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ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model

The ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model® helps professionals deliver custom programs built on a foundation of meaningful rapport.

A 35-year-old mother struggling to lose the last of her baby weight has a far different goal than an endurance athlete working to shave minutes off his or her half marathon time. So why would the two follow the same, prescriptive exercise program? The ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model was created as a tool to help health and fitness professionals deliver custom, individualized exercise programs built on a foundation of meaningful rapport and strong personal connection. As the most comprehensive training model in the industry, the ACE IFT Model provides insight to better serve those striving to achieve everything from simple function to health, fitness and elite performance.

A Comprehensive Approach for Every Client

The ACE IFT Model training components—cardiorespiratory training and functional movement and resistance training—are comprised of four training phases that run parallel to the function-health-fitness-performance continuum. Depending on current health, fitness and individual goals, every client will fall within one of the phases for each training component. The ACE IFT Model is meant to meet people wherever they are and progress them toward their goals using a wide range of appropriately timed assessments, and a comprehensive approach to functional movement and resistance training, as well as, cardiorespiratory training.

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Many other training models either ignore cardiorespiratory training or don't address rapport, which is essential to facilitate true behavior change. The ACE IFT model offers a comprehensive framework for exercise program design.

Chris McGrath, M.S.

Owner, Movement First of New York City

Rapport and Behavioral Strategies

Building Connections

Unlike any other training framework in the industry, the ACE IFT Model takes a client- centered approach to training by emphasizing behavioral psychology techniques such as active listening, collaborative goal setting, and rapport development. Whether a person has a body mass index of 20 or 35 is secondary; what matters first and foremost is that you can deliver a safe, engaging experience that clients enjoy enough to do again and again. The greatest impact that health and fitness professionals can have is to help people gradually change unhealthy habits and establish positive relationships with exercise.

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  • ACE University
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    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.

  • Exam Options
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    You have two options for your ACE Personal Trainer Exam:

    1. ACE Personal Training Certificate Exam (Non-proctored) – included with all study programs is a 100% online, open-book exam. This is a non-accredited certificate program.
    2. ACE Certified Personal Trainer Exam (NCCA-accredited) – choose from an in-person proctored exam at a location near you, or an online exam through a Live Remote Proctor.

    Learn more about Live Remote Proctor here.

    ACE Personal Training Certificate Exam (Non-proctored)
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    Included with all Study Programs, this exam assesses if you meet the level of competence necessary to earn an ACE Personal Training Certificate.

    Upon completion you will earn:

    • An ACE Personal Training Certificate
    • Digital credentials to display online
    • The designations of:
      • ACE Personal Trainer
      • ACE Pro
      • Access to exclusive ACE Pro Career Support
    • Access to exclusive ACE Pro Career Support
    • Exam details:

      • 100% online, open-book exam
      • 100 multiple choice questions
      • 3 hours to complete
      • Unlimited attempts to pass
      • Take whenever you're ready, no expiration date
      • Instant exam results and digital certificate delivery
      • Requires a score of 70% or greater to pass
    ACE Certified Personal Trainer Exam (NCCA-accredited)
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    Available for JUST $99.00 as an optional add-on with all Study Programs, this exam assesses if you meet the level of competence necessary to earn an NCCA-accredited ACE Personal Trainer Certification–the highest level of excellence.

    Upon completion you will earn:

    • An NCCA-accredited ACE Personal Trainer Certification
    • Digital credentials to display online
    • The designations of:
      • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
      • Access to exclusive ACE Pro Career Support
      • Profile information on the Find an ACE Pro web page directory
      • Recognition on the U.S. Registry of Exercise Professionals (USREPS.org)
    • Access to exclusive ACE Pro Career Support
    • Profile information on the Find an ACE Pro web page directory
    • Exam details:

      • In-person or online, live proctored exam
      • 150 multiple choice questions
      • 1 hour and 50 minutes to complete
      • Retake available
      • Instant exam results and digital certificate delivery
      • Requires a score of 500 or greater to pass
  • Practice Tests (4)
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    Test your readiness to take the ACE Personal Trainer Exam. Number of tests vary based on your Study Program from one (1) to four (4). Each test is unique and can be taken as many times as you like.

