Provider: Lynn Katherine Herrmann
Type: Online Course
CEC Credits: ACE 0.2 CECs

Lead your clients and community to better health

In recent years, the health and fitness industry has been connecting their work to public health in unique ways, such as ACE’s Moving Together Outside Campaign, and influencing health policies around active communities and workplace wellness. While many exercise professionals and health coaches are excited for the opportunity to make an impact on our nation’s health with a public health focus, they may not have a public health background or a strong grasp of exactly what defines public health.

In this course, you will gain an understanding of several commonly used public health concepts, and how they can directly relate to the work of exercise professionals and health coaches like you. By gaining a greater perspective on how the systems in place around us affect our health behaviors and outcomes, exercise professionals and health coaches will be better able to cultivate positive behavior change at the individual level, while also creating change at the community level and beyond through collaborations.

Developed by Lynn Katherine Herrmann, PhD, MPH, and ACE Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Medical Exercise Specialist, this course is designed to empower exercise professionals and health coaches to grow in their career through a better understanding of how health behaviors relate to the world around us, and how we can interact with clients and participants in a meaningful way that drives lasting change and improved health for everyone.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between the work of exercise professionals and health coaches with the work of public health
  • Define 6 public health concepts related to exercise promotion, client behavior change, and maintenance of healthy behaviors
  • Apply public health concepts to your own work as an exercise professional or health coach
  • Collaborate with other professionals to impact public health