Ready to start your new career as a Certified Personal Trainer?

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Get certified in Personal Training on your schedule.

Whether you are considering a full-time career or looking to supplement your current income doing what you love, our comprehensive at-home, online course teaches you everything you need to become a successful Personal Trainer.

Our Personal Trainer Certification comes with a money back risk-free job promise - you will find a job as a personal trainer, or you'll get your money back!

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Top 5 Reasons to Become an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

  • Be your own boss
  • Set your own schedule
  • Do work you are passionate about
  • Make money in a positive way
  • Create financial freedom
$799.00
List Price
Save $200
$599.00
1 payment
$49.92
for 12 months
(interest free)

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If you already know you are ready to become a Certified Coach, select our Coach Bundle and save money today.

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$599

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"Accelerate" Package

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  • Personal Trainer Certification
  • Nutrition Certification
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What You'll Learn From This Course

With course material that is continually updated with the most accurate and up-to-date information available, you'll learn the practical day-to-day skills you need to become a great personal trainer.

  • Describe the musculoskeletal system, body mechanics, and body musculature in relation to exercise and movement.
  • Describe the primary concepts of human physiology at rest and during exercise. Administer assessments related to health, fitness, nutrition, and weight management.
  • Design a program that is customized according to the results of a client's individual health and fitness assessment(s).
  • Incorporate the correct anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and body mechanic terminology when communicating with clients.
  • Instruct clients on the integration of a healthy lifestyle through exercise and proper nutrition. Monitor client progress toward program goals.
  • Explain the fundamental principles of anatomy & physiology.
  • Describe the basic principles of nutrition and how they relate to health and exercise programs. Apply the accepted industry standards for exercise safety.
  • Apply the basic principles of human motivation and coaching techniques to encourage clients. Describe the fundamentals of injury prevention.
  • Describe health and fitness program modifications for special populations.
  • Recognize the situations that require professional input outside of trainer scope of practice.
  • Conduct his or her self according to the Trainer Code of Ethics.

What You'll Get With This Course

Hardcopy & Online Main Course Text

Fitness - The Complete Guide is a 759 page book that includes everything you need to earn an ISSA Personal Trainer Certification. The course material is continually updated with new information, and even includes audio lectures for a convenient, on-the-go study option.

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Meet the author, Dr. Frederick C. Hatfield, MSS, PhD

  • 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 retest included (if necessary).

  • 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.

  • Audio Lectures and Written Lecture Notes

    Lectures shared as audio files for those who are better auditory learners or simply as a compliment to reading the textbook to help bring concepts to life. Also includes video lectures discussing the fitness industry, science and training exercises.

  • Study Guide and Workbook

    This handy reference guide walks you through the course unit-by-unit, allowing you to gain a better understanding of personal trainer 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!

  • 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.


What Our Students Say About Us

We're honored to have outstanding reviews from our graduates who can attest to the power of our courses. Here are some of their inspiring stories:

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

I really loved the knowledge and accessibility of ISSA certification.

Stefan Ras

The book is well illustrated and supported with diagrams and photos helping to clarify the information in each unit.

Eva Ebersole

The ISSA gave me a great knowledge of fitness programming, movement screening and nutrition.

Scott Losche

The education I received will put me above my competition and has provided me to the tools to helps other meet their personal fitness goals.

Pilar Roberts

Between all the courses I looked for, I chose ISSA for its reputation and course content and I could not been happier.

Adriana Aparicio Leon

My ISSA certifications as a Fitness Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Strength and Conditioning Specialist has really propelled my career to where it is today.

Noy Alexander

For all those people who are looking for an online certification, I can assure you that ISSA is the best out there

Farwan Zubedi

ISSA was the best choice for my certification. It's self paced and has really good material to enhance you knowledge.

Nathan Breker

I have to say, the entire experience of getting certified was both challenging and enjoyable. I was not looking for an

Barry Brandt

Thank you ISSA for giving me this opportunity, I learned a lot, your course is amazing and I will work hard to be a great trainer!

Beata Salwoitis

After completing my CPT successfully, I can say only one thing that ISSA is really good in providing you the knowledge which is required in the fitness industry. It makes you fitness industry ready in every aspect.

Mohit Garg

The amount of knowledge in the textbook is really satisfying for someone who’s interested in both fitness and the sciences of the human body, and who’s willing to learn about the relationships between them.

Jehad Refaat Abdel Hamid


Bundle & Save

If you already know you are ready to become a Certified Coach, select our Coach Bundle and save money today.

"Starter" Package

List Price: $799

$599

Personal Trainer

  • Personal Trainer Certification
Enroll Now

"Accelerate" Package

List Price: $1,598

$998

Coach Bundle

  • Personal Trainer Certification
  • Any Specialization Certification

Select your specialization:

"Maximize" Package

List Price: $2,397

$1,995

Elite Trainer Bundle

  • Personal Trainer Certification
  • Nutrition Certification
  • Any Specialization Certification

Select your specialization:

"Starter" Package

List Price: $799

$599

Good

  • Personal Trainer Certification
Enroll Now

"Accelerate" Package

List Price: $1,598

$998

Better

  • Personal Trainer Certification
  • Any Specialization Certification

Select your specialization:

"Maximize" Package

List Price: $2,397

$1,995

Best

  • Personal Trainer Certification
  • Nutrition Certification
  • Any Specialization Certification

Select your specialization:


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

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  • Personal training readiness quiz
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