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

$10
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( Online Course Access )
$998
1 payment
$83.17
for 12 months
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$10
Down
( 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.


$10
Down
( Online Course Access )
$998
1 payment
$83.17
for 12 months
(interest free)

Ready to start? Select your specialization:

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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 Certified Nutritionist 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

Ian Cruse

I have taken some other classes through some other organizations and I have found that my ISSA training has given me a wealth of knowledge of the science of fitness and how to apply it for best results for myself and my clients!

Ian Cruse

Jon Allen

Now, I can confidently provide them with knowledgeable fitness information that I have gained from my own fitness journey, and my training provided by ISSA.

Jon Allen

Brian Kennedy

The course did an outstanding job of addressing issues that arise with the training of seniors.

Brian Kennedy

Yudishteer Seewooruttun

The ISSA certified personal trainer program is the best experience of my life.

Yudishteer Seewooruttun

Kathy Hickey

ISSA was a great school and has taught me many things about how to do this and the correct ways.

Kathy Hickey

Leonard Smith

As a busy fitness professional having ISSA as a resource is golden.

Leonard Smith

Jeffrey Davis

The International Sports Sciences Association certified personal trainer program has been one of the best experiences of my life

Jeffrey Davis

Suresh Chalapathi Kumar Babu

I am now one step closer to my visions. I can't wait to get out there and help others. I highly recommend this course to individuals who are interested in becoming a certified personal trainer.

Suresh Chalapathi Kumar Babu

Rian De La Torre

I definitely recommend the ISSA on-line program to become a certified personal trainer, it's very complete and you get a lot of support along the way.

Rian De La Torre

Christopher Romano

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

Christopher Romano

Erick Salgado

Partnering with ISSA has been a vital part of The Camp’s success

Erick Salgado

Megan Ganzagan

I am so impressed by the level of professionalism and thoroughness that ISSA offers to trainees.

Megan Ganzagan

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


$10
Down
( 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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