Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Study Programs
Study materials for our Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Certification come in two options – both of which offer you an exam voucher and a variety of study materials to help you prepare. The Premium program, which includes our self-paced study system, ACE Academy, ultimately offers the best value for health and fitness professionals interested in becoming an AHFS. As an added bonus, when you choose our Premium option, you get free shipping on your order.
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Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Certification Exam
If you already have an extensive background in cardiovascular, metabolic and musculoskeletal diseases and disorders, and how exercise can affect each, you can elect to take the exam without purchasing any of the study materials. Find out more about the exam and our eligibility requirements by clicking below.
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Essentials of Exercise Science Flashcards
Known as a great on-the-go study tool, you can use this spiral-bound deck of flashcards as a valuable and creative way to study for the exam. Valued at $35, the set makes it easy to have a study buddy or loved one quiz you for added learning.
Purchase a Computer-based Testing (CBT) exam registration voucher with your study materials so you have everything you need to prepare and sit for the ACE Certification Exam. Good for 6 months from purchase date, simply follow the instructions to redeem and schedule an exam at a testing center near you. Vouchers are electronic. When purchased they will be automatically added into your account. You will not receive a voucher in the mail or email.
Exam vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable. The voucher is electronic (nothing will be mailed to you).
ACE's Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals
A core study material for both the ACE Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor certification exams, ACE's Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals covers foundational knowledge of exercise science needed to develop and deliver safe and effective exercise programs. The text, which many professionals use as an on-the-job resource throughout their careers, covers human anatomy, exercise physiology, the fundamentals of applied kinesiology, nutrition basics and the physiology of training. It is not meant to serve as a comprehensive resource of exercise science information, but instead serves as a text of core content universal to all fitness professionals.
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Premium Payment Plan
When you choose our Premium Program, you have the option to divide the total cost into four monthly payments of $149.75. No interest or finance charges will apply, and you’ll get all the materials shipped to your house after the first payment is processed.
Our self-paced study system for the ACE Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Certification Exam valued at $410 includes 12 weekly guided e-mails with reading assignments, one online practice test, our exam review course and access to experts in our ACE Resource Center.
12-Week Guided Email Series
Stay on track while you study for the ACE Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Exam with guidance from our fitness experts and convenient weekly communication that lead you through the Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Manual.
Determine your level of preparedness for the Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Certification Exam with a hard-copy sample test comprised of 60 multiple-choice questions representative of what you’ll experience on exam day. ACE recommends using this study aid about a month prior to the exam in order to allow sufficient time to review material, if needed. You can also use it to gauge your progress throughout the study process.
Master the Manual
Our helpful, comprehensive workbook helps guide you through the Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Manual with chapter-by-chapter questions that gauge your understanding of the material. Use this study guide to review information you’ve read in each manual chapter, identify key terms, and answer practice questions that mirror those that will appear on the exam. Exercises include multiple-choice, matching and fill-in-the-blank questions, as well as in-depth written questions that test your practice knowledge of the most common cardiovascular, metabolic, and musculoskeletal diseases and disorders seen by fitness professionals.
ACE Advanced Health and
Fitness Specialist Manual
The Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Manual has been developed and reviewed by 23 of the leading experts in fitness, sports medicine, nutrition, corrective exercise, physical therapy, orthopedic surgery, diabetes and cardiac rehabilitation. The comprehensive resource, complete with essential information about developing rapport with clients, covers cardiovascular, metabolic, and musculoskeletal diseases and disorders most often seen by fitness professionals and helps them move beyond working with apparently healthy individuals.
Designed for Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist candidates about one month before they sit for the exam, this course serves as a brief review of all four modalities necessary to pass – assessment, program design, program implementation and management, and professional responsibility. The online format allows candidates to test their knowledge from the comfort of their home or office.
A highly-popular study tool, our practice test simulates the actual Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Certification Exam. The online test includes 60 multiple-choice questions and detailed reports with immediate, crucial feedback on your performance, including references to specific areas within the manual to focus on. You should plan on taking this practice test two weeks prior to sitting for the exam.