ACE Approved Courses

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Note: the courses on this page are ONLINE for-credit CE courses offered through American Council on Exercise (ACE) at www.acefitness.org. Each course is a programming how-to course designed for PFTs, strength and conditioning specialists, and health coaches. For direct course access, click on the titles below.

Strength Training for Clients Who Have Obesity: A trainer’s guide to analysis, design, and execution

Approved by American Council on Exercise. Earn two hours CE credit! Designed exclusively for the ACE Store for personal fitness trainers, health & wellness coaches, and strength & conditioning specialists. This how-to programming course includes PDF manual with over 40 exercise pictures, an online tutorial, and quiz.

Explore the changes that occur to the brain with obesity and how to account for them when strength training your clients who have obesity. Determine ways to select safer and more effective exercises for your clients.

You will learn:

  • How to design and execute a safe and effective strength training program for clients who have obesity.
  • The mechanics of strength exercises.
  • Tips for successful strength training sessions.
Cardiovascular Training for Clients Who Have Obesity: A trainer’s guide to analysis, design, and execution

Approved by American Council on Exercise. Earn two hours CE credit! Designed exclusively for the ACE Store for personal fitness trainers, health & wellness coaches, and strength & conditioning specialists. This step-by-step programming course includes PDF manual with over 30 exercise pictures, an online tutorial, and quiz.

Nearly 2.1 billion people worldwide are affected by overweight or obesity. This course is designed for personal trainers, group fitness instructors and health coaches who want to deepen their understanding of obesity-related biomechanics and brain changes as they relate to cardiovascular training.

You will learn:

  • How to design and execute safe and effective cardiovascular training programs for clients impacted by obesity.
  • How to modify cardiovascular exercises to address this population’s unique needs.
  • Tips for successful cardiovascular training sessions.
Biomechanics of Assisted Stretching

Approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Earn four hours CE credit. The how-to programming course includes a PDF manual with over 50 exercise pictures, an assisted stretching guide, an online tutorial, and quiz.

Developed for fitness professionals, Dr. Amy shows you how to use the three principles of force application that help you determine where to place your hands, what direction to push, and how much force to use when helping clients stretch. Stretch your clients safely and effectively using techniques for specific areas of the body.  During this course you will learn:

  • How the law of action-reaction relates to assisted stretching and how to apply it
  • To identify form errors that occur when principles of force application have been violated
  • How stretching can help alleviate chronic lower back pain and peripheral neuropathies

*This course if als offered as part of the ACE Functional Training CE Bundle. It is also part of ACE’s Functional Training Specialist Certificate.

 

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