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Aerobics & Fitness Association of America

Learn from the pros!

AFAA is the world's largest fitness and Telefitness educator, having issued more than 250,000 certifications in personal training and group fitness instruction in a variety of formats. AFAA also offers specialty workshops including Practical Yoga Instructor Training, Kickboxing, Practical Pilates, and more.

University Recreation is proud to host some of these high quality workshops and certification exams. Events are open to anyone interested in taking their fitness experience to the next level either as a hobby or career.

Workshops come with a one-year AFAA membership (or membership extension) and subscription to American Fitness magazine and supporting materials such as a workshop manual or study guide.

Events @ APSU...

Personal Trainer Certification    

Mar. 28 - 30, 2014

Fri. 1 - 9 pm

Sat. & Sun. 9 am - 6 pm

  Recommended text: Personal Fitness Training: Theory & Practice ($69 + shipping)

Other study materials are available through AFAA as well.

AFAA'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.

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).

  • 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


 * Discount Registration Deadline - February 14! Since APSU University Recreation is an institutional member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA), our patrons are eligible for a 30% discount off of standard registration fees. In order to receive this discount, patrons must sign up with University Recreation in advance. Provide your name, address, phone number and email address to Lauren Wilkinson (931.221.6974). Participants are still required to register and pay for each event through AFAA.