Group Exercise Instructor Free Test Prep

70 free practice test questions for the ASCM Group Exercise Instructor exam

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The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Group Exercise Instructor exam is a computer based, 100 question examination for aspiring group exercise instructors. Calculators are provided in the exam where appropriate. Four performance domains are tested.

The four performance domains are: 

  • Participant and Program Assessment (10% of examination)
  • Class Design (25% of examination) 
  • Leadership and Instruction (55% of examination) 
  • Legal and Professional Responsibilities (10% of examination)

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There are 115 questions (100 scored, 15 unscored) on the Group Exercise Instructor exam, divided across the following four categories: Class Design (30%), Leadership (25%), Instruction (30%), and Professional Responsibilities (15%).

The Group Exercise Instructor exam is about 2 hours and 45 minutes long.

Passing the Group Exercise Instructor exam grants the test taker ACSM group exercise instructor certification.

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