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ACE Sports Conditioning Specialty Certification

Help clients boost speed, strength, agility

With 31 percent of American adults who take part in at least one sport or physical activity, an expertise in sports conditioning will help you with a wide range of clients. Earning a Sports Conditioning Specialty Certification will increase your marketability to elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts training for an event or young competitors who need to increase their balance, strength, agility and speed.

Price: $399 Add to Cart

*Includes all courses below.

Who is it designed for?

Our Sports Conditioning Specialty Certification is intended for anyone within or outside the fitness industry interested in programs that help people improve their athletic performance. That could mean high school or community league athletic coaches who want their players to grow faster and stronger, first responders who need to improve their endurance, or fitness professionals preparing clients for a sports season or a personal goal.

How do I earn one?

To earn a Sports Conditioning Specialty Certification, you must review all of the components listed below and take the quizzes associated with the material. Although you may complete courses for any Specialty Certification, ACE will not recognize you as a Specialist unless you also hold a current NCCA-accredited certification or an equivalent professional credential. For a list of accepted pre-requisite credentials, click here.

After you complete all courses and quizzes, an ACE Specialty Certification and continuing education credits (CECs) will be uploaded into your My ACE account. Specialty Certifications do not expire, and the purchase price includes all materials and fees necessary to become a Specialist.

Have other questions about ACE Specialty Certifications? Check out our list of FAQs.

 

For health and fitness professionals, a Sports Conditioning Specialty Certification is equivalent to 2.5 ACE CECs, 25.0 ACSM CECs, 1.9 NASM CEUs or 1.5 NFPT CECs.
Sport Core

Sport Core
(Book, DVD, Online Quiz)

Understand and apply the principles of stability and rotary power into training design with information by industry innovator Peter Twist. Create a center for movement and force transfer by developing the core using whole body, closed-kinetic chain stability and strength.

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Understand and apply the principles of stability and rotary power into your training design with information by industry innovator Peter Twist. Create a center for movement and force transfer by developing the core using whole body, closed-kinetic chain stability and rotary power. Regulate balance among your clients and foster dynamic performance by helping to stabilize their core, fostering powerful arms and legs.

 

You will learn:

  • Twist Sport Conditioning training paradigm, including Sport Core exercises using the Bosu Balance Trainer™, Medicine Balls, Slastix™, free weights and stability balls
  • Training programs for youth athletes, adult recreationalists and elite adult athletes using innovative Sport Core exercises
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of science and practical application related to implementation of Sport Core exercises
ABC (Agility, Balance, Coordination) Fitness Training Specialist

ABC (Agility, Balance, Coordination) Fitness Training Specialist
(Book, DVD, Online Quiz)

Enhance agility, balance and coordination with training techniques and drills that require minimal space. Learn to recognize areas to improve athleticism, and achieve that improvement by incorporating appropriate progressions and drills that improve footwork, control, agility, balance and coordination.

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Accelerate your client’s agility, balance and coordination with training techniques and drills that require minimal space. Supplement your knowledge of assessments with valuable information about recognizing areas your client can improve athleticism. Learn training progressions and fun ways to improve footwork, control, agility, balance and coordination among all clients – even those who consider themselves non-athletic.

 

You will learn:

  • Effects of balance on agility and coordination
  • Assessment techniques to determine current agility, balance and coordination skills
  • 100 ways to improve footwork, control, balance, agility and coordination
  • Basics of proprioception training and ABC training progressions
  • Smart equipment and exercise choices, and effective warm-ups
Sport Strength-Chest and Back

Sport Strength-Chest and Back
(Book, DVD, Online Quiz)

Integrate push-pull exercises that incorporate balance and movement for truly effective results, developed by industry innovator Peter Twist. The Linked Strength system for chest and back trains the body to become more skillful and develop intelligent strength to meet the demands of everyday life and sports.

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Learn to integrate push-pull exercises that incorporate balance and movement for truly effective results, developed by industry innovator Peter Twist. The Linked Strength system for chest and back trains the body to become more skillful and develop intelligent strength to meet the demands of everyday life and sports. Foster strength among your clients that allows them to transfer force from the legs through the core to the upper body.

