Make a difference for those who struggle with medically controlled diseases. Become an ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), and master the necessary skills to pursue a career devoted to helping others in a university, corporate, commercial, hospital or community setting.
The ACSM Certified Health Fitness SpecialistSM (HFS) is a health fitness professional with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in exercise science. The HFS performs pre-exercise health risk assessments, conducts physical fitness assessments, interprets results, develops exercise prescriptions, and applies behavioral and motivational strategies to apparently healthy individuals and individuals with medically controlled diseases and health conditions to support clients in adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyle behaviors. The academic preparation of the HFS also includes fitness management, administration, and supervision. The HFS is typically employed or self-employed in commercial, community, studio, corporate, university, and hospital settings.
All of the following requirements must be met:
ACSM HFS Study Kit: Order all three books together
Study materials are available through our publisher, LWW, by calling
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The ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist Two-Day Workshop is a blend of classroom lecture and hands-on practicum designed to help prepare you for the certification exam. The workshop includes a high level review of exercise physiology, risk stratification, exercise programming, fitness assessments and techniques, a review of the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) of the Certified Health Fitness Specialist, and a forum for the acquisition of new knowledge and skills.
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To meet your busy lifestyle, we now offer HFS webinars; a virtual classroom from your personal computer. For your convenience, you can sign up for a single session or the full six week series.
Six-session webinar series fee: $240
Individual webinar session fee: $45
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|ACSM Member Candidates||$219|
|ACSM Non-Member Candidates (Join ACSM Now)||$279|
All ACSM certification examinations are administered by our testing partner, PearsonVUE. PearsonVUE provides over 5,000 computer-based testing centers throughout the world.
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ACSM Members, be sure to get your member discount voucher before you register for the exam by emailing the ACSM Certification Department at email@example.com. *Be sure to confirm which exam you plan to take*
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Once you have received your member discount voucher, visit Pearson VUE to schedule a time to take your exam, or call 888-883-2276.
The ACSM Candidate Handbook has information about, but not limited to, the following:
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To maintain your ACSM HFS certification, you will need to accumulate at least 60 CECs/CEUs within a 3-year cycle, maintain CPR certification, and pay a $45 recertification fee.
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