Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.5 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 5.0 CECs, NBHWC 5.0 CECs

Please note:  You will earn CECs as indicated below for each individual course you complete. If you have previously earned CECs for any of the courses in the bundle, you will not earn credits for those courses again. You may check your course history in your My ACE Account.

Hit the Ground Running as an Exercise Professional

Learn the fundamentals of being a well-rounded exercise professional! With The Essential Toolkit for Exercise Professionals course bundle, you will discover key skills to help your clients achieve their fitness goals. From behavior change strategies, nutrition coaching, weight management and more, you will build the foundation for success as an exercise professional.

Courses include:

Trifecta for Change: How to be a Top Personal Trainer (0.1 CECs) – The key to maintaining lifestyle changes is through a holistic approach that includes exercise, nutrition and behavior modification. Learn a realistic, client-centered approach to empower these sustainable lifestyle behavior changes, so you can inspire your clients to embrace their journey to a healthy lifestyle versus viewing it as a chore.

Fundamentals of Coaching Behavior Change (0.1 CECs) – Gain familiarity with, and basic competency, in core behavior change strategies including motivational interviewing, cognitive coaching, smart goal setting, and implementation of the “5As” framework for structuring a coaching intervention.

Weight Management: Changing Behaviors to Change Lives (0.1 CECs) – Successful weight management requires going beyond diet and exercise. Learn behavior change strategies as they relate specifically to weight management and find out tactics you can immediately use in your practice.

Nutrition Coaching: Changing Habits, Not Diets (0.1 CECs) – Learn how to coach clients to improve their nutrition by using three elements of the “Habit Loop”—cue, routine and reward—to rewire undesirable habits and transform them into positive ones.

Busy Days Call for HIIT (0.1 CECs) – High intensity interval training (HIIT) is not just for experienced athletes—it’s a great workout for anyone. See the scientific data on the efficacy of HIIT intervals and learn how to develop workouts of your own.

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
5.0 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 (2017 - December 2020). Providership # 687637

5.0 CECs


Gives wonderful insight to how to better be empathetic to a client and how to better encourage them to achieving their goals. Every part of the course provided new information and easily explained the information along with how to use it.