Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM 1.0 CECs, NBHWC 1.0 Contact Hours

When it comes to encouraging youth to adopt healthy lifestyles, it’s important for health coaches and fitness professionals to have a solid understanding of their unique physical and psychosocial needs. Designed specifically for allied health professionals, this course explores the variables that increase a child’s risk for obesity and health risks associated with childhood obesity. You’ll also learn prevention and treatment strategies that incorporate current recommendations for physical activity among youth.

You will learn:

  • To explain the importance of developing fundamental movement skills (FMS) and participating in regular physical activity early in life

  • How to develop a plan of action for young clients diagnosed with exercise deficit disorder (EDD) using current youth fitness guidelines

  • Methods to discuss health consequences of physical inactivity and childhood obesity with young clients

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

1.00 CECs

ACSM 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 (2017 - December 2020). Providership # 687637

1.00 Contact Hours


Good speaker. Explained how physical activity has changed for our youth. Gives great background. However, would like more strategies for how a health coach can encourage physical activity.