Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 1.0 CECs

Understanding How to Function Within the ACE Code of Ethics and Conduct 

As part of your leadership role in the health and fitness industry, it’s important to remember that the ACE Code of Ethics governs the ethical and professional conduct of all ACE Certified Professionals when working with clients, the public or other health and exercise professionals. Acting in accordance with the ACE Code of Ethics and Professional Practices and Disciplinary Procedures at all times will increase client safety and create a more positive experience for them to spread the word about your services.

This engaging refresher course will not only give you an overview of how to uphold the ACE Code of Ethics while being certified, but also a comprehensive understanding of the Code as well as the consequences and potential public harm that can come from violating each of its principles. Through 10 case studies, you will further understand the topics of professional boundaries, confidentiality, client referral, conflict of interest, gift policies, certification misrepresentation, misuse of intellectual property, negligence, scope of practice and which role you should play in certain situations.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose of and how to function within the ACE Code of Ethics and Conduct
  • Understand and operate within the scope of practice for the certification(s) that you hold and identify when to refer clients to the appropriate qualified professional
  • Establish and maintain professional boundaries (e.g., physically, emotionally, and verbally) and client privacy
  • Determine if an ethics violation has occurred and what steps to take if appropriate
  • Apply the learnings in this course to various professional situations

The content in this course is important for both the safety of ACE Certified Professionals and their clientele, and is to be applied by ACE Certified Professionals when working directly or indirectly with a client.

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
1.0 CECs

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2021 - December 2023). Providership # 687637