Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Matthew P. Normand

First Committee Member

Carolynn Kohn

Second Committee Member

Carole Van Camp


The World Health Organization recommends that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every week. Engaging in physical activity improves long-term health, unfortunately, half of the adults in the United States do not meet the recommended levels. Health coaching is a patient-oriented approach to deliver behavior change interventions that has been shown to increase physical activity and improve health outcomes. Self-monitoring is a component of health coaching, and is a behavior change technique that has been identified as an integral component of health interventions that resulted in improved health outcomes. However, the specific effects of self-monitoring as a component of a health coaching package are unclear. The current study employed a single-case, multiple-baseline across participants design to evaluate the effects of self-monitoring on physical activity within a health coaching package. Three adult females participated in the study. Active Zone Minutes and steps were the primary and secondary dependent variables, as measured by the Fitbit Inspire 2. There were no clear changes in physical activity, as measured by Active Zone Minutes and step counts, across the health coaching and instructed self-monitoring phases for any of the three participants.



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