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Bodybuilding Certification

Get your clients competition ready

Bodybuilding isn’t just a sport – it’s an art form. Learn how to expertly combine lifting, aerobic movements, diet and smart supplementation, so you can guide any client through a complete transformation.
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How It Works


  • Enroll now and get instant access

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  • Study at your own pace

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  • Use your dedicated Success Coach for study help

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  • Take chapter quizzes to see your progress

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  • Pass the open-book, untimed Final Exam from anywhere!

What You'll Learn From This Course

Our course material is continually updated so you can be sure you're receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information available.

  • Understand how the principles of muscle anatomy,
    kinesiology, and biomechanics apply to program design

  • Identify resistance training strategies and modalities that can be used to optimize muscle hypertrophy and strength

  • Analyze the pros and cons of various aerobic strategies
    as they relate to an individual bodybuilder's goals

  • Identify the factors that contribute to muscle hypertrophy

  • Identify the causes of overtraining and injury

  • Describe exercises intended to increase strength and hypertrophy

  • Apply the principles of basic nutrition and supplementation as they pertain to athletes' health and fitness goals

  • Understand how ergogenic aids can be used to improve performance and the health risks that they present

  • Identity the sports psychology strategies and techniques that assist athletes in achieving the mental preparedness necessary for optimal performance in bodybuilding

This course is sponsored by 1st Phorm

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We're proud of our graduates' outstanding reviews regarding their ISSA experience!

What You'll Get With This Course

Online Course Textbook

The main course text includes everything you need to earn an ISSA Bodybuilding Certification. The course material is continually updated with new information so you can be sure you're receiving the most up-to-date information available.

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Meet the author, Josh Bryant

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  • Online Study Guide and Workbook

    This online handy reference guide walks you through the course unit-by-unit, allowing you to gain a better understanding of personal trainer concepts.

  • Practice Exam and Section Quizzes

    The practice exam and quizzes test your understanding of the materials; so while you're reading you're preparing for the exam at the same time.

  • Online Exercise Lab

    ISSA and Hyperstrike provide you with an exclusive online exercise lab with over 250 animated exercises. 3D animation and three different angles ensure that proper form and technique are a breeze!

  • Online and Home Study Exam

    ISSA's certification exam solidifies your proficiency as a fitness professional. Choose a paper-and-pencil exam or utilize our secure online testing portal. One No-cost Retest (if necessary).

  • Online Student Forum

    Our online forum is where you can post client or business challenges and receive guidance from our on-staff Master Trainers and members of the ISSA family worldwide.

  • Free Professional Website

    All ISSA members get a free website to support their personal trainer careers online. Five pages of professionally designed, easily editable, fully hosted content is included. Choose from nine designs and put your best face forward online! To learn more about this benefit, click here.

  • Unlimited Educational Support

    All ISSA students have access to unlimited educational support. If you have questions about the course materials, our on-staff professors can guide you through.

What is a Bodybuilding Specialist?

As a Bodybuilding specialist, you will learn training, recovery, motivation, and nutritional strategies to prepare you to work with bodybuilders. This course will provide essential information that can help you train the "everyday" clients who have specific goals. All trainers can benefit from the information in this bodybuilding course, not only individuals looking to enter the sport of bodybuilding!

  • Study at your own pace with flexible, online learning to fit your busy schedule.

  • Pass your certification exam online wherever you're most comfortable.

  • Enjoy unlimited educational support from your team who loves fitness too!

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Purchase of ISSA training materials is not an eligibility requirement to take the accredited exam nor does it imply a passing score.

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Is the Bodybuilding Specialist course right for you?

Thinking about earning your certification as a Bodybuilding Specialist on your own time? Get the Evaluation Kit AND the first chapter of the textbook for FREE.

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