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Passed ACSM, thank you

by Rob
(Miami)


If it wasn't for this site, i would not have gotten my ACSM certification. I bought the Exam certification kit and studied it for about a month. It was helpful in more ways than one. The prep course directed me to study the subjects that were actually going to be on the test. I didn't have to spend money on any more books or workshops. I just had my ACSM certification review, your exam prep course, your site and the Internet.

Again,

Thank you

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ACSM exam first timer

by Colin J
(DFW, Texas)

After taking the ACSM CPT exam for the first time, I am happy to say that I passed with a much better score than I expected. The review course offered by this website helped quite a bit, but it was NOT a substitute for a proper education. The ACSM is an organization that is dedicated to excellence and science and will demand more from you than many others. Although the review helped me to study up on key topics that I needed to review, it was my background in biology, psychology and kinesiology that gave me the ability to not just pass the exam, but to also have an actual applicable knowledge of what it is that I am now certified to do. If you are just reading this for a hint to pass the exam, follow the comments from the guy who stayed up all night and wrote a whole list of things to study up on. But I encourage those who are about to become certified personal trainers to really consider the role in which they are about to take on. Your career will now be dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for those many clients that need to hire you to learn and to do more. This must be taken seriously in that a good trainer will know the difference between science and pseudoscience, and will dedicate themselves to only practice what is proven safe, effective and feasible. Please also understand your limitations. CPTs are not doctors, they are not PhDs, and should not act as such. If you have read this far, I appreciate your time and implore you to help bring a new level of professionalism to our trade and to demand higher standards from those who do not.

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I passed the ACSM CPT exam today!

by LD
(CA)

I love this course! I used it in addition to the ACSM books. ACSM is my first cert and I think there is no way I would have passed that challenging exam on the first try without the massive testing experience this program offers. I especially recommend this course to anyone who is new to the field. Thanks!

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ACSM CPT Exam

by Tenni
(Omaha, NE)

I failed the first ACSM CPT Exam. However, I am preparing to take it again in two weeks. Does your questions help with this exam?

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ACSM CPT Guaranteed
by: Katie - Admin

Hi Tenni

A lot of people fail the ACSM exam on the first try so keep at it.

Yes, our course covers the ACSM CPT exam and we have a very high pass rate. While it is one of the hardest exams, we still offer our money back guarantee.

- Katie

I failed ACSM Cert
by: Kerrie

I failed the ACSM Cert a week ago by a few points only. It is very frustrating that you are not provided the questions that you got wrong, so you know what to study for, all I know is that Domain 1 is my weak area. Is this material designated by Domain for ACSM? I plan on taking the test again, but am not looking forward to studying as I don't know what to concentrate on. Please help

That is why we have our practice exams
by: Katie

Hi Kerrie

Your exact problem is why we developed our 750+ question exam prep course. We do give you the answers and help you identify your weak spots so you can focus your studies. The course can be found here:

http://www.starting-a-personal-training-business.com/personal-trainer-certification-course.html

Katie

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I Passed ACSM

I think the exam prep course from this web site is worth the Money... and it is not that much money for what you get.
I am a very hands on learner, I cannot just sit and read medical terminology for hours on end and absorb the information. This allowed me to actively review the material and understand what is on the exam. Though what was covered in the practice tests wasn't strictly ACSM, it did prepare me to pass the exam.

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PASSED THE ACSM!!!

I just passed the ACSM course thanks to the help of the exam prep course. I don't have a background in fitness and still was able to pass the exam. I did put alot of time into studying. I have been un-employed and have devoted the past month and a half to studying. This practice test, the certification review book and the resource book for personal trainers helped me prepare. I was so ready to take the test, I didn't wait the 21 days to get a refund if I didn't pass. The test is passable as long as you put the time needed into grasping the information. GOOD LUCK!!

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I Passed ACSM!

I purchased this practice test after failing the ACSM personal trainer test the first time I took it. I had purchased all the study guides and material that were recommended by ACSM. Unfortunately the study material that is provided by ACSM doesn't cover all the material which is on the test. The actual test was an eye opener. Between the material which your practice tests covered and the material supplied by ACSM I was able to pass the test on the 2nd attempt. Thanks!

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really?
by: Anonymous

Are you referring to the book they recommend you buy as the ACSM material? It would be a shame if the Resources for the Personal Trainer book I bought is not going to cover the material I need to know for the exam. I got the book 2 days ago and my test is in 9 days.

You Need More
by: Anonymous

You have just the one book?! Yes - there are things on the exam that are not in any of the three books they recommend. I also took the 3 day workshop which was a HUGE help to understanding the material and putting it all together.

failed again
by: Anonymous

I have all 3 books, took the 3 day workshop and have just failed the test for a 2nd time. There are questions on the exam that are not in any of the books, nor were they covered in the workshop. Plus the questions are worded in a very tricky way. Now I'll have to take it a 3rd time.

some tips I hope will help
by: Anonymous

I passed you need 550 to pass and I got 637 and I am over the moon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can't cut corners and pass this test. I prepared thoroughly, took the three day class and then studied for about a month, the last week, very little as I was a bit burnt out. And that was enough, usually only a hour or two a day. The class really helped focus my studying, but you can pass it without the class, just be sure to cut and paste the comments of what you need to know listed in this section of this website and use it as a checklist for studying and you'll pass. That saved my bacon and THANKS to all those that came before and added comments to this site!

Here is my addition to that information:
This exam is definitely challenging, but I think one reason it is percieved this way is that the ASCM has strategically placed red herring's thoughout the exam. By that I mean that there are at least 10-15 questions, that leave you scratching your head saying, "I have no idea!! Where was that in the study material???!!!!" and while you are in the middle of the test, this can psych you or or sap your confidence - Don't fall for it! These questions are bogus. My instructor told me they did this but I had forgotten.

There was one question about some some drug I had NEVER heard of, ended in "one" so perhaps a steroid, another one was this crazy question that asked:

What is the most likely schedule to result in over training
a.) one long workout day followed by 3 short one?
b.) two intense workouts folowed by one easy one?
c) One intense, one easy, one intense?
e.) Three short workouts followed by one long one?

I don't know why they would put something like this in the test, and it was kind of psyching me out, but afterwards I thought about it and thought, that was bogus!! Those highly interpretive terms "intense" "long" short". It was a "test" question that is not scored ... why they do this, I have no idea.

Just be expecting them, make the best guess you can and move on, the next 10 will be one's you know and that make sense and you'll be smoking through them.

There were only one or two questions that didn't seem to have ANY good answer and all in all except for the bogus quesions like the ones above, the test was challenging, but fair and if you prepare, you'll nail it. Just do not get psyched out by the "OH MY GOD IT'S SO HARD" comments on this site and when taking the test don't let your confidence get sapped by the questions that leave you scratching your head.

There were several questions on training people who have exercise-induced asthma, so make sure you add that to your check list. And use the information on this site and also, the quizzes and practice test on this site and the ACSM site are a must; once you are passing them at about 80%, they cost $ but they are worth it, it's cheaper than taking the test 2x. Good luck.

failed in my first attempt on acsm!!
by: vinay

brothers and sisters, i hope acsm exam is too tough nor too easy. its just about how well you are prepared with exercise sciences! its true that it freaks out certain times during the test!

prepare::
1. how to convert kcal into body weight,eg:500cal to bodyweight ?
2.hdl,ldl,cholestrol roles & their optimum ranges,,
3.rotator cuff muscles,antagonists,agonists,bodymovements in planes.
4.impaired fasting glucose levels,skin fold measurements and its values,bmi,..
5.legal issues& clinicalexercise testing.!
good luck friends! god bless you all!!

Do questions change on retake?
by: Anonymous

do the questions change on the second attempt?

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ACSM Study Course

by Jeremy
(Ohio)

I am studying for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) exam. Will this study course work? It seems like people who have used this study course has taken the ACE exam.

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Yes we cover ACSM too
by: Katie - Admin

Hi Jeremy,

We definitely cover the ACSM material in our course. Our ACSM pass rates aren't quite as high as ACE, NASM, ISSA, etc... but that has to do more with the ACSM exam being so darn challenging. But our pass rates are high enough that we continue to offer our pass or don't pay guarantee for the ACSM test as well as all the other certification exams. So taking our course can only help you.

- Katie

What about Coopers Test?
by: Cheri'

I live in Texas so a lot of folks don't know about the Cooper's Test. It too is pretty challenging. Coopers base their standards along with ACSM. I'm thinking and even confident that if I get this package that I (prayerfully) will pass Coopers the third time. They say third time's the charm and I only need five pts. to pass with a 70%. I took the course last Aug. spent six months studying and then took the test in Feb. of '11. Missed it by 11 pts. then took it again in May and came up six pts. I took the AFAA class and passed that one. That is not as hard as the others. Anyway don't mean to jabber on so much. Just wanted to know what and if you thought about Coopers test.

Thanks,

Cheri'

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Thank you. Passed the ACSM exam

by Jason G
(Sicklerville, NJ)

Self study has always been tough for me. Throw in the fact that you have to teach yourself Physiology and Kinesiology, I knew I had my hands full.

Thanks to your prep course and a couple of prep courses from the ACSM website, I passed with flying colors.

This prep was better than I could have ever imagined and incredibly affordable.

I just wanted to say thank you for helping me pass my exam.

- Jason

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