Chapter 1: Role and Scope of Practice for the Personal Trainer


ACE PT test prep. Chapter 1
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Question 1

Most health benefits occur with at least ______________ a week of moderate-intensity physical activity, such as brisk walking. Additional benefits occur with more physical activity.
  • 60 minutes
  • 75 minutes
  • 150 minutes
  • 180 minutes

Question 2

Which of the following accounts for the unique position that personal trainers hold in the allied healthcare continuum?
  • They are able to provide detailed dietary planning to combat chronic illnesses
  • They are at the top of the allied healthcare pyramid due to the extended time they spend with clients
  • They are able to show clients how to exercise effectively while following physicians’ general recommendations
  • They are licensed professionals who can prescribe specific exercise programs

Question 3

What is the primary purpose of a fitness certification?
  • To protect the public from harm
  • To prove mastery of the profession
  • To increase one’s earning potential
  • To provide hands-on experience

Question 4

Which of the following is NOT part of the definition of “scope of practice”?
  • The legal range of services that professionals in a given field can provide
  • The code of ethics that must be adhered to while in the workplace
  • The setting in which the services can be provided
  • Guidelines or parameters that must be followed

Question 5

According the general scope of practice for fitness professionals, personal trainers can rehabilitate clients who are recovering from musculoskeletal injuries.
  • True
  • False

Question 6

Diagnosing the cause of a client’s lordosis posture and prescribing an exercise program to treat it is within a personal trainer’s scope of practice.
  • True
  • False

Question 7

To renew certification for a new two-year cycle, ACE Certified Professionals must complete a minimum of _____ hours of continuing education credits and maintain a current certificate in _______________ and, if living in North America, automated external defibrillation.
  • 10; cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • 20; risk management
  • 20; cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • 30; risk management

Question 8

What should a personal trainer do if a client insists on using dietary supplements despite the trainer’s assurance that his or her fitness goals can be met without them?
  • Refer the client to the health club’s sales team
  • Refer the client to a registered dietitian or physician
  • Check that the facility’s insurance policy covers the sale of these products
  • Stop training the client until he or she agrees to stop using these products

Question 9

Which of the following is an appropriate response to a client who mentions being sore following a weekend tennis tournament?
  • Recommending the use of over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications
  • Recommending the use of a creatine supplement prior to his or her next tournament
  • Providing deep tissue massage to help relieve the soreness
  • Discussing the proper technique for icing the affected areas

Question 10

How many CEC's are needed for a ACE certified personal trainer to renew the ACE certification?
  • 0.5
  • 1.0
  • 1.5
  • 2.0

Question 11

To help prevent violations of client privacy, ACE certified professionals should become familiar with _________________.
  • ACE code of Ethics
  • ACE Professional Practices and Disciplinary Procedures
  • Health Insurance Probability and Accountability Act
  • U.S.Dept. of Health and Human Services
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