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Coaching Fundamentals: Strategies for Behavior Modification

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  • Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
  • Credits: ACE 0.4 CECs , ACSM 4.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Online Content Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Empowering your clients to make long-term behavior change requires much more than just designing an exercise program. In this course, you’ll explore how to help them set meaningful, valuable goals by asking questions to determine whether they have a personal stake in their accomplishments. You’ll also review theories on behavior change and the principles of lifestyle modification, as well as strategies to implement them in relation to physical activity and weight management. Understanding self-monitoring and relapse prevention techniques for health enhancement will help you improve client adherence.

You will learn:

  • Why goals are essential to executing behavioral change
  • Principles of lifestyle modification
  • To explain and implement effective lifestyle-modification strategies to improve adherence and facilitate weight loss
  • Considerations for professional practice, including effective counseling skills, ethics and behavior measurement


This course is included in our Weight Management Specialty Certification.
Learn more about how you can become a specialist. »


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