American Council on Exercise (ACE)

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About
Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to America's health and wellbeing. Over the past 25 years, we have become an established resource for both fitness professionals and consumers, providing comprehensive, unbiased, scientific research impacting the fitness industry and validating ourselves as the country's trusted authority on fitness. Today, ACE is the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the... more less
Websitewww.ACEfitness.org
Address
4851 Paramount Dr
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone Number888-825-3636

Certification/Training Types

DescriptionInspiring people to adopt new behaviors requires more than simply knowledge of behavior change philosophy or emotional intelligence. As a Behavior Change Specialist, you will possess the practical, hands-on skills needed to guide people toward behavior change in one-on-one, group and virtual settings. Through a comprehensive, interactive experience, you will learn from renowned experts and pioneers in the areas of psychology and coaching how to develop rich, productive relationships and then utilize those relationships to drive people toward long-term, lifestyle change.
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online, Proctored Online
Practical Exam RequiredYes
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Credit (CEC)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEC
CategoryGroup Fitness, Life & Wellness Coaching, Personal Trainer, Special Populations
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryNutrition
NCCA-Accredited Cert.
DescriptionACE has reinvented personal training and is leading the charge to make personal training-personal again with the Integrated Fitness Training Model ®. ACE is first fitness certification organization to educate fitness professionals on how the exercise sciences and behavioral sciences are both critical to ensuring long-term client success and puts those elements into a programming model that makes the sciences applicable in practical settings.
AccreditationNCCA
Course Material Price $109.95
Exam Price $399.00
Exam Delivery Method Proctored Online, Proctored In Person
Practical Exam RequiredNo
PrerequisiteYou must be at least 18 years of age. You must hold a current adult CPR and AED certificate.
Renewal Period2 years
CECs/CEUs per renewal period2
Renewal Fee129
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Credit (CEC)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEC
CategoryExercise Physiology, Personal Trainer
NCCA-Accredited Cert.
Description Earning the advanced-level ACE Health Coach Certification demonstrates that you have the knowledge to develop sound, balanced weight-management programs that bring together the three critical components for long-term weight management success: nutrition, exercise and lifestyle change. Learn more about how to advance your career with a Health Coach certification from the American Council on Exercise.
AccreditationNCCA
Course Material Price $64.95
Exam Price $399.00
Exam Delivery Method Proctored Online, Proctored In Person
Practical Exam RequiredNo
PrerequisiteYou must be at least 18 years of age. You must hold a current adult CPR and AED certificate. Adtl requirements on ACEfitness.org
Renewal Period2 years
CECs/CEUs per renewal period2
Renewal Fee129
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Credit (CEC)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEC
CategoryLife & Wellness Coaching, Personal Trainer, Special Populations
NCCA-Accredited Cert.
Description

With the first NCCA accredited group fitness certification, ACE's group fitness instructor certification has led the industry in educating fitness professionals. The ACE GFI certification provides background on various group fitness modalities, like Pilates and step, while also providing a strong foundation on techniques necessary for all group fitness instructors.

Learn more about how to launch your career with a group fitness instructor certification from the American Council on Exercise.

AccreditationNCCA
Course Material Price $49.95
Exam Price $249.00
Exam Delivery Method Proctored Online, Proctored In Person
Practical Exam RequiredNo
PrerequisiteYou must be at least 18 years of age. You must hold a current adult CPR and AED certificate.
Renewal Period2 years
CECs/CEUs per renewal period2
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Credit (CEC)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEC
CategoryGroup Fitness
DescriptionThe job of fighting fires and responding to emergency situations is one of the most dangerous and physically demanding professions. To help improve the safety, performance and quality of life of uniformed personnel in the fire service, the Peer Fitness Trainer (PFT) Certification was developed by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the American Council on Exercise. Learn more about how to become a peer fitness trainer with the American Council on Exercise.
Course Material Price $99.95
Exam Price $249.00
Exam Delivery Method Proctored Online, Proctored In Person
Practical Exam RequiredNo
PrerequisiteYou must be at least 18 years of age. You must hold a current adult CPR and AED certificate.
Renewal Period2 years
CECs/CEUs per renewal period2
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Credit (CEC)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEC
CategorySpecial Populations
NCCA-Accredited Cert.
Description The ACE Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist certification is unparalleled in the industry providing unique career development opportunities. Earning the ACE® Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist Certification demonstrates that you have the knowledge to provide in-depth preventative and post rehabilitative fitness programming for individuals who are at risk for or are recovering from a variety of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and musculoskeletal issues. Learn more about how to advance your career with a advanced health and fitness specialist certification from the American Council on Exercise. Learn more about how to advance your career with a advanced health and fitness specialist certification from the American Council on Exercise.
AccreditationNCCA
Course Material Price $69.95
Exam Price $399.00
Exam Delivery Method Proctored Online, Proctored In Person
Practical Exam RequiredNo
PrerequisiteYou must be at least 18 years of age. You must hold a current adult CPR and AED certificate. Adtl requirements on ACEfitness.org
Renewal Period2 years
CECs/CEUs per renewal period2
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Credit (CEC)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEC
CategoryExercise Physiology, Personal Trainer, Special Populations
DescriptionAs a Weight Management Specialist, you’ll increase your market value to the 67 percent of U.S. adults classified as either overweight or obese, and the thousands of athletes who need help managing their weight for performance reasons. Building your expertise in proper nutrition and hydration strategies will help you connect with people who want to lose weight, build muscle, decrease their body fat, improve their overall health and achieve long-term success, no matter where they are on their fitness journey.
Course Material Price $399.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryLife & Wellness Coaching, Nutrition, Personal Trainer
DescriptionWith 31 percent of American adults who take part in at least one sport or physical activity, an expertise in sports conditioning will help you with a wide range of clients. Earning a Sports Conditioning Specialty Certification will increase your marketability to elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts training for an event or young competitors who need to increase their balance, strength, agility and speed.
Course Material Price $399.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryGroup Fitness, Personal Trainer, Sports Conditioning
DescriptionWith a versatility that ranges from competitive athletes to rehabilitation patients, and everyday people who need to improve their balance and joint stability, expertise in functional training can be applied to a wide range of clients. As a Functional Training Specialist, you’ll be able to help people move more efficiently, prevent injury, improve their balance and flexibility, build strength, and improve their overall quality of life.
Course Material Price $399.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryPersonal Trainer
DescriptionWith the number of yoga and Pilates participants soaring to 22.9 million in the past decade, specializing in mind body exercise can help you deliver holistic programs to the growing number of people searching for a more balanced approach to health and wellness. Become an expert in yoga and Pilates to improve posture, reduce stress, strengthen the core, build muscle, and fuel an internal connection with one’s self.
Course Material Price $399.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryGroup Fitness, Mind Body, Personal Trainer, Yoga
Descriptions an Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, you’ll have the expertise to help the 33 percent of Americans who report being affected by knee pain, and all other clients or patients hindered by muscle imbalances or musculoskeletal disorders. Expand your marketability by becoming an expert in restoring function in people following orthopedic rehabilitation. Learn to design exercise programs that incorporate appropriate progressions and strategies to improve movement, avoid injury and boost function.
Course Material Price $399.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryPersonal Trainer, Special Populations, Athletic Trainer
DescriptionBecoming a Therapeutic Exercise Specialist will help you develop exercise programs for people with a wide variety of special conditions – including the 43 million Americans who live with arthritis and the 4 million women who give birth annually in the United States. Learn to safely and effectively work with people who live with metabolic disease and various musculoskeletal disorders, and how you can use exercise to boost their quality of life.
Course Material Price $399.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryPersonal Trainer, Special Populations
DescriptionBecoming 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.
Course Material Price $399.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryPersonal Trainer, Special Populations

