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Primary Group Exercise Certification

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AFAA is the world's largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator. Since 1983, AFAA has issued over 350,000 certifications in 73 countries, including personal trainer certification and group exercise instructor certification (both available onsite at local facilities and online at www.afaa.com).

Each year, health clubs and studios host over 3,000 educational workshops nationwide, and this directory has been designed to locate one nearest you. Please start your search by selecting the certification type in which you are interested, and then select the desired state and city as listed on the following pages. The system will then return a list of the 10 closest workshops to that location.

With so many workshops available each month, we are confident you will find one near you. However, if you don't find something suitably close, AFAA also offers a variety of certifications and CEU workshops online.



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Scheduled Personal Trainer Certification Workshops For JACKSON, Mississippi
JACKSON, Mississippi Personal Trainer Certification Class Information

PERSONAL TRAINER CERTIFICATION

WHAT IS IT?

AFAA's Personal Trainer Certification is designed to equip those seeking to become Personal Trainers with the competencies needed to design safe and effective exercise programming for the apparently healthy population.

This fully accredited (both exam and program) and globally-recognized certification program concludes with a three-day certification workshop. Facilitated by an experienced and degreed fitness professional (BA/BS; MA/MS or PhD), the workshop will review and provide practical instruction in the following areas prior to the proctored administration of the included written and practical exams (both exams are included in the $499 workshop registration fee).

  • Anatomy and kinesiology
  • Fitness assessment testing procedures (3-minute step-test, sit-and-reach, push-up, abdominal crunch, and body composition screening with skin-fold caliper measurement)
  • Program Design
  • Nutrition fundamentals and weight management
  • Special populations and medical considerations
  • Listening, leadership, and motivational skills
  • Wellness programming and screening guidelines

Upon successful completion of the AFAA Personal Trainer Certification course, participants will be able to:

  • Design and implement an exercise program for specific client situations and goals (e.g. obesity, hypertension, muscle gain, sedentary, other), based on currently accepted industry protocols
  • Assess and deliver appropriate response(s) for safety matters such as injury prevention, preexisting conditions, and emergency response
  • Comprehend and integrate exercise science subject matter (i.e. physiology, nutrition, kinesiology, and more) at rest and during exercise
  • Facilitate triage protocol within initial and ongoing assessments, health risk analysis, and liability concerns
  • Define and describe program modifications for special populations (e.g. older adult, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, obesity, basic orthopedics, youth, pregnancy, and more).
  • Communicate using verbal/non-verbal, open-ended vs. close-ended questioning, and cueing techniques to motivate individuals regarding exercise
  • Incorporate professionalism in his/her practice by following the Code of Ethics and related legal guidelines

Depending on prior education or experience, AFAA recommends no less than 1-3 months of dedicated pre-study before attending the certification workshop. The following recommended materials are available at AFAA.com to help you successfully prepare:

  • Personal Fitness Training: Theory & Practice textbook ($69.00)
  • Study Guide (included with workshop registration; shipping additional)
  • Personal Fitness Trainer Online Prep Course ($149.00)
  • Telexercise® Resistance Training Online Course ($149.00)
  • Practice Test ($20.00)
  • Fitness Assessment DVD ($20.00)
  • Instructor-led Live Online Study Groups (see AFAA.com for details)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possess Current CPR and AED Certification (proof must be received before AFAA PT Certification will be issued. Online or home study CPR/AED courses not accepted.)
  • Be at least 18 Years of Age
  • Early Registration
  • Pre-study
  • Weightroom/Weight Training Experience is Strongly Recommended (those with no prior experience are strongly advised to take the Telexercise® Resistance Training Online Course and/or the Personal Fitness Trainer Online Prep Course).

WHAT DOES IT COST?

The workshop fee is $499† (less a 10% discount for current AFAA members. Corporate affiliate discounts may not be combined).

This fee includes:
  • Three-Day Certification Review and Practicum Workshop
  • Personal Trainer Certification Study Guide (shipping not included)
  • Written and Practical Certification Exams
  • One-year AFAA membership ($68 value) or membership extension to current members and a print or digital subscription to American Fitness magazine (does not include postage to addresses outside the U.S.)
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer certificate and I.D. card (upon successful completion of both written and practical examinations) CPR/AED certification required before certificate is issued.

AFAA certified professionals who wish to register only for CEU credit pay a workshop fee of $255. Receive 15 CEUs.


†Fee does not include the recommended Personal Fitness Training: Theory and Practice textbook (2010. $69 plus shipping), or the Practice Test for Personal Trainer Certification ($20).



The following list is a guide to certifications that are close to JACKSON. Please note that these dates and events may change due to weather and other factors, so please be sure to check our updated workshop locator for the latest information. For more general information about AFAA's programs and services, please visit our home page at www.afaa.com.


10 Closest Scheduled Workshops to 39201
Workshop Location
G.E.A.R.: Indoor Cycling
2/8/2015
(0.5 miles) WALTER PAYTON REC & WELLNESS CENTER
34 WALTER PAYTON DR. JSU BOX 18419
JACKSON, MS 39217
Primary Group Exercise Cert. v4
2/7/2015
(0.5 miles) WALTER PAYTON REC & WELLNESS CENTER
34 WALTER PAYTON DR. JSU BOX 18419
JACKSON, MS 39217
G.E.A.R.: Indoor Cycling
2/8/2015
(0.5 miles) WALTER PAYTON REC & WELLNESS CENTER
34 WALTER PAYTON DR. JSU BOX 18419
JACKSON, MS 39217
Primary Group Exercise Cert. v4
2/7/2015
(0.5 miles) WALTER PAYTON REC & WELLNESS CENTER
34 WALTER PAYTON DR. JSU BOX 18419
JACKSON, MS 39217
Primary Group Exercise Cert. v4
1/17/2015
(1.1 miles) DOWNTOWN YMCA OF JACKSON
800 EAST RIVER PLACE
JACKSON, MS 39202
Primary Group Exercise Cert. v4
1/17/2015
(1.1 miles) DOWNTOWN YMCA OF JACKSON
800 EAST RIVER PLACE
JACKSON, MS 39202
Personal Trainer Certification v4
2/6/2015
(1.1 miles) DOWNTOWN YMCA OF JACKSON
800 EAST RIVER PLACE
JACKSON, MS 39202
Personal Trainer Certification v4
2/6/2015
(1.1 miles) DOWNTOWN YMCA OF JACKSON
800 EAST RIVER PLACE
JACKSON, MS 39202
Personal Trainer Certification v4
1/16/2015
(78.9 miles) ANYTIME FITNESS
2930 NORTH HILLS ST
MERIDIAN, MS 39305
Personal Trainer Certification v4
1/16/2015
(78.9 miles) ANYTIME FITNESS
2930 NORTH HILLS ST
MERIDIAN, MS 39305

JACKSON, Mississippi Personal Trainer Certification Registration
To find the upcoming Personal Trainer Certification workshops in the JACKSON area, please access AFAA’s certification and workshop locator service and enter your zip code and certification or workshop.

Useful information about JACKSON, Mississippi:
City Name: JACKSON
Population: 820,128
Number of Households: 334,537
Male Population: 382,583
Female Population: 437,545

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