Streamline your study plan with our interactive guide, engaging video lessons

Prepare for the exam with confidence with the newly updated ACE Academy Elite, which provides a guided study experience that delivers a user-friendly approach to the core concepts of exercise science through new instructional videos, a newly sequenced study blueprint, and additional articles and expert resources. Candidates who use the dynamic tool throughout the entire process have reduced study time down to 16 weeks, based on around 10 hours per week of studying. Newly updated video lessons featuring ACE Professionals help break down challenging topics, and quizzes help you gauge your knowledge as you go.

Stay organized as you advance with custom progress tracking

Take the guesswork out of what to study by following our course outline, which includes 26 lessons comprised of all-new instructional videos, an easy-to-follow study plan and quizzes that make sure you’re ready to move on. We’ve found the majority of our candidates get the most out of studying if they follow the entire ACE Academy Elite lesson plan without skipping any content.

Be ready to work with clients on day one

The ACE Academy Elite Expansion Pack bonus module, offers the opportunity to apply the knowledge you acquired while studying ACE Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals to scenarios and case studies. Five targeted activities and 19 real-world case studies enable you to practice the concepts of human anatomy, movement terminology, nutrition and hydration, and exercise physiology, as they relate to training clients. After completing each activity, compare your answers to those provided at the back of the online booklet to determine if you are on the right track.

Get study help from an ACE Certified Professional

Unlike other certification organizations that leave you to prepare on your own, ACE supports you throughout the study process. Our ACE Study Coaches in the ACE Resource Center provide personal, one-on-one connections for candidates preparing for ACE exams by offering encouragement or help navigating complicated topics. When you need expertise, our ACE Study Coaches will provide you personalized support.

Get social with studying

In addition to our team of experts in the ACE Resource Center, we have a number of study resources you can use. Our Facebook page dedicated to people preparing for their certification exams can help connect you with study partners in your area or get tips from candidates who’ve been through the process. Our ACE Exam Prep blog can also help you navigate complicated topics and give you valuable advice about exam sites, study techniques and what to expect on exam day.