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ACSM Exam Study Materials

For those who prefer to set their own study route, or who may want additional information to supplement a workshop or webinar, ACSM offers the following optional materials to help candidates succeed in the certification process.


ACSM makes comprehensive textbooks with the latest clinical information available through its publisher LLW. Purchase a physical copy or the e-book version by phone or on the web.

Health Fitness Certifications

Personal Trainer    

Clinical Certifications

Clinical Exercise Specialist  Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Specialty Certifications

Cancer Exercise Trainer  NPAS


For those certifications that do not yet offer webinars or workshop - the Exercise is Medicine Credential, for example - informative handouts, commonly in the form of PDFs, are readily available.

Exercise is Medicine  Inclusive Fitness Trainer  Cancer Exercise TrainerNPAS

Online Courses

An online course is now available for those preparing to take the Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist exam.


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May 10, 2018

Is the Ketogenic Diet a Quick Fix to Weight Loss?

The ketogenic diet may not be the quick fix to weight loss that individuals are looking for. Typically, the diet only works for weight loss in the short term, and it can be unhealthy.

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