WHAT IS IT?
AFAA’s Primary Group Exercise Certification is designed to equip those seeking to become certified as group exercise instructors with the competencies needed to design safe and effective group exercise programming for the general healthy population.
This gold standard, fully-accredited (both exam* and program**) and globally recognized certification course is appropriate for instructors who teach free-form and/or pre-choreographed programs.
The following topics are covered in advance of the included one-day certification review and practicum workshop:
Basic Anatomy, Kinesiology, Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology
Nutrition and Weight Management
Group Exercise Program Design
Essentials of Teaching (Basic Exercise Standards & Guidelines, Motivation, Choreography, Cueing, etc.)
Exercise- selection, technique, alignment and performance with or without equipment
Injury Prevention, Emergency Response and Special Populations
Other Modalities (Aqua Fitness, Indoor Cycling, Dance Fitness, Step, etc.)
Business Skills and Legal Responsibilities (Substitute teaching, Law and Exercise)
The certification review and practicum workshop is designed to allow participants to review and apply what they’ve learned prior to taking the written and practical examinations towards the conclusion of the workshop. (Both exams are included in the workshop registration fee).
Upon successful completion of the AFAA Primary Group Exercise certification course, participants will be able to:
Apply the principles of anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition and kinesiology to the design and delivery of group exercise classes.
Formulate the appropriate response(s) for safety issues such as injury prevention, preexisting conditions, special populations, and emergency response protocol in a group exercise setting.
Outline and appropriately apply the AFAA fitness training recommendations according to the Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines in group program formats.
State and appropriately apply the AFAA 5 Questions when evaluating exercise selection and technique.
Integrate the areas of instructional technique, cueing, music usage, exercise sequencing and choreography within a free-form or pre-choreographed group exercise class setting.
Incorporate professionalism in his/her practice by following the Code of Ethics and related legal guidelines.
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AFAA International Group Training Instructor Certification