Essentials of Personal Training Become a leader in the fitness industry by expanding your expertise to empower, motivate, and challenge your clients. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge and develop hands-on skills in preparation for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer certification exam. Primary topics will include guidelines for developing individualized, safe, effective, and purposeful exercise programs based on the principles of exercise science and biomechanics. Other topics will consist of the essentials of the client-trainer relationship focusing on effective communication skills; conducting health and fitness assessments and risk factor screening; designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming for a variety of clients; and understanding the basic business applications associated with personal training. Course Materials: Required manuals are sold as a bundle at the UAHuntsville or Off Campus Bookstores.