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Achieve the highest-quality education in Personal Training

The new ACE Personal Trainer Study Program provides the most current, highest quality education available. You will learn the latest evidence-based exercise science fundamentals, principles of behavior change and client-centered methodologies you can apply from the start.

Master the material with the most advanced learning experience

The new ACE Personal Trainer Study Program is delivered in a multimodal learning platform designed to fit your learning style and pace. With interactive digital learning, updated textbook, on-demand support and real-world application, you will be more than prepared to get certified and launch your career.

Earn the most trusted credential backed by the NCCA

Get the attention of potential employers with a certification from a program accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard for certification program accreditation in fitness and health. Become part of a team of more than 90,000 ACE Certified Professionals committed to getting people moving.

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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.

  • ACE Certification Exam
  • ACE Practice Test (4)
  • 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 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.

    • Digital
    • Hard Copy
    • Audiobook
  • ACE Personal Trainer Study Companion
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    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.

    • 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 though peer group discussions led by an ACE Study Coach.

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

  • Dedicated Advantage Team
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    Get the highest level of one-one-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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  • 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.

  • ACE Certification Exam
  • ACE Practice Test (1)
  • ACE Personal Trainer Textbook
    x

    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.

    • Digital


  • ACE Personal Trainer Study Companion
    x

    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.

    • Digital

  • ACE Answers (Basic)
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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. 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.

"ACE provided numerous resources for me to thrive. I am a visual learner so I really enjoyed the diagrams that went along with each chapter as well as the application scenarios. From the study outline timeline to the live help with ACE Study Coaches, ACE really has thought through their study materials."

- Alicia E., ACE Certified Personal Trainer


Build your knowledge in exercise science, program design, and the business of personal training

With the NEW & IMPROVED ACE Personal Trainer Study Program, you will receive the highest quality education, anchored in evidence-based exercise science. You will gain the knowledge and skill to design and apply unique exercise programs based on your clients' abilities, needs and goals. Here's a look at what you will learn:

The role and scope of practice of personal trainers

Gain understanding of the personal trainer's responsibilities and ethics as well as their role within the healthcare continuum and in allied healthcare—plus the various avenues of career development.

A client-centered approach to personal training

Discover the principles of behavior change, effective communication, goal setting, and teaching techniques to create a credible and trusting client-personal trainer relationship that's vital to your client's success.

Assessments, programming and progressions

Create client programs that improve and maintain health, fitness, weight, body composition and metabolism. Learn about heart rate, blood pressure and circumference measurements, which can be used as a baseline for future progress—plus how to apply exercise progressions to help a variety of clients reach their goals.

ACE Integrated Fitness® Model (ACE IFT® Model)

Become an expert in the ACE IFT® Model, a systematic approach to designing and progressing through exercise programs based on the unique abilities, needs and goals of the client.

ACE Mover Method

Explore the philosophy designed to empower clients to make behavioral changes toward improved fitness and overall health.

Program modifications for clients with special considerations

Gain understanding of the considerations for clients with various diseases, conditions, injuries or stages in life, including youth, women during pregnancy and older adults.

Professional responsibilities and legal guidelines

Find out how to thrive on the business side of your personal training with legal guidelines and businesses considerations, such as legal forms, insurance, record keeping and risk management that protect clients, stakeholders and you.

Available Learning Materials:

ACE Textbook
ACE
Textbook
Live Q&A Webinars
Live Q&A
Webinars
Facilitated Study Groups
Facilitated
Study Groups
Digital Textbook
Digital
Textbook
Practice Tests
Practice
Tests
ACE Answers Study Support
ACE Answers
Study Support
Audiobook
Audiobook
Video Learning
Video
Learning
Advantage Team
Advantage
Team

A modern learning experience to fit your lifestyle

Read, Watch, Listen


Our Study Programs use multimodal learning to engage your learning style and offer a variety of learning formats. You will gain a complete understanding through:

  • + Textbook, charts and graphics
  • + Videos and audiobook
  • + Demonstrations and activities

Engage, Ask, Collaborate


To assure you are on track and well prepared for your ACE Certification Exam, our Study Programs include a wide variety of study support options including:

  • + Self-service libraries and resources
  • + Live Q&A Webinars
  • + Facilitated Study Groups

Access, Track, Progress


With your Study Dashboard you will always be on track and where you need to be. You will have quick access to all of your study tools and be guided by:

  • + Progress indicators
  • + Smart notifications and alerts
  • + Calendars and reminders

Prepare, Practice, Apply


Developing new skills requires repeated practice and exposure to new contexts. Our Study Programs provide the chance to put your skills to the test through:

  • + Practice tests
  • + Quizzes
  • + Interactive learning activities
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  • • The choice is yours: pick a fully digital study experience or one that includes both digital and hard copy study materials.
  • • All ACE Certification Programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), considered the gold standard in health and fitness accreditation.
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Prepare and register for your ACE
Certification Exam

  • • Study at your own pace with ACE University, get study support with ACE Answers and test your knowledge with ACE Practice Tests.
  • • Make sure you meet the prerequisite requirements to sit for the exam.
  • • Register for your exam within 6 months of purchase (actual exam date can be beyond this window).

Launch your career and become an ACE Pro

  • • Upon taking and passing the exam, pat yourself on the back for a job well done!
  • • Enjoy ACE Career Resources such as assessment forms, discounts on equipment, liability insurance and more.
  • • Maintain your ACE Certification and learn new skills through an array of continuing education opportunities.

Earn the most trusted credential in fitness and health.

The ACE Personal Trainer Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard in the U.S. for assessing fitness and allied health certification programs. It is also recognized globally by leading international standards-setting bodies, including iCREPs and EuropeActive. Passing the exam will give you a trusted credential that will pave the way for you to gain employment and help others become more physically active.


You've got their back, and we've got yours!

Our commitment to your success extends beyond certification. We are a nonprofit organization, and you are the key to our mission to get people moving. We promise to support your career and create the conditions for you to impact lives, now and in the future.

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