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November 22, 2010, 12:00AM PT in Exam Preparation Blog  |  0 Comments

Questions? I've got lots of questions but I want more...

Questions?

(Updated May 2, 2011)

Preparing for the ACE exam can be different for everyone. Some candidates do best by reading the material over and over. Other candidates learn best by doing – testing the principles and ideas out on their friends, families, and unsuspecting co-workers. Almost all candidates want to test their knowledge ahead of time. They want to see how they are doing, how much they comprehend, and find out what isn’t sticking in their brain. This is where sample questions come in handy. Now, not the typical raise your hand in class questions, but the more formal pre-tests, end of chapter questions, etc.

ACE frequently is asked, ‘don’t you have more questions? I need more chances to test myself before I go into the actual exam!’  Well, below is a list of all the question opportunities ACE currently offers. Some of these you may already be aware of, while other options may be brand new.

 Despite the wide variety offered, you shouldn’t see a repeat of questions from option to option. The questions (and answers) provided by the examples are reflective of the type of questions you should see on the certification exam.  Unless otherwise indicated, the items below are available for all four of our certifications.

Master the Manual (PT, GFI, HC, AHFS) – various numbers of questions per chapter, paper version, don’t forget the study guide at the end of each chapter in the Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals manual!

Online Diagnostic (PT, GFI, HC, AHFS) – 60 questions, taken on the computer, 2 versions for Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Health Coach and 1 version for AHFS

Exam Review (PT, GFI, HC, AHFS)– At the end of each module you will be given a quiz with questions relating to the information in that module (keep your eyes peeled – AHFS may be coming soon!)

So what do you do when you’ve exhausted all those options? Well, it depends on how you did. Maybe you’re ready to take the exam! Or maybe you’re ready for a bit more studying. That will be up to you.

Questions? Need help getting access to one of the options above? Just contact an Education Consultant at 1-800-825-3636 x782.

By April Merritt
April Merritt holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, a master’s degree in Health Promotion, and several ACE certifications including Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Health Coach.

April Merritt holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, a master’s degree in Health Promotion, and several ACE certifications including Personal Trainer and Health Coach.

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