American Council on Exercise Launches All-New Personal Trainer Certification Study Program

Posted: Jul 07, 2020 in ACE Press Releases

San Diego, Calif., July 7, 2020—Today, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) launches an all-new ACE Personal Trainer Study Program, once again raising the bar for certification programs of this type. The experts behind thACE study program say that it provides the current, highest quality education, and self-study experience available. The ACE Personal Trainer Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), considered to be the gold standard for certification accreditation in fitness and health. 

“Preparing for certification through ACE means having the best study program based on the latest scientific evidence and learning-design best practices, demanding recognition and respect from those in the industry,” says Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, president and chief science officer for American Council on Exercise. “The education and tools within the new ACE Personal Trainer Study Program equip exercise professionals to apply quality science, so they are ready to work and be successful with clients.” 

The content evolution in the ACE Personal Trainer Study Program includes four key elements: 

  • The ACE Mover Method™, the philosophy designed to train exercise professionals and health coaches to empower their clients in making behavioral changes for improved and sustained fitness and overall health. 
  • A client-centered approach to communication and program design which allows exercise professionals to build a collaborative, respectful and trusting client-personal trainer relationship. 
  • The ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model , a systematic approach to designing and progressing exercise programs with consideration for the client’s readiness, capability, needs and goals. The ACE IFT Model has been bolstered by recent research and streamlined so professionals gain a better grasp of the science and can better apply it in their day-to-day work. 
  • Foundational information for applying evidence-based exercise science in a professional setting with clients of all ages and health considerations. 

“The new Personal Trainer Study Program provides a true integration of the art and science of personal training, with a study experience designed to fit an individual’s learning preference and pace,” said Lauren Shroyer, ACE senior director of product development. She notes that the completely updated study program features a multidimensional experience that offers intelligent technology, custom interactions and dedicated support. “We developed this study program to prepare exam candidates for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and to have a rewarding career of empowering clients to achieve better health and fitness.”  

ACE believes that well-qualified exercise professionals and health coaches who hold accredited certifications are an untapped resource in communities across the country. These trusted experts and the programs they develop, have the potential to vastly help more people adopt and sustain healthy, active lifestyles and overcome lifestyle-related diseases.  


The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization with global reach that works to improve physical-activity levels by certifying exercise professionals and health coaches, publishing original research, convening experts on physical activity and health, working directly with community groups, and advocating for policies to get people from all walks of life moving. The 90,000 exercise professionals and health coaches certified by ACE are among the most respected in the world of fitness, helping people embrace physical activity and adopt healthier lifestyles. For more information, call 800-825-3636 or visit AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE, ACE and ACE logos are Registered Trademarks of the American Council on Exercise.? 

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