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Screening and Assessment for Exercise Programming

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM 1.00 CECs Included in Course:Online Content Online Quiz $19.97 Add To Cart

Screening and Assessment for Exercise Programming

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  • 124 Reviews
  • Physical activity plays an important role in improving health and vitality, particularly for individuals who face health challenges such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. This course, which is based on a chapter from ACE’s Clinical Exercise Specialist Manual, will provide you with the tools necessary for conducting proper pre-exercise screening and assessment. Such an evaluation process is particularly important when working with midlife/older clients. The course also includes important forms (available as PDF downloads) which you can use in your personal training practice:

    • ACE Health History Inventory (long version)
    • Physician Referral for Client to Exercise
    • Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information

    Course Objectives

    • Outline the benefits of conducting a pre-activity health history and screening, particularly for individuals who face health challenges.
    • Identify the major risk factors for coronary heart disease.
    • Discuss the importance of informed consent and liability waivers related to personal training services.
    • Understand adult learning and the modification of the physical assessment or exercise program for individual needs

    Course contents include:  

    Steps to completing this course

    1. Go to and log in.
    2. Click on "Online Learning Courses" in the "My Account" section.
    3. Choose your course and complete as necessary.
    4. After successful completion of the quiz your CECs will automatically be added to your ACE account.

    Please note: This online only course does not include a book/DVD/CD. You will not receive any additional items by mail when making your purchase.

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    Customer Reviews

    Kristen (ACE Certified Professional)

    11/19/15 12:38 PM

    I think it was a great overview, especially for someone not particularly comfortable with or experienced in the PAR-Q and other methods of assessing clients.

    Christian (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/28/15 12:01 AM

    It was a nice review

    Billy (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/4/15 11:02 AM

    Good information, very useful course.


    ACE RESPONSE: Thanks for the feedback!  We are glad you found the course useful.


    12/28/14 2:20 PM

    good review and example of appropriate documentation needed.


    10/30/14 9:18 AM

    It is a good basic start. More knowledge is definitely required when health complications are involved. Thank you for the concise information.

    Sandra (ACE Certified Professional)

    7/8/13 6:39 PM

    some of the information in the table 2.2 ACSM's Recommended Clinical Exercise Test was sort of confusing to pick apart in the table (I understand the concept but their delivery is sort of old school table and not that easy to read).


    2/9/13 12:00 PM

    The basics are well covered.

    ROBERT (ACE Certified Professional)

    6/7/12 11:31 AM

    Wish I could see wrong answers to quiz

    Ralph (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/24/11 9:14 PM


    Jill (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/15/11 10:24 AM

    Gave basic information available in manual. Did provide review, but little extra information.


    11/25/10 7:19 PM

    Since I was just recently certified, this course was not 'necessary' -- the group fitness manual covered the information so I'm not sure how to rate [if info was new then I would rate this high and useful]


    10/6/10 8:18 AM



    8/11/10 12:52 PM

    Good course

    Nadja (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/6/10 11:40 AM

    Did not find this very specific. The course materials are 21 pages long and could probably comprised to half of that, especially when already holding a current Personal Trainer Certification.

    Thomas (ACE Certified Professional)

    6/15/10 6:04 AM

    excellent class, good information


    6/1/10 2:44 PM

    The course reading is brief and to the point. The use and criteria of PAR-Q, PARmed-X re-establishes the necessity of these health questioners to the personal trainer.

    Mary Jo

    10/4/09 1:14 PM

    Good review & update of the latest recommendations. I would have liked to have seen which questions I got wrong and reviewed them, however.

    Keith (ACE Certified Professional)

    10/1/09 9:39 AM

    good review> wish i new what i missed

    Karen (ACE Certified Professional)

    7/24/09 4:10 PM

    Very short, but concise and covered important areas pertaining to the health and safety of the client.

    Karen (ACE Certified Professional)

    7/6/09 4:57 PM

    If you've already taken the PT cert., this info was covered, however, I appreciated the review. Thank you!

    Eugenia (ACE Certified Professional)

    6/18/09 11:44 AM


    Judy (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/30/09 8:53 PM

    Didn't learn much new from this course...a good review, I guess.


    4/24/09 8:05 AM

    This was an outstanding test with good questions pertaining to "real world" client issues.


    4/10/09 12:03 PM

    This course was a good refresher.

    Nancy (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/26/09 11:43 AM

    Excellent reveiw of information.


    The American Council on Exercise reserves the right to discontinue the sale and/or support of any continuing education course at any time, in order to cancel, correct, or update content based on current industry standards, guidelines, and/or technological advances. Notification will be given 6 months prior to expiration to allow for course completion and no refund will be given for expiring courses.