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Turn your passion for fitness into the lucrative and rewarding career you've always wanted by becoming an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer.Learn More
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Up to 8 months to complete; most students finish in 10-12 weeks
"The Trainers' Trainer" for over 30 years and available in over 92 countries
The final exam is online, open-book, untimed, and can be completed over multiple sessions
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. 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. 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.
Ms. Fleming is a Strength and Conditioning Coach to several nationally and world ranked powerlifters and weightlifters, and is the author of ISSAâ€™s Specialist in Group Fitness course.
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.
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.
I have already recommended ISSA to people who have reached out to me inquiring about my satisfaction and thoughts and I will continue to do so.
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!
They provide you with the academic knowledge and the real world skills you need to be a success.
I highly recommend anyone who is in this field or career and to take ISSA, they are very helpful, professional and they help you expand in the personal training, fitness and healthy lifestyle.
The ISSA has changed my outlook on training clients.
I have been training this 13-year-old girl and it's been more than 8 to 9 months. Her parents were extremely happy about her body language, and she has improved a lot in endurance/stamina.
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.
Being in ISSA family is my first steps in my international career, gold's gym trust Issa trainers, all world.
Omar Abd El Monem Ebrahim
The ISSA is a good foundation for anybody who starts with a certification in personal training.
I use everything I learned on a daily basis whether I am working with a client or talking with co-workers.
I have no complaints and I will always proudly display my certification and recommend you to all I know. You have given me a foundation for my future.
Walter Sadiq Daniels
My goal is to motivate and inspire, to love and be loved, and to help people obtain a healthy mind, body and spirit.
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.Learn More About Our College
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