ACE Educational Partnership Program

Using a specially-designed curriculum for universities, the American Council on Exercise® (ACE®) has partnered with a number of educational organizations to help create highly trained, credentialed fitness professionals ready to make meaningful and positive contributions to the health and fitness industry.

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Get the competitive edge by offering students preparatory courseware and certification opportunities during their formal education process. ACE educational partners receive the license and courseware at no cost including the essential tools an instructor needs to conduct a semester long health and fitness certification exam review course for the ACE Personal Trainer, Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist, Group Fitness Instructor and ACE Health Coach certifications. With a comprehensive, research-based academic curriculum, students benefit by taking the class during the course of their education, preparing them to enter the workforce with a college degree and an NCCA-accredited certification.

Gain all the tools you need with complete, flexible programs designed for a variety of educational settings. The courseware and support materials for curriculum partners are designed to fit the specific needs of four-year colleges and universities, community colleges and vocational programs. Instructors are given all the necessary tools at no cost to easily integrate the curriculum within their unique educational environments. The materials serve as a roadmap for teaching the course but also give instructors the freedom to tailor lectures as desired to supplement and enhance the students' learning experience.

Offer students and staff the benefit of cost-effective solutions. As a nonprofit organization, ACE prides itself on placing consumer and professional education at the heart of our mission. We are committed to providing cost-effective health and fitness certification and educational programs, ensuring that a broad spectrum of institutions and students receive the ACE advantage. Discounts on materials and certifications are available to students enrolled in the program.

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Conveniently host ACE fitness certification exams, hands-on practical training workshops and a variety of high-quality continuing education programs at your facility. Receive preferred pricing on ACE certification and educational programs for their staff and students. Gain the opportunity to host any ACE NCCA-accredited certification exams and/or ACE live workshops.

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You obviously want to staff your fitness and recreational facilities with qualified individuals who are properly trained to provide safe and effective techniques to your students, faculty and other individuals using your facilities. Unfortunately, however, many people called "trainers" don't always possess these competencies nor have the proper level of training. By requiring that your fitness staff earn ACE certifications, you can feel confident they are properly trained fitness professionals with the requisite knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective exercise programming and supervision. Additionally, the students and staff of your fitness and recreational facilities can receive preferred pricing on ACE certification and educational programs.

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