About Coaching Healthy Lifestyle Change: An Integrative Approach for Health Professionals

Coaching Healthy Lifestyle Change: An Integrative Approach for Health Professionals is an interactive online textbook and assessment system designed to train health professionals to develop intervention strategies and coaching techniques that help their patients practice healthier behaviors.


Students: Medical students, nursing students, and allied health students; practicing health professionals, including doctors, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, occupational therapists, physical therapists and dietitians.

Professors\Instructors: Faculty who teach undergraduate and/or graduate level programs in medical schools, nursing schools, and departments of kinesiology\exercise science, health sciences, health education and physical education.

Coaching Healthy Lifestyle Change Features:

Personalized Learning

Students learn through a process of self-assessment, immediate feedback and reflection, which enables them to experience the evidence-based behavior change process first-hand.

Appropriate Rigor, Yet Engaging

Comprised of advanced concepts appropriate for graduate-level programs, Coaching Healthy Lifestyle Change covers behavior change theory, goal setting, advanced fitness and nutrition concepts, interviewing strategies and wellness coaching techniques.

Lifestyle Coaching from the Behavior Change Science Experts

Seamlessly integrated into Coaching Healthy Lifestyle Change, the Pro-Change LifeStyle Management Suite provides online coaching tutorials that enable students to practice interviewing their patients, assessing their stage of change, and developing evidence-based intervention strategies and guidance.

The LifeStyle Management Suite includes:

  • Exercise
  • Healthy Eating
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Management and
  • Adherence Programs.

The Lifestyle Management Suite was developed by the leading experts in behavior change theory, Drs. James and Jan Prochaska, and their team at Pro-Change Behavior Systems. See http://www.prochange.com/coaching-programs.

Flexible Teaching Tool

Coaching Healthy Lifestyle Change is formatted as manageable chapters and modules that enable instructors to select, prioritize and organize topics according to the learning objectives of the course.

Customizable Real-Time Data Analytics for Research and Education

Powered by Perceivant’s data analytics, the BearTracks Assessment and Reporting System provides an easy and effective way for instructors to measure changes in students’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors throughout the course. BearTracks provides an assessment framework that captures pre-course and post-course assessment data, as well as everything in between. Instructors and administrators can measure course efficacy in terms of skill development and attitude changes as well as knowledge acquisition. BearTracks’ assessments and reports are customizable, so instructors can add or modify assessments and create reports without technical assistance.


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