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Become a Specialized Authority in a Targeted Niche

Everyone has individual needs, goals and personal interests when it comes to fitness and wellness. Narrowing down your subject matter expertise will allow you to captivate a larger audience of clients who are looking for your niche-specific services. Becoming the master of a certain subset of fitness proves to others that you’re highly knowledgeable and can give clients the results they want.

If you are a fitness professional who wants to take it to the next level, adding a specialty certification into your arsenal is one of the fastest and most effective ways to become the trusted go-to personal trainer or fitness instructor.

What You Will Learn

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Craft Effective Program Designs

Learn various different program design concepts to help your clients with rehab, sports conditioning and general fitness. You’ll be provided with specific exercises and variations to help with injury prevention and pain-free movement.
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Manage Pain and Injury

You’ll learn the proper techniques for managing muscular pain along with a comprehensive self-care strategy designed to help your clients eliminate stiffness and discomfort, increase range of motion and restore function to help them improve overall strength, posture and balance.
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Proficiency in Anatomy

Expanding your knowledge of the body will help you advise your clients to peak physical fitness. You’ll learn how to evaluate diagnostic tests, understand a variety of treatments for injury and the best way to prevent them.

Key Benefits

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Stay Ahead of the Curve to Become the Leading Professional

Adding a fitness specialization and keeping up with the trends will amplify your credibility, help you become the top professional in your space, and maintain a successful career.
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Extensive Credential Options

AFPA offers a large selection of specialty credentials to help you grow your area of expertise and earning potential. Select one of our hyper-targeted certifications, including golf conditioning, running injuries specialist, back injury specialist, and knee injury specialist.
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Distinguish Yourself from the Crowd

We offer specialized services that extend past your everyday fitness client. Set yourself apart from the other trainers with a unique set of skills to accelerate your clients' results with new drills, exercises and training techniques.

Not sure if coaching is the right path for you? Hear what our graduates have to say

I searched left and right for something that was accredited, affordable, and was really extensive. I found AFPA, which checked all those boxes and then some. I loved that they have been around for 25 years. It was great that the certification was flexible and I could still homeschool my kids while studying."

Amilia Brady, Holistic Nutritionist Certification

The price of the certification and the length of time required is really achievable. It was very easy to digest and I like the way the certificatications are modular, so I was able to build on my first certification."

Harvey Slater, Holistic Nutritionist Certification, Weight Management Specialist Certification

The reason I chose AFPA is because of the recognition that they have worldwide, designed by experts in their fields, so I felt very comfortable choosing them. The certification has been very beneficial in my career. I’m now able to attract more clients because of the certification behind my name. I’m no longer just a fitness trainer, I’m a fitness trainer and nutrition and wellness consultant."

Doron Willis, Nutrition and Wellness Consultant Certification

AFPA feels like more of a family. I can always email or reach out if I have any questions and I get a response immediately. It’s a very caring organization. I’ve been certified with other organizations and that’s not always the case."

Raven Harrington, Holistic Nutritionist Certification

What I loved most about getting certified with AFPA is that it really opened the opportunities for my long career, and it gave me direction."

Tyler Kalisiak, Strength and Conditioning Certification, Sports Nutrition Certification

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