YOUTH/ADOLESCENT FITNESS TRAINER
The AFTA Youth/Adolescent Fitness Trainer (YAFT) online course is
designed for training programs for youth and adolescents of ages 7
With the obesity rate in
youth and teens increasing in the United States, AFTA has compiled
this program to teach the developmental process and how properly to
train youth and teens in health, wellness, and fitness.
What are the
requirements to enroll in the YAFT course?
How does the online
process actually work?
The online course includes information
divided into sections.
After we receive the order, we will send 2 emails to you:
First, is the enrollment information, and Second, (after we receive
the enrollment info) you will receive login information via email. After you have logged into
your course, all of the course material and exam will be available to you.
Where to seek assistance with the course, if needed, will be
included in the course.
What subject content
will I study?
Benefits of a Supervised Fitness/Physical Activity/Wellness
Physical Activity Components
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
and Their Age Groups
Developmental Age Training
Methods of Fitness Testing
Physical Activities with Intensity
Strength Training Guidelines and Programs
Partner Physical Activities for Fun
Unsuitable Exercises for Youth
Circuit Training Procedures and
Reasons Youth Quit Physical Activities
Nutrition for the Trainer's Benefit
What will be included in
The exam will consist of short answers, fill in the blanks, multiple
choice, true/false, and projects.
Required passing score is a minimum of 85.
How long will it take to
complete the course?
This will all depend on your prior knowledge and experience in the
field. Estimated time to complete the course is 4 - 6 weeks, but
you have one full year from the date of enrollment.
successful completion of the YAFT course, you will receive a
certification packet in the mail within 2 weeks of your receiving
notification of successful completion.
Course includes a DVD
of strength and conditioning games, activities, and printable
workouts and forms. The DVD will be mailed after your
certification packet has been sent.
will it take for me to know my exam score?
will be graded within 5 business days. You will then receive an
email with your results. A minimum score of 85 is required on
the exam. Your certification packet will be mailed
within 2 weeks after a score of 85 is obtained.
If I do not want to use
a credit card or e-check via PayPal, how do I mail my payment?
mailed in orders with a US Postal money order or a business check from United States
checking accounts only. We no longer accept international
money orders nor international bank drafts. Access codes
will not be emailed until checks have cleared (usually 5 - 7 business days.)
When you mail your payment,
please include the following information: your full name, your
mailing address, the name of your course, and your e-mail address.
Mailing address is AFTA, P.O. Box 253, Ripley, TN 38063.
Do I have to renew my
Yes, you will renew your certification every two years
with approved CECs.
Many insurance companies (and fitness centers) are requiring fitness recertifications
for continued liability coverage. Just before the end of
your first certification year, please go to
Do I have to have first
aid and/or CPR training for this certification?
AFTA does not require proof of a current first aid/CPR certificate
of completion, but your employer will require this. We
strongly recommend that all level trainers/instructors are
trained in first aid/CPR.
How do I order the
course? Do you offer discounts if I have someone who wants to enroll
Yes, we offer discounts for up to 5 partners
(total of 6 people) ordering at one time. Contact AFTA for
additional partner prices. One of you will use one credit card to order the partner course. Each of you can submit your separate exams
on the same day or months apart.
REFUND POLICIES BEFORE ORDERING.
Please monitor your emails
for the 2 emails we'll send after you order! The first one is for
enrollment information and the 2nd one is your access information to
the course. Check your email address given in the order and make
sure it is correct.
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