ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist with Fitness and Health Internship

This online instructor-led course prepares you for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) certification examination. Additional supplemental documents are provided complimentary to you for use in preparing for the ACSM-CEP certification exam.

The course includes key presentations and outlines, specialized examination documents, and 200+ practice test questions. ACSM-CEPs work with individuals that have medically controlled diseases and complete...

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ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist with Fitness and Health Internship

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Course code: GES1023

Fitness Internship: 

This course includes a fitness internship, where you practice your health, medical, and fitness setting skills to gain more real-world experiences. Because we can educate students globally, you can work with your instructor on selecting an internship site in the United States or internationally at health and fitness facilities and chains on an ongoing basis. Learn to work with fitness and health industry professionals for a hands-on experience working with members at fitness facilities and health centers. You intern for 60 total hours in this course. 

 

What you will learn

  • How ACSM-CEPs work with healthy clients and those with medically controlled diseases to establish safe and effective exercise and healthy lifestyle behaviors to optimize both health and quality of life
  • Administer pre-participation screening and recognition of major signs or symptoms suggestive of cardiovascular, pulmonary, or metabolic disease, and/or the presence of known cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic disease status
  • Methods to develop and administer programs designed to enhance cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, balance, and range of motion
  • How to assess and refer clients to the appropriate allied health professionals to meet client’s safety and needs

How you will benefit

  • Prepare for the ACSM-CEP certification exam
  • Access to insightful presentations and 200+ practice test questions
  • Best practices for implement programs that facilitate client motivation, client adherence, and honors client confidentiality
  • Create cardiorespiratory exercise prescriptions for healthy clients and those with controlled disease based on current health status, fitness goals and availability of time

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 9 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 210 course hours
  1. Health and Fitness Assessment
    1. Administer and interpret pre-participation health screening procedures to maximize client safety and minimize risk.
    2. Determine client’s readiness to participate in a health-related physical fitness assessment and exercise program.
    3. Determine and administer physical fitness assessments for apparently healthy clients and those with controlled disease.
  2. Exercise Prescription and Implementation
    1. Determine safe and effective exercise programs to achieve desired outcomes and goals, and translate assessment results into appropriate exercise prescriptions.
    2. Implement cardiorespiratory exercise prescriptions for apparently healthy clients and those with controlled disease based on current health status, fitness goals and availability of time.
    3. Implement exercise prescriptions for flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, agility, and reaction time for apparently healthy clients and those with controlled disease based on current health status, fitness goals and availability of time.
  3. Exercise Counseling and Behavior Modification
    1. Optimize adoption and adherence of exercise and other healthy behaviors by applying effective communication techniques.
    2. Optimize adoption and adherence of exercise and other healthy behaviors by applying effective behavioral strategies and motivational techniques.
    3. Provide educational resources to support clients in the adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyle behaviors.
  4. Risk Management and Professional Responsibilities
    1. Develop and disseminate risk management guidelines for a health/fitness facility to reduce member, employee, and business risk.
    2. Ensure that emergency policies and procedures are in place.
  5. Final Examination Preparation
Ken Baldwin, M.ED., ACSM-H/FI has been involved in the fitness, wellness, and education profession for over 10 years. He is the senior editor, content expert, and lead author for ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer Textbook, Second Edition." He was chair of IDEA's National Personal Trainer Committee and chair of the Senior Fitness Subcommittee for the Massachusetts Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports. He serves on national committees for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), AAHPERD, and the Medical Fitness Association. His background includes operating and managing a personal training company, consulting at corporations, and lecturing at international conferences, public events, national conventions.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, there are eligibility requirements to complete the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist Certification.

Exam Eligibility Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology or equivalent and 600 hours of hands-on clinical experience OR 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or equivalent and 1,200 hours of hands-on clinical experience
  • Basic Life Support Provider or CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

This course can be taken on either a PC, Chromebook, or Mac device.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later operating systems.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • ACSM’s Resources for the Exercise Physiologist
  • ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Yes, you will be prepared for the (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist certification exam offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Exam eligibility requirements to complete the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist Certification:

  • Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology or equivalent and 600 hours of hands-on clinical experience OR 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or equivalent and 1,200 hours of hands-on clinical experience
  • Basic Life Support Provider or CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification 

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 9 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

If you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee will be charged. If you are funded through a third-party organization, approval may also be required.

The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also be assigned a Student Advisor for academic support.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

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