Different Exam Resources for Different Lifestyles
With thousands of new candidates applying for ACSM certification every year, there is no single exam preparation solution that fits every busy lifestyle. That's why ACSM strives to provide multiple study options for each exam offered. While some certification routes offer only one or two exam preparation options, all options are available for most.
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.
prepU: Not Your Typical Study Guide
More than just a booklet with the same questions for all users, prepU offers a personalized and unique approach to studying for the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer® exam. The online program takes an inventory of your proficiency and adapts its questions to make sure you are focusing on the weak areas - sort of like a Personal Trainer for studying.
For the hands-on learner, ACSM offers one or two-day exam preparation workshops for all certification preparation excluding Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Exercise is Medicine Credential, Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer and Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist.
For those who prefer a virtual classroom on their own computer, webinars are the perfect solution. Choose to participate in an entire six-week session, or drop in on an individual session.
Traditional study materials such as textbooks and PDFs are a great supplement to workshops and webinars, but are also beneficial alone. Multiple textbooks are available for most exams.