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Becoming a Senior Fitness Specialist will give you the tools to safely and effectively train the millions of Americans currently over the age of 55. Aside from exploring how to connect with older adults, the expertise you’ll gain will help you incorporate appropriate modifications and techniques to prevent muscle deterioration, improve bone strength, and boost quality of life.

Who is it designed for?

Our Senior Fitness Specialty Certification is designed for fitness and health professionals who want to help people over 55 increase their longevity and boost their quality of life. Instructors of adult fitness programs at colleges and community centers, as well as personal trainers, health coaches, nurses, social workers and physical therapists can all use the expertise to deliver appropriate exercise programs that combat the effects of osteoporosis, arthritis and other age-specific conditions.

How do I earn one?

To earn a Senior Fitness Specialty Certification, you must review all of the components listed below and take the quizzes associated with the material. Although you may complete courses for any Specialty Certification, ACE will not recognize you as a Specialist unless you also hold a current NCCA-accredited certification or an equivalent professional credential. For a list of accepted pre-requisite credentials, click here.

After you complete all courses and quizzes, an ACE Specialty Certification and continuing education credits (CECs) will be uploaded into your My ACE account. Specialty Certifications do not expire, and the purchase price includes all materials and fees necessary to become a Specialist.

Have other questions about ACE Specialty Certifications? Check out our list of FAQs.

An ACE Senior Fitness Specialty Certification is approved for 2.5 ACE CECs. The program is also approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

  • AAMA
    25.0 CEUs in General Category
  • ACSM
    25.0 CECs
  • CI
    25.0 Contact Hours
  • NASM
    1.9 CEUs
  • NCSF
    7.0 CEUs
  • NFPT
    1.5 CECs