Interested in Becoming a Program Instructor

Become an instructor to plan and lead quality Arthritis Foundation classes for people with arthritis. Please review the position descriptions for more information.

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If you are interested in becoming trained as a Programs For Better Living Instructor, please fill out the Interested Instructor Form and Statement of Understanding and return to the Arthritis Foundation.

Interested Instructor FormStatement of Understanding


Interested in Becoming a Program Trainer

Become a trainer to conduct training workshops to prepare individuals to be Arthritis Foundation instructors. Review the position descriptions from more information. 

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New Online Exercise Training

The Arthritis Foundation now offers an online training Exercise Program training through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). The program fee is $129 and includes: an interactive online training workshop; downloadable PDF instructor manual (you can buy a manual for an additional cost); and a one-year AFAA membership – a $68 value. Online trainings are available in two versions. The “Live” version is like a webinar and will be offered on a monthly basis. The second version can be accessed 24/7/365. You can access both trainings and learn more at

The Arthritis Foundation will continue to offer in-person trainings twice a year.


Having trouble downloading the files?

Try our alternate download site, or contact your local Arthritis Foundation program staff member.

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