Group Exercise Instructor Test Prep

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Group Exercise Instructor Test Prep

The Group Exercise Instructor Test is administered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). This exam is for aspiring group exercise instructors who want to become certified. The ACSM Group Exercise Instructor certification confirms and validates that group exercise instructors have the needed competencies in many areas of the group fitness teaching. Taking this practise quiz will ensure you have what it takes to pass the certification exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to Lillegard et al, what occurs that indicates a new tetanus shot?
    • A. 

      Broken bone

    • B. 

      Broken skin 

    • C. 

      Contact with blood borne pathogens

    • D. 

      EMS activation

  • 2. 
    What are the trio triceps exercises that have been proven to get the most proficient muscle activities?
    • A. 

      Traditional pushup, bar push-down and rope push-down

    • B. 

      Triangle pushup, closed-grip bench press and bar push-down

    • C. 

      Triangle pushup, dip and triceps kickback

    • D. 

      Traditional pushup, dip and lying barbell triceps extension

  • 3. 
    What is the prominent cause of the weight of the uterus during supine exercise while in gestation period?
    • A. 

      Increased blood pressure

    • B. 

      Decreased urine output

    • C. 

      Shortened breath

    • D. 

      Increased cardiac output

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is considered to be unimportant in the choreography cheat sheet a novice instructor needs to control variations?
    • A. 

      Social goals for each movement

    • B. 

      Timeframe for each movement to be instructed

    • C. 

      Progressions and regressions for each movement

    • D. 

      Functional purposes for each movement

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an improper method used by a group instructor to create a good relationship among his exercise attendees since he needs to create a good friendly relationship among attendees of his class in order to create the development and much awareness of his exercise class?
    • A. 

      Being approachable before and after class

    • B. 

      Knowing the name of the attendees by heart

    • C. 

      Using direct eye contact or other non-verbal cues appropriate to that attendee

    • D. 

      Shaking hands or hugging participants after a great class

  • 6. 
    The rotator cuff consists of group of muscles. What do they work together to do?
    • A. 

      Work in concert with the upper trapezius to elevate the entire shoulder complex (e.g a shrugging motion)

    • B. 

      Depress the head of the humerus into the glenoid fossa during shoulder elevation

    • C. 

      Elevate the head of the humerus into the inferior aspect of the acromion during shoulder elevation

    • D. 

      Provide normal scapula-humeral rhythm during shoulder adduction

  • 7. 
    What percentage of the members visiting the facility on any day will attend a group fitness class since the group fitness instructor tends to have a higher face-time with the members of a facility apart from the front-desk staff?
    • A. 

      20%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      30%

    • D. 

      15%

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not an example of the health conditions that would change an individual’s (who wishes to start up an exercise program) risk according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s risk stratification?
    • A. 

      Cystic fibrosis

    • B. 

      Vertigo

    • C. 

      Thyroid disorder

    • D. 

      Diabetes

  • 9. 
    From the perspective of a business oriented facility, the management of such facility would not use which of the following metrics to check class value?
    • A. 

      Instructor’s seniority and wages

    • B. 

      Cost per head

    • C. 

      Class counts

    • D. 

      Penetration

  • 10. 
    Costas Karageorghis being an important personality in the world of both music and exercise said ‘music is like a legal drug for athletes’, what do you think he meant by this?
    • A. 

      Music creates an unrealistic state of euphoria, serving much like an amphetamine drug

    • B. 

      Music creates an unrealistic state of euphoria, serving much like an amphetamine drug

    • C. 

      Athletes can become addicted to musicOption 3

    • D. 

      Music improves endurance significantly while reducing the athlete’s perception of effort, serving much like performance-enhancing drugs