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ACSM Certification for Career Growth - Explained | Member Feature

Paul Gallo, Ed.D., FACSM, ACSM-EP, ACSM-CEP, ACSM-GEI; Vanessa Kercher, Ph.D., ACSM-EP | Jul 07, 2021

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ACSM Certification for Career Growth | Explained



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This featured Alliance of Health and Fitness Member article from ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® explains the importance of ACSM certification for career growth in the fitness industry.


Excerpt: Certification should be considered an important part of career planning for all exercise professionals. In addition to formal education, students should include a specific certification as a part of their career trajectory when entering the workforce. By selecting a certification program that best aligns with career goals, students can improve marketability for employment.

For those exercise professionals who are newly employed, certification can be used to either broaden their scope of practice or allow for the specialization of a skill set that can help with the establishment of professional services.


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ACSM partners with the most recognized names in fitness who want to hire our certified exercise professionals. Includes internship opportunities. 

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Student may join ACSM for just $10, which opens the door to significant discounts on certification exams, CEC courses, conference registrations and more.

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ACSM Certification for Career Growth - Explained | Member Feature

Paul Gallo, Ed.D., FACSM, ACSM-EP, ACSM-CEP, ACSM-GEI; Vanessa Kercher, Ph.D., ACSM-EP | Jul 07, 2021

Career Growth ACSM

ACSM Certification for Career Growth | Explained



Health and Fitness Alliance Members save up to $70 on Certification exams and up to 50% on courses.

Join today and save!


This featured Alliance of Health and Fitness Member article from ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® explains the importance of ACSM certification for career growth in the fitness industry.


Excerpt: Certification should be considered an important part of career planning for all exercise professionals. In addition to formal education, students should include a specific certification as a part of their career trajectory when entering the workforce. By selecting a certification program that best aligns with career goals, students can improve marketability for employment.

For those exercise professionals who are newly employed, certification can be used to either broaden their scope of practice or allow for the specialization of a skill set that can help with the establishment of professional services.


Explore the Opportunity for Career Growth

Access More Exclusive Member Content

 Exercise Science Salaries ACSM

Exercise Physiologist Salaries and More | Member Article

Health Span Opportunities ACSM
Health Span - Fitness Professionals Needed | Member Article


Access All Member Resources

Essential Resources

ACSM Guidelines 10th Ed

The flagship title of the certification suite from the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription is a handbook that delivers scientifically based standards on exercise testing and prescription to the certification candidate, the professional, and the student.


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Health & Fitness Journal Cover

Know what's hot, and what's not, in the health fitness field. This bimonthly, member journal features practical information for fitness instructors, personal trainers, exercise leaders, program directors and other front-line exercise professionals.

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ACSM Introduction Exercise Science

 The new title provides exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased patients.

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