0.3 ACE CECs
- Continuing Education
Taking Action With ACE: Practicing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as an Exercise Professional
|Provider:||ACE - American Council On Exercise|
|CEC Credits:||ACE 0.3 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 3.0 CECs, AFAA-Aerobics and Fitness Association of America 3.0 CEUs, NASM - National Academy Of Sports Medicine 0.3 CEUs, NBHWC 3.0 CECs, NCSF - National Council on Strength & Fitness 3.0 CEUs, NETA - National Exercise Trainers Association 3.0 CECs, NFPT-National Federation of Professional Trainers 2.0 CECs|
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Create a Better Industry, One Conversation at a Time
The fitness industry is only starting the work on addressing equity, diversity, and inclusion to ensure all participants have equal access and feel welcome in every environment. Exercise professionals and health coaches play a crucial part in impacting lives when they approach conversations with empathy, inclusive language, person-first care and with an understanding of the disparities communities face across lines of difference. So, what can you do to make a positive impact in this area?
This course provides actionable steps you can apply every day to address equity, diversity and inclusion. Through practice scenarios pulled from real-life experiences of diverse clients and health and exercise professionals, you will be given an opportunity to learn from an alternate perspective. As a result, you will be better equipped to support traditionally marginalized groups, create an inviting environment that enhances client engagement and retention, and be a better advocate for the health and fitness industry.
Created in collaboration with Jessica Jackson, MBA, M.Ed , TEDx Speaker, Instructional Designer and Racial Equity Strategist at TorranceLearning along with additional subject matter experts in equity, diversity and inclusion, this course will enhance your ability to ultimately provide effective services to your clients. You’ll understand the effect of bias or misconception, and gain the skills to impact how you interact with others in your work and life. The topics discussed are the start of a larger conversation within the fitness industry and aim to improve equity, diversity and inclusion, one conversation at a time.
Upon completion, you will be able to:
• Consider how social determinants of health and health disparities affect access to health and fitness resources
• Mitigate implicit bias in interactions with diverse peers, clients and members
• Strengthen communication with people from diverse backgrounds using person-centered language
• Demonstrate empathy and understanding as a health coach and exercise professional
ACE's mission is to get people moving. Like all our courses, this course will provide evidence-based information and strategies that you can use to move forward in your professional career and help your clients move toward their goals. ACE recognizes the complexity of many of the topics presented in this course. Through facts, statistics, and real-life experiences, we hope you will take away a new understanding and awareness of the issues affecting those who may be different than you. The content provided in this course may elicit difficult emotions, and we suggest taking your time to move through this course at your own pace, taking breaks when needed. While we are offering evidence-based tools, we recognize this is only a first step toward improving inclusivity in the health and fitness industry. We thank you for your desire to learn more about what you can do to positively impact our industry, and the world, through this educational experience.
This training is part of our Taking Action with ACE series. Be sure to check out Taking Action With ACE: Practicing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as a Fitness Manager and Taking Action with ACE: Practicing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as a Fitness Business Owner, which are recommended for all health and fitness leaders in any role.
The Bias section was painful...I think it would be much more helpful to give people scenarios where they had to decide if someone was acting with bias or being person-centered - it was so painful trying to get through that section and I got it mostly wrong anyway! Even when I got it "right" I had no idea why I'd just randomly picked. But I love the concept of making us all aware of really personalizing each experience and being empathetic and accommodating. So much love and goodness to share! If you updated that section and took away that external Harvard weird testing (that was painful too) I'd DEFINITELY recommend the course otherwise, the rest was GREAT!
Excellent presentation in terms of content, visuals, conversation, use of interactive questions and practice, and high-level presenters making it real. Content is just the right amount for this introductory course. I could see how the content could be broken down into future individual modules, as spin-off courses, for a larger, more intensive staff professional development day or retreat. Thank you for providing this course. I sincerely appreciate that it was free as part of my ACE membership, as it is more than just a skill to check off the list, rather, a must-have that could be included in the KSAs, for example, what if it was KSAD -- knowledge, skills, abilities and Diversity that were the categories for ACE cert. exam breakdown...? Thank you
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