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About AFAAThe Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) is the world’s largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator. Since 1983, AFAA has issued over 300,000 certifications to fitness professionals from 73 countries worldwide. Each year, health clubs and studios host over 2,500 educational workshops nationwide. AFAA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education; and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). This meets IHRSA’s 2005 recommendation on accreditation for fitness certification organizations. AFAA is proud to be granted affiliate status with the National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE), additional accreditation by Vital Research and membership in the National Organization of Competency Assurance (NOCA).


As the world’s largest fitness educator, AFAA delivers comprehensive cognitive and practical education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities. AFAA upholds Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines for safe fitness practice.

The goals of AFAA will be to:

  • serve the AFAA fitness professional by developing programs and certifications beneficial to and of interest for the fitness industry;
  • enhance professional development of fitness professionals by facilitating opportunities for learning and individual growth;
  • establish standards and guidelines for the delivery of quality and professional fitness services and business practices, as well as, the development of ethics statements for AFAA fitness professionals;
  • collaborate with public and private industries on the development of programs and services to increase the awareness of fitness education and its benefits to individuals and communities;
  • network with other industry organizations to advance the knowledge of fitness education and professional practices by initiating and disseminating research findings.


Sign up for one of AFAA’s certifications right here at Click on our workshop locator for information and location schedules for the workshop nearest you:

  • Personal Trainer Certification
  • Primary Group Exercise Certification
  • KickBoxing Certification
  • Step Certification
  • Practical Pilates™
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Floor, Core & More for Personal Trainers
  • Practical Yoga Instructor Training
  • Practical Skills & Choreography
  • Longevity Training for Seniors
  • KickBoxing Skills & Choreography
  • Aqua Fitness
  • National Board Review Course for PFTs
  • Step Skills & Choreography
  • Mat Science I
  • Mat Science I I
  • Midlife Fitness for Women
  • Metabolic Connection to Obesity
  • Perinatal Fitness
  • Mechanics of Injury Prevention
  • Group Resistance Training
  • AFAA Challenge Exam
  • Extension

AFAA offers fitness professionals and students a variety of study materials and online study courses to choose from. Learn about the following study materials right here at


  • Personal Fitness Training: Theory & Practice
  • Fitness: Theory & Practice
  • Practice Test for Personal Trainer Certification
  • Practice Test for Primary Group Exercise Certification
  • KickBoxing: A Manual for Instructors
  • Fitness Gets Personal® Cards and Home Study
  • Step Training: A Manual for Instructors
  • Personal Trainer Assessment DVD
  • Nutrition Fundamentals Home Study
  • Youth Fitness Home Study
  • Senior Fitness Home Study
  • Stress Management Home Study
  • Aqua Fitness Home Study


With e-afaa, the foundation of AFAA’s virtual campus, you can choose home study continuing education courses, prepare for a certification or become certified in the Telefitness® Internet Software Certification. E-AFAA will enhance your learning experience in new and exciting ways as well as offer the ultimate in affordability and convenience. Plus, e-afaa provides corporate affiliate programs and even personal data management. By clicking on “e-afaa” you will be able to learn about the following programs we offer online.

  • Personal Trainer Online Preparatory Course
  • Telexercise Resistance Training Online Course
  • From Hi-Lo to Hip-Hop
  • Multiple Client Training
  • Yoga Essentials I
  • Yoga Essentials II
  • Online CEU Corner
  • Telefitness Internet Certification
  • Group Resistance Training
  • Music Essentials for Group Exercise
  • Resistance to the Core
  • Emergency Response
  • Stress Gets Personal

Twice a year, AFAA presents APEX-a dynamic weekend filled with valuable workshops offered at a discounted rate. APEX provides an opportunity to stay on top of fitness education and health trends. AFAA also provides educational materials for fitness professionals, consumers and corporate wellness programs.

AFAA’s certifications and workshops are recognized throughout the world in many languages. To inquire about hosting or attending a workshop outside of the United States, please contact our international programming department. Call toll free from the U.K. (0-800-89-50-56); Canada and Mexico (1-800-225-2322); all other intercontinental callers, please dial (1-818-905-0040), or fax us at (1-818-990-5468).

Business Address:
Aerobics & Fitness Association of America
15250 Ventura Blvd, Suite 200
Sherman Oaks CA 91403-3297
Fax us 818-788-6301
Fax back service 818-968-7263
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