Change Psychology Course 3

How to Solve the Toughest Behavior-Change Challenges

This course teaches the skills and tools needed to keep your clients on track with their health and wellness, even when their lives get messy—from major life crises like divorce or job loss to everyday stresses.

  • Solve problems with skilled empathy, deepen your practice, and navigate very human issues that get in the way of health and nutrition progress
  • Build a sustainable coaching business when you learn how to talk about non-nutritional issues and coach for deep health
  • Get PN’s exclusive tools, worksheets, and scripts & dialogues from actual coach-client interactions to take the guesswork out of dealing with difficult conversations
  • Earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
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WHO IT’S FOR

Nutrition professionals who want to further develop their coaching skills—along with those who simply want a deeper dive into this topic.

COURSE LENGTH

This course is entirely self-paced, and the material can be covered in detail in about 10-14 total hours.

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100% online. Access the course materials from any device, at any time, through your online Precision Nutrition dashboard.

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Try the entire course for 45 days. If you don’t love it, let us know and we’ll give you all your money back.

"Help! My client is stuck. And so am I!"

Sound familiar?

We hear some version of this often from our 150,000+ coaching students.

Even if you haven’t said it, you may have thought it.

That’s because:

Challenge is inevitably part of change.

If you’ve ever tried to change your own behavior or someone else’s, you know it can be difficult.

And, if you’re a nutrition coach, you’ve probably figured out (or at least suspected) that:

Much of what your clients are struggling with aren’t nutritional problems per se.

In other words, people generally know what they could or should be doing to be healthier, perform and recover better, and/or change their body composition.

They know they should eat fruits and vegetables, drink some water, get more sleep, manage their stress better, and so on.

They just don’t do those things.

Once you understand the everyday (even mundane) challenges that can affect clients’ change process and progress—and how they might show up in coaching interactions…

You become an exceptional coach with a sustainable coaching practice.

How to Solve the Toughest Behavior-Change Challenges teaches you how to help your clients keep learning and moving forward, regardless of what life throws at them.

What you’ll learn in How to Solve the Toughest
Behavior-Change Challenges

The most common biopsychosocial issues facing people in midlife (i.e., many of your clients!) and how to create empathetic action plans around them.

What to do if you suspect deeper issues are affecting your client’s health and fitness progress (while staying within scope of practice).


How to identify and address disordered eating within nutrition plans and know when it’s time to refer out beyond scope of practice.

Reassure your clients that they still have a remarkable capacity to make desired changes and thrive despite their challenges. (And then help them do it!)


A step-by-step guide to helping your clients identify challenges, prepare long-term goals, and plan for success.

Help your clients see that “progress” comes in many forms and that the coaching process is a journey, not a race.


Why coaches who try to “stick to exercise and nutrition” are doing their business a huge disservice, and what to do instead (without much effort).

PN’s “First Five” — a simple coaching system you can reliably try and trust whenever you encounter challenging client situations.

How the course works

How to Solve the Toughest Behavior-Change Challenges is a self-paced, digital course that gives you the skills to tackle complex, non-nutritional issues that can deeply impact your clients’ health and fitness results. Here’s an overview of the two core units:

Unit 1:
Your coaching toolbox

Estimated learning time: 5-7 hrs

This unit explores some of the most common challenges that can affect clients’ change process and progress and how they might affect and/or show up in coaching interactions.

You’ll get tools to “start strong” when encountering client challenges and learn how to apply some crucial elements of a coaching mindset, such as:

  • Demonstrating compassion
  • Teaching and using a growth mindset
  • Solution-focused approaches
  • Using the goals-skills-practices-actions (GSPA) framework to help clients build the capacities and abilities they need to change
  • Addressing resistance and ambivalence effectively and productively

Unit 2:
Your coaching playbook

Estimated learning time: 5-7 hrs

We’ll run some “coaching plays” with specific struggles, scenarios, and situations that you’re likely to encounter in coaching. You’ll also get strategies for how to potentially address them.

These experiences cut across many aspects of deep health, from body image to stress and substance use, emotional eating, and everything in between. All of them can affect coaching and change processes.

Tackle the complex non-nutritional issues that hold clients back

Get more confident, capable, and competent in addressing “icky, sticky, and tricky” client challenges with guidance from the originators of behavior-change nutrition coaching.

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What’s included in How to Solve the Toughest Behavior-Change Challenges?

40+ downloadable resources.

Get exclusive access to the coaching resources we use with PN clients. These include scripts & dialogues, worksheets, and assessments to help you identify challenges, measure your clients’ change capacity, and know what’s in your scope of practice.

Expert Insights Audio

As you progress through the course, you’ll get “behind the scenes” perspectives and conversations with our subject matter experts. (Get downloadable transcripts of all sound files, so you have a written record if you want to refer back quickly).

Apply this towards an Advanced Certificate in Change Psychology.

This is one of three required courses that make up our Specialist in Change Psychology Certificate. Take any of the courses as a standalone. Or take all three to get the certificate as a way to showcase your expertise and stand out from the crowd.

Real-world case studies.

Drawing on our experience with over 100,000 clients, we’ll share real-world examples of what you might see working with people—and provide an opportunity for you to get hands-on practice and apply what you’re learning.

Study at your own pace, anywhere.

All of the course materials are delivered digitally so that you can work through the course at your own speed, from anywhere in the world.

Use this course to earn CECs.

How to Solve the Toughest Behavior-Change Challenges qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organizations: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, CPTN, ISSA, NASM, NBHWC, PTA Global.

Why learn with Precision Nutrition?

Here are just a few reasons…

We’re the originators of behavior-change for nutrition coaching, and since 2005 we’ve used the tools, science, and systems in our courses to help over 100,000 people transform their health and fitness. (No other nutrition company in the world can say this.) That means everything you’ll learn has been proven in the real world, with real people.

We are the experts that other experts come to for help. Precision Nutrition advises organizations around the world, coaches elite athletes and sports teams, and has been featured in leading publications. There’s a reason over 2 million people come to our website every single month.

We’re the home of the world’s #1 nutrition coaching certification, with over 150,000 health and fitness professionals choosing to get certified by us.

Science-backed and peer-reviewed. Our coaching method was recently validated in 3 peer-reviewed studies. This means everything you’ll learn is backed by science.

Bottom line: If you want to learn how to coach nutrition from the best in the field, you’ve come to the right place.

Pricing

Get instant access to the How to Solve the Toughest Behavior-Change Challenges digital course materials for only $349. You’ll get the skills to tackle complex, non-nutritional issues that can deeply impact your clients’ health and fitness results — and help them move forward no matter what life throws at them.

How to Solve the Toughest Behavior-Change Challenges
$ 349 USD
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How to Solve the Toughest Behavior-Change Challenges
$ 349 USD
ONE-TIME PAYMENT
START THE COURSE NOW

45-day money-back guarantee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tackle the complex non-nutritional issues that hold clients back

Get more confident, capable, and competent in addressing “icky, sticky, and tricky” client challenges with guidance from the originators of behavior-change nutrition coaching.

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