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

ACE Study Guide Chapter 1

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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)

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    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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    9 thoughts on “ACE CPT Chapter 1: Role and scope of practice for the personal trainer”

    1. Thank You
      Awesome!

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

      1. Hey Kani,
        Currently, the only flashcards I have for the American Council on exercise exam are the ones on the first page of this study guide. It consists of 100 flashcards Ranging from every single chapter in the textbook. If you want more flashcards, I recommend you check out the study packages from trainer Academy. I believe they have over 600 flashcards or so for ACE. They also have fantastic practice tests and the most spot on study guide when it comes to hinting which sections to study in the textbook or passing the exam. Check them out here. https://traineracademy.org/ace/

    2. Hi Tyler,

      Do you have any tips for studying the Essential’s of Exercise Science book that is included in ACE’s study materials? Or does the majority of the test center around the Personal Trainer manual?

      1. Hey Morgan,
        the majority of the questions definitely come from the personal training manual or the primary textbook. I always recommend that my students go through the essentials of exercise science as well because it has a lot of solid information but some of the overlaps from the textbook as well.

          1. I would suggest following along with my study guide at the same time that you’re going through each chapter in the textbook for the American Council on exercise. That’s how I’m made these study guides in the first place.

    3. I have the third edition text book and corresponding study materials. Do you think they would still be relavent to helping me pass the exam?

      1. The third edition of the textbook is kind of old but for the most part the information stays relatively the same from one edition to the next. I cannot fully answer this question though as you should contact the American Council on exercise to see their take on this third edition textbook.

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