Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

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About
AFAA is the world's largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator. Since 1983, AFAA has issued over 300,000 certifications to fitness professionals from more than 73 countries around the world. Each year, health clubs, Universities, military installations and studios host over 2500 educational workshops worldwide. AFAA provides comprehensive written and practical examinations that help to ensure you possess the skills and knowledge necessary for a rewarding career! AFAA is accredited by the Distanc... more less
Websitewww.afaa.com
Address
15250 Ventura Blvd, Ste 200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone Number800-446-2322

Certification/Training Types

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.
Description
AccreditationNBFE
Course Material Price $30.00
Exam Price $239.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryBoxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts
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
NBFE-Accredited Cert.
Description
AccreditationNBFE
Course Material Price $30.00
Exam Price $239.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
CategoryGroup Fitness

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