AFNA Earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School Designation

Pasadena, CA  (February 18, 2021) — The American Fitness and Nutrition Academy announced today that it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 747 earning the designation.

The 2021- 2022 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey response set and government/agency public data sources, within a logic based scoring assessment. We measure the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data driven standards in our designation process. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to consistently evolve and invest in their programs. Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community.” – Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships,Military Friendly®

For more information about student veteran programs, visit AFNA’s website at About Military Friendly® Schools:

The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data -driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at .

The American Fitness and Nutrition Academy exists to educate and vocationally prepare a premiere workforce of fitness, nutrition, and allied healthcare practitioners, to support the employment efforts and business pursuits of these same practitioners, and to advance the nationally critical priority of health, fitness, and nutrition awareness through industry outreach and community education activities.

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. Our admissions team can help you determine what benefits you qualify for and guide you through enrollment.

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.

About Viqtory:

Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at

For further information or to arrange interviews, contact:

American Fitness and Nutrition Academy

Roger DeLaCruz | Campus Director

626-782-6200    [email protected]

Military Friendly

Kayla Lopez

Military Friendly

National Director of Military Partnerships

[email protected]