ACSM Personal Trainer Exam

If you have ever passed the ACSM Personal Trainer’s exam, kudos.

If you are looking at taking the exam, I give you my MECCA of information.

First off, I have a B.A. in English. I took not ONE class in college having to do with physics, anatomy, physiology, or human biology. Additionally, I had no idea that my study book for the ACSM exam would be RIDDLED with detailed, intricate medical information that I would now need to retain in order to pass.

If I can do it, so can you.

You need a 550 to pass. I got a 630. Nothing to brag about, however I am more on the ‘hands on’ side of the curve. I have been active all of my life and initiated a love for ‘crossfit’ style fitness 4 years ago.

Alright, enough about me. Let’s get to you.

What do you need?

The exam covers a HUGE spectrum. After taking the exam, I wrote down all the major points about the test that I could remember. Forgive me, I couldn’t remember them all, especially the ones that I had never even heard of before.

Out of the 150 questions, there are 20 that are apparently not scored. *remember that*

I have put together a comprehensive study guide. It has almost all of the things that I studied, plus the few additions from what I remembered after the test. I also made over 200 flash cards, however I can’t upload those. *sorry*

As much as I found some of the material unnecessary (and far too detailed), it is all wonderful knowledge to take with you on your future as a personal trainer.

And, without further adieu, here is your prep guide.


Study hard!

Love, B. R. Wren


2 thoughts on “ACSM Personal Trainer Exam

  1. Hi! Enjoyed reading the fitness related stuff, but link to Study Guise (ACSM) seems to be broken. Any suggestions? I am mot aiming for exams, just interested in the matter.


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