Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 1.0 CECs, NBHWC 1.0 CECs

An especially motivating area of research is the association of regular physical activity with improvements (or delayed decline) of memory and cognitive function. Researchers have extensively studied the effect of exercise on two important mood disorders: anxiety and depression. This research suggests that, for many people, regular physical activity can help reduce symptoms of these difficult disorders. This course reviews the major physiological benefits of physical activity and discusses how they contribute to a person’s state of health. This sets the stage for an understanding of the psychological benefits of exercise. The course also features a helpful podcast with Exercise Psychologist Barbara Brehm, Ed.D., and ACE Exercise Physiologist Jacque Crockford.

You will learn:

  • The effects of physical activity on mood and stress reactivity, and possible reasons for these effects.
  • The effects of exercise on symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the possible mechanisms for these effects.
  • Ways in which participation in regular physical activity affects memory and cognitive function.

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
1.0 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 (2017 - December 2020). Providership # 687637

1.0 CECs


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