Are you in Canada? Click here to proceed to the HK Canada website.

For all other locations, click here to continue to the HK US website.

Human Kinetics Logo

Purchase Courses or Access Digital Products

If you are looking to purchase online videos, online courses or to access previously purchased digital products please press continue.

Mare Nostrum Logo

Purchase Print Products or eBooks

Human Kinetics print books and eBooks are now distributed by Mare Nostrum, throughout the UK, Europe, Africa and Middle East, delivered to you from their warehouse. Please visit our new UK website to purchase Human Kinetics printed or eBooks.

Feedback Icon Feedback Get $15 Off

Motivating People to Be Physically Active 3rd Edition Online CE Exam With Print Book

Author: Human Kinetics

$118.00 USD

Online CE Exam With Print Book
$118.00 USD

ISBN: 9781718222038

©2024


This package includes the following:
  • Motivating People to Be Physically Active, Third Edition, book
  • Online continuing education exam
Motivating People to Be Physically Active, Third Edition, is a comprehensive guide to methods that are proven to help people reduce sedentary behavior and incorporate physical activity as a regular part of their everyday lives. Research, theories, and concepts of behavioral science are clearly translated for health and fitness professionals who work in planning, developing, implementing, or evaluating physical activity programs.

This third edition has been updated with recent physical activity prevalence data and intervention studies, and public health recommendations are presented with updated guidance from Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. New content emphasizes social and ecological factors and mediators of behavior change, along with examples of inclusive, low-cost activities that can be performed in a variety of settings. The text also incorporates the use of technology-supported interventions such as wearable fitness trackers.

Five case studies of successful community and worksite programs offer creative starting points for designing interventions and serve as practical examples for putting theory into practice with stage-specific strategies for motivating a variety of participants. Also included are reproducible questionnaires, worksheets, and logs that can be used as tools to assist clients with their transition to more active living.

After reading the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe physical activity guidelines and the health benefits of meeting the recommended levels of physical activity contained within the guidelines.
  • Explain the concepts of motivational readiness and stages of change as applied to physical activity.
  • Describe social cognitive theory and other behavioral theories relevant to motivating people to be physically active.
  • Identify potential mediators of physical activity behavior change.
  • Describe stage-matched intervention strategies and key variables for which clients may benefit from receiving individualized feedback.
  • Explain a variety of ways to track physical activity patterns and intensity.
  • Assess clients’ physical and psychological readiness to increase physical activity.
  • Outline strategies for enhancing clients’ confidence and overcoming barriers to becoming more active.
  • Discuss strategies for incorporating the stages of motivational readiness for change model and navigating virtual settings in group-based physical activity programs.
  • Describe the benefits of worksite physical activity programs for all stakeholders and summarize best practices, especially for those who work from home or work a hybrid schedule.
  • Understand strategies for reaching individuals in community settings and tailoring messages intended to increase physical activity to their needs.

Audience

Certified fitness professionals, health education and health promotion professionals, and exercise physiologists.
Part I. Theoretical Background and Tools for Measuring Motivational Readiness

Chapter 1. Describing Physical Activity Interventions
Physical Activity Recommendations
Definitions of Physical Activity, Exercise, and Physical Fitness
Physical Activity Interventions
Theoretical Models
Motivational Readiness for Behavior Change
Conclusion

Chapter 2. The Stages of Motivational Readiness for Change Model
Motivational Readiness and the Stages of Change
Match Treatment Strategies to Stages of Change
Processes of Behavior Change
Conclusion

Chapter 3. Integrating Other Psychological Theories and Models
Ecological Model
Community Models
Individual and Interpersonal Models
Conclusion

Chapter 4. Putting Theories to Work by Looking at Mediators of Change
Consider Mediators of Physical Activity Behavior Change
Factors That Enhance Physical Activity
Unlock the Black Box
Conclusion

Chapter 5. Using the Stages Model for Successful Physical Activity Interventions
Jump Start to Health: A Workplace-Based Study
Jump Start: A Community-Based Study
Project Active: A Community-Based Study
Project STRIDE: A Community-Based Study
Step Into Motion: A Community-Based Study
Conclusion

