For experienced health coaches, exercise professionals, and healthcare professionals ready to level up, this interactive course builds the advanced coaching skills you need to create an effective behavior change environment that aligns with your client's values and vision, and helps them overcome obstacles and negative thought patterns.
Master behavior change coaching
Hone your skills and
become a stronger leader
Build on top of your current knowledge and master invaluable, in-demand skills by training with ACE Master Coaches who have a passion for teaching and the ability to make complex topics immediately applicable to fitness, health coaching and clinical environments.
Engage in a virtual
environment and get
Comprehend the material quickly with a blend of self-study and live online learning, where you will practice your coaching skills with other participants in a live virtual setting through role play exercises and get immediate feedback from ACE Master Coaches.
Empower clients to achieve
and maintain their goals
Become a more effective coach with the ability to create the right space that encourages clients and patients to make lasting changes in their health and overall quality of life. With this advantage, you can serve more people, increase your value and build your business.
The live virtual class portion of this course brings the learning experience to life from wherever you are, as you work alongside your peers to put the skills you learn into practice. An ACE Master Coach will lead the video-based classes and provide real-time feedback. Peer work will be done in large groups with opportunities to share learnings and critiques as well as in smaller breakout groups for closer collaboration and application.
Each week, you will watch videos and complete activities on your own in preparation for the live virtual classes via video conferencing. Please note that while mobile devices can be used, we recommend joining live virtual classes with a PC, laptop, or tablet for the best experience.
Take your coaching sessions even further
This course focuses on advanced motivational interviewing and behavior change skills, creating and fostering an inclusive environment and self-care practices. With live virtual classes and access to ACE Master Coaches, you will leave with a network of like-minded professionals, deeper insights in behavior change coaching and effective strategies to set your clients and patients up for long-term success.
Created by Rachele Pojednic, Ph.D, Ed.M., Assistant Professor of Nutrition at Simmons College and co-chair of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Exercise Is Medicine® education committee, you will go beyond the science and navigate the art of effective behavior change coaching. Dr. Pojednic is also a staff Scientist at BIDMC, Harvard Medical School and Interim Executive Director for the Prescription for Activity Task Force.
Upon completion, you will be able to:
Explain how motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral coaching, strengths-based coaching and goal setting can be used to create an effective behavior change environment
Align clients' values and vision with their motivation for behavior change
Evaluate and adapt behavior change plans to create sustainable change
Identify how to create and foster an inclusive environment and apply behavior change skills to a variety of settings
Identify self-care practices to support your well-being and avoid burnout
How do I complete this course?
You must complete all modules, which include 21 videos, weekly live virtual classes and activities, and six quizzes. The course meets twice a week for 4.5 weeks, for a total of 9 online classes. You must attend at least 7 of the 9 classes and earn 70% or higher on all six quizzes to meet the course completion criteria.
Upon completion, you will be approved for:
- 1.9 CECs by American Council on Exercise
- 19.0 CECs by ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
- 1.9 CEUs by NASM - National Academy Of Sports Medicine
- 5.0 CECs by NFPT-National Federation of Professional Trainers
- 15.0 CEUs by AFAA-Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
- 19.0 CEUs in General Category by AAMA - American Association of Medical Assistants
- 7.0 CEUs by NCSF - National Council on Strength & Fitness
- 19.0 CECs by NBHWC
- 19.0 CPEUs by CDR - Commission on Dietetic Registration
Want the full experience?
We recommend pairing this course with Behavior Change Coaching Mentorship: Applied Principles for the ultimate behavior change learning experience.Learn More
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