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