RCEP Clinical Hours

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This description applies to existing ACSM RCEPs only. The RCEP Exam is no longer being offered. View the RCEP FAQ for more information

*Practical experience in a preceptor-supervised clinical exercise program must be in:

  • clinical assessment

  • exercise testing

  • exercise prescription

  • exercise training

  • electrocardiography

  • patient education and counseling

  • disease management of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, orthopedic/musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, neoplastic, immunologic and hematologic disorders

*Only hours associated with the following in which you assisted or played a direct role in providing services will be accepted:

  • exercise assessment

  • exercise prescription

  • supervision

  • counseling

  • education

*Recommendations for the 600 hours of clinical experience:

  • Cardiovascular: 200 hours

  • Pulmonary: 100 hours

  • Metabolic: 120 hours

  • Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal: 100 hours

  • Neuromuscular: 40 hours

  • Immunological/Hematological: 40 hours