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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Participants will learn to give educated guidance to persons seeking nutritional advice on weight management and enhancing sport and fitness performance.
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.
Perfect for personal trainers, strength trainers, group fitness instructors, athletes of all levels and all associated health practitioners & enthusiasts!
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.
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.
This course is designed to prepare participants for designing challenging and effective aquatic classes for groups, individuals and various populations.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Get Certified
Obtaining your professional certification requires time and hard work. In order for certifications to be respected, they must represent effort on your part. Although there are many to pick from, the basic steps to getting certified are the same. Consider the following steps to help you find the training and certification program that fits your needs and career goals, and sign up for your certification program today!
- Decide which certification program fits your needs and goals.This may sound obvious, but there are a lot of people who are not sure which certification(s) they should complete. Research and study all the different AFPA Certification programs available. If you still have questions and need additional guidance AFPA is happy to assist you in the decision making process.
- Evaluate the certification requirements.Once you know what AFPA Certification program you are going to pursue, take a look at what is expected of you in order to complete the program. For example, the Advanced Personal Trainer Certification requires that you hold a Personal Trainer Certification prior to pursuing the Advanced Personal Trainer program.
- Order your certification program.You may order your certification program(s) through the AFPA secure online ordering systems, call AFPA at 1.800.494.7782, fax your order to AFPA at 609.978.7582 or mail your order with payment to AFPA P.O. Box 214, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008.
- Study and train.If you are an expert in your field, with experience and knowledge or if you are new to the subject, or need some hands-on experience, you will receive great benefits from any AFPA certification program as each is very comprehensive with clear objectives and will definitely be worth your time and money.
- Stay a Certified Professional.Once you have passed your certification exam(s), be sure to review the re-certification procedures to find out what the requirements are for continuing education credits.