Behavior analysts apply behavior-analytic concepts and principles to improve personal health and fitness, with a focus on diet and exercise modification. They work directly with individuals, or in collaboration with healthcare professionals, registered dietitians, and personal trainers, to help others achieve meaningful behavior change and better their health and wellness outcomes.

Health and fitness is one of many applied behavior analysis (ABA) subspecialties. To learn more about ABA and its application in other subspecialties, check out the About Behavior Analysis web page.

Health and Fitness Subspecialty Fact Sheet

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Behavior Analysis in Health and Fitness is one of several ABA subspecialty fact sheets produced by the BACB in partnership with subject matter experts (SMEs).

Each fact sheet also includes a list of additional resources and reading materials for those who wish to learn more.

This resource may be freely distributed and hosted online.

Behavior Analysis in Health, Fitness, and Sports

By Raymond G. Miltenberger, PhD, BCBA-D

You can find all of the BACB’s ABA subspecialty videos on our BACB Videos web page or our YouTube channel.

A breakdown of certificants by primary ABA subspecialty is available in the Primary Areas of Professional Emphasis infographic on the BACB Certificant Data web page.