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

Exercise addiction can cause both health problems, such as overuse disorders, as well as harmful psychological and social effects. This course provides a context for evaluating negative health behaviors and examining behavior change theories. You will explore recommendations for working with clients to change such negative behaviors. The course also features an engaging podcast with Exercise Psychologist Barbara Brehm, Ed.D., and ACE Exercise Physiologist Jacque Crockford.

You will learn:

  • The most common characteristics of addiction.
  • Factors you should consider when working with clients trying to change negative health behaviors.
  • Risk factors for developing substance-use disorders and addictive behaviors.

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


highly misleading to call this a course. the "engaging podcast" was simply 6minutes of the presenter mostly summarizing the course material handout, which is nothing more than a chapter taken straight from a health psych text. Lazy would be the best description. really disappointing ACE, I've taken a few good courses via yr site, this one almost turns me off coming back

The information in the 38 pages of text was tedious and dry, and although there were interesting and vital points, it was hard to find them buried in all that text. The podcast did not add much information. And this all took longer than one hour, so I did not feel I got the CE value for my time input. This important topic might be better communicated through video/slides/etc., to engage different learning styles and really hone in on the key concepts.

This was important information that should be included in all certification programs ACE offers! It was very informative and a worthwhile read. I actually wish there was a more robust certification program specializing in fitness for those in addiction recovery.