Fitness Law Academy

Enhancing Fitness Safety through Education

Minimizing Legal Liability and Maximizing Fitness Safety:

Self-Study Course For Fitness Professionals and an Independent Study Course for Academic Credit for Students
(Earn 21 ACSM CECs and/or 2.0 NSCA CEUs)

 Course Objectives

This course is designed for “true” fitness managers and professionals as well as students – those who genuinely care about (a) learning and applying legal concepts and risk management strategies into their practice, (b) providing only high quality programs for their participants (c) designing programs that safely and effectively meet individual health and fitness needs, and (d) performing within their scope of practice.

By completing this course, fitness managers, professionals and students will be able to:

  • OBTAIN a working knowledge of (a) the law and (b) risk management as they pertain to the fitness field
  • UNDERSTAND and APPRECIATE the many legal duties of professionals
  • Learn how to intelligently DISCUSS legal and risk management issues with legal counsel
  • EDUCATE and TRAIN your fitness staff members to help them provide safe and effective programs
  • REDUCE the number of injuries/deaths and the costly legal claims and lawsuits that often follow
  • DEVELOP a “safety culture” in your facility
  • DEVELOP, IMPLEMENT, and MODIFY as necessary a comprehensive risk management plan for your programs and facility
  • ENHANCE the quality of fitness programs and services
  • IMPROVE operational efficiency
  • INCREASE revenue and DECREASE costs


Course Description

This self-study course utilizes the following course materials:

(a) Textbook Risk Management for Health/Fitness Professionals: Legal Issues and Strategies  (go to the "Educational Resources" page to learn more about this textbook)

(b) e-Study Guide -- designed to help fitness professionals and students easily learn the content and concepts covered in the textbook. It will be e-mailed after payment is received and includes 5 files:

(1) Instructions

(2) Study questions for each of the 14 chapters in the text

(3) Answers to all of the study questions for each chapter

(4) CEC/CEU exam – all Multiple Choice questions

(5) Course evaluation form


Exam: The exam is an open-book exam that is completed on your own time. Instructions for completing and submitting the exam are included in the e-Study Guide. Because the exam is an open-book exam completed on your own time, a pass rate of 80% is needed for successful completion in order to earn the CECs/CEUs. Individuals who do not pass on the first attempt will have a second attempt at no additional cost.


CECs/CEUs and Certificate:  Received via e-mail after successful completion of the course


   The American College of Sports Medicine 's Professional Education Committee certifies that The Fitness Law and Risk Management Academy meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider Status from (2013-2016). Providership # 727466

ACSM Approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization's products/services



    NSCA Certification Executive Council approved 2 CEUs for CSCS and NSCA-CPT certificants who successfully complete this course. CEU Provider Number: L1255


Course Fee:

Fee for the course is $239.00 and includes course materials and shipping/handling costs to all 50 U.S. states and U.S. properties, e.g., Guam, Puerto Rico. Shipping to countries outside the U.S. 50 states and properties will cost extra.

20% Discount for Students -- full-time and part-time students (Enter code "student" on the registration form to receive the discount).  Students wanting to take this course for academic credit should first consult with their academic advisor to determine if this course qualifies for an independent study in their program of study.


Registering for this course is easy.


Refund/Return and Transfer Policy:

There are no refunds or returns for this course. However, you can transfer your registration to another individual. For this option, you must inform Dr. JES ( the name and e-mail address of the person to whom you are transferring the course. You are responsible for any and all transactions and costs involved in the transfer.

Cancellation Policy:

If at any time, the course professors cancel this course, a refund will be issued.