Looking for a new career in fitness or nutrition?

Earn your Personal Training or Nutrition Certification online, at home and on your own schedule. Students typically graduate within 8-10 weeks with the knowledge, skills and confidence to start their new full-time or part-time career.

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Personal Training

Personal Training

Turn your passion for fitness into the lucrative and rewarding career you've always wanted by becoming an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

Gain the knowledge and skills to build a career in the exciting and growing field of nutrition coaching by becoming an ISSA Certified Nutritionist.

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Specializations

Specializations

Become a well-rounded coach with ISSA Specialization Courses that prepare you to support various clients of all ages and interests.

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College

College

Invest in yourself and expand your credentials with a fully-accredited, 100% online Associate's Degree in Exercise Science from ISSA.

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Why over 300,000 students choose our certification courses:

  • Online Access

    Study your course materials anytime, anywhere

  • Ongoing Support

    Phone support, a business guide, free trainer website after your exam, and continuing educational courses

  • Up-to-Date Materials

    Stay current with updated guides, workbooks, forums, labs & more

  • Study on Your Time

    Up to 8 months to complete; most students finish in 10-12 weeks

  • Trusted Experience

    "The Trainers' Trainer" for over 30 years and available in over 92 countries

  • Untimed, Online Open Book Exam

    The final exam is online, open-book, untimed, and can be completed over multiple sessions

Meet our experts

Our authors are highly respected leaders in their fields. Thanks to their contributions, you'll find real-life applicable material in every single ISSA course.

Dr. Thomas Fahey

Dr. Fahey is an author of over 21 books and 500 articles pertaining to Exercise Science, a current Professor of Exercise Science at Chico State University, and a former collegiate All-American in track and field.

Dr. John Berardi

Dr. Berardi is the founder of Precision Nutrition, a professor, author, and world renowned nutrition expert whose work has been featured in publications and conferences around the world.

Sara Fleming, MS

Ms. Fleming is a Strength and Conditioning Coach to several nationally and world ranked powerlifters and weightlifters, and is the author of ISSA’s Specialist in Group Fitness course.

Dr. Karl Knopf

Dr. Knopf has authored 20 books on topics related to senior fitness and water exercise, and served as the Director of the Fitness Therapy Program at Foothill College until his retirement in 2013.

Josh Bryant, BS, MFS, CSCS, PES

Mr. Bryant is a best-selling author, trainer of top-ranked powerlifters and figure competitors, and as a competitor has won several national and world powerlifting titles.

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

The business resources provided as part of the course material really help to set up your own personal training business with form templates and tips to help you hit the ground running and succeed!

Kam Hogan

Their courses work well with my very busy schedule. ISSA's support team has always answered any questions in a timely manner whether it by phone or email.

Bryant Bundick

The best part of it all is I was able to study at home and I can't begin to tell anyone how thorough the course that the ISSA has for becoming a personal trainer is.

Charles Poole Jr.

I’ve been searching for the best training a company has to offer for years, ISSA really has it all.

Andrea De Persio

They have been tremendously supportive over the years and helped me to build a very profitable personal training practice!

Todd Kenney

Whilst researching health and fitness qualifications I found that the ISSA was among the most competitive and offered the most for the money.

Ed Horne

You can be anywhere in the world but you can still study and pass your exams. I recommend it to everybody who would like to study and get in this direction.

Galina Iordanova

Now I am a certified personal trainer. This will be my first step into the fitness world, and now, my knowledge is much greater.

Farah Najah

I am recommending ISSA to any and everybody wanting a good strong foundation and knowledge base under their belts

Adrianne Campbell

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.

Ahmed Smith

ISSA never let me down and still continue to support me through my career.

Camilla Uyehara

The program is organized, well-priced, and super informative. It took me only four months to complete my certification.

Michelle Rossi

All ISSA certifications can be transferred in for credits towards an Associates Degree from the ISSA College of Exercise Science

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 is in your future.

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Is ISSA right for you?

Thinking about becoming a Personal Trainer or an ISSA Certified Nutritionist? Get your Free Evaluation Kit today and take your first step towards making money doing what you are passionate about. The kit includes:

INCLUDES:

  • Readiness quiz: Is a career in Personal Training right for me?
  • 5 Step plan to becoming certified
  • Job opportunities

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