Disciplinary Rules and Terminations
Depending on the serverity of the infraction, AASM will uphold the standards and guidelines that AASM outlines in our professional conduct provided in this guidebook. Should one choose to engage in unprofessional conduct and/or unethical practice as a certified professional fitness trainer with AASM, AASM will reserve the right to rebuke those who do not uphold the conduct, ethics codes, and standards AASM has outlined. The fitness professional must put first the client’s safety and well being and refrain from taking advantage of a client’s (both male and female) disadvantages during training sessions. The following stipulations are to be abided by AASM certified fitness professionals:
As a professional, each fitness instructor will follow the rules that are set in place in order to protect the integrity of the AASM brand, method of delivery, and code of conduct not limited to ethical and moral standard. AASM professionals are expected to be an example to the clients as well as to other fitness professionals as a high standard of excellence and optimum delivery of process and procedures in our implementation services.
Discipline and Due Process
As an AASM certified professional, will serve our clients with the utmost of compassion, morals, ethics and professional duty, ensure safety and well being, and assure care and privacy at all times. AASM professionals will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times and will summon suspension or revokation of certifications and authorizations for any violation of the following:
Unsatisfactory Financial Status
Those recruits who are seeking to gain certification with AASM are offered the privilege of using a payment plan option. Upon completion of the practicum and exam, any AASM certified professional who chooses to make a payment on a timely basis must adhere to the guidelines that are set upon purchase. The guidelines will determine a date on a monthly basis that is agreeable by the recruit and accounts payable at AASM. Should a professional default on monthly payments on their certification, he/she may be placed in ‘UFS’ status or unsatisfactory financial status. Should one enter into UFS status, one will receive an email notification that your access will be suspended. Should you remain in UFS status for 30 days, you will risk being revoked and AASM is authorized to pull certification from fitness professional if a payment plan is not implemented. Third party notification is an option for AASM to report repayment matters to and will consider legal representation if needed.
Suspensions and Appeals
Any recruit or professional who does not agree with the conclusion that are found leading to discipline or the imposition of unethical conduct may file an appeal the Board of Disciplinary Action. The board will take into consideration information that is provided by the accused and the board will have the right to uphold the suspension or keep the suspension intact. The board will meet monthly to review any and all suspensions and reviews to asssure that the subject who is accused of wrongdoing will receive a decision in a swift and timely manner. A review may be submitted in the form of an appeal by the subject in question should the accused wish to do so. Board decisions are final should the appeal is not successful on behalf of the subject. All board decisions will be written to the subject by either email or certified mail.