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Role of Exercise in Recovering from Psychological Disorders

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  • Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
  • Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM 1.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Online Content Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Regular physical activity plays an important role in overall psychological health, improving mood, self-esteem and general well-being. Exercise is often considered an effective component of the comprehensive treatment of several psychological disorders. This course, which is based on a chapter from ACE’s Clinical Exercise Specialist Manual, will help you understand how to work effectively with persons diagnosed with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as certain eating disorders. Learn about the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Discover how you might effectively work with an individual with these psychological challenges and adapt the exercise program to provide the most positive experience and outcomes.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety and obsessive/compulsive behavior associated with exercise
  • Identify adaptations of the exercise program that would best help an individual with a certain psychological disorder.
  • Discuss when to refer a patient to a mental health professional.
  • Describe the benefits of exercise related to specific psychological disorders.

Course contents include:  

Steps to completing this course

  1. Go to and log in.
  2. Click on "Online Learning Courses" in the "My Account" section.
  3. Choose your course and complete as necessary.
  4. After successful completion of the quiz your CECs will automatically be added to your ACE account.

Please note: This online only course does not include a book/DVD/CD. You will not receive any additional items by mail when making your purchase.

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