ACE CPT Chapter 1: Role and scope of practice for the personal trainer

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The benefits of exercising

  • An overall lowered risk of diseases for all age ranges.
  • Getting at least 150 minutes of exercise per week (at moderate intensity) to receive these benefits.

Health and fitness professionals

  • Credentialed individuals that are trained to prevent, identify and treat disorders and diseases.
  • These include nurses, physicians, alternative healthcare, coaches, trainers, instructors, nutritionists, and rehabilitation professionals.

The scope of practice for a personal trainer

What a personal trainer can and cannot do (referred to tables 1-2 as well as 1-3 in manual)

What they cannot do: Personal trainers are not allowed to prescribe, diagnose or treat diseases. We are also not able to prescribe diets, counsel or rehabilitate clients.

Personal training referral network

  • Smoking cessation groups and programs
  • Mind and body instructors
  • Various support groups
  • Massage therapists
  • Aquatic exercise programs
  • Choose my plate for nutrition and supplements
  • Dietary guidelines for nutrition and supplements

Improving your value as a personal trainer

  • Consistently improving your education through continuing education
  • Working on more advanced knowledge, specializations
  • Pursuing a degree in exercise science or kinesiology
  • Obtaining additional certifications
  • Other areas of knowledge in the Allied healthcare realm

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  • Troy says:

    Thank You

    I wanted to see if the ACE flashcards set is available?
    I know NASM flashcard 1100 set is at your storefront 🙂