The American Council on Exercise is proud to announce the launch of an all-new ACE Health Coach study program.
The original ACE Health Coach study program, started in 2013, was a pioneer in the field of health coaching. By providing a guided study and learning experience, thousands of people have achieved their goal of becoming certified health coaches. Others took advantage of this important knowledge to influence healthy changes in patients and clients that are occurring in their existing health or fitness roles.
Today, more than 7,000 people proudly call themselves ACE-certified health coaches, making ACE the largest certifying body for health coaches in this fast-growing profession. Each of these individuals, who partnered with Get People Moving's ACE mission, plays a vital role in the fight against the global epidemic of inactivity associated with inactivity.
Since the launch of this program five years ago, the health coaching the space has grown and has evolved considerably. When it came time for ACE to update this material, we brought together leading executives from across the country to create an innovative, completely reworked program that would fully prepare individuals for a successful career as a health coach. To make sure that we really met the needs of the learners, we interviewed and interviewed interviewed professionals to get feedback on the learning experience.
This invaluable input prompted us to create the interactive and immersive learning experience we are introducing today.
From the feedback we received, we heard an overwhelming call for "more coaching information." Respondents wanted a deeper understanding of theories and methods of health coaching, but also described in more detail how these coaching skills could be used effectively. The first two sections of the textbook ̵
In Section Three we have expanded our concept of the "Three Pillars". Originally focused on understanding behavioral and exercise-dietary guidelines, we've added significant information on the effectiveness of stress reduction, sleep hygiene, and other lifestyle-related behavioral changes that have been shown to affect health indicators.
Section 4 is dedicated to understanding ACE Health Coaches equips ACE Health Coaches with the knowledge and vocabulary to work with other healthcare professionals to promote and promote behavioral change as lifestyle medicine.
The material in Section 5 prepares our health trainers for the work environment. This section not only identifies employment opportunities, but also important legal considerations related to the profession.
Finally, the new program addresses the core competencies of health coaching within a single educational program. It not only arms professionals with evidence-based behavioral change strategies, but also prepares them to put the theory into practice to empower customers to make healthy lifestyle changes that help prevent and manage chronic disease.
For visual and auditory learners, we've added some exciting online components to the program. All of these components are available in the ACE U Learning Center, which is compatible with desktop and mobile devices.
Each chapter includes video lectures with renowned experts and respected health coaching professionals and instructors. These videos describe and explain some of the more challenging topics.
We've also expanded the ACE into action video and audio coaching sessions. ACE in Action immerses students in the world of health coaching by introducing real health coaches to meetings with clients. The ACE-in-Action series will be used throughout online training to give students hands-on examples of how theory can be effectively translated into action.
For those who are an auditory learner or want to study in the car, gym or gym, the Guide to Professional Health and Wellness Coaching is now available in Audiobook format. The audiobook is a professional read of the Professional Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching and is a great way to learn where you are.
The program also offers extensive exam preparation opportunities. These include a study companion, knowledge checks and quizzes as well as study tips from ACE study coaches and practice exams to increase your confidence in the certification exam.
We are delighted with this program and the efforts we have made to ensure that we engage in many different learning styles while sharing this impressive information.
Should I buy these materials?
The Health Coach Study Program provides you with evidence-based information and practical application knowledge to positively impact the health of customers in the fitness industry and patients under medical treatment through behavioral lifestyle changes.
Getting people to enjoy a lifestyle that has a positive impact on health and well-being is an exceptionally rewarding career. We are thrilled every time someone gets ACE certified and takes on our common mission of getting people moving.
More information about this program can be found here.