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Penn Foster Announces New Continuing Education Credits Through The American Council for Exercise

January 7, 2013

SCRANTON (January 7, 2013) - Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online education designed to address the skills gap in America, today announces The American Council for Exercise (ACE) approved the school’s Sports Nutrition Program for continuing education credits.  Individuals who complete the Sports Nutrition Program at Penn Foster can now receive credits towards maintaining their personal training credentials.  

“We are pleased to expand our continuing education offerings,” said Frank Britt, CEO of Penn Foster.  “As with all the programs we offer, the Sports Nutrition Program provides students with a self-paced, supportive learning system that goes far beyond the traditional classroom. Thanks to the American Council for Exercise, we are now able to better position current and prospective fitness professionals for career and life success.”

The Sports Nutrition Program, which teaches students the essential knowledge and skills needed to create and manage a dietetic regiment for optimized performance, offers 1.7 continuing education credits for fitness professionals.  In order to maintain credentials, such professionals must earn a total of 2.0 continuing education credits every two years. 

The program, which is one of the most popular curriculums offered by Penn Foster, includes courses in Nutrition and Supplements in Training, as well as Body Composition and Weight Management.  The continuing education program, as with all programs offered by Penn Foster, is pay-as-you-go, affording students flexibility to learn while maintaining their professional, familial, and financial responsibilities.

Along with ACE approval for Sports Nutrition, Penn Foster also offers a Certified Personal Trainer Program through the National Council on Strength and Fitness. 

About ACE
The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. As America’s Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs, and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach, and research. ACE further protects the public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals. For more information, visit

About Penn Foster
Founded in 1890, Penn Foster is a leader in career-focused distance learning education for more than 100 years.  Since its inception, more than 13 million people have enrolled in the career school to learn advanced skills, further their education and better position them for life success.  Today, Penn Foster graduates 25,000 students yearly and enrolls more than 100,000 new students each year in programs designed to address the massive skills gap in middle skilled careers.  Penn Foster combines high-quality, distance education with flexible and affordable programming and allows students to design a program and curriculum based around their schedules.  For more information, visit

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