Afpa American Fitness Professionals And Associates

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About Afpa American Fitness Professionals And Associates

AFPA education and certification provides individuals with the information necessary to achieve long term success in the fitness, nutrition and wellness professions. Our dedication to high standards and progressive educational training programs follow the most current guidelines set forth by the most respected agencies!

Whether you are just getting started with your career or if you just want to expand your knowledge, AFPA looks forward to providing you with the education you seek and deserve!AFPA offers some of the most highly regarded personal trainer, fitness instructor, Pilates, Yoga, nutrition and sports conditioning certifications, education programs and educational opportunities available within the fitness industry. AFPA shares your passion to be the best you can be! It’s what sets you apart and makes you successful!AFPA brings you the most advanced, innovative education and certification programs; so you can reach your professional goals at a price you can afford!AFPA certification programs are centered around what aspiring fitness professionals need to know to succeed; they are designed to meet the evolving needs of your career and the fitness industry!


Our mission is to provide students with affordable education that gives them the knowledge, skills and awareness necessary to enhance their own lives, the lives of others, and the community at large. We accomplish this through innovative program design, teaching, research and service focused on the professional practice of fitness, wellness, nutrition, health and physical education.


AFPA was founded in October 1994 to create and foster an educational environment conducive to the fitness enthusiast and professional. The launch of the AFPA organization brought educational courses directly to students in locations in the United States and abroad. Courses provided students with the opportunity to pre-study and then attend a resident portion for testing, in addition to providing distance learning through home studies. As technology improved, AFPA began to provide courses more distance learning options and online tools. In the past few years, AFPA provides the majority of its educational courses through distance learning.From the conception of AFPA, distance learning courses, conferences, and seminars provided members and prospects with up-to-date quality education in the U.S. and internationally.


Our goal is to provide fitness, health, wellness and nutrition distance education programs and certifications that are of interest to those in the physical fitness, health, wellness and nutrition industry by way of offering quality, reasonably priced, updated and new distance education programs and certifications.

To enhance professional development of fitness, health, wellness and nutrition students by facilitating opportunities for learning and individual growth by way of creating opportunities for professional development through distance education, professional conferences and online learning.

To uphold established AFPA standards and guidelines for the delivery of a variety of quality services, to future students, students and graduates by way of updating record keeping services, business practices and ongoing support.

To work in partnership with public/private/national/international organizations, associations & businesses by way of the creation of distance education programs and services to improve overall awareness of fitness, health, wellness and nutrition education and that support the benefits of such to all individuals and the communities in which they live.

To interact with fitness, health, wellness and nutrition organizations and professionals toward progression and improvement of related education and professional practices by way of examination of current research findings through participation and the conduct of market research to advance fitness education and professional practices.

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- L. Taylor Casey

I LOVED this course! The Nutrition & Wellness Consultant Certification program was very informative, and I learned a lot from it! I am looking forward to helping others with their weight problems. Two years ago I gained 110 pounds during my pregnancy. I had always struggled with my weight in the past. When I got married I started a strict vegetarian diet, worked out 5 days a week, and was successful weighing in at 130 pounds. But when we got pregnant, I just did not work at it any more! After I had my son I weighed 245 pounds, and found it very hard to do the "every day chores" it took to take care of my husband and our new baby! At that point I decided it was time for me to GET HEALTHY; for my family. I got back to my vegetarian diet, and went to the gym 6 days a week. I am happy to say that in only a year, I lost 110 pounds and weigh a HEALTHY 130 pounds!! After going through my weight struggles, it inspired me to want to help others with their problems as well. I just wanted to say THANK YOU! After taking this course I am even more inspired to reach my goal as a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant! Thank you & God Bless!

– E. DeMarines, CEO

If is was not for AFPA and the certifications they offer I wouldn't have the knowledge to help me launch my energy bar, 3BAR nationwide. 3BAR is an all natural, organic, vegan, kosher, wheat-free, gluten-free, cholesterol free, and GMO free energy bar. I am currently selling in over 100 stores nationwide from Colorado to New York and all over the state of Florida. I have been featured in Triathlete Magazine, St. Petersburg Times and now have my own weekly radio show on Sports Radio 1470 am! Thanks for your consideration!

– C. Ristow

Having just received my Nutrition and Wellness Consultant Certification, I am so pleased and excited to officially embark on my new career. Thanks, again, for putting together such a well-designed and comprehensive course, and for the quick and friendly personal responses to my phone calls and emails while engaged in the studies.

– C. Ila Thibaut

I want to thank AFPA for again giving me such great material to work with and every certification I receive through your organization makes me very proud. I live in a very small town and the gym I currently work at is really my home. I lover being a Group Fitness Instructor, and am so excited to branch out into Personal Training. I have been a Group Fitness Instructor for over 5 years now and know without a doubt fitness is my passion. I look forward to expanding my knowledge even further and believe that every day I learn something new.

