Earn Your Associate's Degree in
Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Personal Training!

When you enroll with the International Sports Sciences Association's nationally accredited programs, you'll experience an online learning institution focused on you and your interests. With unlimited educational support and a community of fitness learners, you'll never be alone in your pursuit to make a difference through exercise and proper nutrition.

In fact, for over 29 years we've taken pride in our exemplary student service, not only during the educational process, but especially when you're ready to enter the field--either as an employee or as the owner of your own studio or health club.

The ISSA Advantage:

  • Distance education -- no resident campus requirement
  • Flexible open enrollment based on 8 starts per year
  • Maximum allowable transfer credit for ACE recommended military training and credit-by-examination
  • First fitness organization in the industry to earn a federally recognized accreditation
  • Graduate support that includes job openings, business forms, resume evaluation, interview recommendations and more

Discover ISSA's Associate's Degree in Exercise Science

We recognize that individuals like you have a passion to change lives. Record-breaking obesity rates, overweight children, aging baby boomers, and the current health insurance crisis have carved a unique space for qualified fitness professionals to make a difference through exercise and nutrition.

Additionally, the growing trend of stricter state statues for the fitness profession makes now the perfect time to build your education foundation with a trusted institution.

Unlike most Exercise Science degrees available today, ISSA's program was created specifically for the personal training industry. The foundation is based on real world, in-the-trenches health, fitness, nutrition, sport, and prevention principles. We teach you how to apply this knowledge so that you can actually make an impact in the lives of others.

The opportunities created by the fitness movement and the growing need for highly qualified fitness professionals will be significant nationwide. A sound education positions you to make a difference while doing what you love. The time to invest in exercise science and fitness education has never been better.

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