American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist

We asked 26 job seekers about their American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist. This is what they told us:

  • 69% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • 58% said earning their American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist helped them make more money
  • 65% said earning their American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist helped them get a job
  • 88% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist

What are people saying about getting a American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 26 responses

58% said earning their American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 26 responses

65% said earning their American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 26 responses

88% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist

Why did you decide to earn your American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist?

Based on 26 responses

Required for my current job
15%
Make more money
12%
Changing careers
4%
Get an edge over other candidates
46%
Help my career progression
69%
Other
27%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 16 responses

Exercise Physiologist View jobs
69%
Customer Service Representative View jobs
6%
Graduate Assistant View jobs
6%
Exercise Specialist View jobs
6%
Personal Trainer View jobs
6%

What do people wish they knew before earning their American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist?

14 people answered

“The vast clinical applications of this certificate”

Aug. 21, 2019

“The review guide is worth the extra money not to have to take it twice.”

Aug. 1, 2019

“How expensive it was to obtain the certification and that doing so does not guarantee employment.”

July 23, 2019

“To look for potential employers and see if the area that the jobs are in is one that is good for you. I would only pursue this certification if you intend on using it for a specific reason as it is fairly expensive to sit for the exam.”

July 22, 2019

“The test was very long and very broad in the knowledge. You need to pass.”

July 16, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist?

16 people answered

“Study your material and get more clinical hours than recommended”

Aug. 21, 2019

“To make sure you remember ACSM FITT-VP recommendations on clinical populations”

Aug. 6, 2019

“Study hard and develop other aspects as well.”

July 23, 2019

“Take your time while studying and give yourself plenty of opportunities to practice your areas of weakness.”

July 22, 2019

“The test covers a lot of info so make sure to study the recommended materials thoroughly”

July 16, 2019
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