Instructor Exercise Training & Recertification - Birmingham, AL
    April 26, 2013
    8:00am - 5:00pm

Training Information

Become a Certified Instructor of the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program! Learn how to help others take control of their arthritis through this valuable program.

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Instructor Training will provide you with the in-depth knowledge necessary to successfully lead Exercise Program classes.

    Training fee information and the registration form can be found below. Please read the following then complete the online registration application at the bottom of this page.

Plan and lead quality Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program classes. Position Description

Prerequisites for attending an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Instructor Training Workshop include: Other desirable abilities include:
  • First Aid Certification is strongly recommended for Instructors
  • Empathy towards people with arthritis and related diseases gained through personal or professional experience.
  • Interest in working with groups of people with arthritis and related diseases.
  • Experience in teaching exercise classes and skill in group process and instructional techniques.
  • Desire and ability to help others.
  • Strong belief in the value of regular physical activity.
  • Affiliation with an agency that meets Arthritis Foundation facility standards.
  • Co-Sponsorship Agreement

    You will be notified when you are accepted into the course and be sent more information within two weeks. Please register at least 10 days prior to the class. Online registration will close 1 week before the scheduled class.

For the class:
    Binder, lunch and snacks will be provided. Please bring coffee, tea or other beverages if you wish. Once accepted into the course, you will be mailed a pre-training booklet to be completed for to the workshop. Complete the booklet and bring it to the training. You must attend the entire training.

Staying Certified:
    In order to remain certified by the Arthritis Foundation, you must:
  • Successfully teach at least six one-hour Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program classes within six months of completing the training workshop and submit participant data and completed certification application form to the Arthritis Foundation.
  • Teach at least one class series annually and submit participant data.
  • Attend a re-certification training every three years.

  • Questions? Contact Rachel Batten at or 205-314-8445

    Location:    Danberry
         235 Inverness Center Drive
         Hoover, AL  35242

    * required information
    Registration Information
    First Name:*
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    Facility Name:*
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    Do you have current ADULT CPR certification? (Required):* Yes
    Do you have a current First Aid certification? (Recommended):* Yes
    Do you have a current Co-Sponsorship Agreement with the Arthritis Foundation?:* Yes
    List other relevant certifications and their expiration date::*
    Please attach a copy of any current certifications mentioned above: Click here to attach file

    Please note that The Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Region, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a class due to lack of participation. If this occurs, participants will be informed immediately and a new class will be scheduled in the event that you can not attend the makeup class your registration fees will be reimbursed.

    Payment Options: Credit card or mail-in check
    New Certification
    First time exercise training
    Training update for those who are already exercise instructors

    What is your profession and/or background in health, fitness or education? List any relevant degrees or course work:*
    What professional or volunteer experience have you had leading exercise classes, conducting workshops or speaking in public?:*
    What experience do you have that you feel would be beneficial in leading AF programs (work with older adults/disabilities)?:*
    What is your experience with arthritis (personal or family member diagnosis, or work with people with arthritis)?:*
    Why do you want to teach this program? What benefits would you like to gain from leading this program?:*
    How did you become aware of the Arthritis Foundation program for which you are currently registering?:*
    By submitting this application you are agreeing to the Statement of Understanding that you will be required to sign at the training. To view the Statement of Understanding please click the following link:Statement of Understanding

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