Expand your career as an ISSA Certified Coach

Earn more. Specialize. Reach more clients.

Whether you are seeing clients part-time or full-time, with an ISSA Coaching Certification, you will stand out as a deeper expert in the area of fitness that you are most passionate about. At ISSA we offer career tracks such as Corrective Exercise, Bodybuilding, Group Fitness, as well as special population focus from youth fitness to senior fitness and everything in between. You can choose more than one specialization and reach even more people.

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$1,598
List Price
Save $600
$998
1 payment
$83.17
for 12 months
(interest free)

Ready to start? Select your specialization:

Not sure yet? Get your Free Evaluation Kit

Top 4 Reasons to Become an ISSA Certified 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 ISSA Certified Personal Trainer you can add the ISSA Specialized Coach title to help market yourself to prospective clients so they know they are getting your deeper expertise

What is an ISSA Certified Coach?

An ISSA Certified 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 Certified Senior Coach 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 trainers career progression.


How the ISSA Coach Certification Works

We want to support you as you take your career wherever you want to go. As an ISSA Certified 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 Training Course as the core requirement.

  • 2

    Complete an ISSA Specialization Course

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

  • 3

    Receive your ISSA Coaching Certification

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


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Available Specializations

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

What You'll Learn While Becoming an ISSA Certified Coach

To become an ISSA Certified Coach you will need to successfully complete the ISSA Personal Training 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 having the Coach Certification has helped students like you

ISSA definitely proved themselves above and beyond. I definitely received more than I expected and absolutely excited to take more courses.

Anna Graves

Thank you once again to the staff at ISSA for giving me this opportunity to enroll into your program and making me feel welcome. I can't wait to take you guys on my next fitness journey in life!

Demetri Carter

After now having received my certification through ISSA, I feel confident that I'm ready to start my business.

Sarah Turnley

I say this as a current high school Teacher and Coach. They truly educate you on the various topics regarding human health and physiology and the way it responds to exercise and diet.

Skyler Henson

Having the backing of ISSA I feel confident that I am helping to change people's lives through fitness and I am very passionate about that! I am excited to meet new clients and help them start their fitness journeys.

Amy Manzanares

I've found ISSA's to be the most qualified, useful AND helpful certifications in the business.

Robert Condeluci

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

Rose Connolly

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

ISSA has given me the opportunity to grow as a professional, and continues to offer me the tools I need to help others.

Jose Oscar Torres

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

I've always been passionate about fitness, and ISSA gave me tools to build a knowledge base that I can continue to add to.

Ana Victoria Cate

Whilst researching health and fitness qualifications I found that the ISSA was among the most competitive and offered the most for the money.

Ed Horne

MONEY BACK RISK FREE JOB PROMISE*

You Will Find a Job as a Personal Trainer or You'll Get 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 (CPT) Learn More

LEVEL 2

Certified Coach

LEVEL 3

Elite Trainer (E-CPT) Learn More

LEVEL 4

Master Trainer (M-CPT) Learn More


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

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