This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become effective personal trainers. This course presents the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each clients unique health, fitness, and goals. The information covered by this course and the ACE IFT Model will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength. Practice certification test questions will be presented within the course, and students who successfully complete it typically fair the same on the actual exam that is to be set up through ACE directly, after you complete the course. Graduating students are provided with a discount opportunity when registering through ACE for the final certification exam.
Key topic areas covered include:
•Human Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Applied Kinesiology, and Nutrition
•Principles of Adherence, Motivation, Behavior Change, and Health Psychology
•Communication and Teaching Techniques
•The ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model
•Health and Exercise History Information Assessment
•Functional Training: Assessments, Programming, and Progressions for Posture, Movement, Core, Balance, and Flexibility
•Resistance Training: Programming and Progressions
•Cardiorespiratory Training: Programming and Progressions
•Professional and Legal Responsibilities, Scope of Practice, and Business Strategies for Personal Trainers
•Special Exercise Programming Topics: Mind-body Exercise, Special Populations, and Exercise Implications of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries
Course Access Time
Students are given 3 months to complete the program. Extensions are available if needed, fees may apply.
This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
There are no prerequisites for this class.
ACE Personal Trainer Set (Includes ACE Personal Trainer Manual, ACE''s Essentials of Exercise Science, ACE''s Practical Guide to Exercise Coaching Techniques DVD, and ACE''s Essentials of Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology DVD).