Part II. Applications

Chapter 6. Assessing Physical Activity Patterns and Physical Fitness
Discovering Patterns of Physical Activity Behavior
Determining Intensity Level
Tracking Time
Assessing Fitness
Conclusion

Chapter 7. Using the Stages Model in Individual Counseling
Physical Readiness
Physical Activity History
Psychological Readiness
Confidence
Set Short- and Long-Term Goals
Measure Success
Conclusion

Chapter 8. Using the Stages Model in Group Counseling Programs
Leading a Stage-Based Group
Learning From a Sample Stage-Based Curriculum
Assessing Your Effectiveness as a Leader
Conclusion

Chapter 9. Using the Stages Model in Worksite 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
Planning Events
Adding Incentives for Participation
Conclusion

Chapter 10. Using the Stages Model in Community Programs
Assessing the Community’s Readiness for Change
Reaching Individuals Within a Community
Developing Stage-Matched Messages
Using a Remote Approach to Reach Your Target Audience
Working With Community Leaders to Reach Your Target Audience
Conclusion
Bess H. Marcus, PhD, is a professor of behavioral and social sciences and dean emerita of the School of Public Health at Brown University. She was a professor and the chair of the department of family medicine and public health at the University of California–San Diego from 2011 through 2017. She is a clinical health psychologist who has spent over 30 years conducting research on physical activity behavior and has published over 300 papers and book chapters as well as three books on this topic. She has developed a series of assessment instruments to measure psychosocial mediators of physical activity behavior and has also developed low-cost interventions to promote physical activity behavior in community, workplace, and primary care settings. Dr. Marcus is actively involved on numerous NIH grants on physical activity behavior and public health. Her work increasingly focuses on promoting physical activity in underserved and vulnerable populations. She has mentored numerous students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Citation Award from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in 2015. She delivered the President’s Lecture at the 2015 ACSM meeting and the Morris/Paffenbarger Exercise Is Medicine Lecture at the 2022 meeting.

Dr. Marcus enjoys staying active by walking with family and friends daily. She also enjoys strength training, yoga, and Pilates.

Dori Pekmezi, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor and vice chair in the department of health behavior in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research and teaching focus on the application of behavioral theory and technology to physical activity promotion in underserved or at-risk populations. She has published over 100 professional articles and book chapters on these topics and served as principal investigator or co-investigator on at least 15 physical activity research grants. Pekmezi is also a fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and served as cochair for the professional society’s Physical Activity Special Interest Group.

Dr. Pekmezi stays physically active by playing tennis with her friends and walking her sons to school.

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
Human Kinetics

Motivating People to Be Physically Active 3rd Edition Online CE Exam With Print Book

$118.00 USD
This package includes the following:
  • Motivating People to Be Physically Active, Third Edition, book
  • Online continuing education exam
Motivating People to Be Physically Active, Third Edition, is a comprehensive guide to methods that are proven to help people reduce sedentary behavior and incorporate physical activity as a regular part of their everyday lives. Research, theories, and concepts of behavioral science are clearly translated for health and fitness professionals who work in planning, developing, implementing, or evaluating physical activity programs.

This third edition has been updated with recent physical activity prevalence data and intervention studies, and public health recommendations are presented with updated guidance from Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. New content emphasizes social and ecological factors and mediators of behavior change, along with examples of inclusive, low-cost activities that can be performed in a variety of settings. The text also incorporates the use of technology-supported interventions such as wearable fitness trackers.

Five case studies of successful community and worksite programs offer creative starting points for designing interventions and serve as practical examples for putting theory into practice with stage-specific strategies for motivating a variety of participants. Also included are reproducible questionnaires, worksheets, and logs that can be used as tools to assist clients with their transition to more active living.

After reading the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe physical activity guidelines and the health benefits of meeting the recommended levels of physical activity contained within the guidelines.
  • Explain the concepts of motivational readiness and stages of change as applied to physical activity.
  • Describe social cognitive theory and other behavioral theories relevant to motivating people to be physically active.
  • Identify potential mediators of physical activity behavior change.
  • Describe stage-matched intervention strategies and key variables for which clients may benefit from receiving individualized feedback.
  • Explain a variety of ways to track physical activity patterns and intensity.
  • Assess clients’ physical and psychological readiness to increase physical activity.
  • Outline strategies for enhancing clients’ confidence and overcoming barriers to becoming more active.
  • Discuss strategies for incorporating the stages of motivational readiness for change model and navigating virtual settings in group-based physical activity programs.
  • Describe the benefits of worksite physical activity programs for all stakeholders and summarize best practices, especially for those who work from home or work a hybrid schedule.
  • Understand strategies for reaching individuals in community settings and tailoring messages intended to increase physical activity to their needs.

