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  • Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Salary
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Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Requirements

To sit for the AHFS Certification Exam, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old and hold a current CPR/AED certification with a live skills check.
  • Hold a current NCCA-accredited Personal Trainer certification or bachelor's degree in exercise science or a related field at the time of exam registration.
  • SUBMIT PROOF of 300 completed hours of work experience designing and implementing exercise programs for apparently healthy or high-risk individuals, as documented by a qualified professional.
  • Present a current government-issued photo ID with signature (driver's license, passport, military ID) on scheduled exam day.

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Medical Fitness as a Career

Put Your Expertise to Work

The expertise you’ll gain as an ACE-certified AHFS will help you guide patients from regular treatment at a medical facility to routine Saturday morning fitness classes. It will help you lead a person who has suffered from a lifetime of inactivity to permanent, healthy change. Your in-depth knowledge of various diseases and disorders, and how you can use exercise to alleviate their effects, will give you a greater opportunity to establish meaningful relationships with medical doctors and other health-care professionals. Instead of viewing you as solely a member of the fitness industry, they will view you as a colleague. Someone they can trust to lead their overweight and diabetic patients, their chronic low-back pain sufferers, and athletes they have seen through knee surgery to real, healthy change.


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