Individual Courses

Adaptive Special Needs Virtual Trainer

Today, virtual training is in high demand throughout the world. This exciting course teaches you how to work one-on-one with special needs clients in a virtual setting without needing to spend hundreds of dollars on special equipment or gym space.  By watching a live virtual training with one of our expert trainers, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively with virtual clients, and design powerful adapted training programs for all fitness levels. As an Adaptive Special Needs Virtual Trainer, you’ll be helping special needs clients build confidence, become more functioning and independent, and lead a higher quality of life.

  • Prerequisites: Level 1 Trainer Certification
  • Flexible, self-paced online courses (takes an average of 2-4 hours to complete) with open book exam
  • Exclusive access to a live virtual training session
  • Step-by-step instructions on performing the adapted exercises
  • Inclusion in our nationwide database, a popular resource used by employers
  • Full 12 months access to the course, plus all updates
  • Printable training manual, and prestigious Certificate of Completion
  • Access to our private Facebook group with Founder Daniel Stein, and other leading pros
  • And much more!
$21/month

* $1 down + 12 payments

* Partially Payment Plan. No Fees.  No Interest. No Credit Checks.

Adaptive Special Needs Aquatics Instructor

Embark on a transformative journey into the world of adaptive aquatics. This certification equips you with the expertise to design swim programs tailored to the unique needs of individuals with cognitive and mental challenges. Whether it’s for beginners or advanced swimmers, our curriculum ensures everyone gets a splash of success.

  • Flexible, self-paced online courses (takes an average of 2-4 hours to complete) with open book exam
  • Dive into our library of over 20 instructive videos featuring real-life adaptive clients. Witness firsthand the transformative power of water therapy.
  • Beyond mere swimming techniques, our course underscores the paramount importance of safety – ensuring every individual, regardless of their challenges, enjoys the water without worry.
  • Absorb the dynamics of an adaptive aquatics group class with our exclusive 45-minute session showcase. Observe, learn, and get inspired.
  • Full 12 months access to the course, plus all updates
  • Printable training manual, and prestigious Certificate of Completion
  • Access to our private Facebook group with Founder Daniel Stein, and other leading pros
  • And much more!
$21/month

* $1 down + 12 payments

* Partially Payment Plan. No Fees.  No Interest. No Credit Checks.

Adaptive Special Needs Group Fitness Instructor

A rare opportunity for fitness professionals to become expert at creating exciting group classes for the special needs population. You’ll receive exclusive access to engaging video examples, and regressions and progression templates to create the most fun and beneficial group classes. The course also shows how to integrate behavior analysis techniques, and group programming to ensure safety and efficiency with special needs participants. Learn how to lead a group class for up to 20 special needs individuals at a time.

  • CEUs: 1.4 NASM • 14 AFAA • 42 ISSA • 4 CANFITPRO • 0.7 ACE • 2.8 NFPT • 7 NCSF • 12 NCTRC
  • No fluff! Only takes 4-6 hours to finish the course
    Flexible, self-paced online courses with open book exam
  • Certification never expires so no renewal is required
  • 40-minute video of a special needs group exercise class
  • Exclusive access to our time-tested equipment list for group classes
  • Beginner and advanced workout templates to use in your own group classes
  • Full training for each group station, including Dynamic Warm Up, Fun, Core, Strength, Endurance & Balance, Cool Down & Flexibility
  • Pro-tool templates, such as adapted PAR-Q, medical clearance form & behavior questionnaire
  • Inclusion in our nationwide database, a popular resource used by employers
  • Full 12 months access to the course, plus all updates
  • Printable training manual, and prestigious Certificate of Completion
  • Access to our private Facebook group with Founder Daniel Stein, and other leading pros
  • And much more!
$21/month

* $1 down + 12 payments

* Partially Payment Plan. No Fees.  No Interest. No Credit Checks.

Adaptive Special Needs Kettlebell Instructor

Take your fitness career to the next level as a certified special needs kettlebell instructor. This exciting course teaches fundamental kettlebell adaptive exercises, and regression and progression of basic movements. You’ll learn how to develop the most effective and purposeful kettlebell adaptive exercise programs for your one-on-one clients. Your special needs clients will enjoy the versatility of kettlebells, which enhance their body awareness, builds confidence and improves coordination. 

  • Flexible, self-paced online courses with open book exam
  • No fluff! Only takes 2-4 hours to finish the course
  • Certification never expires so no renewal is required
  • Learn effective kettlebell routines and exercises for all ages & levels
  • Regression and progression of basic kettlebell movements
  • Full 12 months access to the course, plus all updates
  • Printable training manual, and prestigious
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Access to our private Facebook group with
  • Founder Daniel Stein, and other leading pros
  • And much more!
$21/month

* $1 down + 12 payments

* Partially Payment Plan. No Fees.  No Interest. No Credit Checks.

