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ACE® Personal Trainer Certification Prep

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Offered through Continuing Education

@ Online

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.

Program Contact

Continuing Education

Phone

314-984-7777

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Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

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 10-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 9/20 (PEDU-753 F02 and F03). The information session is not mandatory. ACE® is a registered trademark of The American Council on Exercise.
PEDU-753 | 1 session | NO FEE
F01 M 6-7 p.m. | Melissa Baumgartner
Sept. 14 | Online

ACE® Personal Trainer Certification Prep Course

Ready for a career change? Become a certified personal trainer! Designed to give you the knowledge 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. Due to the specialized nature of this class, student must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or high school equivalency. Student must hold CPR/AED certification before taking exam. Background check may be required for certification. Please review the ACE Certification Candidate Handbook at acefitness.org/fitness-certifications/pdfs/Certification-Exam-Candidate-Handbook.pdf for more information 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: 9/20. No refunds after that date. ACE® is a registered trademark of The American Council on Exercise.
PEDU-753 | 10 sessions | $552 AGE 60+ | $695 REG
Need-based funding assistance may be available through WIOA and SkillUP. For information, call 314-644-9787.
F03 M 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Melissa Baumgartner
Sept. 28 – Dec. 7 | Online
• NOTE: No class 10/12.
F02 F 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Melissa Baumgartner
Oct. 2 – Dec. 11 | Online
• NOTE: No class 11/27.

Curriculum

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

Guidelines

Due to the specialized nature of this class, no refunds will be issued after 9/20. 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 American Council on Exercise.


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