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Athlete Recovery Specialist

Home study course


The AFTA Athlete Recovery Specialist cours will provide you with the tools to make accurate decisions for your clients.

The new and updated Athlete Recovery Specialist course will give you the knowledge to become a top professional! Recovery is one of the most important areas for athletes, trainers, bodybuilders, fitness enthusiast, and every client that you train! No fitness program can be successful without knowing how to allow the body to recover. Completing this course will give you greater knowledge and more credibility as a fitness professional!

What is covered in the Athlete Recovery Specialist course?

The home study Athlete Recovery Specialist course will provide you with the tools to be successful. As with all of our courses, we use Human Kinetics textbooks, manuals, software, etc... This course will come in 1 book and the exam.

Course Outline





Understanding of definitions of underrecovery, overrecovery, and overtraining; 


How to train and monitor endurance training tolerance; 


How to plan training by using periodization and sequencing; 


How emotions and stress relate to under recovery; 


The importance of monitoring and debriefing; 


Understanding of optimal recovery and performance;


The overall quality of life’s effect;


The models and systems for assessments;


Scientific case studies for further understanding


Why choose a home study course?

By choosing a home study course, you will always have the information for future reference.

Who qualifies to take this course? Do I have to hold any type of certification or college education before I can receive the certification?


You must be at least 21 years of age.


You are required to hold a current acceptable personal trainer certification and a minimum AA college degree in the fitness field.


You must have a solid background with fitness equipment and exercises.

What does the exam consist of?

The exam will consist of  T or F, Fill in the blank, and short answer questions. The last section will consist of 3 essays.

What happens after I submit my exam(s)?

Upon receiving your exam, it will be graded in 7 days from our receiving it. You will then receive an email with your exam results. A minimum score of 85 is required. You may retake your exam 2 times within the 12 month period at no additional cost!  The certification packet will be mailed in 2 - 3 weeks.

How long will it take to complete the course?

This will all depend on your prior knowledge and experience in the field. After you enroll, your course will ship in 5 - 7 business days. This will allow you to get a quick start on it. The estimated time for completion is 2 - 3 months. You have one full year from date of enrollment to submit your exam.

Do I have to renew my certification?

Yes, you will need to renew your certificate every 2 years with approved CECs.

AFTA Partner Program - Great for clubs or gyms!

The AFTA Partner Program allows 1,2,3,4 or 5 individuals to enroll at the same to receive a huge discount. You will only receive one set of study text that is shipped to the specified address. The best part is that you do not have to submit exams at the same time! Please take all the time necessary to complete your exams.

How do I order the course?

You can use your credit card or an e-check below through PayPal.  We also accept mailed in orders with a money order or a  business check from United States checking accounts only.  We no longer accept international money orders or international bank drafts.  Orders (must be online courses only) from outside the US must be paid through PayPal.  (This does not include US military personnel stationed outside the US.)  Materials will not ship until checks have cleared (usually 5 - 7 business days).

To mail in an order, please mail your payment to:  AFTA, P.O. Box 253, Ripley, TN  38063.  Include your full name, mailing address, email address, and name of the course.




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Individual Athlete Recovery Specialist - $224.99

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2 Person Athlete Recovery Specialist Partner - $349.99

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3 Person Athlete Recovery Specialist Partner - $449.99

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4 Person Athlete Recovery Specialist Partner - $549.99

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5 Person Athlete Recovery Specialist Partner - $599.99

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