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The ACE Personal Trainer
Study Program learning experience

Moving you from learning to applying

The NEW & IMPROVED ACE Personal Trainer Study Program provides a learning experience like no other. Through multimodal learning you can take complete control of when, how and where you learn evidence-based fundamentals of personal training. You will gain the skills to design and apply unique exercise programs, and of course, be well prepared for your ACE Certification Exam.

Read, Watch, Listen

Our Study Programs use multimodal learning to embrace a variety learning styles. You will gain a complete understanding through an all new textbook and online learning experience that includes videos, graphics, audio, and interactive activities.

At the core of your learning is ACE University (ACE U). With ACE U, you will receive step-by-step guidance from start to finish, including:

  • Video explanations of important topics from your textbook
  • ACE in Action demonstrations of common personal training scenarios
  • Interactive Learning Activities
  • Quizzes
  • Your first practice test

Engage, Ask, Collaborate

To assure you are well prepared for your exam, we provide a variety of study support options. With all Study Programs (Basic, Plus, Advantage), you will have access to self-service tools through ACE Answers, including:

  • Answers to commonly asked questions
  • Video demonstrations and lectures
  • Exam preparation articles
  • Career tools and resources

The Plus Study Program includes:

  • Live Q&A Webinars - Get your questions answered by an ACE Study Coach and listen while your peers ask questions

The Advantage Study Program includes:

  • Live Q&A Webinars
  • Facilitated Study Groups- Led by an ACE Study Coach, designed to prompt discussion, critical thinking and a deeper understanding of the concepts vital to your exam and career.

Access, Track, Progress

With the ACE 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.

As an all new feature of the ACE Personal Trainer Study Program, your Study Dashboard puts you in complete control, allowing you to easily launch into any component of your Study Program. It provides an overview of what each component is, your utilization and progress, and allows you to get support when you need it such as scheduling and attending Live Q&A Webinars and Facilitated Study Groups.

The Study Dashboard will provide an intuitive learning experience presented through easy to follow tiles that can be arranged in a way that works best for you.

Practice, Prepare, Apply

Developing new skills requires repeated practice and exposure to new contexts. With all Study Programs (Basic, Plus, Advantage), you will stimulate different types of learning to facilitate both practice and preparation through:

  • Practice tests (1 included, up to 4 available)
  • Interactive learning activities
  • ACE in Action demonstrations of common personal training scenarios
  • Quizzes
  • Application through the IFT® Model

The Plus Study Program includes:

  • Exercise Science 101
  • 2 total practice tests

The Advantage Study Program includes:

  • Exercise Science 101
  • 4 total practice tests
  • Audiobook
  • Dedicated Advantage Team (on-demand support)
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