HFJ: July - August 2021 CEC Course #1
HFJ: July - August 2021 CEC Course #1

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® July - August 2021 CEC Course #1: Personality Traits and Physical Activity: Helping Exercise Professionals Maximize Client Outcomes

By A'Naja Newsome, M.S.; Marcus Kilpatrick, Ph.D., FACSM; Gianna Mastrofini, B.S.; and Kathryn Wilson, Ph.D.


The five-factor model (FFM) offers a contextual framework for understanding the dominant personality traits. Practitioners are encouraged to leverage their understanding of these traits as an opportunity to design exercise programs, encourage long-term exercise behavior, and tailor motivation strategies for clients. Literature suggests that this may increase programming effectiveness and, as a result, improve client rapport. All clients will fall on a bipolar continuum of traits that interact to inform engagement and preferences for exercise.

This course expires on AUGUST 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. according to your time zone.


This course includes an online ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® Article and a corresponding online quiz.

All course content will be presented to you electronically upon completion of your purchase. This includes all articles, quizzes, and certificates (certificates awarded upon successful completion of the quizzes).

No substitutions or refunds will be allowed for this CEC course.

This course has an individual expiration date listed above. All course content must be completed prior to the expiration date. ACSM will not offer refunds, transfers, or course credits for not completing courses prior to their expiration date or for duplicate purchases.

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