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More efficient movement for a lifetime of health

Movement is the key to a healthy life. As a health and exercise professional, you help your clients improve their wellbeing every day. The ACE Functional Training Specialist Program will help you expand these efforts and get your clients moving more efficiently and more effectively.

Movement drives health, but not all movement is created equal. Inefficient movement can put negative stress on the body. For some, that stress can lead to pain and a diminished desire to exercise. The ACE Functional Training Specialist Program will provide you with a deeper understanding of how to train the body to move correctly. Whether it's improving core function to give clients an edge in athletic competition or boosting balance to help older adults play with their grandchildren without pain, functional training can help all adults improve movement efficiency.

Everyone can move better, and you can help

As an ACE Functional Training Specialist, you'll be able to help clients from all backgrounds move more efficiently, prevent injury, improve their balance and flexibility, build strength and improve their overall quality of life. You will be able to work with a wide variety of clients ranging from competitive athletes, to post-rehabilitation clients, to those who need to improve their balance and joint stability.

What’s in the curriculum?

The ACE Functional Training Specialist Program is designed for fitness and allied health professionals who want to gain a deeper understanding of how to train the body to move more efficiently. You will learn how to apply functional movement techniques into your training, including understanding fascia, assessments, the application of appropriate exercise progressions and stretching techniques that will help you train clients to move more smoothly.

How do I become an ACE Functional Training Specialist?

To become an ACE Functional Training Specialist, you will complete each of the modules listed below, as well as complete the quizzes associated with the material.

Anyone may complete the Functional Training Specialist Program, but only those who also hold a current NCCA-accredited certification or an equivalent professional credential will be recognized as an ACE Specialist. For a list of accepted pre-requisite credentials, click here.