The American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA) Code of Ethics sets forth ethical values and principles designed to set the standards and define the guidelines for conduct for any and all AFPA certified professionals.
AFPA believes that maintaining specific ethical practices and adhering to a decided code of ethics and values is essential for health professionals who provide training, coaching, consulting, and other services in a professional setting.
As such, AFPA is committed to more than just teaching course content to students and aspiring professionals. True excellence is determined not only through a mastery of foundational studies and certifications but also by a commitment to the AFPA organizational values and the ethical principles outlined under the categories of professionalism, competence, integrity, and social responsibility.
Those seeking education and certification through AFPA are expected to fully comprehend and respect the core ethical values and principles outlined below. The ultimate goal is to ensure a mutual understanding between AFPA and its students on the expectations and obligations placed upon students.
Below are the specific AFPA core values and ethical principles required of any students or professionals associated with AFPA.
There are four core values that lay at the heart of AFPA. These values set the tone for AFPA’s expectations of soon-to-be certified professionals and are the foundation from which AFPA defines its ethical boundaries and expectations as an organization. They are as follows:
AFPA Certified Professional to Client Relationship
Colleague and Peer Relationships
Clear and Appropriate Communication
Confidentiality and Consent
Commitment to Safety
Maintenance of Credentials
Identifying Breaches to Code
Conflicts of Interest
Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Hate Policy
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