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American Council on Exercise ‐ Certifications, Cost, and Reviews

American Council on Exercise is located in San Diego, CA, but also offers classes online. This school offers training in 64 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified Fitness Instructor (CFI). Time to complete this education training ranges from 4 hours to 1 year depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 5 months. The cost to attend American Council on Exercise ranges from $250 to $1,000 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $700. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I paid for it myself".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending American Council on Exercise are "Flexible class hours" and "Affordable", but respondents also mentioned "Good career preparation" and "Helpful career services" as notable benefits. American Council on Exercise has been reviewed 224 times, with an average rating of 4.58 out of 5. About 98% of reviewers would recommend American Council on Exercise to a friend.

School Information

4 hours - 1 year
Certified Personal Trainer Certified Fitness Instructor (CFI) Youth Fitness Certification Sports Conditioning National Council On Strength And Conditioning Therapeutic Exercise Specialist Program Rock Steady Coach Certification Certified Health Coach Certicate Health Coaching ACE Academy Therapeutic Exercise Specialist Program Certificate Group Fitness Instructor (GFI) Behaviour Modification Specialiat Nutrition Specialist Certificate ACE-CPT Certificate YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise Basic School Age Care Certificate Health Coach Certification Fitness Nutrition Specialist ACE Group Fitness Certified Group Fitness Instructor through ACE PiYo Live Instructor CPT ACE Sport Conditioning Specialist Certificate ACE Certified Sports Nutritionist Group Fitness Instructor Certificate Group Fitness Instructor (ACE) Certificate Certified Spartan SGX Coach ACE Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist Fitness Nutrition Certification ACE Functional Training Specialist American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor Certification Personal Trainer/ Weight Management Specialist Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist Mind-Body Specialist Certified Yoga Instructor Youth Fitness A.C.E ACE Certificate Functional Training Certified Health Coach - ACE Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification Adult Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification Weight Management Coach Youth Fitness Specialist Certificate Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification Adult First Aid Certification ACE Certified Health coach Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) Health Coach - American Council on Exercise (ACE) Red Cross CPR and AED certificates ACE Fitness Nutritional Specialist Certificate Running coach: Level I RRCA Bartender License ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certificate Orthopedic Exercise Specialist Functional Training for Sports Core Conditioning Training Obese and Overweight Clients certificate American Council on Exercise Physical Trainer Certificate American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certificate ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Cost:

  • Certified Personal Trainer: Under $10 - $1,500
  • Certified Fitness Instructor (CFI): $200 - $800
  • Sports Conditioning: $299
  • Therapeutic Exercise Specialist Program: $425
  • Certified Health Coach Certicate: $799
  • Health Coaching: $300 - $950
  • ACE Academy: $700
  • Therapeutic Exercise Specialist Program Certificate: $800
  • Group Fitness Instructor (GFI): $700
  • Behaviour Modification Specialiat: $499
  • YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise: $75
  • Basic School Age Care Certificate: $899
  • Health Coach Certification: $1,000
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist: $700
  • ACE Group Fitness: $250
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor through ACE: $700
  • PiYo Live Instructor: $300
  • CPT: $500
  • ACE Certified Sports Nutritionist: $500
  • Group Fitness Instructor Certificate: $699
  • Group Fitness Instructor (ACE) Certificate: $300
  • Certified Spartan SGX Coach: $499
  • ACE Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist: $500
  • Fitness Nutrition Certification: $700
  • ACE Functional Training Specialist: $200
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer: $150 - $1,000
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor Certification: $300 - $400
  • Personal Trainer/ Weight Management Specialist: $1,000 - $2,500
  • Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist: $800
  • Youth Fitness: $400
  • A.C.E: $600
  • ACE Certificate Functional Training: $399
  • Certified Health Coach - ACE: $600
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification: $400 - $1,200
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification: $600 - $750
  • Adult Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification: $599 - $900
  • Weight Management Coach: $400
  • Youth Fitness Specialist Certificate: $400
  • Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification: $599 - $900
  • Adult First Aid Certification: $900
  • ACE Certified Health coach: $700
  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC): $600
  • Health Coach - American Council on Exercise (ACE): $700
  • Red Cross CPR and AED certificates: $199
  • ACE Fitness Nutritional Specialist Certificate: $750
  • Running coach: Level I RRCA: $900
  • Bartender License: $700
  • ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certificate: $600
  • Orthopedic Exercise Specialist: $750
  • Functional Training for Sports: $750
  • Core Conditioning: $750
  • Training Obese and Overweight Clients certificate: $750
  • American Council on Exercise Physical Trainer Certificate: $900
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certificate: $800

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Flexible class hours Mentioned in 153 reviews
Affordable Mentioned in 115 reviews
Good career preparation Mentioned in 111 reviews

Recent reviews

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Affordable, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training

Other comments

I received my training from a registered nurse and dietitian. She put the syllabus together using the ACE guidelines. It was every Saturday. The training was invaluable.
4.0

Pros

Affordable, Positive environment

Other comments

Very thorough training, helpful online quizzes. Book was very thick and had everything expected for the exam. The online videos helped demonstrate a lot of concepts.

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Certified Personal Trainer Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Personal Trainer?

2,008 people answered

“I wish I had done more research on schools.”

Jan. 2, 2020

“This certification has raised my awareness of muscle imbalances clients have. I wish I had earned it earlier.”

Jan. 2, 2020

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Certified Personal Trainer?

2,204 people answered

“This certification was an intense 11-week program that required a lot of studying.”

Jan. 2, 2020

“Give yourself plenty of study time to memorize the anatomy terms.”

Jan. 2, 2020

Certified Fitness Instructor (CFI) Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Fitness Instructor (CFI)?

122 people answered

“I wish I knew the kind of burn out I would experience as an instructor. I wish I had thought about long term trajectory in the field.”

Dec. 31, 2019

“I wish I did another certification with this one.”

Dec. 31, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Certified Fitness Instructor (CFI)?

126 people answered

“Take your time on the test. Review daily. Observe other instructors and be willing to ask questions about certain aspects of the test/guide book.”

Dec. 31, 2019

“The availability of jobs in field are limited to those just starting in the local area of residence.”

Dec. 24, 2019

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer?

323 people answered

“How much having this certification can help your career.”

Jan. 2, 2020

“How often and what is required for re-certification.”

Jan. 1, 2020

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer?

359 people answered

“Do some research and plan out a direction for where you'd like the certification to take you. It is an investment but worth it if you'll use it.”

Jan. 1, 2020

“It's all about who you know, not what you know.”

Dec. 28, 2019

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