Motivating People to be Physically Active Print CE Course-2nd Edition
Course components are delivered as printed products:
• Motivating People to be Physically Active, Second Edition text
• Study guide
• Continuing education exam
Motivating People to Be Physically Active Print CE Course will help you improve client motivation and participation in physical activity by understanding the key psychological principles of behavior change. Learn to assess your clients’ physical activity patterns, readiness for change, motivation, and barriers to exercise. Apply stage-specific strategies using interventions designed for individuals, the workplace, and the community to promote lifelong physical activity. The course concludes with a continuing education exam for credit through participating organizations.
• Explain the importance of using appropriate tools and strategies to help clients to succeed at adopting and maintaining a physically active lifestyle.
• Explain the importance of matching the treatment strategy with the client’s stage of change.
• Identify sociocultural and environmental variables associated with behavior change.
• Identify mediators that have been effective in changing physical activity behavior.
• Outline methods used to measure mediators of physical activity.
• Explain the importance of matching an intervention to the participant’s level of motivational readiness.
• Identify methods for measuring physical activity in group settings.
• Explain the importance and rationale for using tools to assess your client’s physical and psychological readiness for physical activity.
• Identify the group leader’s role in and appropriate teaching styles for each of the five stages of change.
• Identify methods for selecting work-site target audience, how to reach the target audience, and how to assess their motivational readiness.
• Identify social, institutional, and environmental factors that affect participation in physical activity.
A continuing education course for health and fitness professionals, health promotion professionals, exercise physiologists, health care professionals, physical educators, and physical activity researchers.
Table of Contents
Part I: Theoretical Background and Tools for Measuring Motivational Readiness
Chapter 1. Description of Physical Activity Interventions
Definitions of Physical Activity, Exercise, and Physical Fitness
Physical Activity Interventions
The Stages of Motivational Readiness for Change Model
Chapter 2. The Stages of Motivational Readiness for Change Model
Motivational Readiness and the Stages of Change
Matching Treatment Strategies to Stages of Change
Processes of Behavior Change
Chapter 3. Integrating Other Psychological Models and Theories
Behavioral Choice Theory
Social Cognitive Theory
Relapse Prevention Model
Chapter 4. Learning About Physical Activity Mediators
Why Consider Mediators?
Moderators Versus Mediators
Mediators of Physical Activity
Empirical Support for Mediators
Chapter 5. Evaluating and Measuring Physical Activity Mediators
Processes of Change
Chapter 6. Successful Physical Activity Interventions Using the Stages Model
Imagine Action: A Community-Based Program
Jump-Start to Health: A Workplace-Based Study
JumpStart: A Community-Based Study
Project Active: A Community-Based Study
Part II: Applications
Chapter 7. Assessing Physical Activity Patterns and Physical Fitness
Tracking Physical Activity Behavior
Assessing Physical Activity and Fitness in Group Settings
Chapter 8. Using the Stages Model in Individual Counseling
Confidence Is Critical for Behavior Change
Chapter 9. Using the Stages Model in Group Counseling Programs
Leading a Stage-Based Group
A Sample Stage-Based Curriculum From Project Active
Assessing Whether You Met Your Objective for a Session
Chapter 10. Using the Stages Model in Work-Site Programs
Building Support for Your Program
Assessing Motivational Readiness
Choosing Your Target Audience
Reaching Your Target Audience
Developing Stage-Matched Materials
Focusing on Moderate-Intensity Activity
Incentives for Participation
Chapter 11. Using the Stages Model in Community Programs
Community Stage of Change
Reaching Individuals Within a Community
Developing Stage-Matched Messages
Using a Media-Based Approach to Reach Your Target Audience
Working With Community Leaders to Reach Your Target Audience
“I own an exercise studio and am constantly faced with the need to motivate and retain members as well as recognize when a member needs to be advanced. I now have some great suggestions to implement in my own club! This course has also heightened my awareness of the stages my members move through from the start to the end of the program.”
M. Kinsley—Lincoln, California
“Looking at a client's perceived barriers and learning the stages of motivational readiness will be so helpful. I love all the questionnaires and will definitely use them!”
J. DeGraff—Shorewood, Wisconsin
“As a health coach, I deal with participants in different stages of change each day. It is good to have a refresher on appropriate techniques to use in each stage.”
M. Stafford—Indianapolis, Indiana
“This was an excellent course for my work with teens in mental health. I am always trying to find ways to motivate them to be more active.”
A. Koci—Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada