Fitness Coach Certification

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

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

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$1,598
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$998
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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 an Certified Fitness 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 fitness 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 fitness 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 Fitness Trainer

    Study and become a Certified Fitness Trainer by passing the ISSA Certified Fitness 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.


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Available Specializations

In order to become an ISSA Fitness Coach, the candidate must successfully receive their Fitness 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 Fitness 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 fitness 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

Farwan Zubedi

For all those people who are looking for an online certification, I can assure you that ISSA is the best out there

Farwan Zubedi

Yavor Varbanov

With ISSA guidance and textbooks, I have upgraded my knowledge to another level and I feel this by seeing big changes in my clients & myself!

Yavor Varbanov

Ryan Milton

I simply have not ever enjoyed a certification as much as I did this one. This is by far my favorite and I thought the entire program was very well worded and engaging.

Ryan Milton

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

Yvonne Roth

My experience with ISSA was amazing. I was so impressed with the online self-study program and how it was organized. I was equally impressed with the staff support, knowledge and integrity!

Yvonne Roth

Mostafa Mahmoud El Gindy

I would like to say that the course l've attended _CFT_ was very useful and I feel that my techniques are better and my clients are more blessed and satisfied.

Mostafa Mahmoud El Gindy

Karin Singleton

ISSA has remained to be among the leaders of the fitness industry and is still an organization that is nationally recognized and has a good reputation.

Karin Singleton

Tristin Cloer

ISSA was one of the only names that was recognized right away and was viewed by all the gyms I called as a very knowledgeable and reputable association.

Tristin Cloer

Cindy Jacobo

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

Jennifer Poepke

I have had and continue to have a great experience with the staff at ISSA headquarters. They have always been super friendly and helpful.

Jennifer Poepke

Rose Connolly

With the website, blogs and continuing education that ISSA offers I know I will continue to improve as a personal trainer.

Rose Connolly

Moji Oluwa

I am so proud to be part of the ISSA family. When I became certified back in 2011, I never knew how quickly my business would become so successful.

Moji Oluwa

MONEY BACK RISK FREE JOB PROMISE*

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

Find a Job or Your Money Back

We promise you'll find a job as a fitness 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 fitness trainer career where you want it to go!

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

LEVEL 1

Certified Fitness 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
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Save $600!!
( Online Course Access )
$998
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$83.17
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Purchase of ISSA test-prep materials is not an eligibility requirement for the Certified Fitness Trainer exam nor does it guarantee a passing score. To purchase the ISSA-CPT Certification Exam, click here.

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