American Council on Exercise (ACE)


ACE

American Council on Exercise

More information: www.acefitness.org

American Council on Exercise (ACE) is the largest non-profit certification organization that strives to educate and develop fitness professionals.

Mission: “The American Council on Exercise® is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. As America’s Authority on Fitness, American Council on Exercise protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research. American Council on Exercise further protects the public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals.”

Vision: “American Council on Exercise is a progressive organization attuned to the most current industry trends and key health issues facing our country. With adult and childhood obesity being a major crisis affecting Americans in the 21st century, American Council on Exercise is devoted to educating consumers about the critical need to regularly engage in physical activity. We seek to inspire, motivate and encourage America to make healthy living an integral part of our society.”

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • CPR/AED certified
  • Gym experience

Costs:

  • Exam: $399.00
  • Study materials: $599.00 to $799.00
Starting Costs Exam Voucher (months) Exam Duration (hours) Cert. Duration (yrs) Starting Recert Fee Hours for recert
ACE $599 6 3 2 $49 20

International Sports Science Association (ISSA)

 


ISSA

International Sports Science Association

More information: www.issaonline.edu

The International Sports Science Association (ISSA) was the first fitness organization in the U.S. to become nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)

Mission: “The International Sports Sciences Association believes that the health and fitness of our society can be significantly improved by our students’ success as health, sports and fitness professionals. Our efforts to stem the tide of poor health and physical decline are multiplied exponentially as our graduates and members disseminate the International Sports Science Association principles and methods to their clients, peers and associates. Our mission is to inspire each and every student to positively impact the quality of life of each individual with whom they come in contact.

As a distance education institution and certifying agency, International Sports Science Association is unconditionally committed to providing the highest quality distance education programs available, advancing our industry as a whole, and developing greater access to career opportunities for those who share our vision of Creating a Stronger, Healthier World.”

Vision: “International Sports Science Association seeks to be recognized as the world leader…
… in providing accessible, quality, advanced fitness education and personal training certification to the motivated, non-traditional learner/professional who seeks to be a leader in the emerging fitness industry-a fast-growing market sector of the global economy…
… for providing new levels of access to motivated, non-traditional students who have not had the opportunity for advanced fitness education and personal trainer certification for reasons of time, money, or geography…
… for innovative use of technology that creates new standards in assessment and achievement of academic excellence…
… for understanding and meeting the changing needs of its students, their clients, and their communities…
… for excellence in student and alumni services and support.”

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • CPR/AED certified
  • Gym experience

Costs:

  • Study materials and exam cost: $599
Starting Costs Exam Voucher (months) Exam Duration (hours) Cert. Duration (yrs) Starting Recert Fee Hours for recert
ISSA $599 8 N/A 2 $75 20

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

 


ACSM

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

More information: www.certification.acsm.org

American College of Sports Medicine was the first organization to start certifying fitness professionals and many times considered the Gold Standard of certifications around the world. The American College of Sports Medicine is a great way to go!

Mission: “The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life. American College of Sports Medicine is dedicated to generating and disseminating knowledge concerning the motivation, responses, adaptations, and health aspects of persons engaged in sport and exercise.”

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • CPR/AED certified
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Gym experience

Costs:

  • Non-members exam: $280.00
  • Study materials: $135.00 up to $800.00
Starting Costs Exam Voucher (months) Exam Duration (hours) Cert. Duration (yrs) Starting Recert Fee Hours for recert
ACSM $415 12 2.5 3 $30 45

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

 


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Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

More information: www.afaa.com

The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) is the largest for profit fitness and Telefitness educator in the world.

Mission:As the world’s largest fitness educator, AFAA delivers comprehensive cognitive and practical education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities. AFAA upholds Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines for safe fitness practice.”

The goals of Aerobics and Fitness Association of America will be to:

  • serve the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America fitness professional by developing programs and certifications beneficial to and of interest for the fitness industry;
  • enhance professional development of fitness professionals by facilitating opportunities for learning and individual growth;
  • establish standards and guidelines for the delivery of quality and professional fitness services and business practices, as well as the development of ethics statements for Aerobics and Fitness Association of America fitness professionals;
  • collaborate with public and private industries on the development of programs and services to increase the awareness of fitness education and its benefits to individuals and communities;
  • network with other industry organizations to advance the knowledge of fitness education and professional practices by initiating and disseminating research findings.

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • CPR/AED certified
  • Gym experience

Costs:

  • Group Workshop/Online content, study guide and Exams: $499.00
  • Textbook: $69.00
  • Practice test: $20.00
Starting Costs Exam Voucher (months) Exam Duration (hours) Cert. Duration (yrs) Starting Recert Fee Hours for recert
AFAA $499 12 2 2 $75 15

Privacy Policy

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Limit/Release of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement

This agreement was last modified on August 10, 2013.

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