
  • 10 percent Bring a Buddy (enroll within 30 days)

Ways to Pay

You can choose to pay for your weight loss program several different ways.

Installment Plan

  • At enrollment: $237.50, pay online by credit card
  • 3 additional monthly installments of $237.50


MUSC Employee Payment Plan

Available to MUSC/MUHA/MUSCP employees/spouses only. This plan includes the $50 MUSC employee discount.

  • $75.00/month for 12 months .

f you would like to pay for your program please call the WMC Clinic  or email us at

If you have questions regarding payment or discounts, please email us at