Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Live Workshop
CEC Credits: ACE 0.5 CECs , ACSM 5.0 CECs, CDR 5.0 Hours of CPEUs, CBRN 5.0 Contact Hours, CI 5.0 Contact Hours, ICHWC 5.0 Contact Hours, NCBDE 5.0 Hours, NCSF 2.5 CEUs, NASM 0.5 CEUs, AFAA 5.0 CEUs

Producing long-term behavioral change by empowering clients to adopt and maintain new behaviors extends beyond simply educating individuals on what they should and should not do. Learn how to develop and utilize effective communication strategies to establish a positive and productive client-coach relationship rooted in empathy. This 5-hour workshop, (previously named Applying Behavior Change Techniques), outlines best practices in behavior-change science and explores how to practically apply cutting-edge coaching interventions that translate into meaningful lifestyle changes and improved health outcomes.

At the conclusion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Apply effective communication skills, including active listening and powerful questioning
  • Assess a client’s readiness for change and design a behavioral intervention accordingly
  • Implement various coaching techniques and behavior-change strategies, including motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral coaching, to facilitate lasting behavior change


For registration questions, please call ACE’s Educational Services Team at 800-825-3636 ext. 782. For details on refunds or rescheduling your workshop, please view the ACE Refund/Reschedule Policy

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

5.00 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

5.00 Hours of CPEUs
5.00 Contact Hours
5.00 Contact Hours
5.00 Contact Hours
5.00 Hours

NCBDE CEC Approval

The American Council on Exercise is accredited or approved as a provider of continuing education by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Recognized Providers. NCBDE does not approve continuing education activities.

2.50 CEUs
0.50 CEUs
5.00 CEUs

Workshop Policies and Procedures


In the event that the American Council on Exercise (ACE) would cancel a workshop for ANY reason, a full refund will be issued to the participant. ACE is NOT responsible for any other expenses the participant may have incurred.


All of ACE’s live workshops are non-refundable programs unless approved by ACE’s Educational Services Team. For questions, please call 800-825-3636 ext. 782. A $50 cancellation fee will be applied to any approved cancellations.


Any participant who is registered for an ACE workshop and needs to reschedule their workshop to a later date listed will be subject to a $50 transfer fee and MUST contact ACE’s Educational Services Team at 800-825-3636 ext. 782 to verify that a reschedule date is available.

Transfer of Registration

ACE cannot transfer a participant’s registration to another participant unless approved by ACE’s Educational Services Team. Transferring a registration to another participant is subject to a $100 transfer fee.

Hotels and Accommodations

ACE does not provide hotel and accommodation recommendations for our workshop events. Google is a great resource to search for hotels in the area of the workshop location.

Transfer of Registration

In the event of inclement weather, all workshops will be held as scheduled at the discretion of ACE. Pre-registered participants who are unable to attend their scheduled workshop may reschedule without incurring additional charges so long as their request has been received 7 days following the originally scheduled date. No refunds will be available. In the event that ACE cancels a workshop due to bad weather, participants will be given a full refund or option to reschedule (if another date is available).

Course Schedule


This course was really helpful to take because it allowed for the opportunity to practically discuss and role play some of the topics and scenarios I had studied preparing for my health coach exam. It also presented the opportunity to think about how you would practically apply the techniques in real world coaching situations.

Great speaker, great information!

The material from the course I received at the workshop I often use it as a resource for what I eat,when and why I eat. I was hoping for a longer workshop but Fitness Pointe reduced the hours. It was nice with lunch provided too. Debi and I instantly connected and got to visit after the others left. I look forward to going to other ACE workshops and become ACE certified. I eventually want the fitness and nutrition specialist but i don't have a health degree. I'm saving money so I can train with ACE! Going to workshops helps me expand my learning more and eager how to apply what I learned!