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Health Coach Study Programs

With the ACE Health Coach Study Program, you will learn the art and science of health coaching through an easy-to-follow curriculum. Featuring The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching and ACE University (ACE U) Learning Center—the ultimate interactive online study experience—you will learn the effective strategies and techniques you need to help your future clients make healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes.

Each ACE Health Coach Study Program features 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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The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching (Digital + Hard Copy + Audiobook) (Digital + Hard Copy + Audiobook) (Digital)
The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching Study Companion (Digital + Hard Copy) (Digital + Hard Copy) (Digital)
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  • ACE University
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    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.

    • Video Lectures
    • ACE in Action: Video Coaching Sessions
    • Quizzes and Knowledge Checks
    • ACE in Action: Audio Coaching Sessions (8 sessions)
    • The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching Audiobook
  • ACE Answers (Advantage)
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    Enhance your learning and be confident in your readiness to take the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam with on-demand study support from ACE Answers.

    Includes access to Basic and Plus ACE Answers as well as Live Q&A Webinars where you can get your questions answered on a variety of topics by an ACE Study Coach. You’ll also be able to listen and learn while fellow participants ask questions during these engaging webinars.

    • Live Q&A Webinars
  • ACE Certification Exam
  • 3 Practice Tests
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    Feel fully prepared for your ACE Health Coach Certification Exam by taking three Advantage Practice Tests as many times as you like. Each test has 50 questions with the option to be timed, just like on exam day. After each practice test, you will receive a breakdown of your score based on categories covered on the exam.

  • The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching
    • Digital + Hard Copy
  • The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching Study Companion
    • Digital + Hard Copy
  • Health Coach Live Class
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    Join a real-time, virtual classroom environment designed to add an extra dimension to your learning experience. Led by an experienced ACE Health Coach, this interactive 16-week program has plenty of opportunities for you to participate in peer learning activities, ask any questions and receive direct feedback.

    Health Coach Live Class is also available as an additional purchase for Basic and Plus Study Programs.

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  • Dedicated Advantage Team
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    Get the highest level of one-on-one, individualized support with direct access to an ACE Advantage Representative. Your dedicated Rep. will be there to help ensure you have the best study experience and guide you to resources, like tailored study plans, personalized tutoring sessions and exclusive discounts (including exam retake vouchers, if needed).

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Basic

$999 $599

 

What's Included +
  • ACE University
    x

    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.

    • Video Lectures
    • ACE in Action: Video Coaching Sessions
    • Quizzes and Knowledge Checks
    • ACE in Action: Audio Coaching Sessions (3 sessions)
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  • ACE Answers (Basic)
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    Enhance your learning and be confident in your readiness to take the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam with on-demand study support from ACE Answers.

    Includes access to Live Q&A Webinars where you can get your questions answered on a variety of topics by an ACE Study Coach. You’ll also be able to listen and learn while fellow participants ask questions during these engaging webinars.

    • Live Q&A Webinars
  • 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.

*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.

Enjoy free shipping with the Plus and Advantage Study Programs (only available in the U.S.)

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

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.

The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching 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 Study Companion is a 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching 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.

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

Enhance your learning and be confident in your readiness to take the ACE Certification Exam with on-demand study support from ACE Answers. All Study Programs include access to:

  • Answers to common study questions
  • Video demonstrations and lectures
  • Exam preparation articles
  • Facebook study groups
  • ACE Exercise Library
  • Tools & calculators
  • Career forms

Additional ACE Answers study support is available based on the Study Program you choose. See description within the grid for details.

Enhance your learning and be confident in your readiness to take the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam with on-demand study support from ACE Answers.

Includes access to Basic and Plus ACE Answers as well as Live Q&A Webinars where you can get your questions answered on a variety of topics by an ACE Study Coach. You’ll also be able to listen and learn while fellow participants ask questions during these engaging webinars.

Enhance your learning and be confident in your readiness to take the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam with on-demand study support from ACE Answers.

Includes access to Basic ACE Answers plus Live Q&A Webinars where you can get your questions answered on a variety of topics by an ACE Study Coach. You’ll also be able to listen and learn while fellow participants ask questions during these engaging webinars.

Enhance your learning and be confident in your readiness to take the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam with on-demand study support from ACE Answers.

Includes access to Live Q&A Webinars where you can get your questions answered on a variety of topics by an ACE Study Coach. You'll also be able to listen and learn while fellow participants ask questions during these engaging webinars.

Join a real-time, virtual classroom environment designed to add an extra dimension to your learning experience. Led by an experienced ACE Health Coach, this interactive 16-week program has plenty of opportunities for you to participate in peer learning activities, ask any questions and receive direct feedback.

Health Coach Live Class is also available as an additional purchase for Basic and Plus Study Programs.

View Schedule

Get the highest level of one-on-one, individualized support with direct access to an ACE Advantage Representative. Your dedicated Rep. will be there to help ensure you have the best study experience and guide you to resources like; tailored study plans, personalized tutoring sessions, and exclusive discounts (including exam retake vouchers, if needed).

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)‡
    • 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.
  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

*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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