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Information and Tools Your Students Need.

Essential Tools for Faculty.

Single Source for Every Need.

As the leading experts in practical group fitness certification for over 35 years, AFAA knows what’s required for a successful career as a group fitness instructor.

We have the necessary tools for your school or university to deliver a world-class curriculum that will prepare your students to teach group fitness confidently, safely, and effectively.

AFAA also has relationships with employers across the country that allow us to provide your students with exceptional opportunities - including class visits by club representatives for discussions on job opportunities, interview/audition tips, practical advice, and much more.


Curriculum Suited for:

  • Education Institutions
  • Fitness, Health Clubs, and Recreation Centers
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Professional Development/ Continuing Education

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We Provide The Information and Tools Your Students Need

The AFAA Group Fitness Instructor (GFI) Academic Program was created specifically to prepare new group fitness instructors to be at the top of their game once certified in order to crush auditions and motivate their class participants. Students will have access to the following:

  • Student-friendly pricing
  • Full-featured online program for individual student use
  • High-quality video library
  • High-quality video cueing library
  • 13 educational modules
  • Fundamentals of exercise science
  • Class design and planning
  • Class instruction and presentation
  • Professionalism
  • Practical way module
  • Training on modalities, indoor cycling, circuit training, dance, yoga, and Pilates
  • Foundations of nutrition and weight management
  • How to adapt for special populations, like pregnant and senior participants
  • Business skills and professional responsibilities

We Also Provide All The Essential Services And Tools For Your Facility

The AFAA Academic GFI course leverages over a decade of experience in the academic space, coupled with the proven instructor resources and the expertise of NASM’s instructional design team.

AFAA’s brand-new, state-of-the-art curriculum provides educators with a full-suite of best-in-class content, materials, and support.

Academic Resource Center (Pre-Lecture, Lecture, and Post-Lecture)

  1. Syllabus and Study Guides
  2. Presentations
  3. Occupationally-relevant Supplemental Activities
  4. Test Banks

Marketing Solutions

Custom Workshop Opportunities

Dedicated Client Account Managers

Reporting and
Pass Rates

Single Source for Every Need

In addition to an experienced, dedicated team of academic client account managers, only AFAA has a dedicated team of experienced club partnership advisors who work to maintain preferred relationships with top employers nationwide that can help your graduates secure gainful employment at facilities that are looking for top talent to lead their group fitness programs.

And as the strongest name in fitness, we can provide your program with marketing materials and exposure that will allow your program to leverage our reputation for continual growth.

As AFAA’s foundational science is aligned with that of NASM’s Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) Program, students who wish to earn the elite NASM-CPT as an additional certification will be able to complete both programs with the least amount of time and cost—a combination that provides our partner institutions with a strong, competitive advantage. Similarly, students pursuing the NASM-CPT will be able to earn an AFAA group fitness certification as efficiently as possible and at the lowest possible cost.

Whichever program you offer- group fitness, personal training, or both - your instructors and students will have the power and experience of the strongest names in fitness behind them.

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