Exercise Physiologist | ACSM Certification

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Become an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist®

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ACSM Certified
Exercise Physiologists

Do you see exercise as an important element in the prevention and treatment of disease, and want to motivate people to practice healthy behaviors? ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologists®  (ACSM-EP®) take training to an advanced level by conducting and interpreting physical fitness assessments and developing exercise prescriptions for people who are healthy or have medically controlled diseases.

ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologists are fitness professionals with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in exercise science qualified to pursue a career in university, corporate, commercial, hospital, and community settings. ACSM-EPs not only conduct complete physical assessments – they also interpret the results in order to prescribe appropriate, personalized exercise programs.

Ready to represent the gold standard by creating change in the lives of individuals all across the fitness spectrum? Take your career to the next level by becoming an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist.

Exam Costs

 ACSM Member Candidates  $279
 ACSM Non-Member Candidates  $349
 Re-Test  $175

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Prepare for Your ACSM-EP Exam

We want to make sure you are ready on exam day—which is why we offer a variety of study options designed to fit all schedules and all types of learning. Browse our study options below to see which one is most helpful for you! While these resources are not required readings and should not be interpreted as constituting the sole source of all ACSM exam questions, candidates may find them useful when preparing for the exam. Each candidate should develop his or her own personal reading list and study-plan based on individual needs and knowledge.





ACSM's Resources for the Exercise Physiologist, Second Edition

This book provides coverage of anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, behavior modification, and nutrition as well as assessment of strength and flexibility and the development of resistance and cardiorespiratory training programs.

Online Practice Questions

A personalized and unique approach to studying – prepU is a quiz platform that adapts your study plan based on current proficiency.

Certified Exercise Physiologist Facebook Study Group

Join hundreds of candidates in preparing for the ACSM-EP on Facebook. Learn from what others have done to pass their exams, ask your questions in a welcoming community, and help support others during the study process.


ACSM Certification workshops and webinars

Certified Exercise Physiologist exam content

ACSM Book Bundles

Save up to 25% by bunding textbooks and/or PrepU. From textbooks with the latest clinical information to career and business guides to prepU—the highly acclaimed online quizzing system—we have the resources you need to succeed. 


Exam Prep Course

Prepare for the ACSM-EP exam with this convenient, online course available 24/7. Learn and study at your own pace with audio and PowerPoint presentations. 

ACSM-EP Exam Content Outline

The exam content outline is the blueprint for your certification examination. Every question on the exam is associated with one of the knowledge or skill statements that are found in the exam content outline. Find out the depth and breadth of content that will be covered on the exam.