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Personal Trainer Certification

JUMPSTART YOUR CAREER IN FITNESSACE Academy Select

There are hundreds of personal trainer certification options on the market, but only one rooted in 30 years of science-based research from ACE, the world's largest nonprofit health and fitness organization. Only one is built on the foundation of our ACE Integrated Fitness Training® model, created to help health and fitness professionals deliver the type of individualized programs people need to adopt long-term, healthy behaviors. Becoming an ACE Certified Personal Trainer will give you a career advantage at thousands of facilities nationwide and the expertise you need to stand out among your peers with a certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).


WHY CHOOSE ACE?

Earning an ACE certification means more than meeting an industry standard accredited by both the NCCA and the European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA). It means being part of an organization that advocates on your behalf every day – among policymakers, among organizations who share our vision of eliminating the obesity epidemic, and businesses exploring workplace wellness solutions.

 

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ACE is the largest nonprofit fitness certificaiton organization with over 53,000 certified professionals.

FITNESS AS A CAREER

A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO THRIVECreate a Versatile Career

Sitting for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam will give you a chance to leverage the knowledge you gained in the classroom and get a jumpstart on a rewarding career. You can earn extra income while you're still in school and change the lives of people across your campus. Once you complete your education, you can join the more than 53,000 ACE professionals who work at gyms, hospitals, workplace wellness departments and universities in 83 countries worldwide. ACE has even secured agreements from health and fitness companies including 24 Hour Fitness, Anytime Fitness and Orangetheory Fitness, which have all guaranteed interviews for ACE Certified Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors who apply for qualifying positions nationwide.

 

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ACE Personal Trainer Manual

 ACE Personal Trainer Manual

The ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th Edition) is at the forefront of innovation in our industry. Rooted in the latest science, it marries the most recent peer-reviewed research with input from thousands of top personal trainers and health experts, and the evolution of the ACE IFT Model proven to help professionals deliver custom, individualized programs that work. More so than any other personal training resource available, the new manual delivers relevant tools that aspiring professionals and industry veterans can apply to the clients of today, including behavior change expertise, coaching philosophy and new technical standards for cardiorespiratory, functional movement and resistance training.

 

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ACE's Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals

ACE's Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals

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Manual Set $104.00
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  • Includes ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th Edition) and Essentials of Exercise Science text
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  • Identifies key concepts and definitions in the ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th Edition)
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  • On-the-go study aid to help you better understand the body’s systems and how they work together
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  • Online review designed for candidates about one month prior to their exam
Fitness Math $39.95
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  • Online course to help review critical math skills and formulae needed for exam
Exam $249.00
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In addition to our team of experts in the ACE Resource Center, we have a number of study resources you can use. Our Facebook page dedicated to people preparing for their certification exams can help connect you with study partners in your area or get tips from candidates who’ve been through the process. Our Exam Prep blog can also help you navigate complicated topics and give you valuable advice about exam sites, study techniques and what to expect on exam day.