Promoting Physical Activity

Enhancing Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Skills

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Julie Schwartz MS, RD, CSSD, LD, ACSM-HFS

Julie Schwartz MS, RD, CSSD, LD, ACSM-HFS

Promoting Physical Activity

This webinar will provide a lively presentation on the principles of motivational interviewing, wellness coaching and behavior change tools. The program will include a case study to demonstrate motivational interviewing and coaching principles.

The goal of this course is to present and apply the principles of motivational interviewing and coaching to behavior change. Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Use two motivational interviewing principles with patients to promote physical activity behavior change.
  • Discuss how to use additional behavior change strategies with patients to increase physical activity.
  • Identify and use tools to help patients move through the stages of change to an active lifestyle that meets recommended physical activity guidelines.

Format: Pre-recorded Activity

Continuing Education: (Click here to take this course)

  • Registered Dietitians, Dietetic Technicians: 1.0 (Level 1) CPE credit hour
  • Nurses: 1.0 ANCC contact hour
  • Health Educators: 1.0 CECH

Cost: This educational activity is provided free by courtesy of The Coca-Cola Company Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness and OnCourse Healthcare Group for the advancement of patient care (registration is required).

Target Audience: Registered dietitians, dietetic technicians, nurses, and other health professionals involved in wellness and disease prevention.


Julie Schwartz MS, RD, CSSD, LD, ACSM-HFS

Julie currently is Coordinator of Nutrition Services at Emory Bariatric Center and owner of Nutri-Well Coaching. Emory Bariatric Center offers a full spectrum of Bariatric services including surgical and medical interventions. She has over twenty years of experience working with individuals, groups, and corporations in wellness initiatives, weight management, nutrition, behavior modification, and personal training. Julie combines her training as a wellness coach with her expertise in nutrition and fitness to offer a fresh language and approach to weight management emphasizing client driven, systematic, doable steps which builds confidence and sustainability.

DISCLOSURES TO PARTICIPANTS: Participants must complete the program in its entirety to receive a certificate of completion. The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Healthcare Group guarantees the content of these educational activities are free from bias. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.
ACCREDITATION: educational events are provided by is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. is also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing (provider no. FBN 50-1489) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider no. CEP 13213). is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489). is a designated multiple event provider of continuing education clock hours (CECH) by the National Commission for Health Credentialing Inc., provider #CA0084, approval period January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015.