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Role of Exercise in Recovering from Psychological Disorders

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM 1.00 CECs Included in Course:Online Content Online Quiz $19.97 Add To Cart

Role of Exercise in Recovering from Psychological Disorders

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  • 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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    Customer Reviews

    Stacey (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/28/15 7:25 AM

    I enjoyed this course, as I enjoy most psychology courses in healthcare. However, I took the quiz twice and would like to see that my higher score is posted (90%).

    Tamara (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/3/14 10:12 AM

    Fitness professionals need more knowledge about mood disorders because of the significant role emotions play on our physical improvements or decline. Also, gaining knowledge about eating disorders helps the fitness industry maintain a healthy view of the ideal body weight.

    Sarah (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/8/11 3:19 PM

    This was a great course. The material nor the quiz were particularly difficult, but they provide excellent information for fitness professionals who will most likely come into contact with at least one of these circumstances during their careers. Highly recommended! Thank you!

    James Andy

    12/9/09 3:42 PM

    Great material and very valuable! I highly suggest this material for EVERY fitness professional no matter your "specialty". *My only criticism would be that it is in my opinion, that I think that this material being placed ONLY within the CEC's area and within the Clinical Exercise Specialists Manual, as opposed to ALSO being required material for ALL Fitness Trainers is a great injustice to the industry. These issues are found within our society entirely too often and MISSED/OVERLOOKED due to Personal trainers NOT educated on these topics. If we were, we could better spot these problems and better assist clients with both referrals to the appropiate Medical Professionals and also better work with these clients Dr.'s. I highly suggest this material be placed in ALL ACE-certified fitness professionals preparation manuals AND be applied to all testing materials. It would only make ACE-certifications more credible/valuable, and could not hurt any, plus would be an invaluable addition to ACE-certified professionals arsenal.


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