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ACE

American Council on Exercise

Whether pursuing a certification in personal training/group fitness instructor or wanting to enhance your personal knowledge to create your own fitness program, earning an advanced fitness certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) will advance your knowledge and skills while helping you establish professional creditability.

ACE is the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certification organization and ACE certifications are NCCA-accredited.

American Council on Exercise LogoACE Personal Trainer
Exam Prep Course

This course helps prepare aspiring personal trainers for the ACE Personal Trainer Exam.

The course will meet twice a week for eleven weeks. Class time will be a combination of instructional power point presentations, discussion, handouts, quizzes, and hands-on learning experiences.

Topics 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
  • Functional Training: Assessments, Programming, and Progression for Posture, Movement, Core, Balance, and Flexibility
  • Resistance Training: Programming and Progressions
  • Cardiorespiratory Training: Programming and Progressions
  • And many other topics!

Dates: TBA

For more information or to inquire about the next course dates please contact the Moseley Sports Center at 907-564-8314.

Registration: Register at the Moseley Sports Center at 4400 University Dr. Anchorage or call 907-564-8314. Registration closes after Sept. 20

Fees:

$100 for APU Students
$150 for APU Staff
$200 for General Public

Fees do not include books – $150 or exam fee – $400

By Registering for an Exam Prep Course you receive 20% off of your course materials and $50 off of your Exam Fee. First register with the Moseley Sports Center at 564-8314 then purchase your discounted course materials at: http://www.acefitness.org/students/pt-materials.aspx. Be sure to name Alaska Pacific University for the location of your exam prep course at the time of your order.

Course Materials:

  • ACE Personal Trainer Manual
  • Study Guide and Sample Test (Estimated Cost: $120)

 

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ACE Group Fitness Instructor
Exam Prep Course

This course helps prepare aspiring group fitness instructors for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Exam.

The course will meet twice a week for eleven weeks. Class time will be a combination of instructional power point presentations, discussion, handouts, quizzes, and hands on learning experiences.
Topics Include:

  • Exercise Physiology, Fundamentals of Anatomy, Applied Kinesiology, and Nutrition
  • Health Screening
  • Group Exercise Program Design
  • Teaching a Group Exercise
  • Adherence & Motivation
  • Disabilities & Health Limitations
  • Exercise & Pregnancy
  • Injury Prevention & Emergency Procedures
  • Legal & Professional Responsibilities

Dates: TBA

For more information or to inquire about the next course dates please contact the Moseley Sports Center at 907-564-8314.

Registration:
Register for the course before February 13 at the Moseley Sports Center

Fees:

$100 for APU Students
$150 for APU Staff/Faculty
$200 for General Public

Fees do not include books – $150 or exam fee – $400

By participating in the ACE Exam Prep Course all students receive a 20% discount on all ACE textbooks and materials along with a $40 discount on the exam fee.

Course Materials:

  • ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual
  • Study Guide and Sample Test (Estimated Cost: $60)