Why Become an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist®?
Become a critical part of a healthcare team dedicated to improving the quality of life of patients on a daily basis. ACSM-CEP®s help to increase the likelihood of long-term physical, social and economic independence of patients through individualized patient education, behavior change, and primary and secondary prevention strategies.
The ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification has the most rigorous educational and practical experience standards in the health and fitness industry. Those who obtain the ACSM-CEP epitomize the gold standard of the exercise profession.
What do ACSM-CEPs Do?
The ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-CEP) is an allied health professional with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in exercise science or equivalent and 1,200 hours of clinical hands-on experience or a master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology and 600 hours of hands-on clinical experience. ACSM-CEPs utilize prescribed exercise, basic health behavior interventions and promote physical activity for individuals with chronic diseases or conditions; examples include, but are not limited to, individuals with cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, neoplastic, immunologic and hematologic diseases. The ACSM-CEP provides primary and secondary prevention strategies designed to improve, maintain or attenuate declines in fitness and health in populations ranging from children to older adults.