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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
Fitness / 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.

Courses Title Units Price
Adult Beginner Ballet Fitness 15 $169
Advanced Reps, Sets and Loads for Hypertrophy and Strength (Recorded Webinar) 1 $29
Alternative & Integrative Nutrition (eCourse) 10 $129
Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training 20 $239
Balance Training, 3rd Edition 20 $239
Basic Training for Cycling 6 $109
Basic Training for Cycling (eCourse) 6 $99
Basic Training for Running, 2nd Edition 5 $109
Basic Training for Running, 2nd Edition (eCourse) 5 $99
Be a Successful In-Home/Mobile Trainer (eCourse) 7 $149
Becoming a Coach: Maps and Realities (Recorded Webinar) 4 $99
Body Composition: Assessments that Work (Recorded Webinar) 2 $39
Body Image and Self-Esteem: In Search of Feeling Good about Your Body (Recorded Webinar) 1 $29
Boot Camp Complete 4 $99
BOSU¨ Complete Specialty Certificate 20 $259
Brain Fitness for Older Adults 20 $259
Breast Cancer Recovery Exercise Program, 2nd Edition 6 $109
Breast Cancer Recovery Exercise Program, 2nd Edition (eCourse) 6 $99
Cardio Cabaret Belly Dance Fitness 20 $239
Cardio Coach: Equipment-Based Group Fitness (eCourse) 3 $79
Cardiovascular Nutrition and Fitness (eCourse) 10 $129
Childhood & Adolescent Nutrition (eCourse) 9 $109
Cognitive Rehab and Memory Enhancement (Recorded Webinar) 4 $99
Complete Conditioning for Tennis 15 $169
Core Conditioning 3 $79
Core Conditioning Exercises 5 $99
Developing Training Plans for Cyclists and Triathletes (eCourse) 4 $89
Diabetes and Strength Training (Recorded Webinar) 1 $29
Diet, Exercise and Fitness (eCourse) 10 $129
Dynamic Warm-Up 4 $89
Effective Exercises for Scoliosis 5 $109
Effective Exercises for Scoliosis (eCourse) 5 $99
Effective Rotator Cuff Exercises 6 $119
Effective Rotator Cuff Exercises (eCourse) 6 $109
Effective Strength Training 15 $159
Empower Self Defense 20 $229
Enlighten Your Body, 2nd edition 20 $239
Essential Aqua Pilates 6 $99
Exercise and Arthritis, 7th edition 6 $109
Exercise and Arthritis, 7th edition (eCourse) 6 $99
Exercise and Diabetes, 5th ed. 5 $109
Exercise and Diabetes, 5th ed. (eCourse) 5 $99
Exercise and Fibromyalgia, 2nd ed. 5 $99
Exercise and Fibromyalgia, 2nd ed. (eCourse) 5 $89
Exercise and Heart Disease, 5th ed. 5 $109
Exercise and Heart Disease, 5th ed. (eCourse) 5 $99
Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis (eCourse) 5 $99
Exercise and Parkinson's Disease 6 $109
Exercise and Parkinson's Disease (eCourse) 6 $99
Exercise and Respiratory Disease, 4th ed. 4 $99
Exercise and Respiratory Disease, 4th ed. (eCourse) 4 $89
Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement, 2nd edition 8 $139
Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement, 2nd edition (eCourse) 8 $129
Explosive Power 3 $79
Extreme Interval Training 3 $79
Fat Metabolism and Gender Differences (Article) 2 $39
Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription for All Agesª 20 $299
Fitplay-Building Healthy Lifestyles for Kids, 3rd ed. 6 $109
Fitplay-Building Healthy Lifestyles for Kids, 3rd ed. (eCourse) 6 $99
FitStrike Kickboxing/MMA Fitness Instructor Foundations 20 $229
Flexibility for Performance 5 $95
Floor Beam Fitness 8 $149
Foam Roller Fitness 4 $99
Fun Fit Games for Kids 5 $95
Functional Foods Part 1: Legumes, Grains, Fruits & Vegetables (eCourse) 6 $109
Functional Foods Part 2: Fermented Foods & Macronutrients (eCourse) 6 $109
Functional Training: Breaking the Bonds of Traditionalism 15 $189
Golden Wavesª Functional Water Exercise for Older Adults 16 $149
Golf Conditioning Specialist 12 $229
Golf Injury Prevention Specialist 5 $99
Herbal Supplements (eCourse) 7 $109
Hill Training for Indoor Cycling (eCourse) 4 $89
Holistic Fitness Specialty Certificate 20 $249
Joint Integrity 3 $79
JrFitª Youth Fitness Specialty Certificate 20 $299
Kinetic Anatomy, 3rd ed. 25 $239
Knee Stabilization 4 $99
Knee Stabilization (eCourse) 4 $89
Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, 2nd ed. 23 $239
Low Back Injury Prevention and Rehab 20 $239
Marathon Training 6 $109
