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Frequently Asked Questions

What degree or certification do I receive when I finish my education at AFNA?

Personal Trainers: For AFNA’s Fitness and Nutrition Trainer Academy, successful graduates receive a state-recognized Diploma in Fitness and Nutrition Training. Students are also expected (but not required) to take the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer Exam at no added expense to them.


When does my AFNA Diploma or Certificate of Completion expire?

Your AFNA Diploma or Certificate of Competetion never expires. Unlike certifications, you are provided a permanent record of your program participation in the form of a state-approved transcript and a Diploma or Completion Certificate. Similar to a degree program, these records are permanently available either at the school or state level. Renewal is not required.

How long do AFNA career programs take to complete?

Our undergraduate certificate programs are streamlined to complete in eight months’ time or less. Our associate degree programs can be completed in between twelve to fifteen months. For a complete listing of program start dates and schedules, please download our school catalog here.

Does the school offer Financial Aid?

Yes. AFNA is a Title IV eligible institution with the Department of Education. Please contact our Financial Aid Office to determine the right funding strategy for you.

AFNA is also approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs to enroll military personnel, active service member spouses, and dependents using GI Bill benefits, MyCAA benefits, and others.

If you think you may be eligible to receive VA education benefits, please click here.

How much do AFNA Programs Cost?

AFNA offers superior value for your education dollar. We believe our graduates should be focused on building their career incomes in the months and years following graduation, not overburdening themselves with student loan debt. For a full listing of AFNA’s program prices, download the AFNA school catalog. Please also contact ouf Financial Aid Office to determine your federal student aid package.

How large are the class sizes?

AFNA’s on-site and/or online classroom training is limited to no more than twenty-four students for every instructor. AFNA classes are taught in an on-site, online, or blending learning environment depending on each student’s preference.

Does AFNA offer online training?

Yes. For the convenience of our Southern California student body, all AFNA classes are offered 100% online, 100% on campus, or a blended combination of the two. Each student may select the training environment that works best for their situation. Online classes are 100% live and taught as a streaming extension of the physical on campus classroom.

Does AFNA accept GI Bill, MyCAA, and other VA Education Benefits?

Yes. For more information, click here.

Is the school part of the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEV-P)?

Yes. AFNA is authorized to issue the Form I-20 for eligible international students to enter the United States and enroll in a career fitness program. For more information, click here.

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“I have built a successful personal training business with the education and certification I received from AFNA. Years later, I continue to apply what I learned on a daily basis.”

Dario Lozano

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