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Continuing education is just that, continuing your quest to be the best by keeping up on the latest information in your field. Our profession is starting to get the recognition it deserves because our members are helping so many people improve their quality of life.

As our profession continues to grow, we will be examined even more carefully by many different "regulatory" commissions... and ISSA is committed to setting high standards of excellence for our trainers to assure the public that our members care about the safety and health of their clients. We can only assure that by requiring continuing education.

Twenty CEUs every two years is only 10 hours of education a year, which is the average for any health care practitioner. In fact, the following disciplines ALL require continuing education units in order to keep their certifications and licenses current.

  • Doctors
  • Registered Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Dietitians

Even the top neurosurgeons in the world with Ph.D and MD degrees are not exempt from CEUs unless they're a full time professor, so why shouldn't an exercise physiologist or personal trainer keep his education up annually?

All Online CEU courses below feature secured online enrollment, online exam, instant grading and a printable certificate after passing the course. Some fitness certification courses do not feature online exams yet. Contact an ISSA enrollment representative for details.

ISSA Course Offerings

ISSA Certification Courses Units Price Discount Price
Personal Trainer Certification 20 $599.00 $499.00
Fitness Nutrition Certification 20 $599.00 $499.00
Exercise Therapy Certification 20 $599.00 $499.00
Strength and Conditioning Certification 20 $599.00 $499.00
Youth Fitness Certification 20 $599.00 $499.00
Senior Fitness Certification 20 $599.00 $499.00
Sports Nutrition Certification 20 $599.00 $499.00

ISSA Continuing Education Courses

  Additional Online CEU Courses (Optional) Units Price
ISSA CEUs
1. Substance Abuse and Addictions 101: What Every Personal Trainer Needs to Know 8 $159.00
2. Client Centered Approach to Personal Training 5 $119.00
3. Marathon Training 101: What Every Personal Trainer Needs to Know 5 $119.00
4. Safely Training the Adolescent Female Athlete-Part I 5 $119.00
5. Safely Training the Adolescent Female Athlete-Part II 5 $119.00
6. A Guideline for the Development of Selected Motor Skills in Youth Athletes 3 $69.00
7. Creatine Research Update 2005 3 $59.00
8. Hormones and Performance 3 $89.00
9. Marketing Secrets for Personal Trainers 3 $89.00
10. The Fitness Professional's Guide to Public Relations 2 $69.00
11. About Acne 1 $19.95
12. About BCAAs 1 $19.95
13. About Bicarbonate Supplement 1 $19.95
14. About Caffeine 1 $19.95
15. About Glutamine 1 $19.95
16. About Growth Plate Injuries 1 $19.95
17. About Hip Replacement 1 $19.95
18. About Knee Problems 1 $19.95
19. About Shoulder Problems 1 $19.95
20. Avascular Necrosis 1 $19.95
21. Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries 1 $19.95
22. Childhood and Adolescent Scoliosis 1 $19.95
23. Combining Supplements 1 $19.95
24. Deceleration Training for Female Athletes 1 $19.95
25. Five Step Back Solution 1 $19.95
26. Gout 1 $19.95
27. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 1 $19.95
28. Osteoarthritis 1 $19.95
29. Questions and Answers About Raynaud's Phenomenon 1 $19.95
30. Reiter's Syndrome 1 $19.95
31. Scleroderma 1 $19.95
32. Specific Nutrition 1 $19.95
33. Spinal Stenosis 1 $19.95
34. Sprains and Strains 1 $19.95
35. Trainers Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and 2 1 $19.95
36. Understanding Parkinson's Disease and Suggested Training Methods for Certified Fitness Trainers 1 $19.95
37. ZMA 1 $19.95
Business Development CEUs
1. The Personal Trainer’s Guide to Owning a Fitness Franchise 5 $69.00
2. Business Plan 101: How to Develop a Business Plan for Your Fitness Business 2 $39.00
3. Fitness Advertising 101: How to Advertise Your Fitness Business 2 $39.99
4. How to Produce Seminars, Workshops and Bootcamps for Fun and Profit 2 $69.00
5. The Magic Trio – Getting Your Business Started on a Shoestring Budget 2 $19.95
Signature Series CEUs
1. Eating Disorders 101: What Every Personal Trainer Needs to Know 4 $160.00
2. Interval Training for Fitness and Endurance Performance: Theory and Practice 4 $160.00
3. Hormones and Exercise Part 1: What Every Professional Trainer Should Know 3 $120.00
4. Hormones and Exercise Part 2: Exercise and Training Effects 3 $120.00
5. Physiology of Resistance Training Part 2: Longer-Term (Chronic) Adaptations 3 $120.00
6. Physiology of Resistance Training Part 3: Periodization 3 $120.00
7. Developing Power and Speed in Sports [Strength-Quickness-Speed] 2 $80.00
8. Developing a Strong & Flexible Lower Back 2 $80.00
9. Exercise and Chromium Supplementation 2 $80.00
10. Physiology of Resistance Training Part 1: What Every Professional Needs to Know 2 $80.00
11. Plyometrics to Enhance SQS [Strength—Quickness—Speed] 2 $80.00
12. Unilateral Training - Successfully Conquering the Training Plateau 1 $40.00
Seminar Courses (Optional)
1. Personal Trainer Certification Seminar (For ISSA Members Only)* 20 $299
*Please review the FAQs for questions you might have regarding this continuing education option. Completion of the CFT course required for attendance of seminar for CEUs.

