Fit to Serve: AFNA trains and certifies veterans as elite personal trainers

The American Fitness and Nutrition Academy (AFNA) is an approved institution with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Join our population of fitness-loving veterans who are now proud and working graduates of AFNA.

GI Bill® and MyCAA

Our admissions team can help you determine what benefits you qualify for and guide you through enrolment. A fitness career is a great match for active and outgoing people, and the multi-billion dollar fitness industry is thriving like never before. AFNA provides outstanding education and experience to set you up for success.

Eligible VA Education Programs include: GI Bill®, MyCAA, Dependents Educational Assistance, MGIB, MGIB Selected Reserve, REAP, VEAP, Section 901, and Call To Service.

600 Hours of Real Instruction and Training
100% Online Course Option & Campus Class Option
Elite ACSM Certification
Graduate in just 8 Months!
Financial Aid (FAFSA) Available
GI Bill and MyCAA Eligible
Up to 100% paid tuition and fees
Up to $1000 a year for books and supplies
Monthly VA Housing Allowance Available
You may qualify to transfer benefits to your spouse or dependents
Job Placement Assistance

What our students say

Elite ACSM Certification

Along with your AFNA Diploma for Fitness and Nutrition Training, your program includes the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer Exam, the most prestigious and widely recognized personal trainer certification.

Established in 1954, the American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. You will be learning from the same curriculum that is taught at over 90% of the nation’s university-level exercise science programs.

Stand apart at the top of your field with AFNA and the ACSM!

Health & Nutrition
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Performance Nutrition and Bioenergetics
  • Weight Management Strategies and Metabolic Calorie Planning
  • Modalities of Strength, Flexibility, and Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, Type II Diabetes, Arthritis
Business & Client Management
  • Business of Personal Training: Best Practices for Client Retention
  • Client Fitness Assessment and Testing
  • Motivational Coaching and Adherence to Exercise
  • Hands-On Client Training Program Design
  • Corrective Exercise Training
  • Training Special Populations (Youth, Older Adults, Perinatal…)
  • Group Exercise and Athletic Performance Training
Inspire America In Fitness

The American Fitness and Nutrition Academy (AFNA) is an approved institution with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Join our population of fitness-loving veterans.

Distance Learning Optimized Courses

Any veteran who is a California resident is eligible for online program. Attend classes and group exercise labs from the convenience of your home.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support

Support to individuals with 90+ days of aggregate service after Sept. 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.

Why choose AFNA?

Nationally Accredited
California State Licensed
Academic Partner