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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.

How to Make a Successful Career Change Into Health and Wellness

Changing your career can feel daunting, especially when you don’t know where to begin. That’s why we created a detailed, step-by-step guide to teach you how to successfully become a professional in the health, wellness and nutrition field.
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PROGRAM GUIDE

Holistic Health Coach Program Guide

Learn everything there is to know about becoming a Holistic Health Coach in today’s booming wellness industry. Download our free career guide to learn about Holistic Health 101, Holistic Health Coach career opportunities, how to kick-start your career in Holistic Health, how to get certified and the AFPA curriculum.
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We let the results speak for themselves. Here’s what our past graduates have to say.

AFPA instantly gives you credibility and is super well respected in the industry. Clients know that if you have that certification, that they’re getting credible, reliable information. I also chose AFPA because of the course structure. With the courses, you get to make your own schedule and it’s perfect for anyone who may have another job, is going to school, or has a family."

Brett Bennett, AFPA Master Nutrition Consultant

The way my life has changed after getting the certification is like a complete 180, honestly. I definitely could not have counseled people the way I do now without AFPA. I was surprised the most when I just realized really how much I was learning. I knew I was going to learn a lot, and that there were so many different curriculum topics, but at the end of it, I learned even so much more than I expected."

Candace Bell, AFPA Holistic Nutritionist

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, AFPA Nutrition & Wellness Consultant

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."

Allison Wells, AFPA Nutrition & Wellness Consultant

The certification program changed everything in my overall life. It changed how I ate, my health, and how I help other people. It also changed my career in the health space. I liked that the information presented had studies and actually showed you the research as it was teaching you things."

Lauren Rasky, AFPA Holistic Health Coach

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, AFPA Holistic Nutritionist

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, AFPA Holistic Nutritionist, AFPA Weight Management Specialist

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."

Andrew Schuth, AFPA Personal Trainer
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