ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist 

Be a powerful leader and promote physical activity in public health. The ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist (PAPHS) engages key decision makers at the national, state or local level. A PAPHS conducts needs assessments, plans, develops and coordinates physical activity interventions. A PAPHS is also called upon to provide leadership, develop partnerships and advise local, state and federal health departments on all physical activity-related initiatives.

Requirements to pursue certification:

  • Bachelor's degree in a health-related field from a regionally accredited college or university
    OR
  • Bachelor's degree in any subject with 1,200 hours of experience in settings promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyle management or other health promotion

Study Materials: What You Need to Be an ACSM Pro

ACSM offers four study books that will provide candidates with the utmost area knowledge, including preventative rehabilitation and the latest science behind exercise testing and prescription. Invest in all four for full-spectrum comprehension and practice quizzes.

The following resource is available through Human Kinetics and can be purchased by calling 800-747-4457 or visiting the link below.
 


Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health

$73.00 - Book
$40.00 - Ebook

   


The following materials above will help you successfully prepare for the ACSM/NPAS PAPHS and are available through our publisher, LWW, by calling 800-486-5643, or by visiting the links below.


ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

$45.99


ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

$77.99


ACSM's Resources for Clinical Exercise Physiology

$66.99


PAPHS Workshops and Resources

ACSM is dedicated to providing materials for all learning styles. In addition to study books ACSM also offers a PAPHS online course to accommodate candidates' individual lifestyles. Choose your own setting; set your own time commitment.

The following resources are also available for PAPHS preparation:

ACSM's testing partner, Pearson VUE, administers more than 5,000 computer-based testing centers throughout the world. ACSM members have the opportunity to receive a discount towards their exam fee.

Find out more about eligibility by clicking here.

    NPAS Members - be sure to request your member discount exam voucher before contacting Pearson VUE.

Exam Costs

NPAS Student and Members* ............................... $150

ACSM Certified Professionals................................ $150

Non-ACSM Certified Professionals ........................ $195

Re-Test ............................................................... $125

*Please note - exam discount available for NPAS Member Types: Member and Student 

Don't Know Where to Begin?

Visit the ACSM Candidate Handbook or Frequently Asked Questions for more in-depth information about the certification process. 

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