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Exam Content Outlines

The exam content outline is the blueprint for your certification examination. Every question on the exam is associated with one of the knowledge or skill statements that are found in the exam content outline. Download the outline that corresponds to the certification of your choice, and you'll also find the percentage of questions within each domain of the exam.

2017 Exam Content Outline

ACSM Certifed Personal Trainer

ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

2012 Exam Content Outline

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor

ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist 

ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist 

ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Outlines

The following certification exams are based on specific knowledge, skill, and ability (KSAs) statements. View the complete set of KSAs for the each certification below:

ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer

ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer

ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist

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