Are you a clinical professional with a college degree who is interested in pursuing a career helping clients with, or at high risk for, cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic diseases? If so, then the ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist Certification is for you.

ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist are health care professionals with a Bachelor's Degree who typically work in cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation programs, physicians' offices or medical fitness centers. The ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist may also provide exercise-related consulting for research, public health, and other clinical and non-clinical services and programs.

Candidate Profile

The ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) is a professional with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in exercise science.

Work Setting

Community/ public health settings, health clubs, corporate fitness centers, university recreation centers

Scope Of Practice (abridged)

The CEP works with patients and clients challenged with cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases and disorders, as well as with apparently healthy populations in cooperation with other healthcare professionals to enhance quality of life, manage health risk, and promote lasting health behavior change.

Recommended Competencies

Working with individuals with controlled cardiovascular pulmonary and/ or metabolic disease Performing clinical exercise testing and data interpretation Conducting and interpreting ECGs at rest and during exercise