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

As a busy fitness professional having ISSA as a resource is golden.

Leonard Smith

They provide you with the academic knowledge and the real world skills you need to be a success.

McKenzie Chatterton

ISSA has taught me how to adapt various teaching methods to suit clients learning needs, allowing me to create healthy environments for teaching.

Beata Hughes

This institution has been key in my development as a personal trainer and also instrumental in me being able to take my passion and turn it into a career.

Emmanuel Robinson

I was so overwhelmed at first but chatted with a master trainer on the website and they gave me some wonderful study tips that built my confidence back up. I actually finished a month early.

Evette Wrinkle

The International Sports Sciences Association certified personal trainer program has been one of the best experiences of my life

Jeffrey Davis

The way the course builds up- from a deep theoretical knowledge to practise, proves ISSA provides state of the art material.

Claudio Fray

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.

Jonathan Morgan

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

ISSA makes it affordable to attain your Fitness certifications and their staff is incredible!

Charisse Galvez

When I received the course material it was more in-depth than I expected which was good! I knew I was being provided with all the knowledge I need to become the best trainer I can.

Jessica Moyle

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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