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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  • 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 🙂

  • Kani says:

    Hi Tyler! Do you have flash cards for the ACE PT exam?

    • Tyler Read says:

      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.

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