ACE® Personal Trainer Certification Prep
Accelerated Job Training,
Offered through Continuing Education
Are you interested in a certification for personal training? This program provides guidance and preparation for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal training certifications, setting you on your way to become an effective fitness trainer. Enjoy interactive learning in an online format.
ACE Personal Trainer Information Session
This free information session explains the process and curriculum of the ACE Personal
Trainer Certification Prep Course. Determine what to expect in the 12-week course
by learning the course topics and methods to prep for the ACE Personal Trainer exam.
Registration for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Prep Course closes on 9/1
(PEDU-753 F01). The information session is not mandatory.
PEDU-753 | 1 session | NO FEE
F02 M 6-7 p.m. | Melissa Baumgartner
Aug. 23 | Online
ACE Personal Trainer Certification Prep Course
Ready for a career change? Become a certified personal trainer! This course is designed
to prepare you for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and to help you become
an effective personal trainer. Focus on the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT)
Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each
client’s unique health, fitness and goals. Explore how to facilitate rapport, support
adherence, promote self-efficacy and encourage behavior change in clients. Learn to
design programs that help clients improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance,
core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular endurance and strength. Due to
the specialized nature of this class, you must be at least 18 years of age and have
a high school diploma or high school equivalency. You must hold CPR/AED certification
before taking the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam. Background check may be
required for certification. Review the “ACE Certification Candidate Handbook” (at
for more info on eligibility. Fee includes cost of exam, textbook, study guide and
sample test. Additional fee to retake exam. Voucher for exam must be used within six
months of date received. Registration/withdrawal deadline: 9/1. No refunds after that
PEDU-753 | 12 sessions | $727.50 AGE 60+ | $795 REG
F01 W 5-7:30 p.m. | Lauren Lepchenske
Sep. 15-Dec. 1 | Online
Designed to give you the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE® Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become an effective personal trainer, this course presents the ACE® Integrated Fitness Training (ACE® IFT) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness and goals. The information covered and the ACE® IFT Model will help you 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.
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
- Building rapport
- Health and exercise history information assessment
- Functional training: assessments, programming and progressions for posture, movement, core, balance and flexibility
- Physiological assessments
- 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
Due to the specialized nature of this class, no refunds will be issued after 6/1. Student must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma/GED. Student must hold CPR/AED certification before taking exam. Background check may be required for certification. Please review the ACE® Certification Candidate Handbook for more information on eligibility.
ACE is a registered trademark of The American Council on Exercise. STLCC’s Continuing Education courses are independent seminars and are not affiliated with, or authorized, sponsored or approved by The American Council on Exercise. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owner.