Approved CEU Seminars

Approved CEU Providers

Newly Approved CEU Providers

Additional Approved CEU Providers

Desert Southwest Fitness CEUs

The ISSA is proud to announce a powerful alliance with Desert Southwest Fitness offering 90+ additional CEU courses. These Home Study CEU Courses feature numerous methods of completing your ISSA CEU requirements, from mailed educational materials to online courses - and a majority feature online exams. For more information, please email info@dswfitness.com or call 1-800-873-6759.

Adult Beginner Ballet Fitness
Advanced Reps, Sets and Loads for Hypertrophy and Strength (Recorded Webinar)
Alternative & Integrative Nutrition (eCourse)
Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training
Balance Training, 3rd Edition
Basic Training for Cycling
Basic Training for Cycling (eCourse)
Basic Training for Running, 2nd Edition
Basic Training for Running, 2nd Edition (eCourse)
Be a Successful In-Home/Mobile Trainer (eCourse)
Becoming a Coach: Maps and Realities (Recorded Webinar)
Body Image and Self-Esteem: In Search of Feeling Good about Your Body (Recorded Webinar)
Boot Camp Complete
BOSU® Complete Specialty Certificate
Brain Fitness for Older Adults
Breast Cancer Recovery Exercise Program, 2nd Edition
Breast Cancer Recovery Exercise Program, 2nd Edition (online course)
Cardio Cabaret Belly Dance Fitness
Cardio Coach: Equipment-Based Group Fitness (eCourse)
Cardiovascular Nutrition and Fitness (eCourse)
Childhood & Adolescent Nutrition (eCourse)
Cognitive Rehab and Memory Enhancement (Recorded Webinar)
Complete Conditioning for Tennis
Core Conditioning
Core Conditioning Exercises
Developing Training Plans for Cyclists and Triathletes (eCourse)
Diabetes and Strength Training (Recorded Webinar)
Diet, Exercise and Fitness (eCourse)
Dynamic Warm-Up
Effective Exercises for Scoliosis
Effective Exercises for Scoliosis (eCourse)
Effective Rotator Cuff Exercises (eCourse)
Effective Rotator Cuff Exercises
Effective Strength Training
Empower Self Defense
Enlighten Your Body, 2nd edition
Essential Aqua Pilates
Exercise and Arthritis, 7th edition
Exercise and Arthritis, 7th edition (eCourse)
Exercise and Diabetes, 5th ed.
Exercise and Diabetes, 5th ed. (eCourse)
Exercise and Fibromyalgia Online CE Course-2nd Edition
Exercise and Fibromyalgia, 2nd ed.
Exercise and Heart Disease, 5th ed.
Exercise and Heart Disease, 5th ed. (eCourse)
Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis (eCourse)
Exercise and Parkinson's Disease (eCourse)
Exercise and Parkinson's Disease
Exercise and Respiratory Disease, 4th ed.
Exercise and Respiratory Disease, 4th ed. (eCourse)
Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement, 2nd edition
Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement, 2nd edition (eCourse)
Explosive Power
Extreme Interval Training
Fat Metabolism and Gender Differences (Article)
Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Agesâ„¢
Fitplay-Building Healthy Lifestyles for Kids, 3rd ed. (eCourse)
Fitplay-Building Healthy Lifestyles for Kids, 3rd ed.
FitStrike Kickboxing/MMA Fitness Instructor Foundations
Flexibility for Performance
Floor Beam Fitness
Foam Roller Fitness
Fun Fit Games for Kids
Functional Foods Part 1: Legumes, Grains, Fruits & Vegetables (eCourse)
Functional Foods Part 2: Fermented Foods & Macronutrients, 3rd Edition (eCourse)
Functional Training: Breaking the Bonds of Traditionalism
Golden Wavesâ„¢ Functional Water Exercise for Older Adults
Golf Conditioning Specialist
Golf Injury Prevention Specialist
Herbal Supplements, 4th Edition (eCourse)
Hill Training for Indoor Cycling (eCourse)
Holistic Fitness Specialty Certificate
Joint Integrity
JrFit™ Youth Fitness Specialty Certificate
Kinetic Anatomy, 3rd ed.
Knee Stabilization
Knee Stabilization (eCourse)
Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, 2nd ed.
Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, 2nd ed. (eCourse)
Low Back Injury Prevention and Rehab
Marathon Training
Marathon Training (eCourse)
Martial Fitness Kickboxing
Maternal and Infant Nutrition (eCourse)
Mom and Baby Exercise (Article)
Motivating People to Be Physically Active
New Ideas for Today's Yoga Classes
Nondiet Weight Management (eCourse)
Nutrition Counseling for Adolescents & Young Adults (eCourse)
Nutrition for Menopause and Beyond (Article)
Nutrition for Rehabilitation & Healing (eCourse)
Nutrition for the Elderly (eCourse)
Nutrition for Women Part 1: Sexual and Reproductive Health (eCourse)
Nutrition for Women Part 2: Diet & Diseases of Lifestyle (eCourse)
Nutrition for Women Part 3: Menopause & Beyond (eCourse)
Nutrition for Young Athletes (eCourse)
Nutrition Periodization (eCourse)
Nutrition Quackery (eCourse)
Nutritional Health for Men (eCourse)
Off the Wall: The Ultimate Training Guide for Climbing (eCourse)
One Size Doesn't Fit All (Recorded Webinar)
Optimal Conditioning Strategies for Scuba Diving (eCourse)
Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment (eCourse)
Personal Training From A to Z
Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults
Plyometrics Training
PNF Stretching (eCourse)
POLES for Balance, Mobility & Walking
Positive Psychology
Practical Nutrition for Fitness Professionals, 5th Edition (eCourse)
Practical Yoga for Personal Trainers
Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design, 3rd ed.
Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design, 3rd ed. (eCourse)
Pro-active Postural Restructuring
Program Design: Choosing Reps, Sets, Loads, Tempo and Rest Periods, 2nd ed.
Protein Fueling for Muscle Growth and Performance (Article)
Repetitive Stress Injuries of the Upper Extremity (eCourse)
Running for Women
Running Injuries: Strategies for Prevention and Intervention
Running Injuries: Strategies for Prevention and Intervention (eCourse)
Scientific Back Training
Scientific Shoulder Training
Senior Fitness Test, 2nd Edition
Shoulder Girdle Stabilization (eCourse)
Shoulder Girdle Stabilization
Speed Training for Young Athletes
Speed, Agility and Quickness
Sports & Weight-Loss Supplements, 3rd Edition (eCourse)
Sports Beverages (Article)
Sports Strength
Strength and Conditioning for the Combat Athlete
Strength Training for Postmenopausal Women (Recorded Webinar)
Strength Training Older Adults
Tai Chi for Arthritis
The BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention, 3rd ed.
The BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention, 3rd ed. (eCourse)
The Business of Training and Coaching
The Business of Training and Coaching (eCourse)
The Essence of Body Weight Training
The Essence of Dumbbell Training
The Essence of Stability Ball Training
The Overweight Client (eCourse)
The Physiology of Obesity (Recorded Webinar)
The Role of Strength Training in Weight Loss (Recorded Webinar)
Total Control
Training and Coaching the Competitive Cyclist (eCourse)
Training and Nutrition for Optimal Muscle Development (Recorded Webinar)
Training the Athlete Over 50, 2nd ed. (eCourse)
Treating Eating Disorders (eCourse)
Vegetarian Nutrition (eCourse)
Vegetarian Sports Nutrition
W.I.S.E. Weight & Wellness: Creating a Multidimensional Program For Your Clients (Recorded Webinar)
Weight Control and Eating Disorders (eCourse)
Weight Management for Teens (eCourse)
Weight Management for Women (Recorded Webinar)
Winning Sports Nutrition, 2nd ed. (eCourse)
Winning Sports Nutrition, 2nd edition
Yoga for Menopause
Yoga Teacher Training Course

Human Kinetics - Online Education Center

The Human Kinetics-Online Education Center offers 14 online pre-approved CEU courses ranging from 5 to 6 CEUs each. For the course catalog and to learn more about the ISSA-Human Kinetics Online Continuing Education Program, please click the image below.