Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist Certification
Available from ACE (American Council on Exercise)
Fitness professionals have traditionally been limited to working with the “apparently healthy” category of individuals. Unfortunately, the number of overweight and obese individuals in the U.S. continues to increase at a time when our population is also getting older. Coupled with inactivity, poor dietary choices and related health factors, the result is an ever-increasing number of individuals who are at risk for or recovering from cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and a variety of orthopedic issues. An advanced fitness professional plays a crucial role in the allied healthcare continuum by helping these individuals to decrease risk factors and improve health and fitness following rehabilitation.
Becoming an ACE-certified Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist will prepare you to provide extensive programming for the most common diseases and disorders seen on a regular basis by fitness professionals. In addition, this credential addresses advanced programming for older adults, youth and pre- and post-natal women. This is an incredible opportunity that has been largely ignored and the possibilities for growth and professional recognition are virtually untapped.
ACE's Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist Certification is NCCA-accredited.