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Educational Courses

Educational Courses to Accompany the New Textbook

NEW: ACSM "Self-Study" Course

Law for Fitness Managers: Protect Yourself and Your Business

This course began November 2022 -- it is offered to ACSM and Non-ACSM Members. Earn 11 CECs by completing 5 self-study modules. For more information and to register, click:

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Fitness Law Academy Courses:

Course #1: Faculty Training Course 2024 - begins May 21, 2024

For more information, see Course #1 below. This faculty training course was first offered in the summer of 2021 and then again in the summers of 2022 and 2023. To review a summary of the feedback from professors who completed this course, click:

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Course #2: CEC/CEU Course – Minimizing Legal Liability and Maximizing Fitness Safety

This self-study course is designed for fitness managers, exercise professionals, and students. Upon successful completion of the course, 22 ACSM CECs or 2.0 NSCA CEUs are awarded. Individuals can register anytime for the course and complete it at their own pace. For more information, see Course #2 below.         

COURSE #1 – 2024 Faculty Training Course

NOTE: This 11-week course (via live Zoom classes) begins May 21, 2024, and ends July 30, 2024.  

ONLINE SELF-STUDY OPTION: Faculty members can take this course anytime as an independent study course. 

This course includes 11 weekly Zoom class. The classes are held on Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, May 21st. The time for the class will be set to accommodate preferences of those enrolled. Recordings of the Zoom classes will be available for professors unable to attend the scheduled classes. Professors will have assignments to complete prior to each class, e.g., Class #1 -- read Chapter 1 in the text and complete the study questions for that chapter. Each week will cover one chapter in the text, ending with Chapter 11 (last chapter in the text) for Class #11 on July 30th.  

Professors enrolled in the course will receive the textbook and numerous ancillaries to help them learn/apply the content presented in the textbook and to use with their students in classes. Click the "More Info" button below for a brochure that describes the design/delivery of the course, textbook, ancillaries, FAQs, and registration fees. There is no registration deadline, but it is best to register prior to the first class on May 21st. Click the "Registration" button to register for the 11-week Zoom class or the Self-Study Option.  


Refund, Return, Transfer, and Cancellation Policies:

No refunds, returns, and cancellations. However, professors/instructors can transfer their registration to another individual. However, 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.

Course Cancellation Policy:

If at any time, the course professor cancels the course, a full refund will be issued provided the textbook is returned in excellent condition. 

COURSE #2 – CEC/CEU Self-Study Course: Minimizing Legal Liability and Maximizing Fitness Safety

Earn 22 ACSM CECs and/or 2.0 NSCA CEUs. This course is a comprehensive CEC/CEU course that addresses legal and risk management concepts that are essential for all fitness managers, exercise professionals, and students to learn and apply in today’s litigious society. The course fee includes the textbook (sells for $89 on Amazon) and Study Guide that includes five files: (1) Instructions (2) Study Questions for each of the 11 chapters in the textbook, (3) Answers to all of the study questions, (4) CEC/CEU exam, and (5) Course evaluation form. Upon successful completion of this course, fitness managers and other professionals in supervisory positions can earn the Fitness Law Academy's certification: Certified Fitness Safety Manager. See the Certification page for more information.


Click the "More Info" button for detailed description of the CEC/CEU course, course fee, and Terms and Conditions. Click the "Registration" button to register for the Self-Study course -- see option for students who receive a 20% discount.   


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NOTE: If you have a certification from an organization other than ACSM or NSCA, you can contact that organization to ask about petition requirements to obtain CEs from our course. 

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