As individuals and organizations become more aware of the role personal training plays in their health, wellbeing and health-related costs, career opportunities for personal trainers are increasing. Trainers who can provide customized health and fitness plans are in especially strong demand. In this 100% online course, you will learn the American Council on Exercise Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model as you prepare to become an effective personal trainer. Upon successful completion, you will be prepared for the ACE Certified Professional Trainer (ACE-CPT) certification exam.
The best personal trainers help their clients establish and maintain health routines that match their unique needs and fitness goals. Their work may address the entire span of personal health, including diet and nutrition, exercise, and mental and emotional wellbeing.
The American Council on Exercise is the leading organization for health and fitness professionals who emphasize exercise in their training regimes. ACE is especially dedicated to supporting those who use exercise-based programs to overcome inactivity-related diseases.
Many personal trainers work independently, while others serve a variety of clients in healthcare facilities such as clinics, health clubs or sports teams. According to the BLS, 18% of personal trainers are self-employed. ZipRecruiter.com reports that personal trainers commonly earn between $34-96,000 per year working remotely.
There are no prerequisites to take the course. However, there are prerequisites to complete the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam.
Ken Baldwin, M.ED., ACSM-H/FI has been involved in the fitness, wellness, and education profession for over 10 years. He is the senior editor, content expert, and lead author for ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer Textbook, Second Edition.” He was chair of IDEA’s National Personal Trainer Committee and chair of the Senior Fitness Subcommittee for the Massachusetts Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports. He serves on national committees for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), AAHPERD, and the Medical Fitness Association. His background includes operating and managing a personal training company, consulting at corporations, and lecturing at international conferences, public events, national conventions.
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