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24 reviews
Ofentse Norman Sethibe
On Apr 24, 2015
Good Day,
My name is Ofentse from Botswana, i worked in the Fitness Industry since 2007 and i wish to upgrade my skills. i wish to take ACE Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist Course. i am ready to start the course at any time through distance learning. How do i pay for this course and when can i start the course? my email address is ofizbootcamp4@gmail.com

Regards,
Ofentse N. Sethibe
Chukwudi Osogbue
On Jan 26, 2015
For someone like me who's only just picking up an interest in fitness training, what do I do? Where do I start from?
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Response on Jan 26, 2015:
Hi there,
Thank you for your comment. It's so great to hear that you're picking up an interest in fitness training!
Please feel free to contact us at 1-888-825-3636 or support@acefitness.org to speak with one of our consultants. They can chat with you about what option is right for you and what steps you need to take to start your career.
Jamison Schmidinger
On Nov 30, 2014
American Council on Exercise
Loved it
I had a special situation, in were ACE had the opportunity to tell me " too bad" or "tuff luck" with my problem. Instead, they went out of their way to not only accommodate me with my special problem but also took the time to make it perfect. I want to thank Brent McLemore and Sue Chandler for showing me great customer service, above and beyond what I would have ever expected. I would recommend this School not just for their great material, but also the fantastic customer service they give to their customers. Thank you very much for everything.
Rony Fares
On Oct 09, 2014
I am a sports physiotherapist and i have two questions:
All the courses provided are online courses.
What available workshops or trainings can i find in pittsburgh pensylvania. My main interest is corrective exercise, myofascial release and sports nutrition.
Thank you
Rony Fares
On Oct 09, 2014
I am a sports physiotherapist and i have two questions:
All the courses provided are online courses.
What available workshops or trainings can i find in pittsburgh pensylvania. My main interest is corrective exercise, myofascial release and sports nutrition.
Thank you
Jodi Stone
On Jul 31, 2013
Verified ACE Pro
I just received my ACE CPT certification. The materials provided were wonderful and although challenging, were not overwhelming for one coming from a non-fitness background. I learned things that my physical therapist and occupational therapist friends had studied. ACE has a great support network and everyone is always happy to assist you with your studies. I loved the ACE Academy Elite for the online study portion, and really appreciated the weekly Q&A on facebook to help with my studies.
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Response on Jul 31, 2013:
Hi Jodi, Congratulations on earning your ACE CPT certification! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the materials and found our study asisstance resources to be helpful as you prepared for the exam. We look forward to being a part of your journey as a fitness professional and are proud to have you on the ACE team!
Jodi Stone
On Jul 31, 2013
Verified ACE Pro
I just received my ACE CPT certification. The materials provided were wonderful and although challenging, were not overwhelming for one coming from a non-fitness background. I learned things that my physical therapist and occupational therapist friends had studied. ACE has a great support network and everyone is always happy to assist you with your studies. I loved the ACE Academy Elite for the online study portion, and really appreciated the weekly Q&A on facebook to help with my studies.
Jodi Stone
On Jul 31, 2013
Verified ACE Pro
I just received my ACE CPT certification. The materials provided were wonderful and although challenging, were not overwhelming for one coming from a non-fitness background. I learned things that my physical therapist and occupational therapist friends had studied. ACE has a great support network and everyone is always happy to assist you with your studies. I loved the ACE Academy Elite for the online study portion, and really appreciated the weekly Q&A on facebook to help with my studies.

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