Turn Your Passion Into A Career. Become a CPT in California.

A Career in Fitness is a rewarding choice. Your education at the American Fitness and Nutrition Academy (AFNA) will help you transform lives, starting with your own. If you’d like to make fitness and nutrition a lifelong passion, then we’d like to be part of building your future.

  • 100% Online Classroom and Fitness Labs Now Available and Enrolling.
  • Attend classes and group exercise labs from the convenience of your home.
  • Learn the latest online personal training technologies. 
Real Instruction and Training

All our courses include at least 600 Hours of real instruction and training.

Day or night class options alongside blended learning

Flexible options on when and where you take classes. With day and night schooling and blended learning options.

Graduate 8 Months with placement support

You can graduate in just 8 months. Once you have graduated we will help with finding you a job placement.

Financial Aid and Support

AFNA can help with:

  • FAFSA financial aid
  • GI Bill and MyCAA Eligible

We match the value of your education to your first-year earning potential so you never pay too much.


Don’t come empty handed to your first day of class. We provide what you need in your program exclusive welcome backpack.


Our patient instructors all have degrees in the field and practical experience. Each is chosen carefully for their teaching talent.


Everything we do here, from your education to resumé-building, to one-on-one career counseling is designed with one thing in mind: Your job placement in the field.


Nutrition is in our name, and you’ll get 60+ hours of dedicated nutrition curriculum no matter what program you en-roll in.


Some students prefer 100% campus-based classes while others like the convenience of online training. The choice is yours.


Everything you need is included in the cost of your tuition. NO extra book or certification fees.


So much of learning takes place after the lecture! Solidify your learning through tutoring and study groups – always free.

Why choose AFNA?

AFNA's personal trainer program is  Nationally accredited.
Nationally Accredited
AFNA's personal trainer program is  California state licensed.
California State Licensed
AFNA's personal trainer program is  partnered with the American College of Sport Medicine.
Academic Partner
Personal trainers group certification
Hands-On Fitness Technique and Hands-on Guidance

Whether attending One-on-one exercise lab practice and client training design. Even online, you’ll benefit from our ACSM certified instructors’ incredible expertise.

Elite Certifications

Join the winning team with industry-best ACSM Certified Personal Trainer credentials and AFNA’s Fitness and Nutrition Trainer Diploma. American Heart Association CPR/AED also included.

Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify

Our Financial Aid Advisor will guide you through Pell Grant, Federal Student Loans, Veterans Education Benefits, and Scholarships to find a plan that’s right for you.

What our students say

Focused Personal Trainer Classes

In just eight months you can graduate from AFNA with the industry’s most respected personal trainer certification and a level of experience and confidence that sets you apart.

AFNA is not a self-study program or an online school. Your classes are taught by attentive, charismatic instructors who possess top industry credentials and years of experience in the fitness profession.

Our focused personal trainer classes, combined with instructor-supervised hands-on exercise training, prepare you for success like no other personal trainer program can.

Personal training coach certification in 8 months.
personal trainer certification online & in-person.

Elite Personal Trainer 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