Adaptive Special Needs Kickboxing Instructor

Our Kickboxing Instructor course teaches you the skills needed to introduce adaptive kickboxing to those with special needs and other disabilities of all ages. You’ll get to watch our expert adaptive kickboxing instructor teach beginner and intermediate level kickboxing movements to our clients with special needs and wheelchair users. This exciting course also shows video demonstrations of how to incorporate adaptive kickboxing into a one-on-one personal training program.

  • Flexible, self-paced online courses with open book exam
  • No fluff! Only takes 2-4 hours to finish the course
  • Certification never expires so no renewal is required
  • Live kickboxing instructional videos with real clients
  • Adaptive Kickboxing video demonstration library
  • Regression and progression of basic movements
  • Full 12 months access to the course, plus all updates
  • Printable training manual, and prestigious Certificate of Completion
  • Access to our private Facebook group with Founder Daniel Stein, and other leading pros
  • And much more!
$17/month

* $1 down + 12 payments

* Partially Payment Plan. No Fees.  No Interest. No Credit Checks.

Adaptive Special Needs Nutrition Coach

Our Nutrition Course Certification teaches you the expert skills for providing one-on-one nutritional guidance to children, adolescents, adults with special needs and other disabilities. You’ll learn the unique nutritional needs within the special needs population, therapeutic diet interventions, and proven counseling techniques that promote improved health and positive behavior change. This exciting course also shows you how to ensure your nutrition recommendations are followed by creating meal plans for both the individual and their family.

  • CEUs: 0.4 NASM • 4 AFAA • 2.8 NFPT • 0.5 ACE • 12 NCTRC
  • No fluff! Only takes 2-4 hours to finish the course
  • Certification never expires so no renewal is required
  • Basics of healthy eating
  • Therapeutic diet interventions for different conditions
  • Meal planning guidance and effective techniques for introducing new foods
  • Feeding strategies for challenging conditions and ages
  • Proven counseling techniques for behavior improvements
  • Inclusion in our nationwide database, a popular resource used by employers
  • Full 12 months access to the course, plus all updates
  • Printable training manual, and prestigious
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Access to our private Facebook group with Founder Daniel Stein, and other leading pros
  • And much more!
$17/month

* $1 down + 12 payments

* Partially Payment Plan. No Fees.  No Interest. No Credit Checks.

Adaptive Special Needs Life Skills Instructor

Our Adaptive Special Needs Life Skills Instructor Certification teaches you how to coach life skills to children, adolescents, and adults with special needs and other disabilities. You will learn the benefits of teaching life skills, how to perform a task analysis, how to develop gross and fine motor skills, and beneficial coaching techniques that promote increased independence, increased confidence, and increased quality of life.

  • Flexible, self-paced online courses with open book exam
  • No fluff! Only takes 2-4 hours to finish the course
  • Certification never expires so no renewal is required
  • Practical coaching techniques to coach clients with basic life skills
  • Increase your knowledge of human development and motor skills
  • Live life skill activity videos with real clients
  • Full 12 months access to the course, plus all updates
  • Printable training manual, and prestigious Certificate of Completion
  • Access to our private Facebook group with
  • Founder Daniel Stein, and other leading pros
  • And much more!
$17/month

*$1 down + 12 payments

* Partially Payment Plan. No Fees.  No Interest. No Credit Checks.

Frequently Asked Questions​

Your next step depends on your goals. You can dive into creating impactful one-on-one or group fitness programs for individuals with disabilities, enrich your current practice by offering specialized training, or join facilities that welcome our nationally accredited certification. 
If you’re 18 or older, you’re set to enroll! Just ensure you have a valid CPR/AED certification if you plan to work with others.

Absolutely! Our certifications are individually approved for a range of professionals, including personal trainers, occupational therapists, teachers, adaptive physical educators, and many more in the healthcare field.

If your provider isn’t listed, you can still submit our courses to your provider for CEU credit consideration.

Yes! Our certification equips you to start training clients with special needs right away; no prior personal training background is required.
Just purchase the course with your details, and you’ll receive an email. Forward this email to your team or gift recipient, and they can jump right into enrolling.
Simply choose the payment plan option at checkout. It’s a recurring payment linked to your PayPal or card with no credit checks or extra fees.
If you are unsatisfied with our courses within the first 30 days, we will give you a full refund. However, we cannot refund courses once the exam has been taken.
After your certification expires, you can choose to renew annually for $99 to keep your certification active, or opt for a one-time lifetime renewal at $299.
With the Gold package, you gain access to our Adaptive Fitness Badge, a universal symbol of inclusivity. Use it on business cards, websites, and marketing materials to broaden your audience in the adaptive fitness community.
Typically, it takes 5-10 hours to complete. It’s a self-paced, fluff-free program with easy-to-follow videos so that you can learn at your own speed.
We’re 100% online, saving you the challenge of in-person training. Uniquely, we cover all categories of disabilities – mental, physical, cognitive – it’s like getting three certifications in one!

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