ACE Personal Trainer Test!

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ACE Personal Trainer Test!

Are you preparing for the ACE certification exam? If yes, then you must take up this ACE Personal Trainer Test. This quiz consists of a few multiple choices based questions that are based on the study material of the ACE exam. This quiz will test your knowledge and help you master the manual and be an ACE personal trainer. So, try attempting this quiz and see how well you understood your training. Your final score will determine how deep an understanding you have of this subject. So, are you ready to take this quiz? All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    At what point does a candidate for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification (or any other ACE certification) agree to uphold the ACE Code of Ethics?
    • A. 

      While registering for an ACE certification exam

    • B. 

      Once the candidate earns his or her first ACE certification

    • C. 

      Upon receiving a printed copy of the ACE Code Of ethics with the printed ACE certification

    • D. 

      When accepting his or her first job as an ACE-certified Personal Trainer

  • 2. 
    Ace certified Personal Trainers must complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing edcuation every 2 years to maintain their certifications. The PRIMARY reason ACE has established this minimum continuing-education requirement is to help ACE Perosnal Trainers to _____________________.
    • A. 

      Earn promotions so they can advance their careers

    • B. 

      Increase their earning potential by adding new specialties certifications to their resumes

    • C. 

      Enhance their resumes to attract more clients

    • D. 

      Stay current with the latest exercise science research and guidelines for fitness and health

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is WITHIN the ACE- certified Personal Trainer scope of practice? 
    • A. 

      Helping clients gain a better understanding of portion sizes and healthful foods so they can make better choices

    • B. 

      Providing clients with recipes and shopping lists for four weeks to get them on track with healthful eating

    • C. 

      Conducting 24-hour dietary recalls to help clients learn where they have micro-nutrient deficiencies

    • D. 

      Educating clients about resting metabolic rate (RMR) and the need to consume fewer calories than RMR to lost weight

  • 4. 
    A personal trainer who wants to provide massage to help clients who have tight or sore muscles can do so ONLY if __________.
    • A. 

      The personal trainer has extensive knowledge about the benefits of massage

    • B. 

      The client gives his or her consent for the massage

    • C. 

      The personal trainer becomes a licensed massage therapist

    • D. 

      The massage therapist is not available and the personal trainer has some training

  • 5. 
    What do the credentials for registered dietitians (R.D.), occupational therapists (OTR), athletic trainers (ATC), registered nurses (RN), and massage therapists (LMT) all have in common with certifications from the American Council on Exercise? 
    • A. 

      Each of them requires a bachelor's degree as a minimum eligibility requirement

    • B. 

      They are all accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies

    • C. 

      All of them require CPR, AED, and first aid as eligibility requirements

    • D. 

      As allied healthcare professions, they share the same scope of practice

  • 6. 
    ACE-certified Personal Trainer looking to advance their knowledge, skills, and abilities beyond their ACE Personal Trainer Certification would be BEST served by earning which of the following additional certifications?
    • A. 

      A second NCCA-accredited personal-trainer certification

    • B. 

      A certification covering sports nutrition and supplementation from a fitness industry organization

    • C. 

      An additional personal-training certification from an organization that is not NCCA- accredited

    • D. 

      An advanced fitness certification (e.g. ACE-AHFS, ACE -LWMC) that is NCCA-accredited

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of four types of tissue found in the human body?
    • A. 

      Muscular

    • B. 

      Nervous

    • C. 

      Epithelial

    • D. 

      Vascular

  • 8. 
    Which of the four components of blood carries hormones, food materials, ions, and gases throughout the body?
    • A. 

      Plasma

    • B. 

      Red blood cells

    • C. 

      White blood cells

    • D. 

      Platelets

  • 9. 
    When blood is flowing through the heart, where does it go after passing through the tricuspid valve?
    • A. 

      Right atrium

    • B. 

      Left atrium

    • C. 

      Right ventricle

    • D. 

      Left ventricle

  • 10. 
    The average person’s breathing rate through the nose is equal to 20 to 30 liters per minute while at rest.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following movements takes place in the frontal plane?
    • A. 

