This description applies to existing ACSM RCEPs only. The RCEP Exam is no longer being offered. View the RCEP FAQ for more information.
ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists® are healthcare professionals that utilize scientific rationale to design, implement and supervise exercise programming for those with chronic diseases, conditions or physical limitations. In addition to performing clinical assessments, ACSM RCEPs may oversee programs and departments related to exercise testing, prescription, and training, such as exercise rehabilitation, weight management, and more.
ACSM RCEPs have the practical experience, scientific knowledge, and graduate-level degree to work in a variety of facilities, including hospitals and clinics, research programs, physicians’ offices, and exercise facilities. ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists® earn ACSM’s highest-ranking clinical certification – and represent the gold standard of health fitness certifications by not only encouraging individual education and behavior change in patients, but in working with teams of healthcare professionals dedicated to raising the bar of patient and client care.