Approved Lifelong Learning

American Council on Exercise (ACE)


ACE Behavior Change in Practice: Hands-on Skills for Health Coaches and Exercise Professionals Workshop


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.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Apply effective communication skills, including active listening and powerful questioning
2. Assess a client?s readiness for change and design a behavioral intervention accordingly
3. Implement various coaching techniques and behavior-change strategies, including motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral coaching, to facilitate lasting behavior change


LLP Category:

Course - Face to Face

Suitable For:

Fitness Instructor (EQF L3), Group Fitness Instructor (EQF L3)

Learning Type:

LLP Category 1

Learning Hours:




While there is no written assessment for this course, the instructor actively participates in observing, evaluating, and giving real-time feedback to attendees during class participation exercises and role play scenarios.