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Coaching Fundamentals: Strategies for Behavior Modification

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.4 CECs , ACSM 4.00 CECs Included in Course:Online Content Online Quiz $79.95 Add To Cart

Coaching Fundamentals: Strategies for Behavior Modification

0.4 Customer Reviews
  • 158 Reviews
  • Empowering your clients to make long-term behavior change requires much more than just designing an exercise program. In this course, you’ll explore how to help them set meaningful, valuable goals by asking questions to determine whether they have a personal stake in their accomplishments. You’ll also review theories on behavior change and the principles of lifestyle modification, as well as strategies to implement them in relation to physical activity and weight management. Understanding self-monitoring and relapse prevention techniques for health enhancement will help you improve client adherence.

    You will learn:

    • Why goals are essential to executing behavioral change
    • Principles of lifestyle modification
    • To explain and implement effective lifestyle-modification strategies to improve adherence and facilitate weight loss
    • Considerations for professional practice, including effective counseling skills, ethics and behavior measurement

    Customer Reviews


    4/18/17 3:39 PM

    The content was easy to understand.

    Heather (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/18/17 11:43 AM

    Great info & helpful

    Laura (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/18/17 8:17 AM

    This course was a great refresher of the basic health coach principles. I learned many practical tips on setting goals and very realistic obstacles and mindsets that will help me be a better coach.

    Jerri (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/16/17 8:41 PM

    I know too many trainers that should be aware of this information and are not. This info is vital to a clients success.

    Margaret (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/7/16 5:35 PM

    Taking the test after reading the chapters is good. No time wasted.

    Aubrei (ACE Certified Professional)

    9/29/16 11:26 AM

    Great instruction, especially for new coaches!

    Ancel (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/8/16 9:08 PM

    This course improved my knowledge about how to determine what they truly needs in order to address their problem areas and how to set a powerful plan and implement them.

    Latasha (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/20/16 3:41 PM

    As a current student obtaining my bachelors in health and wellness, this is CEC course enhanced the knowledge I learned. Behavior modifications are essential in changing any lifestyle.


    ACE RESPONSE:  Thank you Latasha for the feedback!  We are happy to hear that you found this course useful.  We have other behavior change courses you may be interested in as well.  You can check them out here:

    Ilana (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/11/16 7:35 AM

    The quiz was from the health coach book and not from the information in the current course workbook

    Rebecca (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/1/15 12:59 PM

    Overall, this was a great overview course. I would recommend it to fellow HC.

    Ronald (ACE Certified Professional)

    11/29/15 1:49 AM

    This class had nothing to do with behavior modification as it pertains to nutrition. Good thing I already understand nutrition at a graduate level. You guys are seriously shorting the individuals that do not know much about nutrition. This test and class was all about your antiquated training methods and a complete waste of money and an utter disappointment!

    Jenni (ACE Certified Professional)

    10/19/15 3:35 PM

    This course was very pertinent to issues my clients are dealing with.


    ACE RESPONSE:  Thank you Jenni for your feedback!  We are glad you will be able to use the strategies from this course with your clients.

    Michael (ACE Certified Professional)

    10/3/15 9:25 AM

    Great course!

    Nina (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/7/15 11:45 AM

    Excellent course

    Sarah (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/23/15 9:43 AM

    Already learned this information in the certification exam.


    5/5/15 8:16 PM

    Great Information :)

    Rebecca (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/2/15 5:00 PM

    Only thing that would make it better would be a bit of video interaction perhaps for the role playing segments.


    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you Rebecca for your feedback!  We will take your suggestion into consideration!

    Steven (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/14/15 4:50 AM

    The Lifestyle and Behavior Modification lesson was extremely helpful and good complement to my personal trainer certification.


    ACE RESPONSE:  Thank you Steven for your response!  We are happy to hear you found the information in this course informative and useful!

    Wendy (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/6/15 2:13 PM

    really nteresting subje t


    12/15/14 3:00 PM

    Solid review of the material plus learned new information and strategies.


    ACE RESPONSE:  Thank you for your feedback!  We are happy to hear it was educational for you.

    Stephanie (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/10/14 4:20 PM

    This was an intriguing, easy to follow course. I am excited to be able to apply some of the concepts I learned to real life and the clients I currently have.


    ACER RESPONSE:  Thank you for your feedback!  We are glad you will be able to use the information presented in your career.

    Bobbi (ACE Certified Professional)

    11/5/14 9:24 AM

    Very useful and definitely motivating! Strongly recommend it!

    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great feedback!


    9/29/14 9:57 AM

    Great way to find out how to approach people from a different view other than your own.


    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great feedback on this course!

    Richard (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/18/14 8:50 PM

    This is good information presented well.

    Sarah (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/18/14 7:48 PM

    I really enjoyed the content. I didn't want to stop reading because it was very interesting to me and pertains to several clients I am working with now!

    ACE RESPONSE: Great! Have fun putting the information into action!


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