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AFPA Guide Offers Advice for Starting a New Career in the Health and Wellness Industry

AFPA Guide Offers Advice for Starting a New Career in the Health and Wellness Industry

Leader in Nutrition and Fitness Certification Programs Publishes New Guide Detailing How to Transition into a Health and Wellness Role

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA), the industry leader in providing health, fitness, and nutrition certification programs to world-class professionals, today announced it is publishing a guide to help people considering a job move into the fitness industry. The guide, How to Make a Successful Career Change into Health and Wellness, is available for free download at

As more people search for professionals who can give insights into healthier, happier living, the health and wellness industry continues to grow. Opportunities in the fields of nutrition, fitness, personal training, and more are endless, and individuals looking to make a switch into or within the industry can build a satisfying business that leads to the type of success and personal fulfillment they may be lacking in their current jobs. AFPA's new guide explores the options available for someone thinking about a new career in the health and wellness industry.

Features of the guide include: An array of questions that people who are contemplating a career change should ask themselves
Three key—and booming—areas of the health and wellness industry, with examples of jobs to pursue within each discipline
Four steps for making a career change into health and wellness
Guidance on how to create a plan of action toward making a career switch
"In today's busy world, people are seeking out nutrition professionals, holistic health coaches, fitness instructors, and personal trainers to improve their health and wellness," says Amy Occhipinti, M.S., AFPA's Director of Operations. "The time has never been better to become a fitness professional, and for individuals disillusioned with their current jobs, incredible opportunity in this industry awaits. Our new guide offers valuable, actionable advice for anyone considering a move into a health and wellness career."

To learn more about this guide or AFPA's programs and services, visit

About AFPAAmerican Fitness Professionals & Associates was founded in October 1994 to create and foster an educational environment conducive to the nutrition and fitness enthusiast and professional. AFPA's goals are to provide fitness, health, wellness, and nutrition distance education programs and certifications; to create and enhance opportunities for professional development; and to maintain the highest level of standards and guidelines for the fitness and nutrition industry. AFPA has developed and maintained high-quality certification programs and continuing education in a wide variety of disciplines, including personal training; nutrition; strength and conditioning; functional and integrated training; yoga; Pilates; and pregnancy, senior, and youth fitness. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Amy Occhipinti


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