Audience

Certified fitness professionals, health education and health promotion professionals, and exercise physiologists.
Part I. Theoretical Background and Tools for Measuring Motivational Readiness

Chapter 1. Describing Physical Activity Interventions
Physical Activity Recommendations
Definitions of Physical Activity, Exercise, and Physical Fitness
Physical Activity Interventions
Theoretical Models
Motivational Readiness for Behavior Change
Conclusion

Chapter 2. The Stages of Motivational Readiness for Change Model
Motivational Readiness and the Stages of Change
Match Treatment Strategies to Stages of Change
Processes of Behavior Change
Conclusion

Chapter 3. Integrating Other Psychological Theories and Models
Ecological Model
Community Models
Individual and Interpersonal Models
Conclusion

Chapter 4. Putting Theories to Work by Looking at Mediators of Change
Consider Mediators of Physical Activity Behavior Change
Factors That Enhance Physical Activity
Unlock the Black Box
Conclusion

Chapter 5. Using the Stages Model for Successful Physical Activity Interventions
Jump Start to Health: A Workplace-Based Study
Jump Start: A Community-Based Study
Project Active: A Community-Based Study
Project STRIDE: A Community-Based Study
Step Into Motion: A Community-Based Study
Conclusion

Part II. Applications

Chapter 6. Assessing Physical Activity Patterns and Physical Fitness
Discovering Patterns of Physical Activity Behavior
Determining Intensity Level
Tracking Time
Assessing Fitness
Conclusion

Chapter 7. Using the Stages Model in Individual Counseling
Physical Readiness
Physical Activity History
Psychological Readiness
Confidence
Set Short- and Long-Term Goals
Measure Success
Conclusion

Chapter 8. Using the Stages Model in Group Counseling Programs
Leading a Stage-Based Group
Learning From a Sample Stage-Based Curriculum
Assessing Your Effectiveness as a Leader
Conclusion

Chapter 9. Using the Stages Model in Worksite 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
Planning Events
Adding Incentives for Participation
Conclusion

Chapter 10. Using the Stages Model in Community Programs
Assessing the Community’s Readiness for Change
Reaching Individuals Within a Community
Developing Stage-Matched Messages
Using a Remote Approach to Reach Your Target Audience
Working With Community Leaders to Reach Your Target Audience
Conclusion
Bess H. Marcus, PhD, is a professor of behavioral and social sciences and dean emerita of the School of Public Health at Brown University. She was a professor and the chair of the department of family medicine and public health at the University of California–San Diego from 2011 through 2017. She is a clinical health psychologist who has spent over 30 years conducting research on physical activity behavior and has published over 300 papers and book chapters as well as three books on this topic. She has developed a series of assessment instruments to measure psychosocial mediators of physical activity behavior and has also developed low-cost interventions to promote physical activity behavior in community, workplace, and primary care settings. Dr. Marcus is actively involved on numerous NIH grants on physical activity behavior and public health. Her work increasingly focuses on promoting physical activity in underserved and vulnerable populations. She has mentored numerous students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Citation Award from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in 2015. She delivered the President’s Lecture at the 2015 ACSM meeting and the Morris/Paffenbarger Exercise Is Medicine Lecture at the 2022 meeting.

Dr. Marcus enjoys staying active by walking with family and friends daily. She also enjoys strength training, yoga, and Pilates.

Dori Pekmezi, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor and vice chair in the department of health behavior in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research and teaching focus on the application of behavioral theory and technology to physical activity promotion in underserved or at-risk populations. She has published over 100 professional articles and book chapters on these topics and served as principal investigator or co-investigator on at least 15 physical activity research grants. Pekmezi is also a fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and served as cochair for the professional society’s Physical Activity Special Interest Group.

Dr. Pekmezi stays physically active by playing tennis with her friends and walking her sons to school.

Title

  • Online CE Exam With Print Book
View product