I have a BS in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. CPT from NESTA. I want the ACSM/HFS next. How do I practice for the exam?
I found an online practice exam for the ASCM/CPT but not for the ACSM/HFS. Are there practice exams available for the ACSM/HFS? I know about the workshops and webinars but that's so much additional expense on top of the study materials and exam cost. I also know the percentage breakdown for the topics on the exam. We used the ACSM manuals for all our classes for my Kinesiology degree so I know the how much detail they have. How do I study with so much information to cover?
you can get note cards and such didn't see anything for a practice exam
KSAs Competency Area %
Exercise Prescription (Training) and Programming 31%
Exercise Physiology and Related Exercise Science 23%
Health Appraisal and Fitness Exercise Testing 12%
Nutrition and Weight Management 8%
Program Administration, Quality Assurance, and Outcome Assessment 8%
Safety, Injury Prevention and Emergency Procedures 7%
Pathophysiology and Risk Factors 5%
Human Behavior 4%
Electrocardiography and Diagnostic Techniques 1%
Medical and Surgical Management 1%
Fuel the Movement,
I passed HFS on the first go.
I purchased the recommended study materials and studied the KSA.
I invested in my education and went to the HFS two-day workshop.
I studied some more.
I made sure I understood all the MET Calc calcuations.
I made sure I understood how to read and interepret EKG tracings.
I purchased online diagnostic exams through the ACSM.
I took the test and passed.
I did the same thing to prepare for and pass ACSM most difficult exam the ACSM RCEP which took me about one year to prepare for. Pass it on the first attempt.
Best wishes to you.
T depression, intervals, etc.) and MET calculations. ACSM loves math!
You'll do great, Daniel