Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
Recorded Video
CEC Credits: ACE 0.2 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 2.0 CECs

Applying Behavior Change Strategies to the Unique Challenges of Weight Management Clients

The American Psychological Association’s 2021 “Stress In America” survey found 61% of Americans reported undesirable weight change during the past year, with 40% reporting the undesirable change being weight gain. When encountering unintentional weight gain, many people will turn to crash diets. Unfortunately, it is often said that most diets fail. With 67% of Americans reporting they feel more stressed since the pandemic, the need is higher than ever for a “deep health” approach to weight change that centers the whole person and whole life changes, along with daily actions that support all aspects of health, not just physical health.

This “deep health” approach is supported by data from over 100,000 Precision Nutrition coaching clients, which suggests that when coaches teach clients crucial skills and help them practice foundational behaviors regularly, they can transform their bodies, habits and lives in significant ways. In this 2-hour video training, you’ll learn a habit-based approach built for individuals impacted by busy and stressful lives. We’ll look at tools built from evidence on the psychology of change, including how to leverage identity, Precision Nutrition’s “goals-skills-practices-actions” framework and how to build a growth mindset in clients.

You’ll be led by Karin Nordin, PhD, a member of the curriculum team at Precision Nutrition, where she acts as a subject matter expert on change psychology. Centered on health behavior change, small daily actions and compassion, you’ll walk away with the tools you need to help clients change their bodies by changing their minds. Want to learn more from Precision Nutrition? Check out Behavior Change Strategies for Weight Management.

Want to learn more from Precision Nutrition? Check out Behavior Change Strategies for Weight Management.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot stubborn change obstacles and guide clients through difficult situations using a systematic coaching process
  • Understand and apply the tools needed to facilitate and support deep health
  • Identify signs of a fixed mindset in clients and respond in ways that encourage a growth mindset so that clients are better prepared for obstacles and setbacks
  • Anticipate common obstacles during the assessment, goal setting, monitoring and evaluation stages
  • Understand advanced psychological blocks clients experience in attempting weight change and management, and learn to help boost clients’ self-efficacy

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
2.0 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


Great presenter, loved the practical use that this can be applied to all aspects of coaching.