Workshop DescriptionsStep Certification
5 CEUs

Step Certification

AFAA's Step Certification is a one-day workshop which presents research in physiology, biomechanics and injury prevention. Also covered are skills for cueing, using music and building combinations. AFAA's Step Certification is worth 5 CEUs for AFAA certified professionals.

Step Certification Prerequisites: AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification, and Step Training Home Study are useful precursors for Step Certification. Current CPR required before certificate is issued.
Step Certification Includes: Study guide, one-day workshop, written and practical exams, one-year AFAA membership, including a subscription to American Fitness magazine.
Step Certification Study Materials: Step Training: A Manual for Instructors (required), Fitness: Theory & Practice textbook.

AFAA's Step Certification is an intensive one-day review of both the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective instruction of step training. AFAA's Step Certification workshop includes:

  • Research and scientific background in physiology and biomechanics

  • Step terminology

  • Verbal and visual cueing skills

  • Step pattern choreography and sequencing

  • Instructional skills and techniques
    AFAA's Step Certification is for new and experienced step instructors.
    Recommended Precursor:

  • AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification

  • Step Skills & Choreography or Step Teaching Skills Home Study

  • One-year experience teaching step

    The Step Certification workshop fee is $239* (less 10% for current AFAA members).
    This fee includes:
  • Step Certification Study Guide

  • Full one-day AFAA Step Certification Review

  • Certification examinations (written & practical)

  • One year AFAA membership ($68 value) or membership extension to current members

  • Subscription to American Fitness magazine (does not include postage to addresses outside of the U.S.)

  • AFAA Step Certified Instructor certificate and I.D. card (upon successful completion of both examinations)

  • For AFAA certified professionals who wish to register for CEU credit only, not for certification, the Step Certification workshop fee is $75. Receive 5 CEUs.
  • *The Step Certification fee does not include the required Step Training: A Manual for Instructors ($30).

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