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ACE Course For Medical Exercise Specialist



When choosing a career in the fitness industry, one of the most important decisions you will face is selecting which certification to pursue. Not all fitness certifications are the same. A quality fitness certification is one that enjoys widespread industry respect, is consistent with recognized certification standards and is legally defensible in a court of law.

Since its founding in 1985, ACE has certified more than 200,000 health and fitness professionals in the United States and 77 other counties. ACE certification exams are standardized, broad-based tests of the knowledge necessary to safely and effectively instruct.


ACE-certified Professionals are the most sought after in the world and uphold the highest standards in the fitness industry. Certification with ACE confirms your commitment to an industry-recognized standard and demonstrates a proficient level of knowledge to your clients.

About Course:

The ACE Medical Exercise Specialist Manual is the most comprehensive, up-to-date resource for health and
fitness professionals working as part of the healthcare team by helping clients prevent or effectively manage
chronic disease. With insight from 24 leading experts in sports medicine, allied health and fitness, it
incorporates valuable information on cardiovascular, metabolic, and musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.
It also focuses on the importance of communication and networking skills, and the necessity to work
alongside other healthcare and allied health professionals working toward a single, collective goal of helping
individuals with multiple chronic medical conditions achieve healthy lifestyle change

Course Content:

Part 1 : Introduction

        Chapter 1 : Role & Scope of Medical Exercise Specialist

        Chapter 2 : Applying for ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model

        Chapter 3 : Working with Clients with Health Challenges

Part 2 : Leadership and Implementation

        Chapter 4 : Behavioral Change

        Chapter 5 : Communication Strategies

        Chapter 6 : Professional Relationship & Business Strategies

Part 3 : Major Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases & Disoders

        Chapter 7 : Coronary Heart Disease

        Chapter 8 : Blood Lipid Disorders

        Chapter 9 : Hypertension

        Chapter 10 : Pulmonary Disease

Part 4 : Metabolic Diseases and Disorders

        Chapter 11 : Overweight and Obesity

        Chapter 12 : The Metabolic Syndrome

        Chapter 13 : Diabetes Mellitus

Part 5 : Musculoskeletal Disorders

        Chapter 14 : Posture & Movement

        Chapter 15 : Balance & Gait

        Chapter 16 : Arthritis

        Chapter 17 : Osteoporosis & Osteopenia

        Chapter 18 : Musculoskeletal Injuries of the Lower Extrimity

        Chapter 19 : Musculoskeletal Injuries of the Upper Extrimity

        Chapter 20 : Low-Back Pain

Part 6 : Perinatal Considerations

        Chapter 21 : Prenatal & Postpartum Exercise

Certification Standards:

ACE certification exams and study materials have been developed by leading experts (researchers and practitioners) in the fitness field.

NCCA Accreditation:

2003 ACE was granted NCCA accreditation for all of its certification programs. NCCA is the accreditation body of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). The NCCA accreditation serves as a benchmark for how organizations should conduct certification programs. The NCCA accreditation clearly distinguishes the excellence and value of ACE certification among the more than 300 fitness certification programs available to the public and discriminates between qualified and unqualified fitness professionals.

The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and Medical Fitness Association (MFA) recommend that club owners and medical fitness facility operators only hire fitness professionals with certifications from agencies accredited through NCCA or an equivalent accrediting organization. By upholding this standard, your ACE certification will provide you a competitive advantage when being considered as a candidate for employment with a company or organization that belongs to IHRSA.


To renew and maintain your certification, you must earn 2.0 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every two years through ACE-approved courses or professional activities.

How to Renew?

Earn 2.0 Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

Each ACE-approved CEC equals on academic hour. You should expect to spend 20 hours devoted to in-class time, plus additional study time, to earn 2.0 CECs. ACE offers numerous exciting courses that provide CECs, including distance learning course, practical and comprehensive training, exam prep and live classes taught nationwide by leading industry experts. After you are certified, you will have access to the ACE Pro Site, where you can review a complete list of approved CEC courses.


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