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Health Coach Study Programs

With the all-new ACE Health Coach Study Program, you will learn the art and science of health coaching through an easy-to-understand curriculum. Featuring our new textbook, The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching, and the new ACE University (ACE U) Learning Center—the ultimate interactive online study experience—you will learn effective strategies and techniques that can immediately be put into practice.

Each of the two ACE Health Coach Study Programs feature a combination of study materials designed to help you prepare for the exam and excel in your career. Choose the health coach curriculum that best fits your learning style and needs. Make sure you meet the prerequisite requirements for becoming an ACE Certified Health Coach prior to sitting for the exam.

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  • ACE University
    • Video Lectures
    • ACE in Action: Video Coaching Sessions
    • Quizzes and Knowledge Checks
    • ACE in Action: Audio Coaching Sessions (3 sessions)


  • ACE Answers
  • ACE Certification Exam
  • 1 Practice Test
  • The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching
    • Digital
  • The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching Study Companion
    • Digital

  • *Digital eBooks compatible with desktops (Mac & PC), tablets and smartphones (iOS & Android) only. Cannot be printed.

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Move your career further as an ACE Certified Professional and save 20% on an additional ACE Certification. This includes our Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Health Coach and Certified Medical Exercise Specialist Study Programs.

*Cannot be combined with other offers. Valid only for currently certified ACE Professionals.

Free shipping is included for all your materials via FedEx Ground shipping. Please note this service is only available in the United States. Standard shipping charges will apply to residents of U.S. territories and countries outside of the United States.

Item Value: $30

Included at no charge in the Premium Study Program for a limited time only, our new eBook creates a digital home for aspiring ACE Certified Health Coaches eager to take their studies on the go. Incorporating the most modern technology in digital publications, the eBook allows you to access our core study material from virtually any tablet, smartphone or desktop. Bookmark and highlight key content, take notes, and access hyperlinks embedded in the text when you're connected to the Internet.

ACE Health Coach Manual eBook Item Value: $35

Add The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching for the discounted price of $119.95 at checkout.

Add The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching Study Companion for the discounted price of $29.95 at checkout.

ACE Answers is our self-serve resource center offering a wide range of online study materials that will provide you with additional support as you prepare for your certification exam. Get your questions answered when you access our Facebook community, live virtual study groups, exam prep blog and more.

Good for 6 months from the purchase date of your study program, our electronic exam vouchers allow you to easily register for an exam administered at a site near you without any additional cost. To redeem, simply follow the instructions in your My ACE Account, which you will create upon checkout. You will not receive a voucher in the mail or email. Exam vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Item Value: $399

The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching eBook serves as a study tool, a comprehensive information resource and a career guide. This textbook thoughtfully blends the art and science of behavior change with an in-depth understanding of the powerful role lifestyle medicine plays in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. By providing a more complete picture of the knowledge, skills and professional responsibilities of health coaches, this textbook functions as a trusted career resource that can be utilized by any current or future professional.

Your eBook can be accessed from desktops (Mac and PC), tablets and smartphones (iOS and Android). To view the ACE Health Coach eBooks on mobile devices, you must use the ACE Library app, available for Apple and Android users.

The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching eBook Item Value: $149.95

The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching Study Companion eBook serves as an online study tool that students can refer to throughout the program. It complements the online study program, and students will use it to practice the concepts studied in each chapter, as well as refer back to it to conveniently review and better retain the information offered in the program.

Your eBook can be accessed from desktops (Mac and PC), tablets and smartphones (iOS and Android). To view the ACE Health Coach eBooks on mobile devices, you must use the ACE Library app, available for Apple and Android users.

The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching Study Companion eBook Item Value: $39.95

The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching textbook serves as a study tool, a comprehensive information resource and a career guide. It thoughtfully blends the art and science of behavior change with an in-depth understanding of the powerful role lifestyle medicine plays in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. By providing a more complete picture of the knowledge, skills and professional responsibilities of health coaches, this textbook functions as a trusted career resource that can be utilized by any current or future professional.

The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching Item Value: $149.95

The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching Study Companion is a hard copy study tool that students can refer to throughout the program. It complements the online study program, and students will use it to practice the concepts studied in each chapter, as well as refer to it to conveniently review and better retain the information offered in the program.

The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching Study Companion Item Value: $39.95

Video lectures reinforce chapter topics and provide added context and examples. In these videos, information will be broken down and enhanced for easy comprehension, and concepts will be explained and reinforced in a different learning medium, providing another opportunity to review course materials on a highly engaging platform.

