This is useful to study for the ACE exam and it partners well with the Ace CPT study guide we have on this website also.

The ACE personal trainer exam has a pass rate of 65%.

To ensure that you make it into the 65% of passes, you should use this ACE fitness exam review.

A lot of people find the ACE exam challenging and possibly overwhelming when they come in without exercise science experience, that is why it is important for this page to exist, so we may show some of the thinking that goes behind questions in the certification exam.

This can be thought of as an ACE exam review in a way.

When going through this Ace personal training test, we have split it into the four domains that you will be tested on, so you might see similarities within these domain questions.

There will be 10 questions per domain, and the goal is for you to answer them on your own, and then use the accordion accompanying each question to see the reasoning behind the answer, or to confirm your answer as correct.

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Domain 1: Client Interviews and Assessments

This domain will represent 23% of the exam, or around 35 total questions.

The information in this domain is going to cover the obtainment of lifestyle, health, exercise, and medical information from your clients in order to determine the risk they may have when participating in exercise programs.

The test will also go over the ability for assessing the readiness of clients to change their behaviors and evaluation of their attitude to exercise in order to build rapport and establish their goals.

There will also be significant questions on the movement assessments and the observations used for making the right exercise program in order to enhance function, health, fitness, and performance.

The last major thing to know in this domain is the baseline physiological assessments and nutrition information we can inform our clients about.

10 Questions and explanations from Domain 1

Domain 2: Program Design and Implementation

This domain is going to represent 31% of the whole exam and around 46 questions in total. It is generally the largest portion of the exam.

This domain will test your ability for establishing the right health, performance, fitness, and functional goals that are all based on your assessments and data gathered so that your exercise programs can be specific to the client.

Here you will also be tested on the ability to apply the right principles and guidelines to exercise so that the clients may improve their muscular strength, cardiorespiratory fitness, and flexibility.

It is important to have a firm understanding of the equipment and how we integrate the equipment into our programming for the improvement of function, fitness, health, and performance.

10 Questions and explanations from Domain 2

Domain 3: Program Progression and Modification

This domain represents 26% of the whole test, and around 39 questions in total.

This domain will go over the knowledge of promotion for adherence to exercise through the use of education, motivation, and modification.

This part of the exam will test you on how well you recognize and respond to the problems in adherence to exercise by taking notice of any barriers or providing a solution for the barriers found.

You will also need to know how to evaluate the progress of your clients with the use of observations, data, and client feedback in order to modify the programs.

10 Questions and explanations from Domain 3

Domain 4: Professional Conduct, Safety and Risk Management

This portion of the exam represents the smallest percentage at 20%. There will be about 30 questions in total here.

In this domain, you will be tested on your abilities in application of risk management strategies while following the many guidelines, standards, laws, and regulations for the protection of your client and yourself.

It is important to know how to secure the client’s general information, communicate with the client, and progress the client while following through with confidentiality and liability.

You should have knowledge of preventing injuries and finding the possible hazards in training.

10 Questions and explanations from Domain 4

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