AFPA offers a wide range of professional certifications in the fields of fitness, personal training, sports performance, holistic wellness and nutrition.
With certifications, you can get an initial education in a field and then move on to more advanced training that will help you deepen your knowledge or expand what you offer.
For example, you might earn a nutrition and wellness consultant certification, and then jump up to a master level certification as you begin to counsel clients. You could earn a personal trainer certification and then go after a weight loss specialist certification if you find that many of your clients are struggling with weight issues. You can also specialize in certain populations, such as youth or seniors.
The more certifications you earn in the field, the greater your knowledge base and earning potential will be, and the more specialized opportunities you will find.