The majority of Americans struggle with weight management. You can help.
Disease related to physical inactivity is on the rise. According to the National Institutes for Health, two in three adults are affected by overweight or obesity. The need for weight management professionals has never been greater. As an ACE Weight Management Specialist, you’ll make a significant impact on the lives of your clients and join the fight against one of the country’s most critical health issues.
Helping clients who struggle with weight management requires a whole-person approach. Diet and exercise planning is helpful, but fails to address physical, mental and emotional factors that affect a person’s ability to lose or maintain weight. This program will explore all aspects of the individual and provide a roadmap to effectively train, motivate, support and educate clients from a variety of backgrounds and abilities.
Taught by an experienced panel of weight management experts and renowned health and fitness professionals, the Weight Management Specialist Program offers a unique view into the lives of those struggling with weight management, helping you learn how to mentally and emotionally connect with clients through an inside-out approach.
Make an impact on your clients, your career and public health
The ACE Weight Management Specialist Program will enhance your ability to safely and successfully help your clients achieve their weight management goals. As a specialist in weight management, you will position yourself as an authority and sought-after expert in this high-demand area. Furthermore, you will help combat the physical inactivity epidemic that has become a serious public health issue.
What’s in the curriculum?
The ACE Weight Management Specialist Program is designed for experienced health and fitness professionals, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, medical assistants, and members of the allied health and community health team. You will learn behavior change strategies to help your clients reach their weight loss goals safely and effectively through diet and exercise. These individualized strategies include developing rapport to create a more empathetic environment that encourages success.
How do I become an ACE Weight Management Specialist?
To become an ACE Weight Management Specialist, you will complete each of the modules listed below, as well as complete the quizzes associated with the material.
Anyone may complete the Weight Management Specialist Program, but only those who also hold a current NCCA-accredited certification or an equivalent professional credential will be recognized as an ACE Specialist. For a list of accepted pre-requisite credentials, click here.
The ACE Weight Management Specialist Program is designed for experienced health and fitness professionals certified with ACE and other organizations, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, medical assistants, community leaders and members of the allied health team.