Year Founded: 1988
First Accredited: 2009
Next Scheduled Review: 2018
President: Dr. Sal Arria
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
1601 18th Street, NW, Suite 2
Washington D.C. 20009-2529
ISSA is licensed by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education through 2018 (Institution Code: #82931860, Institutional Approval #21564) to operate as an Accredited Institution. View our Licensed Educational Program List
Students who have a grievance may contact ISSA Management by phone at 1.800.892.4772 (1.805.745.8111) or by mail to ISSA Management, 1015 Mark Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013.
Any questions a student may have regarding this enrollment agreement that have not been satisfactorily answered by ISSA may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the BPPE by calling (888) 370-7589 toll-free or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's Internet website www.bppe.ca.gov.
Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
1625 North Market Blvd. Suite S-202
Sacramento, CA 95834
The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101. W. Ohio St., Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
The Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street, 10th floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
ISSA is subject to investigation of student complaints, by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints should be directed to:
Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-528-8662 / 888-743-0823 (toll free)
International Sports Sciences Association is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71, Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
Tuition Assistance is available to all Active Duty, Active Guard/Reserve, and military and civilian personnel of the Army National Guard, through the Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES), which qualifies active duty military personnel for tuition reimbursement. www.dantes.doded.mil
International Sports Sciences Association is licensed for Veterans' Educational Benefits. 916-503-8317 www.caave.ca.gov
The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) believes that the health and fitness of our society can be significantly improved by our students' success as health, sports and fitness professionals. Our efforts to stem the tide of poor health and physical decline are multiplied exponentially as our graduates and members disseminate the ISSA principles and methods to their clients, peers and associates.
As a distance education institution and certifying agency, the ISSA is unconditionally committed to providing the highest quality distance education programs available, advancing our industry as a whole, and developing greater access to career opportunities for those who share our vision of Creating a Stronger, Healthier World.
To turn our vision into a reality and to accomplish our mission, the ISSA strives for the following outcomes
This program is new. Therefore, the number of students who graduate, the number of students who placed, or the starting salary you can earn after finishing the educational program are unknown at this time. Information regarding general salary and placement statistics may be available from government sources or from the institution, but is not equivalent to actual performance data.
Normal Time for ISSA's AS Degree in Exercise Science is 3 years (36 months). 150% of Normal Time for the program is 4.5 years (54 months). The program began in April 2011. The first opportunity to query the inaugural cohort at 150% of Normal Time will be in October of 2015.
Current class completion rate within program 93%Certificate courses:
How much are you currently earning per year in your part time or full time employment?
|$0 - $5,000.00 (part time)||12.4%|
|$5,001.00 - $10,0000.00 (part time)||3.3%|
|$10,001.00 - $15,000.00 (part time)||6.9%|
|$15,001.00 - $20,000.00||9.3%|
|$20,001.00 - $25,000.00||14.8%|
|$25,001.00 - $30,000.00||6.9%|
|$35,001.00 - $40,000.00||8.5%|
|$40,000.00 - $45,000.00||10.2%|
|California (home state)||05/06/2013 till 2018||Authorized|
|District of Columbia||4/13/2016||Not required|
|New Hampshire||11/11/2014||Not required|
|New Jersey||10/20/2014||Not required|
|New Mexico||12/29/2014||Not required|
|New York||09/09/2014||Not required|
|North Carolina||10/22/2014||Not required|
|Rhode Island||11/11/2014||Not required|
|South Carolina||08/26/2014||Not required|
|West Virginia||12/17/2014||Not required|
International Sports Sciences Association is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.