Continuing Education Course List

All courses listed on this page are approved for NAFC CECs and do not require a petition fee. Course completions will be automatically tracked in your NAFC Profile 

Course Category

General Education

Anatomy and Physiology
NAFC’s Anatomy and Physiology course presents essential knowledge for which all health-fitness professionals should have a firm grasp and understanding. This course keeps you in touch with basic anatomy and function as it pertains to functional movement patterns. The opportunity to periodically review and deepen your basic anatomy and physiology as it pertains to muscles, bones, joints, and metabolism… 

$149.00

CECs 0.6

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Pilates Coach: Foundations of Movement
Developing the eyes of a critical thinking trainer starts here. This course will assist new as well as seasoned instructors to be more adept at assessing body types and to determine appropriate movements for each. Learn to do initial postural assessments necessary prior to working with any new client. Develop skills of looking at ..

$150.00

CECs 0.4

Applied Anatomy: Land and Water
Applied anatomical movement can be confusing for any health-fitness professional. This easy to use multimedia course advances your knowledge of basic human movement, muscle use, types of contractions, and the muscle equation for both land and water environments. Deepen your understanding of concentric/eccentric action as it pertains to specific movements and equipment use on land and in water. Gain confidence in… 

$72.00

CECs 0.4

Super Abdominals: Essential Rules of Excellence
Core and abdominal strength/endurance are the foundation of all human movement. Learn how to train abdominals efficiently with proper exercise execution in this course. See videos and explanations of abdominal anatomy, proper training technique, …

$72.00

CECs 0.4

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Health Appraisal and Risk Assessment
Health Appraisal and Risk Assessment set the stage for legal responsibility to your client and enable you to limit liability exposure as a health-fitness professional. Understanding this process and using it correctly aligned with industry standards will help you properly screen your client for potential risk. This course teaches you how to navigate through the process dictated by the American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines. It includes… 

$54.00

CECs 0.3

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Functional Training for All Ages
Learn how to apply and incorporate Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) into training formats for all ages. The application of multiple strategies, drills, and methods of training allow individuals of all ages to become functionally prepared for life. Multi-plane and multi-sensory methods will be addressed through a science-based, practical approach… 

$54.00

CECs 0.3

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A Simple Study of Exercise and Caloric Consumption
It’s such a satisfying experience to finish your workout knowing you have created a calorie deficit. Many clients are trying to manage their weight and want to know “How many calories did I burn in this workout?” In order to answer this commonly asked question, it is important to understand the many factors that affect caloric consumption. This quick study will help you guide your clients to better exercise choices and help… 

$20.00

CECs 0.1

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Fat Loss Fundamentals
It can be difficult to communicate with your clients about fitness without everything you say going over their head. Knowledge is power, and an effective way to motivate your clients is to teach them how their body works. During this course, you will learn simple, easy to understand ways to educate your clients about the science of weight loss. You’ll learn a fun way to explain the concept of a calorie, the influencing factors affecting…

$19.99

CECs 0.1

Course Category

Special Populations

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A Modern Approach to Exercise During Pregnancy
The female body is structurally different from the male body both anatomically and in its need for pelvic alignment and health. Working with the female body before, during, and after pregnancy requires a working knowledge of female anatomy in all three stages to prepare, accommodate, and restore a woman’s body to alignment and health. This course reviews female anatomy and the anatomy of pregnancy to guide you with…. 

$100.00

CECs 0.4

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Biomechanics of Low Back Pain
Almost 80% of American adults will suffer low back pain at some point. Interestingly, 70-80% of low back pain is associated with musculoskeletal imbalances and improper core activation during everyday movement. Join us as we take a look at the latest research on the biomechanics of low back pain. From the hip to the foot, you will be surprised by how many different imbalances attribute to low back pain. Help your clients get… 

$72.00

CECs 0.4

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Blood Pressure, Hypertension, and Exercise
Blood pressure is an integral part of the function and health of the cardiorespiratory system. High blood pressure (Hypertension), low blood pressure (Hypotension), Pulmonary Hypertension, and Preeclampsia all have implications for safe and effective exercise prescription.
This course provides knowledge for understanding the anatomy and physiology ….

$54.00

CECs 0.3

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Breast Cancer Recovery: On Land and in Water
There are over 2 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today. Due to the ramifications of treatment, exercise is a modality that can be used to facilitate recovery. Numerous studies have demonstrated that exercise can improve quality of life, reduce side effects of treatment, and improve strength and endurance. This course will help health-fitness professionals understand diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care for… 

$72.00

CECs 0.4

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Essential Exercises for Cancer Patients and Survivors
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. It is a very serious diagnosis with a multifaceted approach starting from identification all the way through treatment. Cancer patients are now encouraged to exercise during and after treatment. This course includes important information for health-fitness professionals about cancer and exercise guidelines. Videos guide you through a simple exercise progression for… 

$40.00

CECs 0.2

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Exercise, Diabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome
According to the American Heart Association, over 47 million Americans have metabolic syndrome. That is approximately one out of every six people. Every health-fitness professional will encounter diabetic clients. This course will help prepare you to effectively work with these clients on many levels. Scenarios are included to help you prepare for inevitable diabetic incidents with clients.

