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  • ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th edition)
  • ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual
  • ACE Health Coach Manual
  • ACE Medical Exercise Specialist Manual

Curriculum Rooted in Science

Quality Programs for Students

ACE offers materials for each of our four certification programs accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Study materials are available for our Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Health Coach, and Medical Exercise Specialist programs.

Corresponding, easy-to-follow plans

ACE provides corresponding presentations and handouts so faculty members can deliver content in an easy-to-follow, digestible format. Essential information and examples are highlighted so students can learn more efficiently and better prepare for the ACE Certification Exam.

Tools for Numerous Settings

ACE programs are designed to fit the specific needs of four-year colleges and universities, community colleges and vocational programs. More than 20,000 students nationwide learn using ACE curriculum, including those at top institutions such as Boston College, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins University, and numerous trade schools and 2-year institutions.

For information on incorporating ace curriculum at your institution,  call (888) 825-3636, ext. 785 or email

A History of Serving Educators

ACE has cultivated long-lasting relationships with institutions nationwide. In addition to providing quality, NCCA-accredited programs that help students acquire the knowledge and skills to begin careers in health and fitness, ACE provides a number of benefits to educational partners. You can host exams, pass on savings to students, and utilize our step-by-step lesson plans.


ACE Curriculum Support

Request a Desk Copy

To request a complimentary desk copy, please choose which program you are most interested in implementing at your institution:

  • ACE Personal Trainer
  • ACE Group Fitness Instructor
  • ACE Health Coach
  • ACE Medical Exercise Specialist
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Access Ancillary Tools

If you are already an educational partner, you can access corresponding presentations and handouts in your ACE Education Partner account.

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Pass Savings to Students

ACE offers special discounted materials for your students. You can also extend that price to other faculty or on-site recreational centers at your institution.

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Get Your Staff Certified

If you're interested in getting your recreation center's staff or members of your faculty tools to earn an ACE Certification, please submit a request.

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