Become a Corrective Exercise Specialist

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Help millions of people with preventable low back, shoulder and knee pain, as well as those with muscle-related pain or movement limitations.

With Corrective Exercise you'll learn to identify and correct the most common movement dysfunctions in weekend warriors to the serious athletes.

$799
  • Study at your own pace
  • Online exam at home
  • Unlimited educational support
  • Nationally accredited
$799
  • Study at your own pace
  • Online exam at home
  • Unlimited educational support
  • Nationally accredited

What You'll Learn From This Course

Our course material is continually updated so you can be sure you're receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information available. You'll learn everything you need to know to start helping clients start moving better and feeling less pain:

  • Understand the roles that a personal trainer or health care practitioner are legally and ethically allowed to play when correcting physical dysfunctions
  • Explain the structure and function of the human skeletal system
  • Describe the structure and function of the skeletal muscle system
  • Explain the structure and function of the nervous system
  • Describe the primary joint actions and the muscles that drive them
  • Explain how movement is initiated, maintained, and modified
  • Describe the four necessary steps to prepare for your client
  • Explain the essential roles of motivation, feedback and exercise capacity
  • Outline the steps to perform a movement analysis for any exercise
  • Explain the steps to restore structural alignment and stability from head to toe
  • Describe the corrective exercises that correspond with the most common movement dysfunctions
  • Describe soft tissue assessments and correctives for the most common joint restrictions

Your New Career as a Corrective Exercise Specialist Starts Here

The ISSA's Corrective Exercise Course will help you learn how to identify and correct the most common movement dysfunctions that you are likely to see in a wide range of clients, from the weekend warrior to the serious athlete. Both health care professionals and certified personal trainers can benefit from this distance education course, learning more about how people move incorrectly and how to guide them to correct those dysfunctions.

Please note: The information provided in this course is for general educational purposes only. The material is not a substitute for a consultation with a healthcare provider regarding particular medical conditions and needs.

  • Study at your own pace with flexible, online learning to fit your busy schedule.
  • Pass your certification exam online wherever you're most comfortable.
  • Enjoy unlimited educational support from your team who loves fitness too!
  • Rest easy with great customer support before, during and after your certification.
  • Take pride in knowing ISSA is nationally accredited by the DEAC.

$799
  • Study at your own pace
  • Online exam at home
  • Unlimited educational support
  • Nationally accredited

How the ISSA Corrective Exercise Specialist Works

We know that balancing your studies with an already busy schedule can be a challenge, which is why we designed a flexible, self-paced online course schedule that allows you up to 12 months to finish the program so you can study when, where, and how often you'd like. Here's how the program works:

  • 1

    Get Instant Access and Start Studying Right Away

    Study online or with the included textbooks. With 1-2 hours of studying per day, most students finish in just 8-10 weeks. Feel free to study at your own pace.

  • 2

    Complete Quizzes and Test Your Comprehension

    We offer multiple online practice quizzes throughout the course to completely prepare you for the final exam and for real life coaching and helping.

  • 3

    Take the Open-Book, Untimed Final Exam from Anywhere

    You read that correctly - the final exam is online, open-book, untimed, and can be completed over multiple sessions! You can even go back and change any answer, at any time, before you submit your exam. If you don't pass the first time, we even allow you to re-take the exam.


What You'll Get With This Course

Hardcopy & Online Main Course Text

The main course text includes everything you need to earn an ISSA Corrective Exercise Specialist. The course material is continually updated with new information so you can be sure you're receiving the most up-to-date information available.

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Meet the author, Dr. Chad Waterbury

  • Study Guide and Workbook

    This handy reference guide walks you through the course unit-by-unit, allowing you to gain a better understanding of corrective exercise concepts.

  • Online Exercise Lab

    ISSA and Hyperstrike provide you with an exclusive online exercise lab with over 250 animated exercises. 3D animation and three different angles ensure that proper form and technique are a breeze!

  • Practice Exam and Section Quizzes

    The practice Exam and quizzes test your understanding of the materials; so while you're reading you're preparing for the exam at the same time.

  • Online and Home Study Exam

    ISSA's certification exam solidifies your proficiency as a fitness professional. Choose a paper-and-pencil exam or utilize our secure online testing portal. One No-cost Retest (if necessary).

  • Online Student Forum

    Our online forum is where you can post client or business challenges and receive guidance from our on-staff Master Trainers and members of the ISSA family worldwide.

Plus Bonus Support After Your Exam...

  • Free Professional Website

    All ISSA members get a free website to support their personal trainer careers online. Five pages of professionally designed, easily editable, fully hosted content is included. Choose from nine designs and put your best face forward online!

  • Unlimited Educational Support

    All ISSA students have access to unlimited educational support. If you have questions about the course materials, our on-staff professors can guide you through. This support continues even after you earn your personal trainer certification.


$799
  • Study at your own pace
  • Online exam at home
  • Unlimited educational support
  • Nationally accredited

What Our Students Say About Us

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