If you already have a fitness or personal trainer certification and want to dive deeper into a targeted niche, adding a fitness specialization can help you captivate more clients, increase your income, and attract more employment opportunities.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 over 27 years. It was great that the certification was flexible and I could still homeschool my kids while studying.”
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.”
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