ACSM - Clinical Certifications
ACSM's clinical certifications are designed for fitness professionals willing to work with individuals who have, or are at risk of developing cardiovascular, pulmonary or metabolic disease. Currently, ACSM offers two clinical certifications: CES (Clinical Exercise Specialist) and RCEP (Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist).
The holders of ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist credential work with clients who have, or are at risk of developing, cardiovascular, pulmonary or metabolic disease. With their solid understanding of the health condition of their clients and ability to develop safe yet enjoyable exercise programs, CESs help clients improve their health by becoming more fit though safe yet effective and enjoyable workouts.
ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists is considered to be ACSM's most prestigious credential. The holders of this certification assist clients being treated by a physician for cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, orthopedic, neuromuscular or immunological disease.