Recognizing Racial Microaggressions

ACE Required Ethics Course

Recognizing Racial Microaggressions and Creating an Inclusive Health and Fitness Space

Creating an Inclusive Fitness Experience for All

As a health and exercise professional, it’s essential to create a welcoming environment for clients from diverse cultures, identities, and backgrounds. In this video training, led by Rory G James, MPH, Director of the Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, you’ll learn how to identify and address racial microaggressions to ensure inclusivity in your fitness practice.

Interrupting and intervening in situations where microaggressions are present requires understanding assumptions, stereotypes, and preconceived notions about racial and ethnic groups. You’ll also assess the barriers that certain communities may face in accessing fitness and healthcare, reflect on any perpetuated beliefs and practices within your organization or among coworkers, and proactively advocate for marginalized racial and ethnic populations.

Promoting Race-Conscious and Inclusive Spaces

For health and exercise professionals and fitness organizations looking to diversify their clientele by hiring more Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), this course provides essential advice and guidelines. By recognizing and addressing racial microaggressions, you’ll be taking a step towards creating truly inclusive spaces in fitness and health settings.

Upon completion of this training, you’ll be able to recognize racial microaggressions, articulate why they are barriers to inclusivity, intervene or interrupt them when they occur, and advocate for historically marginalized racial and ethnic populations in your fitness and health practice. Join us in creating a fitness experience that welcomes and celebrates diversity for all clients.



  • Certified Personal Trainer or Group Fitness

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