Health Coach Study Programs
Study materials for the ACE Health Coach 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 presentation-led study platform, ACE Academy Select, ultimately offers the best value for professionals from fitness, health care, workplace wellness or a related field. As an added bonus, when you choose our Premium option, you get free shipping on your order.
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Health Coach Certification Exam
If you already hold a current NCCA-accredited health and fitness certification from another organization or if you have a background in anatomy, kinesiology and physiology, 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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Premium Payment Plan
When you choose our Premium Program, you have the option to divide the total cost into four monthly payments of $125. No interest or finance charges will apply, and you’ll get all the materials shipped to your house after the first payment is processed.
Free Exam Retest Voucher
Our retest exam voucher is good for 60 days after a candidate’s initial exam date. A useful tool for students who do not pass the ACE Health Coach exam on their first try, it can be redeemed for a second sitting of a Computer-Based Testing (CBT) exam. If included in your program, the voucher will automatically appear in your MyACE Account in the event you receive a failed exam score. Retest exam vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Presentation Lecture Series
A collection of 10 presentations led by an ACE-certified professional covering weight management psychology, the physiology of obesity, techniques for lifestyle coaching, development of exercise programs, and the relationship between physical activity and nutrition for weight control, as the material appears in the ACE Health Coach Manual.
12-Week Guided Email Series
Stay on track while you study for the ACE Health Coach Exam with guidance from our fitness experts and convenient weekly communication that lead you through the ACE Health Coach Manual.
Custom Progress Tracking
Individualized self-paced study track that allows users to check reading, video and quiz assignments off as they go.
Master the Manual
An accompanying study resource to the ACE Health Coach Manual, our Master the Manual text offers chapter-by-chapter outlines, assignments and quizzes to test your comprehension and reinforce key concepts. Valued at $30, Master the Manual helps you get the most out of your ACE Health Coach Manual.
ACE Health Coach Manual
Intended for fitness, wellness, corporate and allied health professionals, the ACE Health Coach Manual is the core study material for the ACE Health Coach Exam. The text incorporates expanded information about coaching people through nutrition and fitness behavior change, exercise programming based on the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® model, and up-to-date statistics from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine. Content includes contributions by fitness and industry leaders such as award-winning personal trainer Jonathan Ross, behavioral psychologist Dr. Michael Mantell and registered dietitian Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH.
An essential blueprint for the exam, the online exam review will help you understand how the actual test will be laid out, how many questions will be asked about each performance domain by topic, and how your score will be determined.
A highly-popular study tool, our practice tests simulate the actual ACE Health Coach Certification Exam. The online tests include 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 these practice tests two weeks prior to sitting for the exam.
ACE Academy Select
Included in our Premium program, ACE Academy Select uses presentations to give candidates an in-depth look at topics covered on the exam so they can better understand the content. The study resource also includes custom progress tracking, access to the ACE Resource Center, our Exam Review and two online practice tests.
Included in our Standard program, ACE Academy is a valuable resource for aspiring Health Coaches who need help staying on track throughout the study process. The resource includes a 12‑week guided e‑mail series, access to the ACE Resource Center, our Exam Review and an online practice test.
ACE Health Coach Manual eBook
Our new eBook creates a digital home for aspiring ACE Certified Health Coaches eager to take their studies on the go. Available for purchase at checkout with any study program or manual set, the innovative text incorporates the most modern technology in digital publications. Accessible from virtually any smartphone or tablet, the eBook allows users to bookmark and highlight key content, take notes, and access embedded hyperlinks when connected to the Internet.
If free shipping is included with your study program, you are eligible to receive all of your materials via Fedex Ground shipping. Please note this service is only available in the 50 U.S. states. Standard shipping charges will apply to residents of U.S. territories and countries outside of the United States.
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.
Good for 6 months from the purchase date of your study program, our electronic exam vouchers allow you to easily register for an exam administered at a site near you without any additional cost. To redeem, you will simply follow the instructions in your My ACE Account that you create upon checkout. You will not receive a voucher in the mail or email. Exam vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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.
Access to ACE Resource Center
If you can’t find the answer to a question you run across during your studies, don’t worry. Contact the ACE Resource Center for help or to assist in planning your exam prep strategy via email at resource@ACEfitness.org, on Live Chat or by phone at (888) 825-3636, ext. 796 Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST).