The American Council on Exercise has released a new career support tool to help ACE-certified exercise professionals and health coaches embark on lifelong learning and chartered personal career paths. ACE® Pro compass, It is a new tool that helps professionals navigate their careers through curated content and resources that help them identify, develop and reach their full potential. ACE’s commitment to the success of exercise professionals and health coaches extends far beyond accreditation, and this comprehensive new career support platform provides ongoing support, mentoring, tools and unprecedented resources to help them thrive.
“Historically, the fitness industry sold the idea of a career in fitness through certification, but it didn’t do enough to support exercise professionals and health coaches other than earning certification,” said Scott Goodison, CEO of ACE. “We are changing the game with ACE Pro Compass and additional tools by providing a customized experience for professionals with ongoing support and guidance to create a career that nurtures their passion for helping others from the first idea to start the industry to the time they decide to retire.”
ACE understands that knowledge is a lifelong pursuit and is here to keep exercise professionals and health coaches updated with the leading evidence-based education available. Whether it’s another certification or specialized program, continuing education, or extensive blogging, ACE is committed to supporting exercise professionals and health coaches beyond initial certification.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many exercise professionals and health coaches to shift and adapt to their way or place of work, interact with clients or perhaps make people wary of entering the industry,” said Cedric X Bryant, Ph.D. , FACSM ACE President and Chief Science Officer. “As we begin to move toward a new normal, these professionals need trusted guidance and support as the fitness industry reimagines itself. ACE is proud to be a resource and industry leader in providing professional support so that health professionals and coaches can thrive.”
How do I start?
On your computer or smartphone, open your browser to https://compass.acefitness.org/. Scroll down to see how it works or click start. Log in to your existing MyACE account. Set up your profile using your current degree(s), experience, professional interest, and employment type. Add topics that interest you and ACE Pro Compass will guide you through content curated just for ACE professionals, and just for you. Simply.
Science-based education, community contact, and now unparalleled professional support, ACE offers three pillars to build a strong foundation for your personal health and wellness path – from textbook to retirement.