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Who we are & what we do

American Council on Exercise® (ACE ®)Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise® (ACE ®) is a nonprofit organization committed to America’s health and wellbeing. Over the past 25 years, we have become an established resource for both fitness professionals and consumers, providing comprehensive, unbiased, scientific research impacting the fitness industry and validating ourselves as the thought leader and trusted authority on fitness.

Today, ACE is the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world. With a long heritage in certification, education, training and public outreach, we are among the most respected fitness organizations in the industry and resource consumers have come to trust for health and fitness education.

Why choose a certified fitness professional?

The American Council on Exercise® (ACE ®) recommends only working with fitness professionals who hold a certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The NCCA has established rigorous standards for the accreditation of professional certification programs and NCCA-accreditation is the benchmark for professional credentials in allied healthcare. For more information on NCCA Accreditation please visit our accreditation page.

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