Program Selection & How It Works
Our extensive selection of programs has something for everyone. Learn more about AFPA’s fine-tuned process for creating industry-leading professionals. Explore what we have to offer now.
The Effective 7-Step Process for Finding the Best Certification for You
Choosing the right certification for your passion can feel overwhelming. Here’s a simple 7-step process you can use right away to help you find the best program.
1. Perform Extensive Research
With hundreds of different health, fitness and nutrition certifications available, it’s imperative that you find the program that suits you best. Make it a priority to find a curriculum that is fully recognized and reputable with industry-leading education material.
2. Pick a Program and Enroll
Once you’ve decided on a program, it’s time to take action. AFPA focuses on making the enrollment process quick and easy. Upon payment, you’ll receive your course within 24 business hours so you can get started as fast as possible.
3. Study on Your Own Time
We understand how busy life can get. Our educational programs were designed so you can complete your certification training and begin your professional career in 6 months or less. Study where and when you want. We provide a suggested weekly schedule to keep you on track and moving forward, but you have the freedom to finish the curriculum within your ideal time frame within the six months. We also provide unlimited support from our educational advisors for any help you need.
4. Graduate with Industry-Leading Credentials
Once you’ve studied the material and passed the exam, you are now eligible to receive your official credentials as a health, fitness or nutrition professional! AFPA certification places you as an authority in the field you chose and gives you the proper credentials to begin your dream career.
5. Begin Your Dream Career
Once you’re certified, you’re now ready to begin your career as a trainer, coach or nutrition professional. Whether you start your own business or work for another, AFPA prioritizes the success of our graduates. This means even after completion of our curriculum, we are happy to continue supporting your endeavors with educational resources and keeping you up to date with the latest industry trends.
6. Stay Certified with Continued Education
The health, fitness and nutrition industries are constantly evolving. To keep your credentials and specialized knowledge, and remain competitive, it’s imperative that you renew your certification every 2 years. As an AFPA certified professional, you’ll remain a relevant authority in your field through our state-of-the-art renewal process. We ensure each and every one of our graduates remains an expert with frequently updated continued education.
7. Continue to Create Your Own Path
We pride ourselves on having the most extensive selection of specialized programs. If you have already received AFPA credentials and started a career in a general health, fitness or nutrition field, you can take it one step further. Establishing an area of specialization can set you apart from the competition. Our specialized curriculums were specifically designed to dive deeper into a targeted market that interests you most, molding you into a top professional in that niche.
Create Your Own Path, Explore Our Extensive Programs and Certifications
AFPA thrives on having the most comprehensive selection of health, fitness & nutrition certification programs. With over 30 unique certifications, you can find the exact curriculum you’re looking for. Select the category that speaks to you.
Have a passion for achieving optimal health through strategic nutrition plans? AFPA has a variety of holistic, preventative, fitness and sports nutrition certification programs to help you provide your clients with the tools and strategies to improve their daily eating, overall health health and longevity.
Today’s research indicates that unhealthy eating is one of the leading contributors to premature disease and death. Now is the time to begin your education to acquire the necessary skills and expertise to become a successful nutrition professional. Our nutrition programs will show you how to deliver nutrition advice and expertise in a way that helps people make meaningful progress. From holistic nutrition to weight management and more, AFPA has a program for you.
Health Coach Certifications
Become a pivotal part of people’s lives and guide them into rejuvenated health. Our health coaching certifications will train you to guide clients into living their fullest through healthy lifestyle, dietary and motivational changes.
Health Coach Certifications
Health coaching has become one of the most lucrative industries to date. With the rise of natural living, many people are turning to dietary and lifestyle changes for disease-free living. As a health coach, you will learn how to guide your clients into effective behavior change. AFPA health coach certifications show you the best approaches for setting goals, supporting, motivating and adopting lifestyle choices that will help your clients live a healthy, vibrant life.
Personal Training Certifications
Gain the skills to become an expert personal trainer in the niche of your choice. Whether you are a beginner looking to get certified, or you want to take your personal training to the next level, AFPA has plenty of options to choose from.
Personal Training Certifications
If you’re considering a career in personal training and wondering what it takes to become a Certified Personal Trainer, we have answers. With an AFPA personal training certification, you’ll be equipped with the most effective tools, techniques and workout knowledge to give your clients the results they’re looking for. Whether you are a beginner helping the novice get in shape or an advanced trainer looking to take your clients to the next level, we have a program that will suit your needs.
Millions of people attend group fitness classes everyday. Our wide-ranging fitness certifications extend throughout various categories from group exercise to yoga. Learn more about which fitness curriculum is right for you.
Help others get in the best shape of their lives with our popular fitness certifications. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all protocol. That’s why our selection of programs range far and wide. Becoming the trusted, go-to trainer requires a specific set of skills and knowledge in the subset of movements you’re interested in most. From yoga to kickboxing and more, each fitness regimen must have an authority in the field to show clients the proper workouts and techniques. Become a fitness group instructor or teach one-on-one with an AFPA fitness certification.
When you integrate two complementary certifications into one complete program, you can fast track your goals and position yourself in the market with a competitive edge. Gain cross-disciplinary skills that you can use to expand your career opportunities, boost client success and retention, and elevate your earning potential.
These days, physical fitness, wellness, and nutrition go hand in hand. Up until recently, these industry disciplines were separated, leaving clients to resort to searching for experts within a single profession to achieve each of their unique goals. Why have your clients seek the wellness advice of others when you could provide the complementary service they’re looking for?
Now, AFPA is one of the leading organizations offering Bundled Certifications that are the best choice if you aspire to broaden your specialized education and coaching skills and initiate a more holistic change in your clients.
AFPA offers in-depth certifications for professionals who want to stay ahead of the educational curve. Learn more about our continuing education courses designed to help you gain the right knowledge so your clients get the results they are looking for.
Continuing education must be a priority for anyone who wants to maintain a sustainable career as a health, fitness or nutrition professional. Our industry of health and wellness is constantly evolving with breakthrough science and knowledge, and we want you to stay on top of the current trends and education material. Our in-depth continuing education programs will provide you with the most recent information in your field along with the credits you need to maintain your credentials.
Adding on the Multiple Sclerosis Fitness & Wellness Specialist certification allowed me to gain a new type of clientele. It’s wonderful to be able to impact people’s lives that have MS and to be able to help feel better and live better every single day.”
Working with an accredited organization like AFPA has been really beneficial for me. It gives me a leg up on my colleagues because they might know a lot about nutrition, but don’t have the certification behind that. When you’re actually certified, it opens up a lot of doors and opportunities. Once I became certified with AFPA, I was pretty much immediately hired, which helped me get my name out there.”
I looked at a lot of certifications out there. You name it, I’ve looked at it, but AFPA stood out to me. They’re out-of-the-box thinkers and so am I. The certification process was fairly easy, it was very effective, and fun to learn.”