Date of Completion


Document Type

Open Access Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

First Advisor

Domenic Screnci


This paper explores the design of a 5-week course for Jamie O'Neil, a fitness and nutrition coaching company. Any quest to achieve optimal wellness requires the ability to make consistent personal choices that support one's own health, fitness, and nutritional needs. Efforts to support these choices are often strengthened when targeting both the cognitive and behavioral domains. Jamie O'Neil found this to be true. Clients revealed themselves to be highly self-critical and to operate on top of assumptions and beliefs about themselves. These beliefs deterred their motivation and ability to sustain new health habits. To ensure that both the cognitive and behavioral domains were adequately addressed, instructional designers employed microlearning, transformational learning theory, and social cognitive theory. Using bite-size content, supportive relationships, and reflective discourse this highly interactive course encourages learners to create and operate from new meaning perspectives as they explore fitness, nutrition, and health related concepts. Module topics include wellness and balance, setting goals and intentions, responsibility and consistency, acceptance and compassion, and resilience and resurgence. After completing this course, participants will be able to effectively use perspective reframing strategies to set and achieve personal fitness and wellness goals and view their experience as a learning journey.