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2017 ACSM Group Exercise Instructor Exam Changes

Q: Will the Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI) be updated to industry standards (e.g., GETP 10)?

A: The ACSM-GEI exam will reflect industry changes on Monday, December 18th, 2017.

Q: Will the ACSM-GEI experience a delivery blackout?

A: No. There are no date restrictions for registering for the ACSM-GEI examination.

Q: Will the ACSM-GEI experience delayed scoring?

A: No. Candidates will be issued a score report at the end of their testing session.

Q: What will change on the ACSM-GEI exam?

A: An overview of the substantive changes to the industry can be found in the Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 10th Edition (GETP 10); e.g., exercise preparticipation screening algorithm, exercise prescription for healthy populations, behavioral theories and strategies for promoting exercise.

  • A pre-recorded webinar of key changes to GETP 10 can be found be found here.
  • Overview of the updated exercise preparticipation health screening can be found here.
  • Application of ACSM's Updated Exercise Preparticipation Health Screening Algorithm can be found here.

Q: Can I use old books to prepare for the new exam?

A: It is recommended to use the most current resources (e.g., textbooks, position stands, webinars) to best prepare for the ACSM-GEI exam.

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