Group Exercise Instructor
The ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI) possesses a minimum of a high school diploma and works in a group exercise setting with apparently healthy individuals and those with health challenges who can exercise independently. The ACSM-GEI develops and leads safe and effective exercise programs using a variety of leadership techniques to foster group camaraderie, support and motivation.
The ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-EP®) works with apparently healthy clients and those with medically controlled diseases to establish safe and effective exercise and healthy lifestyle behaviors to optimize both health and quality of life. The ACSM-EP® has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and is usually self-employed or employed in commercial, community, studio, worksite health promotion, university, and hospital-based fitness settings.