ISSA Founders, Advisors, Course and Continuing Education Authors

The International Sports Sciences Association's advisors and authors are some of the most prestigious and respected names in the fitness industry. The years of scientific research they have conducted, the hundreds of professional publications, and college text books they have authored, is the basis of virtually all exercise, physiology, nutrition, and fitness courses taught around the world.

While others talk about their "experts" we urge you to see for yourself and take an in depth look at their biographies, publications, and accomplishments.

We're confident you'll see why ISSA is truly the World Leader in Fitness Education

Dr. Sal Arria Frederick C. Hatfield Charles Staley Patrick S. Gamboa Dr. Jack Barnathan Karl Knopf Bill Pearl Warren Potash Dr. Thomas Fahey Jane Frederick Dr. Gordon

E.J. 'Doc' Kreis Robert Filer Lt. Col. Taylor John Schaeffer John DeFendis John Berardi Kim Dolan Leto LaReine Chabut

Patrick S. Gamboa, BS, MSS COO

As COO for ISSA, Patrick's primary interest is to ensure that ISSA members are provided with the highest quality educational tools for developing their fitness careers.

Mr. Gamboa has been in the fitness industry for over thirteen years and is an industry leader, educator, writer, consultant, coach and trainer whose educational background includes Bachelors and Associates of Sciences degrees in Exercise Physiology and Biology respectively. He is an ISSA Master of Fitness Sciences, an ISSA Master of Sports Sciences and the Head Master Trainer for the ISSA with more than 15 Fitness and Nutrition related certifications including: Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Specialist in Performance Nutrition, Specialist in Fitness for Older Adults, Specialist in Martial Arts Conditioning, Youth Fitness, Water Fitness, Endurance Fitness, Golf Fitness Specialist, Specialist in Adaptive Fitness, Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and certificates in Pre-Natal and Post Partum Exercise, Exercise and Fibromyalgia, Unilateral Training, Plyometrics to enhance SQS, Exercise and Arthritis, Exercise and Diabetes, Exercise and MS, Foam Roller Training and more.

Upon completing his degree, Mr. Gamboa worked in a variety of different settings, including serving as a biology teacher, trainer and strength and conditioning coach where he contributed to leading the John Muir Mustangs Outdoor Track Team to a 1997 High school outdoor State and National championship. During these initial years, Mr. Gamboa developed his love for the sport of natural bodybuilding and is a natural bodybuilding champion with the NPC, UNBA, ABA and the ACBA having competed in each of the last ten years.

Mr. Gamboa currently serves as the COO for the ISSA. He is also the Editor in Chief of the Associate Newsletter and ProTrainer Online magazine. In addition to his responsibilities with the ISSA he is a Distance Education Accrediting Commission certified evaluator and a Regional Lead Testing Coordinator for the National Board of Fitness Examiners.