The Fitness Professional’s Guide to Coaching Lifestyle Wellness
$199.00 – $269.00
This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:
|ACSM 20.0||BCRPA 20.0||BOC Category A 10.00|
|CPTN 7.0||HFPA 2.3||ISSA 20.0|
|KIPS 2.0||NAFC 2.3||NASM 1.9|
|NASN 2.3||NETA 23.0||NFPT 1.75|
|NSCA 1.1||PTA Global 20.0||SFA 23.0|
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 10.0 (Type 1)–Please check with your state board for approval as most physical therapy boards will reciprocate approval for continuing education.
The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 10.00 Category A hours/CEUs.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from December 2017 – December 2020. Providership # 817430
Pricing and Format Options For This Program:
Electronic Format with HK eBook : $269.00 NEW THIRD EDITION eBOOK
Buy your own textbook: $199.00 (You may use either the Second or Third Edition book for the this option as there have been very few changes to the new edition.)
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The Fitness Professional’s Guide to Coaching Lifestyle Wellness™ continuing education home study course offered to you in a distant-learning format presents a coaching approach to assisting clients in achieving personal health and wellness behavior changes. The course includes structures for coaching conversations, case studies and practical aids. It further gives communication strategies to motivate, guide, inform, and support clients in realizing personal change. The boundaries of appropriate coaching relationships are addressed, along with the skills for professional development and methodology for supporting clients in change processes related to health, wellness, and fitness.
Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.
1. Explain lifestyle wellness coaching and understand what makes coaching effective for increasing a client’s pursuit of healthy lifestyle behaviors.
2. Discuss the evolution of the coaching profession and distinguish lifestyle wellness coaching from other health, wellness and fitness roles.
3. Explain and identify appropriate interventions for the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) and the Learning Through Change (LTC) Model.
4. Describe the flow model of coaching and explain the three areas of focus during the engagement phase and the goal-pursuit phase.
5. Know how to create effective coaching relationships and identify boundaries to the coaching role.
6. Describe the importance of relationship building in the coaching relationship and explain the core components of a solid coaching relationship.
7. Identify and explain nonverbal communication, active listening, verbal and nonverbal encourages and “summarizing” in communications with a coaching client.
8. Discuss open, closed, indirect questions, problematic, and powerful questions; and, the value of questioning in the coaching relationship.
9. Explain the roles of feedback, confrontations, self-disclosure and immediacy in the coaching relationship; along describing the effective use of instruction, information and advice in the coaching relationship.
10. Explain the value of focusing in the process of enhancing awareness and the purposes and processes for utilizing reflections of meaning and interpretations in the coaching relationship.
11. Describe the competency development model and identify the six competencies that clients need.
12. Discuss the importance of action planning, SuPeRSMART goals and goal-setting; plus, identify strategies for managing endings to promote client autonomy, self-efficacy, and the transfer of learning.
13. Explain how the changes generated in coaching for the coach and client are likely to be transformational; and explain the three spheres of the Coach Development Curriculum.
Electronic Format – Fitness Professional’s Guide to Coaching Lifestyle Wellness™certificate package with online test includes the eBook version of the 267-page Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, Third Edition by James Gavin and Madeleine McBrearty and a 96-page workbook provided in PDF format. Instructions for completing the multiple-choice online test and obtaining CECs are also included in PDF format. Note: This course package is made available for immediate access and download after purchase. All materials for this electronic format course are available electronically.
Nothing is mailed.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Wellness Coaching
Chapter 2. Background and Core Ingredients of Coaching
Chapter 3. Paths of Change
Chapter 4. Coaching Models
Chapter 5. Setting the Foundation for Effective Coaching
Chapter 6. Cocreating the Coaching Relationship
Chapter 7. The Magic of Listening
Chapter 8. The Power of Questioning
Chapter 9. Direct Communication
Chapter 10. Awareness and Action
Chapter 11. Goal-focused Coaching
Chapter 12. Endings and New Beginnings
Appendix A: TTM Decisional Balance: Pros and Cons of Behavior Change
Appendix B: Sample Lifestyle Fitness Coaching Agreement
Appendix C: ICF Code of Ethics
About the Authors
If you’re not completely satisfied with your prepaid purchase, contact AAHF at 800.957.7348 to discuss a return. The return must be within 30 days of the date of receipt of your shipment. Study materials and educational resources must be received in original condition. All return shipments must be sent via USPS Priority Mail for tracking purposes to 7205 Sampal Place, Springfield, Virginia 22152. Upon receipt of the returned materials, the American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF) will refund full credit, excluding shipping/handling. Credit will be applied to the appropriate credit card via PayPal. We do not accept returns on online products, e-books, videos, CD/DVD-ROMs, and DVDs.
