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ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist


Motivate People with a Prescription for Health

Do you see exercise as an important element in the prevention and treatment of disease, and want to motivate people to practice healthy behaviors? ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologists® take training to an advanced level by conducting and interpreting physical fitness assessments and developing exercise prescriptions for people who are healthy or have medically controlled diseases.


Preparing for the ACSM EP-C Exam

We want to make sure you are ready on exam day—which is why we offer a variety of study options designed to fit all schedules and all types of learning. Browse our study options below to see which one is most helpful for you!

Why Become an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist®?

ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologists® are fitness professionals with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in exercise science qualified to pursue a career in university, corporate, commercial, hospital, and community settings. Beyond training, ACSM EP-Cs not only conduct complete physical assessments – they also interpret the results in order to prescribe appropriate, personalized exercise programs.

Ready to represent the gold standard by creating change in the lives of individuals all across the fitness spectrum? Take your career to the next level by becoming an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist®.


Are You Qualified?

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or Kinesiology (click here to see the details of the eligible curriculum). Candidates are eligible to take the exam in the last semester of their degree program.

Adult CPR/AED Certification (with hands-on practical skills component)


ACSM's Resources for The Exercise Physiologist »


ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing & Prescription »


ACSM's Certification Review »

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