This article is from the Aerobics Fitness FAQ, by email@example.com (Robles) with numerous contributions by others.
The AFAA exams include both written and practical components. The
written exam consists of 100 multiple choice and matching questions,
and is similar to the ACE exam, though the scope is more limited.
The practical exam for the Primary Aerobic Certification includes a
group exercise demonstration for appropriate warm-up, aerobic
exercise, and muscle strengthening for the major muscle groups. The
practical exam for the Personal Trainer Certification includes a
demonstration of a fitness-testing protocol and an oral component
requiring the candidate to answer questions demonstrating a
knowledge of exercise science.
The AFAA Primary Aerobic Certification is usually given in
conjunction with an AFAA-sponsored Primary Certification Review
(1-day) or Primary Certification Workshop (2-day), though it is
possible to "Challenge" the exam by paying a reduced fee and just
taking the written and practical components without the workshop.
The Personal Trainer Certification is given as a 3-day workshop.
There is an optional course presented during the first day called
"Introduction to Exercise Science". If you do not have a strong
background in anatomy and kinesiology, it is recommended that you
take this course as well.
AFAA tours the country, presenting many workshops each month in every