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ACE Personal Trainer University Curriculum Course

United States Sports Academy

Business Office1 Academy Dr
Daphne, AL USA 36526-7098

Ph: (251) 626-3303
United States Sports Academy

About United States Sports Academy

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and the world with programs in instruction, research and service. The Academy, known around the world as "America's Sports University," is the only accredited sport-specific institution in America offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. All online! The Academy also offers a variety of online continuing education courses, certificate and certification programs that provide professional development opportunities in coaching, sports management, fitness, strength and conditioning, and other related areas. Continuing education credits (CEUs) may be used for salary increments, job promotions, and to maintain or upgrade certifications. The Academy is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Bachelor of Sports Science degree (level II), the Master of Sports Science degree (level III), and the Doctor of Education degree (level IV). Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4512 for questions about the accreditation of the United States Sports Academy. The United States Sports Academy accepts students regardless of race, religion, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Course Description

The Personal Trainer Exam Review Course is a college course designed to help students prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam. Based on the ACE Personal Trainer Manual, this course will help students master the necessary information and theories of exercise science for personal training. The following areas will be covered:

Foundational Knowledge: Applied Science
Learn key concepts from exercise physiology, kinesiology, elementary biomechanics, anatomy, motor learning and control, nutrition and healthy eating, weight management, stress management and basic behavioral sciences. Review applications of the following knowledge areas: cardio respiratory physiology, metabolism, general physiology, the musculoskeletal system and principles of mechanics and physics as they relate to personal training.

Client Interview and Assessment
Understand how to assess your client’s current health and fitness status through procedures and forms to obtain health and medical information, assess client expectations, promote client adherence and conduct baseline measurements.

Program Design and Implementation
Learn to interpret the results of client assessment, establish client goals, develop a safe and effective exercise program, address health risk factors and teach safe and effective exercise. Evaluate principles and techniques of cardio respiratory, strength and flexibility training and become familiar with accepted standards and guidelines.

Program Progression, Modification and Maintenance
Make appropriate modifications to achieve exercise program goals and promote adherence. Learn how to make program adaptations based on individual client challenges, response to training and environmental conditions. Understand behavioral strategies to improve client adherence and success.

Professional Role and Responsibilities
Determine the best solutions to challenges dealing with emergency policies and procedures, scope of practice, legal and ethical responsibilities and fair business practices and documentation, as they relate to the personal trainer.