Item Value: $609

ACE in Action immerses students in the world of health coaching by presenting real health coaches conducting sessions with clients. In this engaging series of 11 videos, students will observe health coaches using motivational interviewing skills to understand the motivations and values of an individual client leading to the development of SMART goals, and the deployment of other key tools and strategies that health coaches use in the field. The ACE in Action series is woven throughout the online training to give students an example of how to effectively translate theory into action.

Item Value: $199

The audio companion to the ACE in Action video series immerses students in the world of health coaching by presenting real health coaches conducting sessions with clients. These audio sessions help you experience coaching as it sounds over the phone, a common method of providing health coaching services. Introduced and explained by health coaches, these sessions will support your learning and ability to translate theory into action.

Scenarios for Plus and Basic include:

  • ACE in Action: Coaching a Client with Obesity
  • ACE in Action: Coaching a Client with Overweight
  • ACE in Action: Coaching a Client with Unhealthy Habits

As well as five bonus scenarios for Plus:

  • ACE in Action: Coaching a Client with Type 2 Diabetes
  • ACE in Action: Coaching a Client with Cardiovascular Disease
  • ACE in Action: Coaching a Client with Prediabetes
  • ACE in Action: Coaching a Client with Hypertension
  • ACE in Action: Coaching a Client Who is Working on Weight Loss
Item Value: $159.60 (Plus); $59.85 (Basic)

Chapter and section quizzes allow you to test your knowledge in a structured format. Knowledge Checks at strategically placed points in each section allow you to check your understanding of the information presented.

Item Value: $59.95

Designed to simulate the actual ACE Health Coach Certification Exam, our practice tests include 60 multiple-choice questions, detailed score reports with immediate feedback on your performance, and explanations and references for each correct response. Successful performance on a practice test does not guarantee you will pass the actual exam, but it will help you identify areas to spend additional time reviewing.

Item Value: $59.90 (Plus); $29.95 (Basic)

The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching audiobook allows students to progress their learning wherever they are—in the car, in the gym or on the go. The audiobook is a professional reading of The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching and serves as a great way to continue your learning wherever you are.

Item Value: $149.95

The ACE U Learning Center serves as the hub of the study experience, providing step-by-step guidance and instruction to optimize utilization of the materials and resources within the study program. In addition to a guided path forward, the online experience includes:

  • Video Lectures
  • ACE in Action: Video Coaching Sessions
  • ACE in Action: Audio Coaching Sessions
  • Quizzes and Knowledge Checks
  • Practice Tests
  • The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching Audiobook

ACE Health Coach Exam Requirements

To sit for the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam, you must:

You must also SUBMIT proof of at least ONE of the following:

  1. Current NCCA-accredited certification† in fitness, nutrition, healthcare, wellness, human resources or a related field
  2. An associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in fitness, exercise science, nutrition, healthcare, wellness or a related field
    • Click here to see a list of the most common degrees submitted for review. Note: This list is not all inclusive.
    • You will also have the option to upload a professional license (e.g. RN, LCSW, etc.) if applicable.
  3. A completed health coach training and education program approved by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC)‡
  4. A minimum of two years of documented work experience in coaching, leading, designing, implementing, or facilitating one or more of the following: behavior or lifestyle change, exercise, wellness, nutrition, or physical activity
    • Note: Purchase and completion of ACE Health Coach Study Programs (e.g. Basic, Plus) will not meet the above eligibility requirement to sit for the ACE Health Coach certification exam.

*CPR and AED certificates are both required in the U.S. and Canada. Candidates outside the U.S. and Canada are only required to hold a current CPR certificate due to differing international laws regarding AED use by non-medical professionals. Candidates taking an ACE exam via computer-based testing must obtain a current CPR/AED certificate prior to registration. A list of NCCA-accredited certification programs can be found at: credentialingexcellence.org A list of NBHWC-approved training and education programs can be found at: nbhwc.org/approved-programs Note: Candidates must submit supporting documentation of current NCCA-accredited certifications, degrees and/or work experience prior to registering for the ACE Health Coach exam.

Pre-approval Process

Candidates must submit supporting documentation of current NCCA-accredited certifications, degrees and/or work experience prior to registering for the ACE Health Coach exam.

Submit Pre-Approval Documents

If you have any questions, please email us at credentialing@acefitness.org.

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