Marathon Training (eCourse) 6 $99
Martial Fitness Kickboxing 22 $239
Maternal and Infant Nutrition (eCourse) 10 $129
Mom and Baby Exercise (Article) 1 $29
Motivating People to Be Physically Active 16 $169
New Ideas for Today's Yoga Classes 12 $149
Nondiet Weight Management (eCourse) 7 $79
Nutrition Counseling for Adolescents & Young Adults (eCourse) 8 $89
Nutrition for Menopause and Beyond (Article) 2 $39
Nutrition for Rehabilitation & Healing (eCourse) 11 $129
Nutrition for the Elderly (eCourse) 8 $129
Nutrition for Women Part 1: Sexual and Reproductive Health (eCourse) 10 $129
Nutrition for Women Part 2: Diet & Diseases of Lifestyle (eCourse) 10 $129
Nutrition for Women Part 3: Menopause & Beyond (eCourse) 11 $129
Nutrition for Young Athletes (eCourse) 10 $129
Nutrition Periodization (eCourse) 4 $79
Nutrition Quackery (eCourse) 8 $109
Nutritional Health for Men (eCourse) 8 $89
Off the Wall: The Ultimate Training Guide for Climbing (eCourse) 3 $79
One Size Doesn't Fit All (Recorded Webinar) 1 $29
Optimal Conditioning Strategies for Scuba Diving (eCourse) 4 $89
Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment (eCourse) 10 $129
Personal Training From A to Z 20 $239
Physical Activity Instruction for Disease-Specific Conditions - Certificate Program 40 $399
Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults 20 $229
Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults - Certificate Program 40 $399
Plyometrics Training 5 $99
PNF Stretching (eCourse) 4 $89
POLES for Balance, Mobility & Walking 5 $119
Positive Psychology 20 $239
Practical Nutrition for Fitness Professionals (eCourse) 7 $99
Practical Yoga for Personal Trainers 22 $239
Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design, 3rd ed. 6 $109
Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design, 3rd ed. (eCourse) 6 $99
Pro-active Postural Restructuring 20 $249
Program Design: Choosing Reps, Sets, Loads, Tempo and Rest Periods, 2nd ed. 7 $159
Protein Fueling for Muscle Growth and Performance (Article) 1 $29
Repetitive Stress Injuries of the Upper Extremity (eCourse) 7 $109
Running for Women 20 $239
Running Injuries: Strategies for Prevention and Intervention 5 $109
Running Injuries: Strategies for Prevention and Intervention (eCourse) 5 $99
Scientific Back Training 18 $299
Scientific Shoulder Training 16 $325
Senior Fitness Test, 2nd Edition 16 $169
Shoulder Girdle Stabilization 4 $99
Shoulder Girdle Stabilization (eCourse) 4 $89
Speed Training for Young Athletes 5 $95
Speed, Agility and Quickness 3 $79
Sports & Weight-Loss Supplements (eCourse) 2 $39
Sports Beverages (Article) 1 $29
Sports Strength 4 $89
Strength and Conditioning for the Combat Athlete 7 $119
Strength Training for Postmenopausal Women (Recorded Webinar) 1 $29
Strength Training Older Adults 7 $119
Tai Chi for Arthritis 10 $159
The BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention, 3rd ed. 8 $139
The BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention, 3rd ed. (eCourse) 8 $129
The Business of Training and Coaching 4 $99
The Business of Training and Coaching (eCourse) 4 $89
The Essence of Body Weight Training 21 $269
The Essence of Dumbbell Training 24 $279
The Essence of Stability Ball Training 18 $229
The Overweight Client (eCourse) 4 $89
The Physiology of Obesity (Recorded Webinar) 2 $29
The Role of Strength Training in Weight Loss (Recorded Webinar) 1 $29
Training and Coaching the Competitive Cyclist (eCourse) 4 $89
Training and Nutrition for Optimal Muscle Development (Recorded Webinar) 2 $29
Training the Athlete Over 50, 2nd ed. (eCourse) 5 $95
Treating Eating Disorders (eCourse) 8 $89
Vegetarian Nutrition (eCourse) 8 $89
Vegetarian Sports Nutrition 16 $169
W.I.S.E. Weight & Wellness: Creating a Multidimensional Program For Your Clients (Recorded Webinar) 4 $99
Weight Control and Eating Disorders (eCourse) 9 $109
Weight Management for Teens (eCourse) 5 $79
Weight Management for Women (Recorded Webinar) 2 $29
Winning Sports Nutrition, 2nd ed. (eCourse) 22 $239
Winning Sports Nutrition, 2nd edition 22 $249
Yoga for Menopause 20 $229
Yoga Teacher Training Course 23 $239

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.