Fitness Coach Certification

Earn more. Specialize. Reach more clients. Expand your career.

As an Fitness Coach you get:
Personal Trainer Certification - Self-Guided Study Program
Select one advanced Specialization

$1,598
List Price
( Online Course Access )
$998
1 payment
$83.17
for 12 months
(interest free)

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$1,598
List Price
( Online Course Access )
$998
1 payment
$83.17
for 12 months
(interest free)

Ready to start? Select your specialization:

Not sure yet? Get your Free Evaluation Kit

Fitness Coach

Top 4 Reasons to Become an ISSA Fitness Coach

  • Make more money by adding credentials that lead to higher hourly rates or open you up for a more senior position
  • Specialize in an area of fitness that drives your career or passion. Chose to become a Bodybuilding Coach, Corrective Exercise Coach or Senior Coach or any of our other specialized tracks and take your career to a whole new level.
  • Gain the knowledge and expertise to work with special populations and help them find further success with their unique goals
  • As a Certified Personal Trainer you can add the ISSA Fitness Coach title to help market yourself to prospective clients so they know they are getting your deeper expertise

What is an ISSA Fitness Coach?

What is an ISSA Fitness Coach?

An ISSA Fitness Coach has a deeper level of expertise than a personal trainer. A Coach specializes in a defined area of fitness and has the training and education to train specific modalities or targeted populations, or both. For example, an ISSA Fitness Coach with Senior Fitness Specialization will have a deeper level of expertise focused on how to coach a senior client to reach their goals given specific limitations or concerns associated with their stage of life. This combination of personal trainer certification and specialization is a powerful step in a trainer's career progression.


How the ISSA Fitness Coach Works

We want to support you as you take your career wherever you want to go. As an ISSA Fitness Coach, you open up a world of possibilities.

  • 1

    Become a Certified Personal Trainer

    Study and become a Certified Personal Trainer by passing the ISSA Certified Personal Trainer Course as the core requirement.

  • 2

    Complete an ISSA Specialization Course

    Choose, study and pass one of our ISSA Specialization Courses (from this list) as a second requirement

  • 3

    Receive your ISSA Fitness Coach Title

    Once you have completed both certifications along with your CPR certification, you will receive the title of Fitness Coach.


$1,598
List Price
( Online Course Access )
$998
1 payment
$83.17
for 12 months
(interest free)

Ready to start? Select your specialization:

Not sure yet? Get your Free Evaluation Kit

Available Specializations

In order to become an ISSA Fitness Coach, the candidate must successfully receive their Personal Trainer Certification and any ONE of the following specialization certifications. In addition, the candidate must have up-to-date CPR Certification:

What You'll Learn While Becoming an ISSA Fitness Coach

To become an ISSA Fitness Coach you will need to successfully complete the Personal Trainer Certification and any one of our Specialization Certifications or the Nutrition Certification. Through this journey you will gather the skills to help your clients on a whole new level.

  • The science and practice of personal training
  • Specialized modality (e.g., Group Fitness, Corrective Exercise, Transformation) or targeted population fitness programming and support.
  • Fitness programming
  • How to properly assess, train, and motivate the general population
  • Gain a deeper and broader breadth of skills and knowledge to lead clients to a more successful outcome.

Hear how being a Fitness Coach has helped students like you

Jehad Refaat Abdel Hamid

The amount of knowledge in the textbook is really satisfying for someone who’s interested in both fitness and the sciences of the human body, and who’s willing to learn about the relationships between them.

Jehad Refaat Abdel Hamid

Krista Johnson

I have stayed recertified with ISSA because it holds high standards to its trainers and is a highly recognized organization.

Krista Johnson

Jamil Karimov

With the knowledge, I've gained from the program. I feel confident to go into the work as a personal trainer now, and to start this phase in my life.

Jamil Karimov

Christopher Romano

Of my now 25 coaching certifications, I was super impressed with how in-depth and thorough the ISSA SSC is.

Christopher Romano

J.R. Smith

I do not believe there is another certifying organization that has the background, integrity, caring and compassion that the ISSA has...

J.R. Smith

Alisa Wagner

Thanks to ISSA, I am able to compete and win in bodybuilding competitions despite my day job, and I am honored to help others achieve their personal health aspirations amid their busy schedules.

Alisa Wagner

Maureen Langevin

My experiences with ISSA have led me to be a very successful and respected Personal Trainer and I love Personal Training!

Maureen Langevin

Ahmed Smith

ISSA made it so easy for me to acquire my certificate as a Certified Personal Trainer, and I would also like to add that the course material was put together very well for me to understand.

Ahmed Smith

Diamond Stevens

Personally, I would recommend it to a lot of people. I learn a lot of new things and ways you can train somebody that I'm ready to use the stuff I learned to better people lives.

Diamond Stevens

Keila Lounds

I learned so much about what it takes to be a trainer. The program covers tons of information, but it was manageable and very useful and relevant.

Keila Lounds

Amy Kennedy

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

Amy Kennedy

Christopher Mendoza

ISSA helped me earn the credentials necessary to ensure that I can give people like Eric Vanwagner all the tools they need to continue their journey back to normal function.

Christopher Mendoza

MONEY BACK RISK FREE JOB PROMISE*

You Will Find a Job as a Certified Personal Trainer or You'll Get Your Money Back

Find a Job or Your Money Back

We promise you'll find a job as a personal trainer or we'll give you a no-hassle, full refund. Here's all you need to do:

1

You complete the course and earn your ISSA certification

2

You apply for a job at three gyms in the USA within 60 days

(requirements)

3

You meet the gym's basic requirements

(background check, drug test, available to work in the USA)

That's it. You'll get a job. And we can even help you find one. Partner gyms also post jobs for ISSA graduates on our Student Portal, including:

24 Hour Fitness Lifetime Fitness Equinox Snap Fitness

* only available in the continental US


Take your personal trainer career where you want it to go!

We offer the following options to level up your career as a personal trainer.

LEVEL 1

Certified Personal Trainer Learn More

LEVEL 2

Fitness Coach

LEVEL 3

Elite Trainer (E-CPT) Learn More

LEVEL 4

Master Trainer (M-CPT) Learn More


$1,598
List Price
( Online Course Access )
$998
1 payment
$83.17
for 12 months
(interest free)

Ready to start? Select your specialization:

Not sure yet? Get your Free Evaluation Kit

Purchase of ISSA test-prep materials is not an eligibility requirement for the Certified Personal Trainer exam nor does it guarantee a passing score. To purchase the ISSA-CPT Certification Exam, click here.

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  • 5 Step plan to becoming certified
  • How to enroll with ISSA

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