The Cooper Institute

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH

Courses Coaching Healthy Behaviors

Trainer coaching client
Help clients achieve lasting behavior change to live better, sooner and later!

This 3-day course introduces you to one of the most rewarding aspects of life -- coaching others to make positive lifestyle changes. This course uses six proven coaching models which empower the client to make choices and set goals. Influencing behavior change and adherence in clients is no easy task!

You, the coach, learn and practice effective coaching skills to guide your client, such as attending, reflecting, rephrasing, how to give feedback, facilitate decision making and to set S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Rewarded, Timed) goals. You will employ multiple “Strategies for Success” for any “stage of change” and move your client to specific, measurable, accountable outcomes.

Who will benefit from this course?

Fitness and health promotion professionals, health educators, wellness coordinators, teachers, dietitians, nurses, and other health professionals who work with clients, patients, and end users at fitness centers, worksites, hospitals, health clinics and in government agencies and communities. Virtually anyone (parents/coaches/leaders) interested in helping others make lasting changes in fitness, dietary habits, and stress management.

Please dress in casual attire.This is a curriculum-based testing course. Students who complete the course and pass the written test receive a Cooper Institute Certificate.

Coaching Healthy Behaviors Topics:

  • Principles of Coaching
  • Overview of What Coaching Is and Isn’t
  • Contents of a First Coaching Session
  • Client Assessment
  • S.M.A.R.T Goal setting
  • Coaching Behavior Change (The Transtheoretical Model of Change)
  • Identifying Benefits, Barriers, and Solutions
  • Effective Coaching Skills I
  • 6 Coaching Models
  • Wellness Path Coaching Demonstration
  • Wellness Path Coaching Practice
  • Effective Coaching Skills II
  • Strategies for Success
  • Demonstration of other Models & Practice
  • A Follow Up Coaching Session & Practice
  • Promoting Yourself As a Coach
  • Business Aspects (Ethical & Codes of Conduct) for Coaching
  • Hands on Coaching Sessions During One-On-One Sessions

CPR Required: No

Price: $430     Group discounts available! Contact us or 972/341-3200.

Course Check-In/Hours:
Day 1: (Check-in 7:30) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Day 3: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Continuing Education Credits: 20
The Cooper Institute is a pre-approved CEC provider for the following organizations.
ACSM - 20
ACE - 2.0
CDR - 20
NASM - 1.9
NCHEC - 20
TEA - 20

Register for the November 8-10, 2016, Coaching Healthy Behaviors class before November 6, 2016 and receive a 25% discount on ONE additional Cooper Institute Adult Education Class. 
The promotion code will be forwarded via email upon conclusion of the November 2016 Coaching Healthy Behaviors class. The code can be applied to ONE Cooper Institute Adult Education course. Discount MUST be redeemed by December 31, 2016.

Class Location Dates  

Dallas, Texas

11/08/2016 - 11/10/2016 


Dallas, Texas

01/24/2017 - 01/26/2017 


Dallas, Texas

05/09/2017 - 05/11/2017