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

My experience has been great and the support team makes it very easy to complete the course and get back to me with answers to any questions I have very quickly.

Cindy Jacobo

The ISSA CPT course is well structured, organised, flexible and contain all the information and personal trainer needs from understanding the human body system...

Abdullah Benayan

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

Eva Ebersole

ISSA helped me transform my own life aside from teaching me how to help others.

Maria Luz Andrea Kjærnet

The course is very comprehensive, the six learning experiences on the final were fun to do and the support was great.

Todd Karvanek

ISSA gave me the opportunity to work independently to study, complete work, and gain knowledge on becoming a personal trainer.

Nicole Holstein

This is something I am proud of, not only in my personal accomplishments, but in being able to help others do the same.

Larry Wassinger

From the start, ISSA provided everything I needed to study, practice and qualify for a personal trainer's certification.

Amy Kennedy

The ISSA is a good foundation for anybody who starts with a certification in personal training.

Belhedi Alaeddine

My goal is to motivate and inspire, to love and be loved, and to help people obtain a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Bethany Hernandez

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

Scott Losche

Being able to study at my own pace, fitting it in with my own hectic lifestyle was a huge benefit.

Sally Fitton

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:

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

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