As a leading ISO 17024 accredited nonprofit organization certifying health coaches and exercise professionals, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) seeks to get people moving worldwide. In addition to setting the highest industry standards and elevating the careers of health coaches and exercise professionals, our commitment to the ACE mission inspires us to collaborate with like-minded organizations, top research institutions, policymakers on the federal and state level, fitness industry leaders and diverse community organizations to increase physical activity for improved public health.

Additionally, ACE offers NCCA-accredited certification programs, as well as continuing education and access to easy-to-understand evidence-based health and fitness information. We invest in getting people moving, so people from all backgrounds are equipped to lead active, healthy lives.

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Research and Studies

As part of our mission to protect people against unsafe and ineffective fitness products and trends, ACE often commissions independent, third-party research studies from major universities across the country. In some cases, those studies have prompted action by the Federal Trade Commission against several companies making false claims.

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