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Improving Outcomes with Science-Based Expertise

With 117 million people in the United States suffering from more than one chronic health condition, the task of adequately empowering patients and clients to change has become more challenging than ever.* People from all walks of life are living in vicious cycles of successes and failures. They are plagued by lifestyles and social networks that lead to weight gain, high cholesterol, smoking and short-lived exercise routines. The key to breaking those cycles lies in qualified support and behavior change expertise, support rooted in science. ACE offers a number of solutions that help you or a member of your team successfully improve your patient outcomes long term. In addition to training the most highly competent and qualified health coaches and fitness leaders in the country, we are also dedicated to finding new ways to support public health by connecting those professionals to people from all walks of life.

To learn more about how you can expand your healthcare team, call (888) 825-3636, ext. 820 or email

Tools to Help Your Patients

ACE has a number of science-based, quality education programs to supplement the expertise you already possess. Learn to lead people from all walks of life to sustainable, healthy change by building knowledge and skills in behavior change, nutrition and physical activity. Help patients and clients turn physician recommendations into actionable results by adding an ACE Certified Health Coach or Medical Exercise Specialist to the team.

ACE Health Coach CertificationHealth Coach Certification

Providing adequate treatment for at-risk patients, in large part, has fallen on primary care physicians who are limited by time and resources. As a qualified member of the healthcare team, an ACE Certified Health Coach can help deliver individualized treatment based on a non-judgmental, personal relationship and a three-pronged expertise in behavior change, fitness and nutrition. By supporting both the physician and the patient, Health Coaches can help increase quality of care while decreasing costs. ACE offers the only Health Coach Certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Medical Exercise Specialist CertificationMedical Exercise Specialist Certification

As an ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, you or a member of your team will have the advanced expertise to best serve the client of today, a client who often suffers from a variety of chronic medical conditions. Having specialized, comprehensive knowledge in medical fitness will help create a critical link between community and the healthcare team. ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialists hold valuable expertise in creating programs for post-rehabilitative clients recovering from cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and musculoskeletal conditions; identifying postural imbalances; and implementing programs that train the body to overcome, and in many instances, prevent conditions from occurring.


Continuing Education

ACE Workshops

Get face to face with ACE Master Trainers in classroom environments by attending workshops held at local health facilities, university settings, community centers or industry conferences.
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Be part of live discussion between ACE and experts in exercise theory, behavior change, training overweight or obese clients for free with our monthly webinars. You’ll have the option to earn continuing professional education credits later on.
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Online Courses

Study at your own pace with distance learning courses that cover topics including nutrition, kinesiology, behavior change, specific needs of those impacted by obesity, or how exercise can impact specific health conditions.
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Specialist Programs

Add a specialist in weight management, youth fitness, senior fitness, therapeutic exercise, orthopedic exercise or a number of other fields to your team by exploring ACE Specialist Programs.
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To learn more about how you can expand your healthcare team, call (888) 825-3636, ext. 820 or email

*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014.


Bringing Health and Fitness Professionals into the Healthcare System

In recognition of physical activity’s value as a cornerstone of a more prevention-centered way of caring for the health and wellness of our nation’s people, ACE seeks public policies that position well-qualified health and fitness professionals as members of the patient-centered healthcare team, particularly for the prevention and treatment of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other lifestyle-related diseases.

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