The American Academy of Health and Fitness reserves the right to discontinue the sale and/or support of any of its continuing education courses. Notification of such will be given six months prior to discontinuance to allow for course completion and testing. No refund will be given for courses that are discontinued.
Different professional organizations offer continuing education credits, most commonly called CECs (continuing education credits) and CEUs (continuing education units). Most CECs/CEUs require one contact hour of professional activity for one credit. Example conversions are: ACE, NSCA and NASM: 0.1 = 1.0 contact hour; ACSM, BOC, ISSA, WITS and YMCA: 1.0 = 1.0 contact hour.
Evaluations prior to new system.
|Submission Date||First Name||Last Name||Enter the certification organization(s) for which you are seeking credits:||Promotional materials were accurate and complete.||Administrative instructions were complete and understandable.||The course content met my expectations.||How will you apply the content of this course to your work?||What recommendations and/or general comments do you have?||How did you hear about this course?||Would you recommend this course to a friend?|
|2018-01-12 23:54:00||Peter||Dawson||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||To help motivate and focus my clients. It has helped me realize the most effective and appropriate ways to hold clients accountable.||It was great||I've taken 3 other courses with AAHF||Yes|
|2017-12-11 15:44:01||Daniel||Mendoza-Conner||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2017-11-29 18:03:20||National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)||Agree||Neutral||Strongly Agree||ABSOLUTELY||There are errors within the worbook for this course. They need to be fixed because they were confusing||NASM||Yes|
|2017-11-07 08:31:38||NASM||Strongly Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree||This course more than any other I've taken so far has excited me to develop a coaching business.||It is VERY confusing when you first sign up as to how to download the book, take the course etc. A ONE page pdf would be helpful to explain it all.||Research online||Yes|
|2017-11-03 14:08:18||National Strength and Conditioning Association||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2017-11-03 05:40:10||ACE||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||By developing the scope of help I can offer to my Personal Training clients. And by pursuing further coaching qualifications.|
|2017-08-17 09:07:45||ISSA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Neutral||Build better relationships with clients.||Not a major deal since I completed the test within the time I had put aside, but the original paperwork explained that the test would be 60 questions and that I would have 60 minutes to complete it. However, the first test page explained that the test was actually 100 questions and that I would have 100 minutes to complete it.||AAHF E-mail||Yes|
|2017-07-20 19:36:32||NASM||Strongly Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree||Coaching my clients through making lifestyle modifications to reach their health and fitness goals.||Workbook was very helpful and thorough.||www.ptonthenet.com||Yes|
|2017-06-26 16:56:09||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||I will further use this content to motivate clients prior to and during my training with them i their fitness journey||Information was in depth and east to understand||The NASM website||Yes|
|2017-06-14 21:29:25||ISSA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||very interested in pursuing this area in the future||online||Yes|
|2017-06-12 18:34:56||AAFA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Used for continuing education||wonderful course||I received an email||Yes|
|2017-04-24 19:42:08||Dordt College||Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||I will start coaching||it was a good program||my guidance counselor||Yes|
|2017-03-30 10:39:20||ACE||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Am working as Health Coach and this information was very valuable to my profession.||Very good course content||online search||Yes|
|2017-03-24 20:10:23||NASM (Personal Trainer renewal)||Agree||Agree||Agree||using more psychology with clients||I believe there's a tiny edit needed on the practice test material - please see|
question Chapter 5 #7d
which should read: Nonmaleficence
|AAHF is a biannual staple in my NASM lifetime recertification journey 🙂||Yes|
|2017-03-10 16:37:12||BCRPA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2017-02-13 23:29:27||NASM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Yes|
|2017-01-23 12:13:04||ISSA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||CEU's and my line of profession||ISSA||Yes|
|2016-12-31 15:29:56||NSCA||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree|
|2016-11-30 15:41:07||ACSM||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Health Coaching is part of my job responsibilities and this course only enabled me to become stronger for my clients.||Email - enjoyed the option directly related to my job to earn CEU's!||Yes|
|2016-09-03 10:56:59||Wellcoaches||Agree||Strongly Agree||Agree||Yes||From the newsletter I get||Yes|
|2016-07-18 19:32:49||ACE||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||Strongly Agree||XXXXX||XXXXX||XXXXX||Yes|