$54.00

CECs 0.3

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Healthy Heart for a Healthy Life
Heart disease and its complications is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. Exercise plays an important role in prevention and treatment of heart disease. This course explores risk reduction, prevention, and management of heart disease through lifestyle changes and exercise. Learn how to safely and effectively lead your clients to a healthier heart and a healthier life…

$54.00

CECs 0.3

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Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease
At this time, there is no cure for fatal Alzheimer’s disease and prevention is key to avoiding this 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Fitness has been found through research to be instrumental in prevention. As the world population continues to grow and live longer, the issues of accompanying cognitive decline, dementia, and fatal Alzheimer’s disease are becoming more prevalent, significantly impacting quality of life, health…

$125.00

CECs 0.5

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Exercise Prescription for Alzheimer’s Prevention and Intervention
At this time, there is no cure for fatal Alzheimer’s disease and prevention is key to avoiding this 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Fitness has been found through research to be instrumental in prevention. As the world population continues to grow and live longer, the issues of accompanying cognitive decline, dementia, and fatal Alzheimer’s disease are becoming more prevalent, significantly impacting quality of life, health…

$150.00

CECs 0.6

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Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease
The incidence of Parkinson’s disease is seen in all races. Almost 10 million individuals worldwide are affected by Parkinson’s disease and the number is increasing as people live longer. Health-fitness professionals who work with the general public and older adults will encounter clients and patients with Parkinson’s disease. Understanding the basics of the disease allows professionals to recognize disease progression and be aware…

$100.00

CECs 0.4

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Respiratory Rescue: Understanding the Pulmonary Dysfunctional Client
Chronic lower respiratory disease, primarily COPD, was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2011, according to the CDC. Also, the number of people with asthma continues to grow. Learn guidelines for working with pulmonary dysfunctional clients, breathing exercises, and how to help overcome the fear that accompanies an increased demand on the respiratory system. Learn how to effectively help these clients… 

$54.00

CECs 0.3

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Return to Life: Breast Cancer Recovery Using Pilates
Cancer is a disease that affects both mind and body. More and more cancer survivors are coming to health-fitness professionals to regain strength, mobility, and endurance. Pilates principles and movements are great for restoring function to Breast Cancer Survivors. You can incorporate these principles for your group fitness and personal training clients without being certified or highly experienced in Pilates. This… 

$108.00

CECs 0.6

Course Category

Nutrition

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How to Spot Supplement Scams
The fitness supplements industry has skyrocketed to a $4 billion a year business, and not every product on the shelves lives up to its hype. As a personal trainer and nutrition coach, an important part of your job is being able to recommend high-quality supplements that will help your clients reach their goals more efficiently…

$19.99

CECs 0.1

Course Category

Aquatic

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Introduction to Aquatic Personal Training
If you are a personal trainer interested in expanding your training options to the water, it is important to learn about the aquatic environment. The water’s viscosity provides resistance that surrounds you and provides “work” for every movement in every direction. The water’s buoyancy reduces body mass, impact to weight bearing joints, and spinal decompression in deep water. The water’s hydrostatic pressure affects many of the…

$54.00

CECs 0.3

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Aquatic Personal Training Programming
If you are a personal trainer interested in expanding your training options to the water, it is important to learn about the aquatic environment. Increase your success by understanding the properties of the water and aquatic physiological responses. This course teaches you training formats that work well in the aquatic environment as well as shallow and deep water exercise techniques. It also addresses the proper way to… 

$72.00

CECs 0.4

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Determining Intensity with Aquatic Target Heart Rates
Improve the quality of your cardiorespiratory workouts for your clients! Learn how to have your clients working in their target heart rate zones to maximize weight loss and effectively improve function. This course provides evidence based methodology and practice for the often confusing guidelines for aquatic heart rate deductions. Generally accepted equations and methods are provided with easy-to-follow explanations and… 

$40.00

CECs 0.2

Course Category

Choreography

Core Conditioning Camp: Part 1
This multi-media course uses video, text, and pictures to provide you with choreography for a complete core workout. Learn how to teach this workout which includes powerful cardio moves that focus on extreme calorie burning combined with unique strength exercises that will sculpt the body. The workout includes an emphasis on balance training to challenge the core and uses functional and interval training techniques. Have …

$40.00

CECs 0.2