Fall ACE Personal Trainer Certification Prep Course
Mason Recreation’s American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Preparation Course instructed by a certified personal trainer prepares individuals to complete the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam. On completion of the course, you will feel better equipped to motivate, empower, challenge, and retain clients for the long term. Exam fees and study materials are reduced for those who participate in the preparation course.
This course does not include the exam for certification. Participation in the course allows for a discounted rate of $249 for the ACE Exam registration fee. Registration for the exam is completed through ACE.
How Do You Register
- Download and complete the Personal Training Preparation Course Registration Form.
- Turn in the completed Personal Training Preparation Course Registration Form at any of our 3 facility front desks and complete payment.
- You will be contacted by email with the course materials website to purchase your study materials through ACE.
|Mondays||Sept. 12, 2016 - Dec. 5, 2016||5pm - 9pm||Aquatic and Fitness Center Classroom|
Registration Begins: August 15, 2016
|Participant Status||Price||Payment Location|
|College Student||$250.00 *must provide proof||AFC or RAC front desk|
|Non-student||$400.00||AFC or RAC front desk|
|Re-take||$100 *eligible only if you have completed this course with us in a prior semester||AFC or RAC front desk|
|**Late Fee (After Sept.12th)||$35||AFC or RAC front desk|
Non-Mason affiliates can purchase a General Lot parking pass on the first day of class for $15. The pass is valid for the length of the course. Mason affiliates are not eligible for this parking pass.
Following the receipt of payment, individuals registered for the course will receive information on how to receive the discounted rate for the ACE course materials.
ACE Study Program: $104.00
(ACE PT Manual, Exercise Science text)
- ACE Personal Trainer Manual, fifth edition
- ACE Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals
- Human anatomy, exercise physiology, applied kinesiology, and nutrition
- Principles of adherence, motivation, behavior change, and health psychology
- Communication and teaching techniques
- ACE integrated fitness training model
- Building rapport
- Health and exercise history information assessment
- Functional training: Assessments, programming, and progressions for posture, movement, core, balance, and flexibility
- Physiological assessments
- Resistance training: Programming and progressions
- Cardiorespiratory training: Programming and progressions
- Professional and legal responsibilities, scope of practice, and business strategies for personal trainers
*For more information on upcoming ACE courses, please contact the Fitness Office (703-993-9807).