Become an ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor (GEI) and instruct groups or individuals in exercise activities and the fundamentals of fitness. ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructors are qualified to develop individual lesson plans as well as for groups, are familiar and flexible with various types of exercise techniques, supervise participants, and lead instructional sessions.
The ACSM GEI works in a group exercise setting with apparently healthy individuals and those with health challenges who are able to exercise independently to enhance quality of life, improve health-related physical fitness, manage health risk, and promote lasting health behavior change. The GEI leads safe and effective exercise programs using a variety of leadership techniques to foster group camaraderie, support, and motivation to enhance muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, body composition, and any of the motor skills related to the domains of health-related physical fitness.
All of the following requirements must be met:
*the percentages reflect the percentage of examination questions contained in each domain on the 100 question examination.
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The ACSM GEI workshop is a 2-day course designed to develop or improve the practical skills of the Group Exercise Instructor as it relates to leading an effective group exercise class. The workshop will provide an extensive hands-on learning experience through practical application of materials. Portions of the didactic education are to be completed via an on-demand pre-workshop webinar, allowing more time for practical application of educational content.
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The ACSM GEI webinar is a 6-week course designed to introduce ACSM GEI candidates to principles of exercise science and applications of training principles in a group setting. Candidates will gain a broad understanding of the management of goup exercise classes and programs attended by a diverse population of participants. Visual representations, verbal instruction, and practical examples will be utilized to provide information on health appraisal, safety considerations, and class execution.
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|ACSM Member Candidates||$219|
|ACSM Non-Member Candidates (Join ACSM Now)||$279|
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To maintain your ACSM GEI certification, you will need to accumulate at least 45 CECs/CEUs within a 3-year cycle, maintain CPR certification, and pay a $30 recertification fee.
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