NAFTA - National Aerobics & Fitness Trainers Association

Step Aerobic Instructor

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Certification Details

An intensive one-day review of both the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective instruction of step training.

Topics Covered

  • Research and scientific background in physiology and biomechanics
  • Step terminology
  • Verbal and visual cueing skills
  • Step pattern choreography and sequencing
  • Instructional skills and techniques
  • Instructional skills and techniques
  • How to format your step class
  • Creative step choreography
  • Successfull cueing and smooth transitions
  • Effective music utilization


The following eligibility requirements have been implemented for the certification exam:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must hold adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification and it must be current at the time of the exam. Those submitting proof of CPR with their application will be exempt from future CPR audits, up to the expiration date of the certification. (You may sit for the exam without proof of CPR; however, you will not receive your exam results until you provide proof of current CPR certification.)
  • In order to take the Certification exams, you must attend the NAFTA workshop for the specific certification you are pursuing and have taken the practical examination component prior to receiving your on line access to the written exam.


To get recertified in this certification you either need to earn 15 CEU's or take a new certification workshop. To apply for recertification, please log in to your account.

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