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The Behavior Change Specialist course blends the studies of traditional cognitive behavioral therapy and somatic psychology to produce the most sustainable and lasting changes in the areas of fitness, wellness, lifestyle, and sports coaching–all content backed up by science. It is designed for students to gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities involved in motivating clients to help change health and fitness related behaviors.


This course is in partnership with NASM. Upon successful completion, students will take the NASM-BCS certification exam and receive the certification from NASM as a continuation of this relationship.

Behavior Change Specialist FAQ

The depth of learning is greater than that of learning directly online to receive the BCS certification. Life Time Academy’s commitment is to assist our students to apply skills in the workplace with the areas of emphasis that we know are valuable to your career success.

Behavior Change Specialist Course
You are enrolled in an online course and will also attend regularly scheduled labs that will supplement the online learning. During  your enrollment, you will receive credit for the following course:
Course Name Contact Hours Credit Hours
NASM - Behavior Change Specialist 38 3.5
Total 38 hours 3.5 credits

Independent Study.
There are weekly scheduled readings, online lectures, videos, activities, assignments and/or quizzes.

*Everyone studies differently! On average, our students have approx 6-8 hours of online study.

Weekly Online Webinars. Each week, you will have an online,  interactive lecture, called a webinar, led by your online-instructor. Each webinar is recorded so you can go back and view it.

How long is it?
The weekend lab is held on Sunday, July 8.

When are the labs?
Sunday, 9am-6pm

Where are the labs held?
Labs are held at your designated LTA campus

The next course will be offered Spring 2019.

Your Lab Instructor oversees the hands-on experience as well as the online curriculum.

Contact us and we can help you schedule a meeting with your local instructors to learn more about Life Time Academy.

See our faculty list here!

Life Time Academy Certificate of Completion

NASM – Behavior Change Specialist Certification

With a fitness certification, you can work in a variety of settings depending on your area of focus and your personal schedule and abilities. For example, our graduates have found careers anywhere from large national gyms to smaller boutique studios, self-employment, and beyond.

No. Life Time Academy does not guarantee job placement as employment is always at the full discretion of the employer. However, we do offer Placement Assistance:

  • Partnership with Life Time. We guarantee each of our graduates will receive an interview with Life Time, if Life Time is a desired potential employer. *Graduates do need to apply for a position before being offered the interview.
  • Additional Placement Services. We strive to help you find a job you love. We are always connecting with potential employers and send updated info on job postings as we learn about them. If you are curious about the jobs in your area, give us a call; we’re happy to help you on your search!
Application Fee $25.oo
Tuition $612.50
Lab Fee $40.00
Exam Fee $49.00
Total Course Cost $726.50

As a nationally accredited school we will be accepting federal financial aid in the near future. However, we currently offer tuition financing payment plans.

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