Practicing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as an Exercise Professional

ACE Required Ethics Course

Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Fitness Industry, One Conversation at a Time

The fitness industry is just beginning the important work of addressing equity, diversity, and inclusion to ensure that all participants have equal access and feel welcome in every environment. As exercise professionals and health coaches, you have a crucial role to play in positively impacting lives through your conversations. By approaching these conversations with empathy, inclusive language, person-first care, and an understanding of the disparities faced by communities across lines of difference, you can make a real difference.

In this course, you’ll learn actionable steps that you can apply every day to address equity, diversity, and inclusion in your practice. Through practice scenarios drawn from real-life experiences of diverse clients and health and exercise professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from alternate perspectives. This will better equip you to support traditionally marginalized groups, create an inviting environment that enhances client engagement and retention, and be a better advocate for the health and fitness industry.

Created in collaboration with Jessica Jackson, MBA, M.Ed, TEDx Speaker, Instructional Designer, and Racial Equity Strategist at TorranceLearning, along with additional subject matter experts in equity, diversity, and inclusion, this course will enhance your ability to provide effective services to your clients. You’ll understand the impact of bias and misconception, and gain the skills to improve how you interact with others in your work and life. The topics discussed in this course are the start of a larger conversation within the fitness industry and aim to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion, one conversation at a time.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Consider how social determinants of health and health disparities affect access to health and fitness resources.

• Mitigate implicit bias in interactions with diverse peers, clients, and members.

• Strengthen communication with people from diverse backgrounds using person-centered language.

• Demonstrate empathy and understanding as a health coach and exercise professional.

Join us in this important conversation and take steps towards creating a more inclusive fitness industry, one conversation at a time. Sign up now to make a positive impact and enhance your professional practice.



  • Certified Personal Trainer or Group Fitness

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