Registration Details for ACE Personal Training Preparation Course

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ACE Certification Exam

Personal training is one of the fastest growing professions in the health and fitness industry. The American Council on Exercise’s (ACE) Personal Trainer Curriculum allows individuals to obtain a nationally recognized, NCCA-accredited fitness certification. 

The ACE Personal Curriculum course provides the in and out of class lectures and study materials. The course is 13 weeks and includes one 90 minute lecture and on one day each week. 

The University of West Florida is set up with ACE to host the computer based certification exam. You may register online and sign up for the exam of your choice at ACE curriculum students must register a student account first in order to receive a discount. If you have any questions you may contact Nate Johnson at for more information.

Course includes:

  • E-Learning Online Course which will give you access to chapter quizzes and a practice exam
  • A total of 13 90-minute in-class lectures and 60-minute practicals to prepare students to sit for the ACE PT exam
  • Study Materials conveniently available for self-study including: ACE Personal Training Textbook and Weekly checkout chapter lectures, chapter quizzes

Why ACE?

The American Council on Exercise's Personal Trainer Certification is designed for fitness trainers providing one-on-one or small-group fitness instruction.

The decision to pursue professional certification is an important step in being recognized as a competent practitioner in one's discipline. By becoming ACE® certified, you will be better equipped to empower, motivate, challenge and retain your clients for the long term. In addition, ACE-certified personal trainers are in high demand, which is just one more reason for you to have a positive outlook regarding your future and the continued growth of your health and fitness career.

The ACE Personal Trainer Certification is continually evaluated and updated to ensure that it includes the most current research in exercise science and keeps today's fitness professionals ahead of the competition. Upon successful completion of the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam, you will have demonstrated your knowledge of risk factor screening, fitness assessment, nutrition, exercise science, exercise programming and appropriate progressions, instructional and spotting techniques, lifestyle modification and professional scope of practice.