The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is the leading nonprofit exercise professional and health coach certification organization whose goal is to set the highest industry standards, elevate the careers of professionals and help people worldwide make movement their mission. The ACE commitment to create global impact is the inspiration for facilitating partnerships with policymakers, fitness industry leaders, community organizations and the Healthcare Industry.
ACE is determined to expand the healthcare continuum and integrate ACE Professionals, so activity is prescribed to prevent inactivity related diseases. By offering accredited certifications, continuing education, and access to science-based health and fitness information, ACE invests in the mission to get people moving—so everybody has the resources they need to lead active, healthy lives.
Darla O’Brien has earned two ACE credentials:
The ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist® uses movement as treatment, guiding those dealing with injuries and chronic disease towards a healthier life by designing programs that not only help alleviate the symptoms of chronic health conditions, but prevent them from occurring altogether.
ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialists represent a critical link between clinic and community, serving as valued members of the patient healthcare team, working alongside healthcare providers and other allied health professionals.
The ACE Certified Personal Trainer® uses movement in delivering science-based health and fitness instruction to people everywhere. With a certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and building on the foundation of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model, ACE CPTs are equipped to deliver individualized programming proven to move people to adopt sustainable, healthy behaviors and a more active way of life.