ISSA Is The #1 Rated and Reviewed Fitness Certification Program

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  • 4 Week Fast Track to Success
  • 5 Week Bootcamp Group
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Join The Millions of Lives Transformed With ISSA

The International Sports Sciences Association was founded in 1988 by a team of PhDs and Fitness World Record Holders as the first personal training certification.
With over 300,000 U.S. students and 400,000 students around the world, millions of lives have been made better and healthier by ISSA trainers. Today, ISSA's mission is:

To Inspire Everyone to Help Anyone Live A Healthier Life.

400,000+

Students

174

Countries

10,000+

Trustpilot Reviews

8,000+

Gym Partners

98%

U.S. Job Placement Rate

Who is ISSA?

The International Sports Sciences Association was founded in 1988 by a team of leading fitness experts and exercise scientists. ISSA has taught over 400,000 students and trainers in 174 countries and is now recognized as the world leader in fitness education and certification. ISSA acts as a teaching institution for personal trainers, athletic trainers, coaches, physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, and professionals in every field of health care.

Frequently Asked Questions

ISSA offers four accredited Exams; Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, Group Exercise Instructor and Strength Training Specialist.

The Certified Personal Trainer program can be completed in as little as four weeks with the Fast Track program. Most students take 12 weeks to complete self guided study track and you have up to six months from the date of purchase to complete your certification exam.

As an ISSA Certified trainer you can work in gyms, independently, or online. The ISSA Certification is accepted at most franchise gyms in the United States.

Your certificate will be mailed to you within 7-10 business days after passing your certification exam.

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer exam has 200 Multiple choice questions.

18 years of age or older. To take your exam you'll also need proof of CPR/AED certification.

Yes! There are ISSA Certified trainers in 174 countries around the globe.

No. Everyone is 100% approved with no credit check.

Want to Accelerate Your Career In Fitness?

Level up your career in fitness by adding specializations to your fitness resume. Become a Master Trainer and be recognized as among the best.
Personal trainers report an average income increase of $4,000 for each additional certification they earn.

Certified Trainer

Certified Trainer

  • Certified Personal Trainer
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Fitness Coach

Fitness Coach

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • One Specialization Course
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Elite Trainer

Elite Trainer

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Nutritionist
  • One Specialization Course
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Master Trainer

Master Trainer

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Nutritionist
  • Four Specialization Courses
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What Our Students Have to Say

Melissa Remoli

I found it to be challenging, informative, and very current. ISSA provides great communication and they are always there from start to finish.

Aftann Taijeron

The best part about ISSA, is when you call, you talk to a real person. They are quick to respond, answer all of your questions and help guide you to be successful.

Joel Bunche

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 5 steps to success

1. Talk about your goals with a Fitness Education Advisor.

2. Select the program that's right for you.

3. Study at your own pace or join our 4 week Fast Track program.

4. Earn your certification with the help of your Success Coach, Bootcamps, and open office hours.

5. Go for it on your own or, with our job guarantee, we'll place you with one of our 8,000+ U.S. gym partners.

ISSA's Partners

ISSA graduates find jobs at partner gyms including:

YouFit
Midtown Athletic Club
Gold's Gym
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