Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) (AFAA)

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Since 1983, the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) has prepared over 350,000 fitness instructors and trainers in 73 countries around the world. Being your best. Motivating people to believe in their own power. And inspiring others to move toward healthier and happier lives. That's what makes AFAA a dominant force in movement-based health and fitness. Our vision isn't to just change bodies — but to advance the lives of instructors and those they guide through their own personal... more less
Websitehttps://www.afaa.com/
Address
1750 E. Northrop Blvd. Ste. 200
Chandler, AZ 85286
Phone Number(800) 446-2322

Certification/Training Types

DescriptionStart your journey by learning: - How to design, choreograph, and teach a group fitness class. - Essentials of exercise and physiology - Training on modalities, aquatic exercise, kick-boxing, circuit training, dance, yoga and Pilates. - Foundation of nutrition and weight management. - How to adapt for special populations, like pregnant and senior participants. - Business skills and professional responsibilities.
AccreditationNCCA
Course Material Price $299.00
Exam Price $249.00 Note: exam only pricing.
Exam Delivery Method Proctored In Person
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal Period2 years
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee99
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0 CEU
CategoryGroup Fitness
NBFE-Accredited Cert.
DescriptionAFAA’s Primary Group Exercise Certification is designed to equip those seeking to become certified as group exercise instructors with the competencies needed to design safe and effective group exercise programming for the general healthy population. This gold standard, fully-accredited (both exam* and program**) and globally recognized certification course is appropriate for instructors who teach free-form and/or pre-choreographed programs. The following topics are covered in advance of the included one-day certification review and practicum workshop: Basic Anatomy, Kinesiology, Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology Nutrition and Weight Management Group Exercise Program Design Essentials of Teaching (Basic Exercise Standards & Guidelines, Motivation, Choreography, Cueing, etc.) Exercise- selection, technique, alignment and performance with or without equipment Injury Prevention, Emergency Response and Special Populations Other Modalities (Aqua Fitness, Indoor Cycling, Dance Fitness, Step, etc.) Business Skills and Legal Responsibilities (Substitute teaching, Law and Exercise) The certification review and practicum workshop is designed to allow participants to review and apply what they’ve learned prior to taking the written and practical examinations towards the conclusion of the workshop. (Both exams are included in the $299 workshop registration fee). Upon successful completion of the AFAA Primary Group Exercise certification course, participants will be able to: Apply the principles of anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition and kinesiology to the design and delivery of group exercise classes. Formulate the appropriate response(s) for safety issues such as injury prevention, preexisting conditions, special populations, and emergency response protocol in a group exercise setting. Outline and appropriately apply the AFAA fitness training recommendations according to the Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines in group program formats. State and appropriately apply the AFAA 5 Questions when evaluating exercise selection and technique. Integrate the areas of instructional technique, cueing, music usage, exercise sequencing and choreography within a free-form or pre-choreographed group exercise class setting. Incorporate professionalism in his/her practice by following the Code of Ethics and related legal guidelines. Depending on prior education or experience, AFAA recommends no less than 1-3 months of dedicated pre-study before attending the certification workshop. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS & PREREQUISITES: Possess Current CPR and AED Certification (proof must be received before certification will be issued) Be at least 18 Years of Age Early Registration Pre-Study Prior Group Exercise Experience Recommended (those with no prior experience are strongly advised to take the Group Exercise: The Practical Way® workshop or complete the Group Exercise Essentials: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities online course prior to registering for a certification workshop).
AccreditationNBFE
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00 Note: The written and Practical exams are included.
Exam Delivery Method Proctored In Person
Practical Exam RequiredYes
Prerequisite18 years old;1-3 months pre-study(depending on experience); Current CPR/AED
Renewal Period2 years
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee0
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0 CEU
CategoryGroup Fitness
NBFE-Accredited Cert.
DEAC-Accredited Cert.
DescriptionAFAA’s Personal Trainer Certification is designed to equip those seeking to become Personal Trainers with the competencies needed to design safe and effective exercise programming for the apparently healthy population. · Anatomy and kinesiology · Fitness assessment testing procedures (3-minute step-test, sit-and-reach, push-up, abdominal crunch, and body composition screening with skin-fold caliper measurement) · Program Design · Nutrition fundamentals and weight management · Special populations and medical considerations · Listening, leadership, and motivational skills · Wellness programming and screening guidelines This fully accredited (both exam* and program**) and globally-recognized certification program concludes with a three-day certification workshop. Facilitated by an experienced and degreed fitness professional (BA/BS; MA/MS or PhD), the workshop will review and provide practical instruction in the following areas prior to the proctored administration of the included written and practical exams (both exams are included in the $499 workshop registration fee). Upon successful completion of the AFAA Personal Trainer Certification course, participants will be able to: · Design and implement an exercise program for specific client situations and goals (e.g. obesity, hypertension, muscle gain, sedentary, other), based on currently accepted industry protocols · Assess and deliver appropriate response(s) for safety matters such as injury prevention, preexisting conditions, and emergency response · Comprehend and integrate exercise science subject matter (i.e. physiology, nutrition, kinesiology, and more) at rest and during exercise · Facilitate triage protocol within initial and ongoing assessments, health risk analysis, and liability concerns · Define and describe program modifications for special populations (e.g. older adult, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, obesity, basic orthopedics, youth, pregnancy, and more). · Communicate using verbal/non-verbal, open-ended vs. close-ended questioning, and cueing techniques to motivate individuals regarding exercise · Incorporate professionalism in his/her practice by following the Code of Ethics and related legal guidelines Depending on prior education or experience, AFAA recommends no less than 1-3 months of dedicated pre-study before attending the certification workshop.
AccreditationNBFE, DEAC
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00 Note: The written and Practical exams are included.
Exam Delivery Method Proctored In Person
Practical Exam RequiredYes
Prerequisite18 years old;1-3 months pre-study(depending on experience); Current CPR/AED
Renewal Period2 years
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee75
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0 CEU
CategoryPersonal Trainer
DescriptionWith AFAA’s bundled Injury Prevention Series – Essential Injury Prevention (Parts 1-4), you’ll take group fitness to an individual level by learning to assess your class and see how students move, uncover common imbalances, and make adjustments to correct them. The 4-part video series covers the common mechanics of injuries, strategies for prevention, and basic rehabilitation exercises. Diagrams and examples of exercise progression ideas for the major muscles in each of the following sessions are included. Group formats discussed include Cycle, Resistance/Strength Training, Cardio/HIIT, Boot Camp, Dance, Aqua and Mind-Body.
Course Material Price $199.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0 CEU
CategoryExercise Physiology
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryIndoor Cycling
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategorySpecial Populations
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryGroup Fitness
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryGroup Fitness
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryGroup Fitness
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategorySpecial Populations
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryPilates
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryMind Body, Yoga
DescriptionWith Sunrise Yoga – a gentler, less intensive form of yoga that’s perfect for all fitness levels – you’ll help others ease their overactive minds, while reconnecting them with their bodies and breath. Sunrise Yoga is easy to learn, enjoyable to teach, and provides a lasting sense of calm and wellbeing – something that’s invaluable in today’s stressed-out society. As a Sunrise yoga mentor you’ll be able to adapt your teaching to different fitness levels and help people increase: Flexibility Muscular strength Improve balance Increase coordination Reduce stress Enhance a feeling of well-being
Course Material Price $149.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0 CEU
CategoryYoga
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryGroup Fitness, Pilates, Yoga
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryYoga
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryYoga

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