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Professional Organizations and Certifications
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
As the world's largest fitness and Telefitness educator, AFAA has issued over 300,000 certifications including personal trainer certification, group exercise instructor certification, kickboxing certification and much more.
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise® (ACE ®) is a nonprofit organization committed to America’s health and wellbeing. An established resource for both fitness professionals and consumers that provides comprehensive, unbiased, scientific research impacting the fitness industry and validating ourselves as the country’s trusted authority on fitness.
IDEA Health & Fitness Association
An organization of fitness and wellness professionals including personal trainers, group fitness instructors, fitness directors and fitness business owners
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is a distance education institution and certifying agency committed to students' fitness education and professional goals.
National Academy of Sports Medicine
The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) is a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials to health and fitness professionals.
National Federation of Professional Trainers
The National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) has been certifying fitness trainers since 1988 and offers a foundational education and credential to those who seek personal fitness trainer employment.
National Strength and Conditioning Association
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978.