The ACSM Certification Board to offer a single clinical exercise physiologist examination - ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-CEP®)
After significant research and deliberations, the ACSM Committee on Certification and Registry Board (CCRB) transitioned at the beginning of 2018 to a single clinical exercise physiologist certification exam, ACSM-CEP®.
The minimum requirements for the ACSM-CEP will be the following:
- Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology or equivalent and 600 hours of hands-on, clinical experience
- Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, or equivalent and 1,200 hours of hands-on, clinical experience.
- Candidates, the ACSM-CEP content domains will include:
Domain I. Patient Assessment
Domain II. Exercise Testing
Domain III. Exercise Prescription
Domain IV. Exercise Training and Leadership
Domain V. Education and Behavior Change
Domain VI. Legal and Professional Considerations Responsibilities
Clinical Exercise Physiologists will unquestionably remain the gold standard for the exercise profession and play a critical role in preventing, managing, and treating chronic diseases and conditions in healthcare and improving the quality of patients.