      Depression of the scapulae

    • B. 

      Flexion at the elbow

    • C. 

      Extension at the hip

    • D. 

      Supination at the wrist

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements about flexibility is CORRECT?
    • A. 

      As people age, flexibility naturally increases due to decreased collagen levels.

    • B. 

      Males are generally more flexible than females.

    • C. 

      Collagen is made up of proteins that limit motion and resist stretch.

    • D. 

      The build-up of scar tissue after injury often increases flexibility.

  • 13. 
    Which pair of shoulder muscles is BEST strengthened by shoulder shrugs performed with resistance?
    • A. 

      Rhomboid major and rhomboid minor

    • B. 

      Pectoralis minor and serratus anterior

    • C. 

      Levator scapulae and trapezius

    • D. 

      Teres major and latissimus dorsi

  • 14. 
    The birddog is an effective exercise for which of the following muscles that act at the trunk?
    • A. 

      Multifidi

    • B. 

      Erector spinae

    • C. 

      Rectus abdominis

    • D. 

      Transverse abdominis

  • 15. 
    Which category of hip muscles is primarily responsible for hip adduction?
    • A. 

      Anterior muscles

    • B. 

      Posterior muscles

    • C. 

      Medial muscles

    • D. 

      Lateral muscles

  • 16. 
    What is the MOST important factor for an individual who is starting an exercise program?
    • A. 

      Strong support from family and friends

    • B. 

      Convenience of the exercise facility

    • C. 

      Readiness to change behavior related to exercise

    • D. 

      Connecting with a personal trainer

  • 17. 
    Which personal attribute is the MOST reliable predictor of an indivdual's participation in an exercise program? 
    • A. 

      Weight

    • B. 

      Past exercise program participation

    • C. 

      Age

    • D. 

      Perceived time barriers

  • 18. 
    What is the MOST common excuse used by people when dropping out of an exercise program?
    • A. 

      Limited access to the exercise facility

    • B. 

      A lack of support

    • C. 

      Being too old to exercise

    • D. 

      A lack of time

  • 19. 
    Which is the BEST strategy for personal trainers to implement to enhance the liklihood that a client will continue working with them?
    • A. 

      Designing the program so the client can work out without having to think much about the exercises

    • B. 

      Motivating the client through extrinsic motivators to enhance self-efficacy

    • C. 

      Encouraging client ownership of the program to facilitate development of intrinsic motivation

    • D. 

      Creating an exercise coaching style based primarily on direction rather than education

  • 20. 
    A person who is confident that he or she can successfully participate reguarly in an exercise program __________. 
    • A. 

      Has good self-efficacy related to exercise

    • B. 

      Is in the contemplation stage of behavior change

    • C. 

      Has very strong self- esteem

    • D. 

      Is completely intrinsically motivated

  • 21. 
    A strong social support network can provide an individual with all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Improved program adherence

    • B. 

      Extrinsic motivation

    • C. 

      Relapse-prevention support

    • D. 

      Intrinsic motivation

  • 22. 
    What type of exercise program would be expected to have the GREATEST drop-out rate? 
    • A. 

      Small-group personal training

    • B. 

      Vigorous-intensity exercise program

    • C. 

      Home-based personal training

    • D. 

      Moderate-intensity exercise program

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is generally considered to be unrelated to adherence levels in supervised exercise settings? 
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Age

    • C. 

      Income

    • D. 

      Gender

  • 24. 
    After completing one year of personal training, Gina said she had learned a great deal from you and wanted to try to continue her program on her own. During the six months that have followed, you have noticed Gina routinely coming into the gym to exercise for one or two hours on four or five days of the week. When you talk with her about it, she say that she "loves coming into the gym and feels great after her workouts." This statement reflects GIna's strong ___________________.
    • A. 

      Extrinsic motivation

    • B. 

      Self-esteem

    • C. 

      Intrinsic motivation

    • D. 

      Program design skills

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is NOT a benefit of regular physical activity?
    • A. 

      Decreased anxiety and depression

    • B. 

      Improved lipid profile

    • C. 

      Improved glucose control

    • D. 

      Increased diastolic blood pressure

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