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While we serve a variety of industries, the common thread throughout is education. We help people reach their career goals through education, training and certification. Our atmosphere of cross-brand collaboration connects employees and makes Ascend Learning stronger than the sum of our parts.
Learn more about our business segments: Healthcare, Fitness & Wellness and Safety & Security
Healthcare brands support students and educators in the ever-changing field of healthcare. We offer solutions that drive nursing success, certify front-line healthcare workers and help medical schools manage administrative tasks.
ATI Nursing Education
ATI drives nursing success.
ATI Nursing Education uses progressive data analytics and compelling content to help nursing students master core curriculum, develop into a practice-ready nurses, and succeed on the NCLEX. ATI Nursing Education provides nurse educators with support and expertise from some of the sharpest minds in nursing education. The ATI Nursing Education team is preparing the next generation of nurse-leaders, ready to provide skilled and safe nursing care in a rapidly changing healthcare marketplace.
During a time when the demand for nurses has never been greater, ATI helps prepare more than 225,000 students every year to provide safe, quality nursing care.
National Healthcareer Association
NHA prepares and certifies healthcare students and professionals.
NHA empowers people to access a better future through certification exams, preparation materials and study guides across eight allied health careers. Whether you’re a student, educator, employee or employer, NHA is driven to improve the quality of your school, career or business. We are passionately committed to developing, advancing and advocating for the frontline healthcare worker, resulting in improved patient care.
MedHub creates an intelligent workflow for large teaching hospitals.
MedHub provides education management solutions for graduate medical education, undergraduate medical education and advanced practice healthcare institutions. Its solutions deliver improved oversight and visibility, simplified accreditation, improved collaboration, and continuity of learning objectives with health systems outcomes across the Academic Health Center enterprise. MedHub solutions enable:
- Streamlined departmental workflow
- Flexible curriculum and outcome mapping
- Robust trainee & faculty portfolio management
- Meaningful assessment and faculty evaluation
- Seamless integration with other campus systems
Pass your Board Exams. Guaranteed.
BoardVitals is a physician-run brand that delivers a powerful board review tool used by practicing physicians, nurses, residents and medical students. The brand has trained over 10,000 physicians, with hundreds more being trained every day. Clients include top medical schools, residency programs, health science libraries, and teaching hospitals in the U.S. and abroad.
BoardVitals uses residents and medical professionals from top-tier academic institutions and training programs to develop the questions and answers in its question bank.
Kognito is a leading health simulation brand.
Kognito designs learning experiences with virtual humans that address chronic disease, PTSD, behavioral health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, screening and brief intervention, social change, and others. The brand offers the Kognito Conversation Platform that is based on research in neuroscience and social cognition and enables Kognito to author and deliver virtual practice environments where learners engage in role-play conversations with emotionally responsive virtual humans. It offers solutions in the areas of health and wellness, mental health, chronic disease, screening and intervention, higher education, PK-12, veterans and military, LGBTQ and more.
Helping nurses meet continuing education and licensing requirements.
We exist to make the credentialing process easy for nurses, while providing high quality education targeted specifically to individual states. NursingCE.com is a one-stop-shop destination for you to complete your continuing education requirements as dictated by your state or your employer. NursingCE.com is a brand of ATI Nursing Education, a leading provider of assessments and other digital solutions to nursing schools that is an accredited provider for continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Nurses who complete courses on NursingCE.com will earn credits that are ANCC-accredited.
Fitness & Wellness
Our brands train and certify a range of fitness professionals, from personal trainers to Spin instructors. We also help working fitness professionals hone their skills with ongoing learning opportunities.
National Academy of Sports Medicine
NASM trains and certifies trainers who work as personal trainers, group fitness instructors and trainers for professional sports and universities.
Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has set the standard in certification, continuing education, solutions and tools for health and fitness, sports performance and sports medicine professionals. NASM has pioneered evidence-based health and fitness solutions that optimize physical performance and allow individuals to achieve a variety of fitness activity goals.
Leading the way for group fitness and personal trainers.
The Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) has led the way in certifying group and personal trainers for over 30 years. AFAA released the first nationally standardized guidelines for fitness professionals, and has prepared over 350,000 fitness instructors and trainers in 73 countries. Our vision isn't to just change bodies — but to advance the lives of instructors and trainers, and those they guide through their own personal fitness journeys.
Top-rated gym software used to increase new sales and train your staff.
With education products, tools and services supporting over 8,000 health clubs, fitness facilities and gyms globally, ClubConnect is the leading fitness training, continuing education, staff development and credential management platform in the world.
Premier Global NASM
Premier raises standards in health and fitness education and training in the U.K.
Premier Global NASM is a leading health and fitness industry training and certification provider in the United Kingdom. Premier has built a first class reputation in delivering quality vocational education since 1992 and employs some of the top tutors and industry experts in the United Kingdom.
A leading brand for the active leisure, learning and wellbeing sector in the U.K.
Active IQ is one of the UK’s leading awarding brands for the active leisure, learning and wellbeing sector. The brand designs qualifications that support clearly defined career pathways for the active leisure sector. Active IQ prides itself on excellent customer service and strives to provide high quality teaching and learning resources for its qualifications to enable providers to give a positive learning experience which includes a broad suite of products and services, including eLearning, Apprenticeship packages, End-point Assessment, Professional Recognition and Professional Career Development opportunities.
Safety & Security
These brands deliver online training in a range of professions that are all on a high-growth track.
Public Safety Group
The Public Safety Group (PSG) provides training solutions for Fire and Emergency Medical Services.
The Public Safety Group, including ECSI, Fisdap, and other market-leading product lines, supports students, instructors, and those in the field in reaching their educational and professional goals. From initial training and certification preparation, through continuing education and career resources, the Public Safety Group supports EMS providers and fire personnel through every step of their education and careers.
ExamFX is the industry leader in online training for insurance licensing and securities exams.
ExamFX is the nationwide leader for insurance and securities pre-licensing and continuing education courses, having trained over three million people since 1996. ExamFX combines streamlined content, cutting-edge online tools, and highly-predictive practice exams that are the most state-specific available, to ensure students are the most prepared on test day. Thousands of organizations trust ExamFX to prepare employees for exciting new careers.
ClickSafety is a recognized leader in OSHA-authorized safety training.
ClickSafety’s online learning management, compliance and documentation solutions help organizations execute their training objectives and build world-class safety cultures. Since 1999, ClickSafety’s training solutions have been deployed to over 10,000 organizations worldwide, including leading construction, general industry and engineering firms.
CDX Learning Systems
CDX Learning Systems provides interactive automotive training tools for a range of entities, from colleges to companies.
For more than 20 years, CDX Learning Systems has worked closely with automotive educators from across the globe to deliver trusted instructional tools designed to help their students succeed in the classroom, in the shop, and throughout their careers. CDX Learning Systems leads the industry with cutting-edge learning technologies, high quality training manuals and eBooks, instructor resources, and time-saving reporting, assessment and course management tools.
Jones & Bartlett Learning
We are a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment and learning-performance management solutions.
Jones & Bartlett Learning combines authoritative content with innovative technology to help educators teach more effectively and students learn more efficiently. Our comprehensive suite of print and digital education performance management solutions is designed to enrich the educational experience and deliver results for secondary, post-secondary and professional education markets.