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ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model for Exercise Program Design - Free Online Course

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM 1.0 CECs Included in Course:Online Content Online Quiz FREE  Add To Cart

ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model for Exercise Program Design - Free Online Course

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  • Imagine if…

    • There was a simple, systematic approach to exercise programming that was relevant, appropriate, effective and adaptable for ANY client’s unique characteristics.
    • There were customized fitness programs and progressions for ALL individuals for cardiorespiratory, functional, resistance, balance, flexibility and core training.
    • Personal trainers could determine each client’s readiness to change, and then implement effective strategies to promote trust, healthy behaviors and program adherence.
    • Personal training could consistently provide positive and memorable experiences that would drive participation and retention.

    Imagine no more. Whether a client is just beginning to exercise after years of sedentary living, or is an elite-level athlete trying to fine tune their performance, the new ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model from the American Council on Exercise provides an innovative, systematic and comprehensive approach to achieve lasting results. Integrating assessments and programs to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change, the model provides the blueprint for personal trainers to design exercise programs that improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular endurance and strength for all clients.

    Join us for this free online course providing an introduction to the new ACE IFT Model for exercise program design in the convenience of your own home, using a self-paced approach.



    Upon successful completion you will be able to:

    • Discuss the components and variables of a well-designed exercise program to address both the needs and wants of a client.
    • Describe a model for exercise program design where the underlying principle is to first help clients by implementing strategies to change their behavior in order to make exercise a part of their lives.
    • Understand how to design an exercise program to help a client progress from foundational stabilization and mobilization exercises all the way to advanced drills to enhance athletic performance.


    Customer Reviews


    5/25/16 6:14 PM

    It was a very educational course. Definitely helped me better understand how to progress my clients better.

    Olena (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/20/16 7:37 AM

    Very inspiring teacher. Thank you!

    caroline (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/11/16 12:29 PM

    More content for the visual learner.


    5/9/16 5:27 PM

    thank u


    5/6/16 12:33 PM

    More practice with the IFT the better!


    5/6/16 10:37 AM

    very good course


    5/3/16 9:05 AM

    Training was straight forward and easy to follow. Good training for a refresher course.

    Peggy (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/29/16 8:57 PM

    Appreciated the integration of stability & mobility in FM & RT. Information given and explained very well.

    Christopher James (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/28/16 12:30 PM

    Perfect for a starting trainer

    Bethany (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/28/16 7:03 AM

    This is a great refresher course - and considering it is free and you get CEC for it - why not take it?


    4/12/16 8:55 AM

    A great introductory model for anyone with or without experience in training!


    4/11/16 12:22 AM

    was very helpful for me to put it all together


    4/7/16 2:39 PM

    Very informative course.

    Daniel (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/29/16 9:19 PM

    Very clear information


    3/21/16 8:48 PM

    Tough quizzes, need to take good notes

    Qui (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/13/16 1:18 PM

    This is a great review of the Integrated Fitness Model for people who already have their ACE Cert. If you are looking into getting certified with ACE, then this should be a great overview of how ACE trainers work with their clients. It will show newcomers the fundamental approaches of training as an ACE trainer. I give it a 4 stars because it references the fourth edition and not the fifth edition. I have the fifth edition and the approach is still the same. Once again, this course will giver viewers a broad overview of the IFT model. If you want a more detailed look, you should buy the book and check it out.


    3/3/16 10:14 AM


    Caroline (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/27/16 10:14 PM

    This is a good course for refreshing your mind on the ACE IFT model. The content is good, however, I would have welcomed more questions in the quiz at the end.

    Nyson (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/26/16 8:20 AM

    good recap...

    Robert (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/24/16 10:33 AM

    Good review, handy PDF to have available when designing programs.

    Panuwat (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/22/16 8:37 PM

    Great for your clients


    2/21/16 12:37 PM

    good course


    2/14/16 1:49 PM

    Great new experience.. Learnd a lot .. Like definitions of words


    2/13/16 8:49 AM

    Very informative ,short and crisp very useful for personal trainers ..esp who have time constraints.. Thanks

    Amy (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/7/16 12:46 PM

    It's Okay. It's a good reinforcement of material and is good if one hasn't already read all about it in the book. The test has a couple of typos. There is a missing forth answer choice on Question #10 (pretty big error there). There is another typo on Question #3. The word "behavior" is missing its final "r". I might have given this course a higher rating had there not been these errors.


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