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ACE Personal Trainer   

This class is no cost due to Fast Track Funding.

This provides you with the knowledge to prepare for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification exam. Additional supplemental documents are provided for use to train and design exercise programs for personal training clients.

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • The Exercise Professional's Guide to Personal Training

Please Note: You will receive a digital book if the physical book is on backorder.

 

This online instructor-led course provides you with the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification exam and become an effective personal trainer.

This course was designed under the guidance of outstanding faculty drawn from colleges/universities, the allied health/medical field, and the personal fitness training profession. Throughout the duration of the course, you will have access to presentations and outlines, specialized designed client documents, and 185+ practice test questions. This course also presents the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client's unique health, fitness, and goals.

Upon successfully completing the course and passing the ACE-CPT certification exam, you will be prepared to work in one of the fastest-growing segments of the service industries, according to the U.S. Labor Department of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections. You will be prepared to address that demand to work in fitness facilities, gyms, clubs, YMCAs, and other health/fitness settings working as personal trainers and fitness professionals.

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "Educational Fitness Solutions" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2019 – December 2022. Providership # 672784.

Continuing Education Credits/Units

This course qualifies for CECs/CEUs for the following organizations.

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
  • National Posture Institute (NPI)
 
  1. Human Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Applied Kinesiology, and Nutrition
  2. Principles of Adherence, Motivation, Behavior Change, and Health Psychology
  3. Communication and Teaching Techniques
  4. The ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model
  5. Building Rapport
  6. Health and Exercise History Information Assessment
  7. Functional Training: Assessments, Programming, and Progressions for Posture, Movement, Core, Balance, and Flexibility
  8. Physiological Assessments
  9. Resistance Training: Programming and Progressions
  10. Cardiorespiratory Training: Programming and Progressions
  11. Professional and Legal Responsibilities, Scope of Practice, and Business Strategies for Personal Trainers
  12. Special Exercise Programming Topics: Mind-body Exercise, Special Populations, and Exercise Implications of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries
 

What you will learn

  • Comprehensive understanding of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training™ (ACE IFT™) Model
  • Discover how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy, and behavior change in clients
  • Design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength
  • Functional Training: Assessments, Programming, and Progressions for Posture, Movement, Core, Balance, and Flexibility
  • Professional and Legal Responsibilities, Scope of Practice, and Business Strategies for Personal Trainers
  • Special Exercise Programming Topics: Mind-body Exercise, Special Populations, and Exercise Implications of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries

How you will benefit

  • Prepare for the ACE-CPT certification exam
  • Access to presentations and 185+ practice test questions
  • Complete the course at your own pace and without specific assignment due dates
  • Access to instructor for career guidance and mentorship
 

Ken Baldwin, M.ED., ACSM-H/FI has been involved in the fitness, wellness, and education profession for over 10 years. He is the senior editor, content expert, and lead author for ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer Textbook, Second Edition." He was chair of IDEA's National Personal Trainer Committee and chair of the Senior Fitness Subcommittee for the Massachusetts Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports. He serves on national committees for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), AAHPERD, and the Medical Fitness Association. His background includes operating and managing a personal training company, consulting at corporations, and lecturing at international conferences, public events, national conventions.

 
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