Health Coach Certification
All across the country, people are struggling with their weight. They’re struggling with obstacles that have kept them from eating better, moving more and making their health a priority. They’re struggling to adopt the lifestyles they need to fend off preventable disease, live longer and spend less on health care. They are living in a vicious cycle of temporary change fueled by quick-fix solutions, and as a result, many of their achievements are short lived. The ACE Health Coach Certification was designed to produce professionals who can help people end that vicious cycle. Professionals who have the behavior change, physical activity and nutrition coaching skills they need to empower people to positive, long-term healthy change.
Why Choose ACE?
Individuals, corporations and health care providers are looking for ways to influence real change. To fulfill that growing need, health coaching certifications have been introduced by a variety of organizations. Only one is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the same body that accredits certifications for pharmacists, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians and many other health professions. ACE Health Coach is a quality solution to the health care crisis from a trusted name in the industry. Aside from being part of the largest nonprofit health and fitness organization in the world, becoming an ACE Health Coach will give you the skills you need to truly change the way people live.
Health Coaching as a Career
The Solution to a Growing Need
We created the ACE Health Coach Certification to be a common solution for professionals in a variety of fields. Registered nurses, physicians, registered dietitians and medical assistants can use it to deliver obesity interventions to patients. Corporate wellness program directors can facilitate healthy change among employees, and ultimately, save their companies money. Personal trainers and group fitness instructors can use it to lead people more effectively, and increase their demand in the industry. No matter how ACE Health Coach is applied, it is the vehicle professionals need to facilitate sustainable change that leads to weight loss, healthy eating, regular physical activity and overall well-being.
ACE Academy Select
ACE Academy Select
ACE supports you throughout your career, starting the moment you begin studying for your ACE Health Coach Certification exam. As candidates move through the material, experts in our ACE Resource Center are available by phone, email and social media to explain key concepts or offer encouragement when needed. ACE Academy Select, our Web-based program, also provides an in-depth look at topics covered on the exam and helps you streamline the study process. The experience includes custom progress tracking, our exam review course and two online practice tests.
ACE Health Coach Manual
The ACE Health Coach manual brings together expertise from 19 leaders in behavioral psychology, fitness, nutrition, health care and education. In addition to information on coaching psychology, the text includes insight on weight management psychology, the physiology of obesity, techniques for lifestyle coaching, development of exercise programs based on the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® model, and the relationship between exercise and nutrition for weight control.
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Choose Your Study Program
Take the first step in becoming an ACE Certified Health Coach by choosing a study program to help you prepare for the exam. Our two options feature a variety of study aids – from flashcards to ACE Academy Select, our Web-based, presentation-led study experience.
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DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU GROW
In addition to ProSource™ our online publication committed to providing new training techniques and research-based insight, ACE has a number of professional resources to help you grow. We offer advanced certifications and continuing education to help you learn. We test the effectiveness of products and trends with independent, third-party research. We offer guided, easy-to-follow lifestyle programs and thousands of other tools on ACEfit.com designed to help you lead people to long-term, healthy change.
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*Data sourced from "The Power of Prevention" (2009) by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health Statistics (2009).