ISSA Fitness Certification Courses

ISSA - Stability and Experience - Since 1988, ISSA has provided home study based as well as online personal training certification programs and continuing education for over 180,000 satisfied fitness professionals in 91 countries worldwide, who now change the lives for the better of their clients, family and friends. Our home study and online personal training certifications are recognized worldwide. After all, we were the first organization to offer a Personal Trainer Certification and the first to create specialized certification courses for fitness professionals.

Take a look at ISSA's complete line of certifications for fitness professionals, from our Personal Trainer Certification course that set the standard for certifying fitness professionals everywhere, to specialized fitness certification courses dealing with nutrition, sports conditioning, youth, the elderly, and the disabled.
Personal Trainer Certification

Personal Trainer Certification

There has never been a better time to take your passion to the next level and get an ISSA Personal Trainer Certification with ISSA's acclaimed home study and online certification course.

ISSA is most proud of the fact that we are:

  • Invested in the
  • Success of our
  • Students and
  • Alumni

Unlike most other home study, classroom based, and online personal training certification programs, ISSA's student support doesn't stop once you finish your exam. While many of the other personal training certifications provide excellent course material related to the science of fitness, that education doesn't extend into business support. We feel it's our responsibility to give our students a hand up as they get started in the fitness industry, so our live student support also extends beyond certification and also focuses on the business aspects of personal training.

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Fitness Nutrition Certification

Nutrition Certification

Clients often need a fusion of both nutrition and exercise programming in order to get the results they want. The ISSA's Specialist in Fitness Nutrition Certification course blends nutritional science and practice in order to help you successfully guide them toward a better body...both inside and out. We first lay down a strong foundation in the science behind nutrition, as you discover how your body balances out the food you eat with the work it does. Then we take this knowledge EIGHT steps further as we teach you the art of nutritional coaching. When you're finished with this program, you will have the keys to emerge as the dominant fitness professional in your area—one who has both the knowledge to back up your recommendations as well as a fool-proof system to deliver outstanding, reproducible results.

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Fitness / Exercise Therapy Certification

Exercise / Fitness Therapy Certification

Every day thousands of health club members and clients of personal trainers are discharged from prescriptive medical care and need to undergo a supervised fitness therapy program, specifically designed around their condition. The ISSA's Fitness Therapy home study and online personal training certification program takes the best technologies from the health care and fitness realms, and combines them into a course that helps personal trainers and health care specialists take over when medical treatment is over. Whether you're a fitness trainer wanting to expand your clientele to include individuals with medical conditions that require special care when exercising, or a health care professional desiring to go beyond the often ridiculous restrictions imposed by insurance companies, the ISSA Fitness Therapy Program opens up many new channels in which to provide your skills.

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Senior Fitness Certification

Senior Fitness Certification

Study after study has shown that seniors are not only capable of strenuous exercise, but can vastly improve their health, strength, mobility and independence, using exercise as a tool. Now after several years of intensive preparation, the ISSA has brought together some of the finest minds in fitness training science to create a breakthrough home study or online fitness training certification program for personal trainers who wish to work with seniors and older adults. While this burgeoning segment of the personal training market constitutes a lucrative opportunity, the real value is in the joy you'll experience in changing people's lives.

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Youth Fitness Certification

Youth Fitness Certification

Youth fitness training is one of the fastest-growing segments in the health club and fitness industry. Not only can you change lives, you can earn a great living or substantially increase your current income. The gift of fitness is one that many parents will readily give their children, especially if they know how important fitness is to a young life. ISSA's Youth Fitness Certification home study and online course helps you show kids how to develop a winning attitude that will make them better athletes. A great compliment to a physical education career path, the course teaches proven techniques that will treat and prevent obesity before it causes a lifetime of health problems.

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Strength and Conditioning Certification

Strength and Conditioning Certification

ISSA's Specialist in Sports Conditioning home study and online sports medicine certification course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge, expertise, and specific training techniques to enable athletes and fitness training clients to expand the capacity of their bodies to perform the most difficult athletic feats--while remaining strong and free from injuries. Professional and amateur athletes at all levels--from grade-school club teams to the National Football League--need the assistance of expert personal trainers to make them excel at their sports. ISSA's sports medicine certificate course equips you to properly and effectively train athletes and open the door to a new client base.

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Sports Nutrition Certification

Sports Nutrition Certification

Designed to increase athletic performance, this course focus on incorporating a cutting edge, scientifically sound diet and nutritional regimen that can radically increase the effectiveness of your clients' fitness training objectives--resulting in more lean mass, less body fat, and greater energy levels. By learning the science behind nutrition and its effects on performance, muscle growth, and fat loss in the ISSA's home study or online sports nutrition certification, you will amaze your clients with fast results as they apply your integrated approach to nutrition.

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Elite Trainer I Certification Program

Elite Trainer Certification

As the fitness field grows more competitive, it's becoming more necessary for trainers to set themselves apart with credentials that go beyond the realm of personal training basics. If you're looking to truly jump-start your fitness career, we recommend challenging yourself to a higher standard with the ISSA Elite I Certification Program.

In addition to the basic certification necessary to get started in the fitness business, this program will also open up client opportunities in both nutrition and post-rehab training to you--two of today's fastest growing markets.

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Elite Trainer II Certificate Program

Elite Trainer II Certification

The Elite Trainer II Certification Program allows students to build upon the Elite Trainer I Certification Program in order to earn the ISSA Master Trainer distinction. Elite Trainer II builds the Senior Fitness Certification, Strength and Conditioning Certification, and Youth Fitness Certification programs upon the curriculum in Elite Trainer I. Candidates who successfully complete Elite Trainer I and II are awarded the title of ISSA Master Trainer and hold CFT, SFN, FT, SFOA, SSC, and YFT training credentials. PREREQUISITE: Elite Trainer I Certification Program

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Master Trainer Certification

Master Trainer Certification

For trainers who want to distinguish themselves as the best of the best, ISSA has created the ultimate curriculum for personal trainers. ISSA’s Master Trainer Certification Program combines the Personal Trainer Certification, Fitness Nutrition Certification, Fitness / Exercise Therapy Certification, Senior Fitness Certification, Strength and Conditioning Certification, and Youth Fitness Certification programs.

Upon successful passing of all six courses, these distinguished few trainers will earn CFT, SFN, FT, SFOA, SSC, and YFT training credentials and the title of ISSA Master Trainer--a credential only a select few in the fitness industry currently hold.

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