  • ACE Personal Trainer Textbook
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    Rooted in the latest evidence-based research in exercise science and deep integration of behavior change, The Exercise Professional's 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 efficiently prepare for your exam and use it as a resource as you begin to work with clients and move through your career.

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  • ACE Personal Trainer Study Companion
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    As a supplement to The Exercise Professional's 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.

    Digital
    Hard Copy
  • ACE Answers (Advantage)
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    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 and Plus, as well as:

    Facilitated Study Groups where you will stimulate critical thinking and gain a deeper understanding of the concepts vital to your exam and career through peer group discussions led by an ACE Study Coach.

    Live Q&A Webinars
    Facilitated Study Groups
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  • Exercise Science 101
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    This is a supplemental course designed to support your understanding of the anatomy and physiology concepts that serve as foundational knowledge for your career.

    The course is divided into convenient modules, so you can study more efficiently and effectively. It includes video lectures that will clarify more complex topics and learning activities that will help you practice these concepts in real time. A quiz is also included to help you test your knowledge.

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$850 $595

What's Included
  • ACE University
    x

    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.

  • Exam Options
    x

    You have two options for your ACE Personal Trainer Exam:

    1. ACE Personal Training Certificate Exam (Non-proctored) – included with all study programs is a 100% online, open-book exam. This is a non-accredited certificate program.
    2. ACE Certified Personal Trainer Exam (NCCA-accredited) – choose from an in-person proctored exam at a location near you, or an online exam through a Live Remote Proctor.

    Learn more about Live Remote Proctor here.

    ACE Personal Training Certificate Exam (Non-proctored)
    x

    Included with all Study Programs, this exam assesses if you meet the level of competence necessary to earn an ACE Personal Training Certificate.

    Upon completion you will earn:

    • An ACE Personal Training Certificate
    • Digital credentials to display online
    • The designations of:
      • ACE Personal Trainer
      • ACE Pro
      • Access to exclusive ACE Pro Career Support
    • Access to exclusive ACE Pro Career Support
    • Exam details:

      • 100% online, open-book exam
      • 100 multiple choice questions
      • 3 hours to complete
      • Unlimited attempts to pass
      • Take whenever you're ready, no expiration date
      • Instant exam results and digital certificate delivery
      • Requires a score of 70% or greater to pass
    ACE Certified Personal Trainer Exam (NCCA-accredited)
    x

    Available for JUST $99.00 as an optional add-on with all Study Programs, this exam assesses if you meet the level of competence necessary to earn an NCCA-accredited ACE Personal Trainer Certification–the highest level of excellence.

    Upon completion you will earn:

    • An NCCA-accredited ACE Personal Trainer Certification
    • Digital credentials to display online
    • The designations of:
      • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
      • Access to exclusive ACE Pro Career Support
      • Profile information on the Find an ACE Pro web page directory
      • Recognition on the U.S. Registry of Exercise Professionals (USREPS.org)
    • Access to exclusive ACE Pro Career Support
    • Profile information on the Find an ACE Pro web page directory
    • Exam details:

      • In-person or online, live proctored exam
      • 150 multiple choice questions
      • 1 hour and 50 minutes to complete
      • Retake available
      • Instant exam results and digital certificate delivery
      • Requires a score of 500 or greater to pass
  • Practice Tests (1)
    x

    Test your readiness to take the ACE Personal Trainer Exam. Number of tests vary based on your Study Program from one (1) to four (4). Each test is unique and can be taken as many times as you like.

  • ACE Personal Trainer Textbook
    x

    Rooted in the latest evidence-based research in exercise science and deep integration of behavior change, The Exercise Professional's 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 efficiently prepare for your exam and use it as a resource as you begin to work with clients and move through your career.

    Digital
  • ACE Personal Trainer Study Companion
    x

    As a supplement to The Exercise Professional's 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.

    Digital
  • ACE Answers (Basic)
    x

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

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

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