How to become an ACE Certified Health Coach in 5 steps
As an ACE Certified Health Coach, you will move people to adopt healthy, long-term, sustainable behaviors that can change the course of their lives.
Whether you are a certified health and fitness professional, a nurse, a dietician, a wellness program director or somewhere in between, the ACE Health Coach Certification will provide you with the skills necessary to facilitate healthy lifestyle changes for individuals and groups through physical activity, nutritional coaching and behavioral change. Becoming an ACE Health Coach can boost your career – and allow you to better the lives of those in your community.Get Started
Take the first step in making movement your mission by choosing a study program for your ACE Health Coach exam. Make sure you meet all pre-requisite requirements prior to sitting for your exam.
The most popular and comprehensive program we offer. Enjoy everything in the Plus and Standard Study Programs, plus the ACE Health Coach Master the Manual study guide and both hard copy and eBook versions of our manual.
Ideal for the candidate seeking the most robust study experience or who has little to no knowledge of health coaching principles or little to no experience in healthcare.
An in-depth and well-rounded study experience for both new and veteran health and fitness professionals. Enjoy everything in our Standard Study Program, plus an additional practice test and an eBook manual instead of the hard copy manual.
Perfect for the candidate with working knowledge of health coaching principles or some experience in healthcare.
A self-guided study program with the basic foundational material you need to prepare for the exam. Receive a hard copy manual and personalized support from our ACE Study Coaches in the ACE Resource Center.
Best suited for the candidate with deep knowledge in health coaching principles or extensive experience in healthcare.
Why choose ACE?
ACE educates, certifies and supports more than 75,000 health and fitness professionals, health coaches and allied health professionals. Earning the only NCCA-accredited ACE Health Coach Certification means that you’ve met the highest industry standard for health and fitness professionals – and that you’ve made movement your mission. At ACE, we go above and beyond to support our health and fitness professionals throughout their careers, through education, training, partnerships and advocacy.
Explore your options for starting or furthering your career in the fitness industry as a health coach.
Health Coach Settings
- Medical offices and hospitals
- Large corporations and small businesses
- Health insurance companies
- Community centers
- Educational institutions
- Holistic health facilities
- Health clubs