Continuing Education Course Library

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
Specialist in Group Fitness 20 $599.00 $499.00
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. Leverage for Personal Trainers 8 $159.00
2. Substance Abuse and Addictions 101: What Every Personal Trainer Needs to Know 8 $159.00
3. Client Centered Approach to Personal Training 5 $119.00
4. Marathon Training 101: What Every Personal Trainer Needs to Know 5 $119.00
5. Safely Training the Adolescent Female Athlete-Part I 5 $119.00
6. Safely Training the Adolescent Female Athlete-Part II 5 $119.00
7. A Guideline for the Development of Selected Motor Skills in Youth Athletes 3 $69.00
8. Creatine Research Update 2005 3 $59.00
9. Hormones and Performance 3 $89.00
10. Marketing Secrets for Personal Trainers 3 $89.00
11. The Fitness Professional's Guide to Public Relations 2 $69.00
12. About Acne 1 $19.95
13. About BCAAs 1 $19.95
14. About Bicarbonate Supplement 1 $19.95
15. About Caffeine 1 $19.95
16. About Glutamine 1 $19.95
17. About Growth Plate Injuries 1 $19.95
18. About Hip Replacement 1 $19.95
19. About Knee Problems 1 $19.95
20. About Shoulder Problems 1 $19.95
21. Avascular Necrosis 1 $19.95
22. Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries 1 $19.95
23. Childhood and Adolescent Scoliosis 1 $19.95
24. Combining Supplements 1 $19.95
25. Deceleration Training for Female Athletes 1 $19.95
26. Five Step Back Solution 1 $19.95
27. Gout 1 $19.95
28. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 1 $19.95
29. Osteoarthritis 1 $19.95
30. Questions and Answers About Raynaud's Phenomenon 1 $19.95
31. Reiter's Syndrome 1 $19.95
32. Scars, Myofascial Release and the Personal Trainer 1 $19.95
33. Scleroderma 1 $19.95
34. Specific Nutrition 1 $19.95
35. Spinal Stenosis 1 $19.95
36. Sprains and Strains 1 $19.95
37. Trainers Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and 2 1 $19.95
38. Understanding Parkinson's Disease and Suggested Training Methods for Certified Fitness Trainers 1 $19.95
39. 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 a Strong & Flexible Lower Back 2 $80.00
8. Developing Power and Speed in Sports (Strength Quickness Speed) 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
ISSA / FMI GUILD CEUs
1. Building A Fitness Mega-Brand from Humble Beginnings 2 $39.99
2. Creating A Business Plan 2 $39.99
3. From Fitness Model to Supplement Company Owner 2 $39.99
4. How to Get Published on a Magazine Cover 2 $39.99
5. How To Host Distance Events 2 $39.99
6. Leaping from PT to Full Time 6-Figure Online Coach 2 $39.99
7. Legal Issues WIthin The Fitness Industry Part One & Two 2 $39.99
8. The Power of Blogging and Podcasting for Sales 2 $39.99
9. Authority Webinars 1 $19.99
10. Business Insurance 1 $19.99
11. Business: The Basics – Incorporation, Bookkeeping, Tax Deductions 1 $19.99
12. Client Maximization Strategies 1 $19.99
13. Confessions of A Working Talent 1 $19.99
14. Converting Fans into Consumers Via YouTube 1 $19.99
15. Creating , Implementing and Monetizing Your Brand Online 1 $19.99
16. Diversifying Revenue Streams for Business Growth 1 $19.99
17. DVD and Infomercial Production 1 $19.99
18. Effective Communications 1 $19.99
19. Essentials of a Fitness & Lifestyle Talent 1 $19.99
20. Financial Risk Management for Entrepreneurs 1 $19.99
21. Fitness Writing: What’s Good, How to Get Noticed, & How to Get Published! 1 $19.99
22. From Bodybuilding to BUSINESS-BUILDING: A Crash-Course for Physique Entrepreneurs 1 $19.99
23. From The Editor: Submissions That Work! 1 $19.99
24. Growing Your Personal Brand Value 1 $19.99
25. Hosting Your Own Podcast 1 $19.99
26. How To Build a Profitable Online Membership Site 1 $19.99
27. How To Create A Nutritional Certificate 1 $19.99
28. How To Create An E-Book Part One 1 $19.99
29. How To Create An E-Book Part Two 1 $19.99
30. How To Create An Online Infomercial 1 $19.99
31. How to Develop Online Products that Make Money While You Sleep 1 $19.99
32. Image Rights & Copyright Protection: The Photographer & Client’s Perspective 1 $19.99
33. Introduction into Fitness Entrepreneurship 1 $19.99
34. Introduction into Network Marketing 1 $19.99
35. Jenny Karl Makeup Tutorial 1 $19.99
36. Landing A Supplement Sponsorship 1 $19.99
37. Lessons Learned: Creating an Online Fitness Business 1 $19.99
38. Logos, Photography, & Slogans: How to Profit from Them 1 $19.99
39. Marketing and Search Engine Optimization 1 $19.99
40. Marketing Sales Conversions 1 $19.99
41. Outsourcing : Website Building from Conception to Completion 1 $19.99
42. Professional Friend-Making: Let’s Network! Nailing First Impressions 1 $19.99
43. Renaissance Woman: Redefining the World of Fitness Entrepreneurship 1 $19.99
44. Social Engineering 1 $19.99
45. Starting and Growing a Performance Training Facility 1 $19.99
46. Success Mindset: 5 Mental Shifts for Increased Income 1 $19.99
47. Take Everything You Have Learned & Monetize It 1 $19.99
48. Tiny Habits - The Method of Success 1 $19.99
49. Top 5 Tips to Become A Successful Fitness Model 1 $19.99
50. Understanding Sales Funnel 1 $19.99
51. Understanding Supplement Manufacturing 1 $19.99
52. Understanding Your Contracts 1 $19.99
53. Website Security From a Military Security Expert 1 $19.99
54. You Are A Business Act Like It 1 $19.99
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.