Certified Active Lifestyle Motivation (C.A.L.M.) Coach

Short Course / 3 Days

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Certification
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Learn about the scientific bases of active lifestyles exercise motivations and more in this course.

Learning Outcomes

From this course, you will learn to understand the scientific bases of active lifestyles and exercise motivation, including:

  1. Identifying clients’ various obstacles to adopting a healthy lifestyle
  2. Using assessment and measurement tools to understand client personalities, motivational styles, and lifestyle status
  3. Applying Motivational Coaching Conversations to support client’s behavioural change
  4. Applying evidence-based cognitive-behavioural strategies to promote and support adherence to active lifestyles
  5. Understanding the unique needs of different special populations, such as the elderly, post-injury, pregnant women, eating disorder
 Note: This is a non-clinical course. Coaches will be taught to refer out to clinical specialists for some conditions.

Course 
Schedule

Application Period: 

  • Run A: 3 Dec 2020 to 19 Feb 2021
  • Run B: 25 Feb 2021 – 1 May 2021

Course Dates:

  • Run A: 15 – 17 Feb 2021 (Face-to-face)
  • Run B: 16 – 18 May 2021 (Face-to-face)

Time: 9am to 5pm

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

This course consists of 8 modules:

Scientific bases of active lifestyles and exercise motivation (Theory)
Client obstacles to adopting a healthy lifestyle (Theory & Practical)
Assessment and measurement tools to understand client personalities, motivational styles, and lifestyle status (Practical)
Motivational Coaching Conversations to support client behavioural change (Role Play)
Designing cognitive-behaviouralstrategies to promote and support adherenceto active lifestyles (Part 1)
Designing cognitive-behavioural strategies to promote and support adherence to active lifestyles (Part 2)
Different target special populations, such as the elderly, overweight, post-injury, pregnant, and eating disordered clients (Theory)
In-course assessment (Written & Practicals)

Trainer's Profile

Edgar Tham

Edgar is Singapore's pioneer Sport & Performance Psychologist; he has worked with more than 40 different performance domains (e.g., sports, music, performing arts, military, civil defense, business, sales, online forex/futures trading, motor racing, professional poker, etc) from the schools to world championship levels since 1993. He was employed by the Singapore Government as its very first local sport psychologist in 1995. Edgar was the founding Head of the Sport Psychology Unit of the Singapore Sports Council in 1996. He was team consultant and travelling psychologist to numerous national teams preparing for the SEA Games, Asian Youth Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Youth Olympic Games, Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, World Championships, and ASEAN Armies Rifle Meets (till 2001). Currently, Edgar is a full-time sport & performance psychologist in private practice. He has consulted for and implemented season-long sport psychology programmes for numerous sports teams. He is also a longtime lecturer for the Singapore Sports Council’s National Coaching Accreditation Programme in Sport Psychology (Mental Skills Training) since 1996.

Certification

Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass assessments.


Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:
  • 18 years old and older
  • Personal active and regular participation in competitive sport, exercise, or physical activities
  • Note: Course participants are expected to access to a wifi-enabled notebook or ipad during the entire course

Course Fees

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.
For Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.
Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) below the age of 40 years$208.65
Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 40 and above$208.65
Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)$208.65
Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)$78.65
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy For Singaporeans$78.65
Full Course Fee$695.50