I have a certificate in Life Coaching from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ. I completed my program in person, however they also offer an online program. Its an accredited school so it does offer CECs. I assume ACE will accept them however I completed my certificate program prior to my ACE Certifications.
I believe my life coaching training was the most beneficial of all my education, and I also have a degree in psychology. Learning how to ask questions in a way that allows clients to find their own answers and motivation is key to creating last change. I can apply what I learned to coaching clients on personal issues, health & nutrition habits, or getting them to commit to their fitness program.
So basically, yes, I believe it would be worth your while to pursue! 🙂