How to Get a Personal Trainer Certification with AFPA Fitness

AFPA offers in-depth distance learning education programs and certification, and fitness conferences designed to create a high level of competency among fitness, health and nutrition and wellness professionals. AFPA certifications are nationally and internationally recognized for upholding the values of professional excellence and quality within the health, fitness, and nutrition and wellness industries.

AFPA offers the following personal trainer, fitness instructor and nutrition programs. Click on the certification title to learn more!

Personal Trainer Certification

How to get a personal trainer certification? The AFPA Personal Trainer Certification program will provide you with successful personal training techniques and the tools you need to help you achieve a successful personal training business!

Advanced Personal Trainer Certification

This course will help trainers to identify, correct and refine training programs for clients and athletes on all levels and sports, and provides programs to implement that are diverse and offer challenges to both.

Master Personal Trainer Certification

How to get certified as a personal trainer? This Personal Trainer – Master Level Certification program includes the Personal Trainer Certification, Advanced Personal Trainer Certification, Nutrition & Wellness Consultant Certification and Sports Conditioning Specialist Certification.

Strength Trainer Certification

This program offers an in-depth look at strength training for the upper, lower and core sections of the body. You will learn a variety of safe and effective personalized strength training programs various populations.

Sports Conditioning Specialist Certification

Learn to build a sports conditioning programs through testing and building up nine essential fitness components and tailor those training programs and drills to the development of sport-specific performance factors.

Functional Training Specialist Certification

You will also learn why it is important to have a sense of purpose for exercise selection and how functional exercises cross over to enhance the activities of daily living. A progressive functional continuum is presented and reviewed.

Stability Ball Trainer Certification

This Certification Program was developed to promote safe yet challenging ball exercise to instructors and personal trainers. This program is a hands-on way to learn more about the benefits of using the stability exercise ball.

Post Rehabilitation Exercise Specialist® Certification

The certification program will teach you how to develop safe and effective post rehabilitative fitness programs for clients with various limitations or that are recovering from a variety of injuries, disease and/or treatments.

Trainer of Special Populations Certification

Topics include adapting exercise principals and creating programs for persons with arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, post-natal, menopause, seniors, youth, and young athletes; post rehab training for orthopedic injuries and cardiac patients.

Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist Certification

This certification program will provide various exercise programs that are safe and effective for those who will be instructing and training the pre-natal or post-natal client.

Children’s Fitness Specialist® Certification

This comprehensive Certified Children’s Fitness Specialist program helps practitioners build successful programs for children that will meet the challenging health demands of the 21st century.

Senior Fitness Specialist Certification

This course will teach individuals who are considering working with, or currently working with older adults, to design and implement programs that are sensitive to the physical needs of the senior population.

Nutrition & Wellness Consultant Certification

Participants will learn to give educated guidance to persons seeking nutritional advice on weight management and enhancing sport and fitness performance.

Holistic Nutritionist Certification

As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist trained in natural complimentary nutrition you will be able to work with clients to identify and help correct the nutritional causes of diseases, and design personalized diet and lifestyle programs that optimize health.

Weight Management Consultant Certification

You will gain the education and training that will enable you to combine sound nutrition, safe and effective physical activity, appropriate lifestyle changes and psychological and emotional support into programs that will help you to help your clients achieve their goals.

Master Nutrition Consultant Certification

The AFPA Nutrition Consultant-Master Level Certification designation is the most advanced level of certification in nutrition that AFPA offers.

Sports Nutrition Consultant Certification

Perfect for personal trainers, strength trainers, group fitness instructors, athletes of all levels and all associated health practitioners & enthusiasts!

Group Fitness Instructor Certification

This course is designed to prepare individuals to teach safe and effective group exercise programs for aerobics, step and muscle conditioning through the development of leadership and technical skills.

Cycle Instructor Certification

This course is designed for the instructor who wants to expand their teaching capabilities to indoor cycling. This program utilizes various cycling programs’ strengths to create a well- rounded cycle instructor who can instruct on any indoor cycle.

Aquatic Instructor Certification

This course is designed to prepare participants for designing challenging and effective aquatic classes for groups, individuals and various populations.

Cardio Kickboxing® Instructor Certification

The original Cardio Kickbox Instructor Certification Course. Learn to successfully teach Cardio Kickbox classes in a health club, martial arts school, corporate wellness center, and university physical education department!

Yoga Fitness Instructor Certification – Level I (Beginner – Intermediate)

This certification program educates participants about various yoga techniques and how to incorporate them into an individual and group setting. You will learn modifications, adjustments in postures, and aspects of various yoga styles.

Yoga Fitness Instructor Certification  - Level II (Advanced) 

Building on the AFPA Yoga Fitness Instructor Level I, this course introduces the student to a further range of postures and opens up a whole new world of well-being. It expands your capabilities and moves on to cover more advanced possibilities.

Pilates Fitness Instructor Mat Level I Certification (Beginner – Intermediate)

This certification program was designed for fitness professionals who desire to learn more about the teachings of Joseph Pilates and how to implement the teachings into a group or one on one setting.

Pilates Fitness Instructor Mat Level II Certification (Advanced Mat)

The AFPA Pilates Fitness Instructor – Level II (Props) Certification Program is designed for instructors who have previous experience with classical Pilates Mat exercises. It is strongly recommended that participants have prior knowledge of anatomy, experience in teaching a related form of movement and/or exercise, as well as have completed the AFPA Pilates Fitness Instructor – Level I (Mat) Certification Program, or similar thereof.

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