ACE Behaviour Change Specialist

Ethics Course as Required By ACE

Learn to build supportive client-coach relationships to help people make healthy, productive and permanent life changes.

The ACE Behaviour Change Specialist Program will teach you the key tools to promoting behaviour change and creating a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. You will learn how to help clients of all backgrounds recognize counterproductive behaviours and coach them to discover new methods to move more, eat better and make healthier decisions for themselves and their families.

What’s in the curriculum?

This program will help you familiarize yourself with common obstacles to achieving healthy behavior change and teach you how to help clients find their own path to a more fulfilling lifestyle. You will learn strategies, such as motivational interviewing and setting SMART goals, to help clients increase energy, prevent disease and develop healthier habits.

Course Outline



  • ACE encourages anyone who’s interested to pursue our specialist programs, as we believe that health and fitness professionals with a broad education can better serve special populations in our communities. In order to be eligible for an official designation as an ACE Specialist, however, you must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Hold a current professional certification in health education, fitness, wellness, or allied health that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 17024)
    • Hold a current license as a healthcare professional

Student Information

ACE: 2.5

ACSM: 25

NASM: 1.9

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