Black BG NE Specialist


Adaptive Special Needs Fitness Trainer

Advance your career and get paid to do personally fulfilling work you feel passionate about.


Learn effective science-based techniques for working one-on-one and in group settings with people who have special needs and other disabilities.


Qualify for more job opportunities and provide a wider range of services to clients and employers.

Get your certification

AND BECOME A CERTIFIED Adaptive Special Needs Fitness Trainer

Who We Serve

Our adaptive fitness special needs fitness and nutrition instructors have proudly served over 1,500 clients with disabilities, ranging from rare diseases to common conditions like autism.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Sensory Disabilities
  • Spina Bifida
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Wheelchair Users
  • Amputees
  • Down Syndrome
  • Neuromuscular Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Paraplegia
  • Stroke Victims

Who We Educate

Learn to design workout programs and get easy step-by-step tactics for motivation and challenge behaviors through our online certification course for trainers and providers.

  • Personal Trainers
  • Passionate Parents
  • Special Educators
  • Physical Education Teachers
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Behavior Therapists
  • Nutritionists

Approved for Continuing Education from: NASM, AFAA, ACE, ISSA, Canfitpro, CPTN, AOTA, NSCA and more.

What you will learn in the
Adaptive Special Needs Fitness Trainer Certification

Manage Meltdowns

With many different types of conditions, people are stuck in a “fight or flight” response due to their disability. Triggers such as sound, lighting, or even trying something new can set someone off into a meltdown. In our course, we teach you how to navigate those meltdowns and use exercise as a tool to prevent future occurrences of meltdowns. 

Counseling Techniques

Learn how to use motivational interviewing for behavior change and redirect the attention of an individual with intellectual disabilities. People with special needs and other disabilities may be highly functional and able to independently participate in nutrition counseling, while other individuals need a parent or guardian present to help facilitate the counseling session. In our course, we teach you how to navigate all of these situations.

Simplify Exercises

When you think about the step-by-step process of how a child learns to walk, it’s incredibly simple. We take that process and apply it to exercise through what we refer to as regressions and progressions. Many professionals refer to this as grading. We teach you how to break down complex movements, such as the squat, and progress it step by step to achieve mastery of the movement.

Diet to Meal Translation

Nutrition recommendations can sometimes be difficult to translate to a plate. Additionally, someone with special needs or a disability may have nutrition goals that differ from their family, which can make meal planning difficult. This course will show you how to navigate taking nutrition recommendations and creating a meal for both the individual and their family.



1. What's included in the course fee?

Level 1, 2 and Group Fitness Instructor certifications modules are self-paced study online. You will be able to start on these modules online once registration verification is done within 1-3 days after you have made payment.

2. All online modules and assessments has to be completed before workshop

All online modules and assessments have to be completed before “Live” workshop. You have one year to finish the online modules; however, you are encouraged to complete before attending the “Live” workshop (hands-on) on 02 Apr 2023.

3. Will there be assessments at the end of the course?

Assessment will be an online MCQ test after each module about 50 questions with 80% correctness to pass. Assessment will be open book. It is highly recommended that you take it closed book to test your understanding. There is no retake fee on retaking your test if you fail.

4. Is there a renewal requirement for this certification?

There is no recertification required. It is a lifetime certification.


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