- D Bell

The courses I have taken through AFPA are continuing to further my business and reach into my community. Next month, I will be moving to a new location and become part of an orthopedics facility. AFPA is awesome!!! Thanks to AFPA, I am able to not just have a career but love doing it and have a positive affect on my community and surrounding counties.

- A. Toilefson

In closing, can I just say that having become a certified fitness professional 30 years ago, I feel privileged to have been a part of the fitness and exercise journey…I appreciate the work that AFPA does to ensure that its members are provided with wonderful guidance, information, and training so that we can carry out our mission. Staying Fit & Happy

- Lauren Roberts

Thank you so much! I have learned so much in this program and I am so looking forward to using everything I have learned!

- J. Barone

Thank you so much for all the information! It was very helpful and I am grateful to be able to get the credits I need in the subject I want to study. I am having a lot of success teaching tai chi to my wheelchair folks as well as my senior classes, and I feel I am really doing something to improve their lives as well as their general health, and it all started with the certification as a Senior Fitness Specialist through AFPA! Thank you again!

– D. Ciubuc

Great! Thank you so much! I absolutely love the course, I think is well put together and I will recommend it to my friends. I love the DVD also. Well done! Happy New Year!!

- B. Wood

Thank you for the response and continued support. AFPA offers excellent educational programs and opportunities. I appreciate and value the learning experience and look forward to continuing promoting a healthy and fit lifestyle.

- L. Ashby

Thank you so much for letting me know, you're the best! Also wanted to let you all know that I love the variety of CEU's you're now offering. There's so much to choose from it's great!

– D. Baker

Thank you so much. This is now the third certification I currently hold through the AFPA and couldn't be happier with the courses or the organization.

- N. Zagales

I can honestly say that getting my certificates from AFPA have changed mine, any my family’s lives for the better. Knowledge is power! And what a shame that so many people are eating themselves to death. I am very excited to a part of the AFPA community and I believe I will continue to make a change in others around me. I cannot thank you enough!

- K. Lederman

The AFPA Nutrition & Wellness program was easy to enroll in, begin and complete. I completed the courses on my time, which was a major influence in my decision to go through AFPA. I have encouraged my co-workers to complete the AFPA Master Nutrition program.

- C. Brinely

My experience with AFPA and completion of the Holistic Nutrition program was wonderful! I was able to study as I needed and I had direct contact with my education advisor. I'm looking forward to taking my next certification course – Personal Trainer. Thank you!

H. Nixon

The self-study, self paced educational process through AFPA was perfect. Having an education specialist available to answer questions via email and phone was really helpful! Thank you! -

T. Granby

Thank you so much AFPA! Our team loved all the great information you provided in your Weight Management Certification program. We will be enrolling in the Holistic Nutrition Certification program next! —

B. Dombroski

My learning experience was very enlightening. I feel that the choice of text for the Nutrition & Wellness Consultant Certification program was well written. I appreciate the ability to complete this course at my leisure while still attending school and work. I look forward to future courses & training offered through AFPA.

S. Hall

This is an amazing program that not only taught me about health and wellness, but more about lifestyles and how I can live and eat better. I can't wait to enroll in my next course!

– D. Steinberg

I would like to tell you that after obtaining my AFPA Personal Trainer certification last year my training career took off. First of all, I learned a vast quantity of information at the seminar, but preparing the exam gave me the reinforcement of your information that gave me the confidence I needed to become successful. I work in a local community center where within three months of passing your exam I was given a supervisory position. Six months later I was promoted to the head trainer position at the facility. – D. Steinberg

– D. Lindstrom

It was an absolute delight going through the AFPA certification process. I have received my certifications both in Personal Training & Nutrition & Wellness Consultant. I will recommend AFPA to anyone interested in the Fitness/Nutrition field.

– L. Sugden

My learning experience while going through the AFPA Certification process was fantastic! The course was perfect for people with little or no previous experience while remaining challenging for a seasoned professional. I am the founder of The Better Health Network, an organization to help educate people worldwide about the latest advances in nutritional supplements and weight loss programs. My learning experience through AFPA helped me to better understand the clinical studies that I use on a daily basis, so that I am better able to explain their significance to my clients. I am looking forward to a long relationship with AFPA and will promote the certification process wherever possible. I feel the experience and materials were an excellent value for the investment cost. Thank you.

– E. Burton

I had a great experience with AFPA. I was able to study at my own pace and complete my course in my own time. I feel like I received a great wealth of knowledge that I can now share with others to help with meeting their lifestyle goals.

K. Lavoie

I’ve incorporated more of my sports conditioning knowledge into my workouts so not only will I have a fit physique, but an athletic one as well to continue competing in races. AND, I just started instructing a new Parent/Child fitness class at one of our middle schools! It’s a lot of hard work on my part, but I wouldn’t be where I am today and the opportunities I have in the future, without AFPA. I still have a few more certifications I’ll be purchasing in the future, but I’m very happy to have found such a great organization. Thank you AFPA!! -

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