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ACSM's Certification Review

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ACSM's Certification Reviewis the ultimate resource to help you pass the exam to become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), or Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES). Highlights include: Case studies that reinforce concepts, organized by KSA domains Practice Exams that contain questions for each certification level Job Task Analysis tables that provide breakdowns of all the KSAs by certification level and domain

Table of Contents






Part 1 Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

Section 1         CPT Case Studies

Case Study CPT.I

Case Study CPT.II

Case Study CPT.III

Case Study CPT.IV(1)

Case Study CPT.IV(2)

Case Studies Answers and Explanations

Section 2         CPT Job Task Analysis (JTA)

Domain I: Initial Client Consultation and Assessment

Domain II: Exercise Programming and Implementation

Domain III:  Leadership & Education Implementation

Domain IV: Legal, Professional, Business and Marketing

Section 3         CPT Examination

                        CPT Examination Answers and Explanations

CPT Examination Questions by Domain



Part 2 Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS)

 Section 4        HFS Case Studies

Case Study HFS.I

Case Study HFS.II

Case Study HFS.III

Case Study HFS.IV

Case Study HFS.V

HFS Case Studies Answers and Explanations

Section 5         HFS Job Task Analysis (JTA)

Domain I: Health and Fitness Assessment

Domain II: Exercise Prescription and Implementation

Domain III: Counseling and Behavioral Strategies

Domain IV: Legal/Professional

Domain V: Management

Section 6         HFS Examination

                        HFS Examination Answers and Explanations

HFS Examination Questions by Domain


Part 3 Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES)

 Section 7        CES Case Studies

Case Study CES.I 

Case Study CES.II(1)

Case Study CES.II(2)

Case Study CES.II(3)

Case Study CES.II(4)

Case Study CES.II(5)            

Case Study CES.III

Case Study CES.IV

Case Study CES.V(1)            

Case Study CES.V(2)            

Case Study CES.V(3)            

ECG Case Studies                 

Case Study CES.ECG(1)

Case Study CES.ECG(2)

Case Study CES.ECG(3)

Case Study CES.ECG(4)

Case Study CES.ECG(5)

Case Study CES.ECG(6)

Case Study CES.ECG(7)

Case Study CES.ECG(8)

Case Study CES.ECG(9)

Case Study CES.ECG(10)

CES Case Studies Answers and Explanations

                        ECG Case Studies Answers and Explanations

Section 8         CES Job Task Analysis (JTA)

Domain I: Patient/Client AssessmentDomain II:  Exercise PrescriptionDomain III: Program Implementation and Ongoing SupportDomain IV: Leadership & Counseling

Domain V: Legal and Professional Considerations

Section 9         CES Examination

                        CES Examination Answers and Explanations

CES Examination Questions by Domain


Appendix A    Supplementary Figures and Tables from other ACSM Texts

Appendix B    Editors for the Previous Two Editions

Appendix C    Contributors to the Previous Two Editions


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