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Autism Fitness Certification®

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Meeting You Where YOU ARE so You Can Meet Them Where THEY ARE

Have you found yourself asking these questions?

  • How do I communicate effectively?
  • How do I understand complex needs and off-task behaviors?
  • How do I create safe and effective programs for ALL individuals and groups with ASD?
The Autism Fitness Certification® Level 1 provides these answers and more so you can make the right decisions at the right time.
Using our PAC Profile® you'll gain a better understanding of the ASD "athlete", how to formulate a plan for assessing and addressing the physical, adaptive, and cognitive skills along with the hands-on applications from real life experience and evidence based research.

Actionable Insights For

Fitness Professionals, Behavior Therapists, Special Educators, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Totally Rad Parents, and other professionals working with the ASD population.

  • Fitness Professionals - Everything you need to activate an enriching career as a medical fitness specialist.
  • Therapists - An evolved approach to improving development, health and overall well-being in those with autism.
  • Educators - Create adaptive programming solutions that eliminate barriers to learning faced in the modern classroom.
  • Parents / Caregivers - Play a critical role in developing vital independence and socialization skills across the lifespan of those you love.

Continuing Education Approval Approved By

Autism Fitness Continuing Education Approval The Autism Fitness Certification® Level 1 content is CE Pre-Approved by NCTRC and relates to the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities areas of specialization” along with approval by the Alaskan APTA (American Physical Therapy Association).

Course Overview

World Class Learning for Anyone, Anywhere

Autism Fitness Blended LearningEnroll in Our Blended Learning Program and Get Started Today

The Autism Fitness® blended learning model is a comprehensive instructor led virtual, on-demand with a hands-on practical learning experience. The course curriculum is divided into two distinct parts.
Part 1 - The Autism Fitness® academic lecture material will be delivered in 9 online lessons through our Learning Management System (LMS) and will be available to each student for review in a video replay
Part 2 - Practical/Hands On Learning Applications will be held in regional locations/host site around the globe. (see the regional map below)

In Level 1, you’ll develop a strong working knowledge of the concepts and strategies necessary to meet the fitness needs of the autism population. You will become fluent in the PAC Profile®, a validated, proven system for delivering optimal fitness and Adapted PE (APE) programs to the autism population.

Regardless of age or ability levels, through learning about and understanding the PAC Profile® method, you will leave the program confident, with a working knowledge of physical, adaptive, and cognitive abilities as they relate to exercise and movement. Additionally, you will know how to implement programs in nearly any environment; home, schools, gyms, therapy and recreational centers.

There is no other training like this in the world and a must if you’re planning or already are bringing fitness programs to those with autism. Eric Chessen’s Autism Fitness Certification is the culmination of Autism Fitness programming strategies tested, implemented, and refined for nearly 20 years.

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Learn more about the exciting Autism Fitness Certification® Level 1 today!

You Will Learn:

  • Why Fitness is Essential for the ASD Population
  • Common Physical and Motor Deficits
  • Understand Physical, Adaptive & Cognitive Abilities
  • Addressing Challenging Behavior
  • The BIG difference between Can't vs. Won't
  • Assessment of Physical, Adaptive, and Cognitive Skills via the PAC Profile®
  • Goal Setting in each of the 3 Areas of Development
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Progressions and Regressions of Exercise
  • Program Development for Individuals and Groups
  • And Putting it ALL together during the live, full-day hands-on practical!

What's Included:

  • The Autism Fitness Toolbox ($149 value)
  • The Autism Fitness Guidebook
  • PAC Profile® & Assessment Tools
  • Exam & Certificates of Completion
  • Post Certification Support; Our Monthly Call for Certified Level I Pros Only
  • Access: Certified Professional Facebook Group
  • Searchable Certified Professional Listing
  • Marketing Support & Materials
  • Mentorship Program Pre-qualification for Level 2
  • Discounted Equipment Package ($130+ savings)

Stories From our Students and Certified Pros.

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AFIT Level 1
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This certification has been eye-opening for me. Seeing a different demographic of athletes has been inspiring to me. How we take basic, simple exercises and keep it simple as possible is unreal. It’s building on a simplification process that leads to success.

Coach Dave Brixius Explosive Sports Performance

As someone who had a general sense of "safe" exercising and conditioning, I feel much more confident to coach someone in the ASD population because of what is highlighted in the Autism Fitness program.

Cristina Elliot Personal Trainer and Family Member of individual with ASD

I’m seeing great results with my clients since completing your training! I’m looking forward to continuing the journey to better health with these amazing people!

Tiffanie Tolsma Personal Trainer

I have many fitness certifications but this one means the most to me.

Reva C Personal Trainer

Best. Training. Ever. My students are benefitting tremendously from Autism Fitness.

Chrissy B. Adapted PE Teacher

Here's How To Enroll

  • Choose Your Online Start Date
  • Choose Your Regional Practical (Locations to be Added)
  • Enter Billing Info
  • Complete Payment
  • Log In to Online Course

Become an Autism Fitness® Certified Professional Today
Only $549 USD

  • 9 Instructor Led Online Sessions
  • Interactive Video Learning
  • One Full Day of Hands On Practical Training
  • Downloadable Resources
  • Continuing Education Certificate
  • Lifetime Access to Autism Fitness Toolbox
  • Autism Fitness Certification Diploma & Badge
  • Post Certification Support & More!

Autism Fitness Certification Level 1

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