Expand your career as an ISSA Certified Coach

Earn more. Specialize. Reach more clients.

Whether you are seeing clients part-time or full-time, with an ISSA Coaching Certification, you will stand out as a deeper expert in the area of fitness that you are most passionate about. At ISSA we offer career tracks such as Corrective Exercise, Bodybuilding, Group Fitness, as well as special population focus from youth fitness to senior fitness and everything in between. You can choose more than one specialization and reach even more people.

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$1,598.00
List Price
$1,198.00
1 payment
$99.83
for 12 months
(interest free)

Ready to start? Select your specialization:

Not sure yet? Get your Free Evaluation Kit

Top 4 Reasons to Become an ISSA Certified Coach

  • Make more money by adding credentials that lead to higher hourly rates or open you up for a more senior position
  • Specialize in an area of fitness that drives your career or passion. Chose to become a Bodybuilding Coach, Corrective Exercise Coach or Senior Coach or any of our other specialized tracks and take your career to a whole new level.
  • Gain the knowledge and expertise to work with special populations and help them find further success with their unique goals
  • As an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer you can add the ISSA Specialized Coach title to help market yourself to prospective clients so they know they are getting your deeper expertise

What is an ISSA Certified Coach?

An ISSA Certified Coach has a deeper level of expertise than a personal trainer. A Coach specializes in a defined area of fitness and has the training and education to train specific modalities or targeted populations, or both. For example, an ISSA Certified Senior Coach will have a deeper level of expertise focused on how to coach a senior client to reach their goals given specific limitations or concerns associated with their stage of life. This combination of personal trainer certification and specialization is a powerful step in a trainers career progression.


How the ISSA Coach Certification Works

We want to support you as you take your career wherever you want to go. As an ISSA Certified Coach, you open up a world of possibilities.

  • 1

    Become a Certified Personal Trainer

    Study and become a Certified Personal Trainer by passing the ISSA Certified Personal Training Course as the core requirement.

  • 2

    Complete an ISSA Specialization Course

    Chose, study and pass one of our ISSA Specialization Courses (from this list) as a second requirement

  • 3

    Receive your ISSA Coaching Certification

    Once you have completed both certifications along with your CPR certification, you will receive the title of Certified Coach.


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Available Specializations

In order to become an ISSA Certified Coach, the candidate must successfully receive their ISSA Personal Trainer and any ONE of the following specialization certifications. In addition, the candidate must have up-to-date CPR/First Aid Certification:

What You'll Learn While Becoming an ISSA Certified Coach

To become an ISSA Certified Coach you will need to successfully complete the ISSA Personal Training Certification and any one of our Specialization Certifications or the Nutrition Certification. Through this journey you will gather the skills to help your clients on a whole new level.

  • The science and practice of personal training
  • Specialized modality (e.g., Group Fitness, Corrective Exercise, Transformation) or targeted population fitness programming and support.
  • Fitness programming
  • How to properly assess, train, and motivate the general population
  • Gain a deeper and broader breadth of skills and knowledge to lead clients to a more successful outcome.

Hear how having the Coach Certification has helped students like you

The exam was very comprehensive and the fact that it was self-paced made it very easy for a full time father like myself.

Brody McMurrian

Being apart of ISSA has brought me so many opportunities and will continue to do so.

Lauren Hoffmann

ISSA has brought a strong root into my life that keeps leading me towards success.

Lindley Zama

I am more to thank the ISSA for giving me the opportunity to live my dreamed passion in a extraordinary fashion.

Gabriel Garcia

My experience with ISSA was amazing. I was so impressed with the online self-study program and how it was organized. I was equally impressed with the staff support, knowledge and integrity!

Yvonne Roth

ISSA has given me new knowledge and helped me become a more confident and skilled instructor for seniors.

Pehr Torells

This is something I am proud of, not only in my personal accomplishments, but in being able to help others do the same.

Larry Wassinger

...it was the most comprehensive program with a solid foundation in all the aspects of nutrition that I needed for my practice.

Molly Edwards

I am a certified personal trainer. Now I am free to make money doing what I love more than anything, helping others reach the happy, healthy state that I have.

Nickolas Lollar

I'm so happy and proud that I chose this institute for my study to the CFT because their material gave me a lot of information and experience that I didn't know it before.

Ali Al-Noori

As the coursework progressed I began seeing my clients through a different perspective and i firmly believe that ISSA is responsible to give me this sense of professionalism and belonging!

Danees Kazi

First impressions that I received from ISSA compared to other institutions I viewed, could not even be compared.

Byron Funck

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MONEY BACK RISK FREE JOB PROMISE

You Will Find a Job as a Personal Trainer or You'll Get Your Money Back

We promise you'll find a job as a personal trainer or we'll give you a no-hassle, full refund. Here's all you need to do:

1

You complete the course and earn your ISSA certification

2

You apply for a job at three gyms in the USA within 60 days

3

You meet the gym's basic requirements

(background check, drug test, available to work in the USA)

That's it. You'll get a job. And we can even help you find one. Partner gyms also post jobs for ISSA graduates on our Student Portal, including:

24 Hour Fitness Lifetime Fitness Urban Active Fitness Curves Bally Total Fitness Equinox Powerhouse Gym Snap Fitness

Take your personal trainer career where you want it to go!

We offer the following options to level up your career as a personal trainer.

LEVEL 1

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Learn More

LEVEL 2

Certified Coach

LEVEL 3

Elite Trainer (E-CPT) Learn More

LEVEL 4

Master Trainer (M-CPT) Learn More

All ISSA certifications count as credits towards our Associates Degree in our College

Turn your passion for health and fitness into a degree. We have designed all of our certifications to count towards credits in the ISSA College towards your Associates Degree in Exercise Science. Get certified today and check out the ISSA College to see if a degree with us is in your future.

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