Set yourself apart
Equip yourself with BOTH personal training and nutrition coaching qualifications so you can offer the complete package to clients, and gain a major edge over your competition. In addition, holding an NCCA accreditation will significantly strengthen your credibility in the field.
Attract many more clients
Be the sought-after trainer, providing the fitness and nutrition results clients everywhere are seeking. Whether a client is seeking to gain strength, eat healthier or both, this integrative approach will help you attract clients and achieve ongoing success.
Achieve even better results
Physical activity is only half the battle to healthy lifestyle changes. A well-balanced nutrition is as essential to optimum health. Based on behavior change coaching, these two programs will allow you to deliver lasting results to your clients.
What you'll learn:
The learning experience is self-paced and takes at least 3-6 months to complete. You will then take a multiple-choice exam from home or a testing site near you. Once you pass your exam, you will be an ACE Certified Personal Trainer ready to coach clients!
What's included in your ACE Personal Trainer
Plus Study Program:
ACE University (ACE U)
The core of your study program where you will receive step-by-step guidance from start to finish, moving from learning to applying. With an intuitive learning platform, compatible on any device, learning is at your fingertips. ACE U helps you plan, manage and track your course syllabus and offers engaging videos, ACE in Action demonstrations, helpful quizzes and learning activities, and your first practice test.
- ACE Certification Exam
- 2 Practice Tests
ACE Personal Trainer Textbook
Digital + Hard Copyx
Rooted in the latest evidence-based research in exercise science and deep integration of behavior change, The Exercise Professionals Guide to Personal Training textbook is the main resource of your study program. This new, all-in-one textbook delivers essential knowledge, case studies and ACE methodologies in an easy to understand way so you can prepare for your exam and use it as a resource as you begin to work with clients and move through your career.
ACE Personal Trainer Study Companion
Digital + Hard Copyx
As a supplement to the The Exercise Professionals Guide to Personal Training textbook, the Study Companion focuses on multiple levels of learning through a combination of questions and practical application activities. It will help you not only prepare for your exam with confidence, but also be a knowledgeable and effective personal trainer.
ACE Answers (Plus)
Live Q&A Webinarsx
Enhance your learning and be confident in your readiness to take the ACE Certification Exam with on-demand study support from ACE Answers. Includes access to ACE Answers Basic plus:
Live Q&A Webinars where you can get your questions answered on a variety of topics by an ACE Study Coach. Plus, listen and learn while fellow participants ask questions during these engaging webinars.
Exercise Science 101
A supplemental course designed to support your understanding of the anatomy and physiology concepts that serve as foundational knowledge for your career.
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*Digital eBooks compatible with desktops (Mac & PC), tablets and smartphones (iOS & Android) only. Cannot be printed.
What you'll learn:
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Apply a solid understanding of nutrition science to your practice
- Coach clients of all types toward changing their behavior in the context of their everyday life–whether it's a busy parent who's constantly pulled in a million directions, an executive whose schedule is filled to the brim, or anyone in between
- Leverage Precision Nutrition's practical system that shows you exactly what to do at every stage of the nutrition coaching process
What's included in your Precision Nutrition Level 1 course:
The Essentials of Nutrition and Coaching: For Health, Fitness and Sport textbooks
Set of three textbooks that covers the latest findings in nutrition, physiology and change psychology, along with the most effective coaching techniques and client troubleshooting methods.
Precision Nutrition online course platform
Track your progress and access video seminars, easy-to-search FAQs and end of chapter exams.
- Precision Nutrition Level 1 Workbook
- Precision Nutrition Level 1 Study Guide
40+ premium tools
Includes essentials for running your business, from assessment and intake forms to client questionnaires and problem-solving worksheets.
Join a family that helps you thrive throughout your career!
ACE is a leading non-profit with 90,000+ certified exercise professionals and health coaches who share a mission to get people moving. We promise to support you beyond certification and through the different stages of your career. As an ACE Certified Pro, you'll get access to exclusive networks, resources, tools and discounts.
- ACE® Pro Compass
- ACE Job Board
- ACE Pro Connect™ App
- ACE Talks Podcast
- Digital Credentials
- Profile in the USREPS national registry
- CERTIFIED™ Magazine, a free monthly digital publication
- Discounted liability insurance
- Discounts and special offers on clothing, equipment, memberships and more
- Voice in Washington and state capitals
American Council on Exercise reserves the right to discontinue the sale or support of any product at any time, to remove, correct, or update content based on current industry standards, guidelines, or technological advances. Notification will be given to those who have purchased such products six months prior to expiration. No refund will be given for expiring products.
- ACE Personal Trainer Plus Study Program
Level 1 — The Essentials of Nutrition and Coaching