 

You will learn:

  • How to implement the Twist Conditioning paradigm into training programs, including Sport Strength – Chest & Back exercises that foster true athleticism in clients
  • To build training programs for youth athletes, adult recreationalists and elite adult athletes using innovative Sport Strength – Chest & Back exercises
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of science and practical application related to implementing the Twist Conditioning paradigm and Sport Strength – Chest & Back exercises
Sport Strength-Legs and Shoulders

Sport Strength-Legs and Shoulders
(Book, DVD, Online Quiz)

Success in sport and life movement requires the ability to transfer force from legs through the core to the upper body seamlessly. Learn to incorporate movement and balance into training programs to achieve smarter bodies, stronger legs and shoulders.

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Learn a state-of-the-art sport strength training program with this at-home study package designed by industry innovator Peter Twist. Success in sport and life movement requires the ability to transfer force from legs through the core to the upper body seamlessly. Learn to incorporate movement and balance into training programs to achieve smarter bodies, stronger legs and shoulders.

 

You will learn:

  • How to implement the Twist Conditioning paradigm into training programs, including Sport Strength – Legs & Shoulders exercises that foster true athleticism in clients
  • To build training programs for youth athletes, adult recreationalists and elite adult athletes using innovative Sport Strength – Legs & Shoulders exercises
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of science and practical application related to implementing the Twist Conditioning paradigm and Sport Strength – Legs & Shoulders exercises
Designing Sports Conditioning Workouts for Personal Training Clients and Group Fitness Classes (Recorded Webinar)

Designing Sports Conditioning Workouts for Personal Training Clients and Group Fitness Classes (Recorded Webinar)
(Online Content, Online Quiz)

Learn more about structuring challenging workouts for all clients based on appropriate intensity progression with ACE Exercise Physiologist Pete McCall. Discover strategies for designing and teaching sports conditioning workouts that add variety so clients stay interested and coming back.

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Get clients to embrace their inner athlete by adding sports conditioning drills to their workouts or group classes. Join ACE Exercise Physiologist Pete McCall in this webinar recorded Feb. 17, 2012, to learn more about structuring challenging workouts for all clients based on appropriate intensity progression. Discover strategies for designing and teaching sports conditioning workouts for all skill levels, which can add variety so clients stay interested and coming back.

 

You will learn:

  • Types of sports conditioning drills and how to incorporate them into workouts based on client’s level of ability
  • Proper use of intensity progression workouts for one-on-one and group sessions
  • Strategies for designing and teaching sports conditioning that will challenge all levels
Thermoregulation and Hydration in the Body - Keys to Performance Success (Recorded Webinar)

Thermoregulation and Hydration in the Body - Keys to Performance Success (Recorded Webinar)
(Online Content, Online Quiz)

Effective hydration strategies can not only prevent dehydration but also have a positive effect on endurance and performance. Discover the ins and outs of body water and ways you can help your clients get more from their bodies.

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Arm yourself with the tools to maximize success with a brief overview of the body’s thermoregulatory mechanisms. Effective hydration strategies can not only prevent dehydration but also have a positive effect on endurance and performance. Discover the ins and outs of body water and ways you can help your clients get more from their bodies.

 

You will learn:

  • An overview of the body’s thermoregulatory mechanisms and body water
  • Effective hydration strategies to prevent dehydration and heat illness
  • Relationship of hydration on improved performance and endurance
Fitness Professionals' Guide to Sports Nutrition and Weight Management

Fitness Professionals' Guide to Sports Nutrition and Weight Management
(Book, DVD, Online Quiz)

Master the basics of nutrition so you can intelligently answer your clients? questions with valuable advice based on government guidelines and science-based research. Learn when to refer clients who are using nutritional supplements or showing signs of an eating disorder to an appropriate health care professional.

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Master the basics of nutrition so you can intelligently answer your clients’ questions with valuable advice based on government guidelines and science-based research. Discover weight-loss strategies you can use to help them meet their goals. Learn when to refer clients who are using nutritional supplements or showing signs of an eating disorder to a physician, registered dietician or the appropriate health care professional. 

 

You will learn:

  • Rules of nutrition including Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid Food Guidance System
  • How energy systems work and the impact digestion has on physical activity
  • Effects of various macronutrients and micronutrients on body function during exercise
  • Pros and cons of trend diets
  • To identify symptoms of various eating disorders

 

If you’ve already completed one or more of the courses listed above, call (888) 825-3636, ext. 782 to find out how you can apply your credits toward a specialty certification.