Welcome to the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education where Science, Theory, Practical Skill Training, and Critical Thinking Skills Merge. Because exercise effects every system and structure of the human body what a fitness professional does should be based upon scientific principles and not common or public opinion. Therefore, the study of basic scientific, biomechanical principles and physiological sciences are essential for the competent, professional personal trainer or independent exerciser.
The Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE) Board of Certification (BOC) is committed to upholding the standards for educational requirements and competency for the certified fitness professional. We are committed to providing the most comprehensive, informative, progressive, and research-oriented information available, in theoretical and practical educational formats.
The AAPTE's position on education is to teach our students “how to think and not what to think”. If you’re ready to hear perspectives, apply the sciences that support the perspectives and challenge the "generally accepted information" associated with exercise, you’re ready for an AAPTE education.