Fitness Nutrition Certification

Our nationally accredited distance education program will teach you nutritional science and nutritional practice in order to help you successfully guide your clients toward a better body.

Fitness Nutrition Certification

I have hired and worked with many ISSA trainers and I am continuously impressed..."

- Johanna Subotovsky Equinox
Study at your own pace - Study at times and places that fit your busy schedule.
Online Testing - Sit for your certification exam whenever you're ready with secure online testing.
Unlimited Educational Support - If you have questions about the course materials, contact us!
Customer Support - Support both before and after you become certified.
Accreditation - ISSA is proud to be nationally accredited by the DETC.

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Accreditation

ISSA is proud to be nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).

DETC The DETC is a non-profit educational association that has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for over 50 years.

ISSA will stand by and support you while you earn your training credentials.

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Included with your Course

All the materials you need to obtain a Fitness Nutrition Certification is included for one price.

Main Course Text

Hardcopy and Online Main Course Text

Specialist in Fitness Nutrition Certification (478 pages). By mastering both the basic nutritional science (Section I) and the applied art of fitness nutrition (Section II), you will have the keys to emerge as the dominant fitness professional in your area.
Study Guide and Work Book

Student Workbook

The easy-to-follow nutrition text is complemented by an intuitive Student Workbook. Study exercises guide you through the main text and solidify vital concepts in fitness nutrition.
Nutrition Questionnaires and Assessment tools

Questionnaires and Assessment Tools

More than 20 pages of questionnaires and assessment tools allow you to direct each individual client on the right path to health and wellness.
Section Quizzes

Section Quizzes

Section quizzes allow you to test your understanding of the material. As you progress, you're not only preparing for your final exam, you're preparing for your professional practice.
Online and Home Study Exam

Online and Home Study Exam

ISSA's certification exam solidifies your proficiency as a fitness professional. Choose a paper-and-pencil exam or utilize our secure online testing portal. No-cost Retest (if necessary)
Online Student Forum

Online Student Forum

Our online forum is where you can post client or business challenges and receive guidance from our on-staff Master Trainers and members of the ISSA family worldwide.
Online Exercise Lab (250 animated exercises!)

Online Exercise Lab (250 animated exercises!)

ISSA and Hyperstrike provide you with an exclusive online exercise lab. 3D animation and three different angles ensure that proper form and technique are a breeze!
Free Professional Website

Free Professional Website

All ISSA members get a free website to support their fitness careers online. Five pages of professionally designed, easily editable, fully hosted content is included. Choose from nine designs and put your best face forward online!
Unlimited Educational Support

Unlimited Educational Support

All ISSA students have access to unlimited educational support. If you have questions about the course materials, our on-staff professors can guide you through. This support continues even after you earn your certification.
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About the Course

ISSA's Fitness Nutrition Certification covers the art and science of fitness nutrition, and includes practical steps to getting results for your clients. Topics include...

  • Food Intake, Digestion, and Absorption
  • Energy Transformation and Metabolism
  • Macronutrients and Micronutrients
  • Collecting and Evaluating Client Information
  • Designing Individualized Nutrition Strategies
  • Outcome-based Nutrition Coaching

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How it Works

You have up to 8 months from the date of enrollment to complete your course. However, you may complete the course as quickly or as slowly as you would like within that 8 month period. It takes the average ISSA student 10 weeks to get certified. Once you enroll online today, follow these simple three steps:


1

Start Studying

You will gain instant online access to your course materials and we will ship you your hardcopy course materials. Study at the pace, and place, that fits your lifestyle.
2

Complete Quizzes

Once you have submitted all of your course quizzes, you will gain access to the final examination.
3

Take Final Exam

The Examination is open book, non-timed that consists of three sections.

Section I: Nutritional Science – 230 multiple choice and true/false questions.

Section II: Nutritional Practice – 120 multiple choice and true/false questions.

Section III: Short essay and case study

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