AFPA, American Fitness Professionals & Associates, provides comprehensive programs designed by experts, that will give you the high-caliber expertise necessary to effectively change lives.

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AFPA thrives on having the most comprehensive selection of health, fitness & nutrition certification programs. With over 30 unique certifications, you can find the exact curriculum you’re looking for. Select the category that speaks to you.

Nutrition Certifications

Have a passion for achieving optimal health through strategic nutrition plans? AFPA has a variety of holistic, preventative, fitness and sports nutrition certification programs to help you provide your clients with the tools and strategies to improve their daily eating, overall health health and longevity.

Nutrition Certifications

Today's research indicates that unhealthy eating is one of the leading contributors to premature disease and death. Now is the time to begin your education to acquire the necessary skills and expertise to become a successful nutrition professional. Our nutrition programs will show you how to deliver nutrition advice and expertise in a way that helps people make meaningful progress. From holistic nutrition to weight management and more, AFPA has a program for you.

Health Coach Certifications

Become a pivotal part of people’s lives and guide them into rejuvenated health. Our health coaching certifications will train you to guide clients into living their fullest through healthy lifestyle, dietary and motivational changes.

Health Coach Certifications

Health coaching has become one of the most lucrative industries to date. With the rise of natural living, many people are turning to dietary and lifestyle changes for disease-free living. As a health coach, you will learn how to guide your clients into effective behavior change. AFPA health coach certifications show you the best approaches for setting goals, supporting, motivating and adopting lifestyle choices that will help your clients live a healthy, vibrant life.

Personal Training Certifications

Gain the skills to become an expert personal trainer in the niche of your choice. Whether you are a beginner looking to get certified, or you want to take your personal training to the next level, AFPA has plenty of options to choose from.

Personal Training Certifications

If you're considering a career in personal training and wondering what it takes to become a Certified Personal Trainer, we have answers. With an AFPA personal training certification, you’ll be equipped with the most effective tools, techniques and workout knowledge to give your clients the results they’re looking for. Whether you are a beginner helping the novice get in shape or an advanced trainer looking to take your clients to the next level, we have a program that will suit your needs.

Fitness Certifications

Millions of people attend group fitness classes everyday. Our wide-ranging fitness certifications extend throughout various categories from group exercise to yoga. Learn more about which fitness curriculum is right for you.

Fitness Certifications

Help others get in the best shape of their lives with our popular fitness certifications. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all protocol. That’s why our selection of programs range far and wide. Becoming the trusted, go-to trainer requires a specific set of skills and knowledge in the subset of movements you’re interested in most. From yoga to kickboxing and more, each fitness regimen must have an authority in the field to show clients the proper workouts and techniques. Become a fitness group instructor or teach one-on-one with an AFPA fitness certification.

Bundle Certifications

When you integrate two complementary certifications into one complete program, you can fast track your goals and position yourself in the market with a competitive edge. Gain cross-disciplinary skills that you can use to expand your career opportunities, boost client success and retention, and elevate your earning potential.

Bundle Certifications

These days, physical fitness, wellness, and nutrition go hand in hand. Up until recently, these industry disciplines were separated, leaving clients to resort to searching for experts within a single profession to achieve each of their unique goals. Why have your clients seek the wellness advice of others when you could provide the complimentary service they’re looking for?

Now, AFPA is one of the leading organizations offering Bundled Certifications that are the best choice if you aspire to broaden your specialized education and coaching skills and initiate a more holistic change in your clients.

Continuing Education

AFPA offers in-depth certifications for professionals who want to stay ahead of the educational curve. Learn more about our continuing education courses designed to help you gain the right knowledge so your clients get the results they are looking for.

Continuing Education

Continuing education must be a priority for anyone who wants to maintain a sustainable career as a health, fitness or nutrition professional. Our industry of health and wellness is constantly evolving with breakthrough science and knowledge, and we want you to stay on top of the current trends and education material. Our in-depth continuing education programs will provide you with the most recent information in your field along with the credits you need to maintain your credentials.

The robust, all-in-one education provider dedicated to turning your dream career into reality.

Our health, fitness and nutrition certification programs are tailored to suit anyone’s schedule. In just 6 months or less, you can become certified on your own time, from anywhere in the world.

Earn an income living your passion

Whether you want to land your dream job or are working to start or grow your own business, you can turn your love for helping others into a lucrative career.
healthier lives

Inspire others to lead healthier lives

Motivate, inspire and transform the lives of others by helping them achieve optimal health with the guidance of counseling and coaching methods.

Discover your financial freedom

Your career choice is one of the most important, pivotal decisions you’ll ever make. Choose from our extensive educational options to help you become financially independent doing what you love.

Program flexibility

Study for your certification at your own convenience. Our curriculums can be completed at your own pace from anywhere in the world.

Low-risk financial investment

We offer some of the best and highly-respected, non-degreed training programs in health, wellness and nutrition education with minimal financial commitment.

International recognition

We thrive on industry-leading education. With over 130,000 graduates throughout the past-quarter century, our certification process is scientifically proven and results driven.
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We let the results speak for themselves. Here’s what our past graduates have to say.

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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
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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
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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, Personal Trainer Certification

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