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Post Military Careers

Earning an ACE certification will help you start a new chapter in your life after the military. What makes you a good serviceman or servicewoman, or what helps you stay strong as a military spouse, are the same qualities that will make you a good fitness professional. You have an overarching sense of duty, a willingness to put the needs of others above your own, and unprecedented leadership skills. Ultimately, we believe those qualities can help you succeed in the fitness industry and together we can eradicate the obesity epidemic in our country. That’s why we want to help you get started. Earning an ACE certification will help you begin a new chapter in your life and help you launch a meaningful, portable career in as little as 10 weeks.

Why Choose ACE?

Unlike many other certification providers, ACE is not guided by profit or publicity. As a nonprofit, we are guided by our mission to empower people to live their most fit lives. We've also continued to maintain accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 2003 for all four of our primary certifications, of which two are also accredited by the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA). Aside from being part of the largest nonprofit fitness certification organization in the world, becoming one of the 65,000 ACE pros will give you the knowledge and skills you need to truly change the way people live.

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Fitness as a career

Continue To Serve

Time is of the essence when it comes to military life. ACE recognizes that, which is why we continue to secure agreements that will help you start a job quickly. As an organization, we've worked with a variety of clubs to provide job interviews for ACE-certified fitness professions at hundreds of facilities nationwide. Our quality certifications also give you great flexibility in choosing a work setting outside of a club. ACE professionals work at gyms, hospitals, corporate wellness departments and universities in 83 countries worldwide. No matter where you decide to work, you’ll feel good about the positive difference you make in people’s lives. Personal training was recently named the No. 18 Best Job in America by CNN Money due to its low stress and benefit to society.
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ACE pros working in 83 countries | You can take your career with you.

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ACE-certified Personal Trainer by choosing a program of study materials

Choose Your Study Program

Take the first step in becoming an ACE Certified Personal Trainer by choosing a study program to help you prepare for the exam. Our three options feature a variety of study aids – from flashcards to ACE Academy Elite, our interactive, video-led study experience.
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