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Become a Personal Trainer - ACE

Gain essential knowledge and practical skills to become an entry level fitness trainer. The course is based on materials from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and designed to prepare you for the ACE certification exam as a personal trainer.

If you would like to be notified when class dates are scheduled, please send an email to ees@nmc.edu and ask to be added to the "Personal Trainer - ACE" waiting list.

you will learn:

  • guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise
  • essentials of the client-trainer relationship
  • how to conduct fitness assessments
  • how to design and implement appropriate exercise programming

When you successfully complete the course you will:

  • be prepared to take the ACE national exam to become a certified personal trainer
  • receive 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • have current CPR certification
  • be ready for an entry-level job as a personal trainer

Course Materials

The text, ACE Personal Trainer Manual, is from the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Why ACE?

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is the largest non-profit fitness organization in the world. Its widely accepted Personal Trainer Certification is an industry standard. An additional benefit of ACE certification is your continued access to long-term support and resources. NMC is listed as one of their campus training sites.

This Course is offered fall and Spring

The next training will take place in late spring, 2021.

If you would like to be notified when class dates are scheduled, please send an email to ees@nmc.edu and ask to be added to the "Personal Trainer - ACE" waiting list.