Companies or organizations interested in becoming a sponsor for ACE Symposium must meet the following criteria. Please note that meeting all of our requirements does not guarantee acceptance. ACE reserves the right to make all final decisions concerning sponsorships:
ACE-certified professionals are guided by the following principles of conduct as they interact with clients, the public, and other health and fitness professionals.
ACE-certified professionals will endeavor to:
It is ACE’s position that it is outside the defined scope of practice of a fitness professional to recommend, prescribe, sell or supply nutritional supplements to clients. Without possessing the requisite qualifications (e.g., R.D.), recommending supplements can place the client’s health at risk and possibly expose the fitness professional to disciplinary action and litigation. If a client wants to take supplements, a fitness professional should work in conjunction with a qualified registered dietitian or medical doctor to provide safe and effective nutritional education and recommendations.
ACE recognizes that some fitness and health clubs encourage or require their employees to sell nutritional supplements. If this is a condition of employment, fitness professionals should protect themselves by ensuring their employers possess adequate insurance coverage for them should a problem arise. Furthermore, ACE strongly encourages continuing education on diet and nutrition for all fitness professionals.
For more on becoming a sponsor for either one or both of our ACE Symposium events, contact Kerrie Breitenbach at (888) 825-3636, ext. 722 or via email at kerrie.breitenbach@ACEfitness.org.