Ready to jump-start your career?
Get your free evaluation kit today!
- Readiness quiz
- 5 Step plan to becoming certified
- How to enroll with ISSA
Name of Institution
International Sports Sciences Association
1015 Mark Ave
Carpinteria, California 93103
Phone: (800) 892-4772
International: (805) 745-8111
Fax: (805) 745-8119
Next Scheduled Review
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)
The International Sports Sciences Association is registered 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.
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Dr., Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108
http://www.ohe.state.mn.us - 651-642-0533
Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is available to eligible servicemembers for our AS in Exercise Science degree program.
Marine Corps TA is available to eligible servicemembers for the structured certification courses that are held quarterly.
International Sports Sciences Association is licensed for Veterans' Educational Benefits. 916-503-8317 https://www.calvet.ca.gov/CSAAVE
International Sports Sciences Association's AS in Exercise Science degree program is approved for federal student financial aid. ISSA's federal school code is: 042434
The International Sports Sciences Association 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. Our mission is to inspire each and every student to positively impact the quality of life of each individual with whom they come in contact.
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:
1. To administer policies and programs with the priority being the best interests of public health and well being.
2. To produce students that are inspirational leaders, academically sound, and professional in their fitness and health related profession.
3. To nurture students' abilities to be lifelong learners
4. To promote the use of professional behaviors in the work environment
5. To enable the skills necessary to exercise autonomous judgment in professional endeavors as employees or business owners.
6. To support faculty scholarship, teaching excellence, and service to the ISSA, community and professional activities
7. To support faculty leadership in the development of contemporary curricula
8. To promote student learning by utilizing best instructional practices
9. To focus on helping one student at a time.
10. To focus on student success in daily studies, preparation and testing (competence)
11. To promote an organizational culture that respects open communication, job ownership, and teamwork between all divisions; Public, Education and Professional.
12. To encourage sharing the impact that a healthy active and productive lifestyle creates on all people and society at large.
13. To expect ethical behavior and integrity in all staff actions.
14. To support professional advocacy in working with external constituencies
15. To focus on regular quality improvements to enhance institutional effectiveness
16. To search out and embrace change and innovation in processes that enhances educational outcomes
17. To responsibly grow the ISSA based on society's need for our programs and the availability of resources and personnel to support the improved health and well being of our society as a whole.
18. To provide visionary educational models that address student learning needs
19. To manage all school operations ethically, economically, safely and efficiently
Guided Study Certificate Courses
$799.00 + S&H
$185.00 / quarter credit
Achieved their learning goals: 96%
Would recommend the school to a friend: 97%
Were satisfied with their studies: 95%
Achieved their learning goals: 90%
Would recommend the school to a friend: 95%
Were satisfied with their studies: 93%
AS in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Personal Training: 40%
Learned to think critically and analytically about health and fitness: 99%
Learned to solve complex real-world health and fitness problems: 96%
Learned something that changed the way they understood an issue or concept related to health and fitness problems: 91%
Obtained the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as a certified fitness professional: 95.8%
Were gainfully employed or self-employed within 6 months after graduation: 89%
Began earning money as an employee or independent contractor with 10 weeks after graduation: 80%
Acquired job or work related skills 6 months after graduation: 92%
Received a job promotion: 49%
Received a pay increase: 58%
|$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%|
Do you feel that the ISSA trainers that you employ are adequately prepared for daily training duties upon initial hire? 91.7% Yes
Would you say that the ISSA trainers consistently and effectively help their clients achieve intended objectives? 100% Yes
Would you consider your ISSA trainers sufficiently knowledgeable regarding training- and nutrition-related topics? 95.8% Yes
Do the ISSA trainers adequately demonstrate the ability to structure and periodize their clients' workout programs to maximize the potential for success? 96% Yes
Do the ISSA trainers show a functional knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and exercise physiology? 100% Yes
Do the ISSA trainers effectively integrate sound nutritional analysis with their clients' training programs (if allowed)? 91.7% Yes
Do your ISSA trainers communicate clearly and effectively with clientele? 95.8% Yes
Overall, would you say that your experience working with/managing ISSA trainers has been positive? 95.8% Yes
|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|
|North Carolina||10/22/2014||Not required|
|Rhode Island||11/11/2014||Not required|
|South Carolina||08/26/2014||Not required|
|South Dakota||11/17/2014||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.
Your course material was so vast and it gave me a really in - depth knowledge into exercise and diet, facts I didn't learn in detail, even during my training as a physician.
Vinod Nathaniel S.
ISSA gave me the opportunity to work independently to study, complete work, and gain knowledge on becoming a personal trainer.
ISSA made it so easy for me to acquire my certificate as a Certified Personal Trainer, and I would also like to add that the course material was put together very well for me to understand.
I say this as a current high school Teacher and Coach. They truly educate you on the various topics regarding human health and physiology and the way it responds to exercise and diet.
I had the chance to discover the ISSA team, which made my dream possible, to become a certified trainer. With their outstanding vision, support and professionalism they guided me to reach the goal.
Mihnea Niculae Paraschivescu
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!
Personally, I would recommend it to a lot of people. I learn a lot of new things and ways you can train somebody that I'm ready to use the stuff I learned to better people lives.
ISSA is the best place to get your personal training certification. The amount of detail put into the workbook and textbooks is amazing and I can honestly say I was blown away.
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.
The information I learned in the CFT course was top notch.
Did my research and found out that not only is ISSA a reputable certification, they also are willing to help you succeed after you get certified.
Joseph Alexander Harris
I am so proud to be part of the ISSA family. When I became certified back in 2011, I never knew how quickly my business would become so successful.
I could not have imagined a better experience and will be eternally grateful for ALL of the assistance that was given and the compassion shown.
The CPT course provided by the ISSA is the best I've ever experienced.
I found ISSA, and let me tell you it changed everything. I'm now a product of my passion, I get to share my love with my clients on a daily basis.
I hold two certifications with the International Sports Sciences Association and I couldn't be more pleased with the support I've received.
The ISSA course taught me everything I needed to know to make a career change to become a personal trainer.
Thanks for the knowledge and opportunities to now do what I love to do.
The ISSA goes to great lengths to ensure satisfaction and I am proud to say I am ISSA certified!
Partnering with ISSA has been a vital part of The Camp’s success
I really loved the knowledge and accessibility of ISSA certification.
The book is well illustrated and supported with diagrams and photos helping to clarify the information in each unit.
The ISSA gave me a great knowledge of fitness programming, movement screening and nutrition.
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.
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.
For all those people who are looking for an online certification, I can assure you that ISSA is the best out there
ISSA was the best choice for my certification. It's self paced and has really good material to enhance you knowledge.
I have to say, the entire experience of getting certified was both challenging and enjoyable. I was not looking for an
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!
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.
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
Get your free evaluation kit today!
© 2019 International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). All rights reserved.Terms & Conditions