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Functional Fitness for Youth

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Designed for the Needs of Youth

There are special considerations when it comes to youth training. A certification in Youth Fitness Training allows you to take a role in helping to combat rising obesity rates and helps parents and coaches assist with keeping today’s youth physically active.

In the past 30 years, obesity rates in youth have doubled to tripled and the amount of physical activity has decreases drastically.  This course will give parents, coaches, and fitness professionals the knowledge and skills to develop appropriate programs for youth.   

Youth Fitness is Health Boosting Tool

Youth fitness couldn’t be any more important, as it assists with motor development, positive self-esteem, improved muscle strength and endurance. According to recent studies, it may even help to boost school performance and I.Q. In short, youth fitness couldn’t be more vital.

How to Integrate Physical Fitness

Our Youth Fitness Certification Course was designed to address the all-important areas of motor skill development, physiology and more. You’ll learn how to properly integrate physical fitness activities into programs specifically geared towards youth.

Range of Youth Fitness Opportunities

Once you’ve completed our detailed Youth Fitness Certification Course, you’ll be ready to instruct fitness at the elementary level. Our course is safety focused and emphasizes games and activities based on the needs and skills of children.

You’ll learn ways to help keep children motivated, how to work in larger groups as well as fun, engaging and creative workouts for children based on their preferences. Additionally, your Youth Fitness Certificate will open up opportunities to work with high school and middle school athletes.

Requirements

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

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • 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.)
  • Hold a current CPR/AED certification with a live skills check.
  • You must hold current certification in Basic First Aid and it must be current at the time of the exam. Those submitting proof of First Aid Certification with their application will be exempt from future audits, up to the expiration date of the certification. (You may sit for the exam without proof of First Aid Certification; however, you will not receive your exam results until you provide proof of current First Aid certification.)
  • Present a current government-issued photo ID with signature (driver's license, passport, military ID)
  • 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.

Recertification

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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