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

Health and fitness professionals are on the front lines in helping clients adopt healthy behavior changes. In this course, participants will gain familiarity with and basic competency in core behavior change strategies including motivational interviewing, cognitive coaching, smart goal setting, and implementation of the “5As” framework for structuring a coaching intervention. This course is taught by Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD, FAAP, a board-certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, and ACE Certified Health Coach.

You will learn:

  • Learn how to describe the major features of effective behavior change interventions
  • Gain familiarity with basic motivational interviewing techniques
  • Receive instruction on how to conduct a 15-minute coaching session using the 5As

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


Useful, specific info packed into one hour. Very clearly presented. Liked the format of Natalie Digate-Muth speaking, interspersed with slides. Appreciated the added value of the activities, not just for the fitness professional to do, but as a tool to share with clients.

Outstanding information with great modeling of questions to use with clients along with engaging activities!

Slides hard to see