Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 1.0 CECs

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Health and fitness professionals are on the front lines in helping clients adopt healthy behavior changes. In this course, participants will gain familiarity with and basic competency in core behavior change strategies including motivational interviewing, cognitive coaching, smart goal setting, and implementation of the “5As” framework for structuring a coaching intervention. This course is taught by Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD, FAAP, a board-certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, and ACE Certified Health Coach.

You will learn:

  • Learn how to describe the major features of effective behavior change interventions
  • Gain familiarity with basic motivational interviewing techniques
  • Receive instruction on how to conduct a 15-minute coaching session using the 5As

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
1.0 CECs

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2021 - December 2023). Providership # 687637


This course really breaks down complex information and helps teach how to apply it. Very informative and valuable! Thank you!

Very boring and same information provided in the ACE textbook

I already knew the majority of the information, but it was a good refresher.

This session is a great overview of how to implement positive psychology, SMART goal setting, cognitive behavior coaching, and motivational interviewing. It's a high level summary of complex concepts.