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.
Love, B. R. Wren