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Art of Motivation and Behaviour Change

  • Art of Motivation and Behaviour Change


Human behaviour is a complex phenomenon and often the product of an array of social, psychological, emotional and environmental factors, making it difficult to understand and a considerable challenge to change, for both clients and exercise and health professionals alike.

In order to help clients change their behaviour and adopt a healthy lifestyle, we need to have an understanding of the factors that influence their
behaviour. For example, if an individual believes that all healthy food is unpalatable, they are unlikely to adopt a healthy diet. However, if they try
examples of healthy foods that they enjoy and which challenge their belief, they are more likely to make healthier food choices. Similarly, if exercising in public wearing typical exercise clothing is incongruent with a client’s cultural norms, they are unlikely to join a gym. On the other hand, if the
client is given the opportunity to exercise in a more private environment and is able to wear clothing they are comfortable in, even if it is not traditional
exercise clothing, they are more likely to become physically active.

Who is this course for?

Developed with behavioural scientist Dr. Patrick Partington, this course is aimed at health and fitness professionals, such as personal trainers who work with general and special populations towards weight management or general fitness goals.


1 day

What are the pre-requisites?

There are no pre-requisites In order to be eligible for this course, however, it would be preferable if you have a recognised Level 2 qualification or higher and a good command of English (written and spoken).


The course will take learners from an understanding of what health behaviours are and what influences our behaviour through to the application of various techniques and strategies to help clients to adopt and maintain healthy behaviours.


None, learners complete the course simply by being present on the day of the course.

Is this course recognised?

Yes, all Discovery Learning courses are independently accredited by national awarding bodies, so students can be sure that their qualification will be recognized by health and fitness industry employers, industry professionals, and fitness insurance providers throughout the UK.

What support will I get?

Once enrolled on our CPD course, you will be granted full access to Discovery Learning’s online learning portal. You will also be put in contact with our student support team who will be available to assist you with any questions you might have.

On the course day, you will receive a fully comprehensive and research-backed manual.


Get 50% off this CPD (phone bookings only).

Booking Options

From £125

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I’ve just completed my strength training and sports conditioning and I wanted to compliment the course leader on a very informative and enjoyable course.

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Our Aftercare Promise

The Discovery Learning experience doesn’t necessarily have to stop once you finish your course. We can help you find employment, recommend trustworthy third parties for your business or we can assist with getting interviews.

We are always one phone call or email away if you need any further assistance with the development of your new fitness industry career.

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