Become a DNA-Based Fitness Coach

Help your clients know about their genetic disposition and build the programming specifically tailored for them.

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  • Unlimited educational support
  • Nationally accredited

Become a DNA-based Fitness Coach!

Become a DNA-based Fitness Coach!

Master how and why clients respond to fitness programs through DNA testing and create their unique ideal programming.

Without insight to our genetics we're left with trial and error to find our optimal diet and exercise program. Get certified in DNA-Based Program Design to be able to read, understand and create specific fitness programs for your clients based on their DNA test results.

How many excuses have you heard?

"I'm gaining weight because I'm under eating..."

"I'm just built to be this size — my whole family is like this..."

"I just look at food and I gain weight..."

"I'm doing exactly what you tell me and I'm not seeing any results..."

Much of our obesity crisis comes from people giving up before they crack the code of what works for them.

THE GENETICS SECRET

THE GENETICS SECRET

No single gene makes you fit or fat.

The complex interaction between your DNA, your environment, and your habits dictates your overall fitness and even your injury rate.

Finally, personal trainers can eliminate the guesswork of genetic factors and design the perfect program for their clients!

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Getting certified as a DNA-based Fitness Coach means you'll have the specific knowledge you need to:

  • Give your clients genetic testing kits
  • Understand and advise on the meaning of key genetic indicators
  • Read and interpret your client's DNA testing results
  • Provide your clients a report and recommendations
  • Design specific programming based on your client's unique DNA

With your Certification you'll help your clients with more precise answers to the whys of their fitness questions, get new clients, and build deeper and longer-lasting relationships with your current clients.

What You'll Learn From This Course

Our course material is continually updated so you can be sure you're receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information available.

  • Fat loss response to cardio - Understanding how genes play a role in how someone burns fat during cardio.
  • Intrinsic motivation to exercise - Help motivate your clients but understanding whether they are intrinsically or extrinsically motivated.
  • Protein utilization - Provide guidance on the proper recommendations for ingesting protein based on how their body utilizes protein.
  • Power or endurance athletic potential - Understand how likely clients are to have a positive response to aerobic endurance and/or power training, which in turn may help determine the activities clients will be most successful in.

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What is a DNA-based Fitness Coach?

What is a DNA-based Fitness Coach?

As a DNA-based fitness coach, you will be one of the few trainers able to successfully lead clients to achieve their goals based on their DNA. With your knowledge of fitness and nutrition, you will be able to adjust your program to the clients DNA.

This powerful tool and inside knowledge will set yourself apart from all other trainers. This course reduces the guesswork necessary to achieve your clients desired goals. The biggest win, reduce customers frustration of not seeing results. You will help coach the clients to adapt their fitness and nutrition needs that best suits their body by results of DNA testing and their genetic makeup.


$799
( Online Course Access )
  • Study at your own pace
  • Online exam at home
  • Unlimited educational support
  • Nationally accredited

How the ISSA DNA-Based Fitness Coach Works

COURSE COMPLETION: This is a 12 month self-paced online course. Here is how it works:

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    Instant Access

    You will have instant access to the book to start reading and reviewing material

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    Course Preparation

    As you read through each chapter, we've provided quizzes to help you prepare for the final exam

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    Receive Certification

    To receive your certification, you must pass the final exam. No need to stress. The final test is untimed and open-book. Didn't pass the first time? No worries, we offer a FREE test retake, also untimed and open-book.


What You'll Get With This Course

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Online Course Textbook

The main course text includes everything you need to earn an ISSA DNA-based Fitness Coach 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.

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$799
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  • Study at your own pace
  • Online exam at home
  • Unlimited educational support
  • Nationally accredited

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Frequently Asked Questions

$799
There are no prerequisites for this course, although a certification in personal training or nutrition is highly recommended.
This course is available for anyone to purchase. The kits and the option to become a genetics testing affiliate are also available.
The DNA-Based Fitness Coach course includes a digital textbook, chapter videos, quizzes, downloadable resources, and a final exam so you can receive your official certificate.
No, there are supplemental videos to help you learn the material and are meant to be used in conjunction with the book and other resources.
No, this course is fully online at this time.
12 months.
Yes, you will need to attempt all 12 quizzes before you are eligible to take the online exam.
The final exam is 100 multiple choice questions.
You will have two attempts at the final exam after which there is a retest purchase option.
This course follows the ISSA standard return policy; returns are accepted 30 days from the time of purchase with a 10% processing fee.
The ISSA DNA-Based Fitness Coach course does not have an expiration and therefore does not require CEUs. It can be used as CEUs for personal training and other relevant certifications.
Upon completion of the course, students will receive 20 credits of continuing education hours.
WIth your ISSA Certification in DNA-Based Fitness Coach, you'll be able to create customized fitness and nutrition programs for clients based on their genetics tests taking the guesswork out of program design. You'll be eligible to be an affiliate of Genetic Direction, which allows you to order kits online and resell them to clients at your price point.
The kit and test do not come with the DNA-Based Fitness Coach course, however as a student of the course, you'll be eligible to be a Genetic Direction affiliate and order kits and reports directly through them.
First you'll create an affiliate account with Genetic Direction. Next, you'll purchase kits for $10 and register them. Then you'll purchase DNA tests and reports for $199. Visit geneticdirection.com/affiliates to start the process.
Students or certificants with questions can access Genetic Direction for more information. First, visit the FAQs through Genetic Direction (https://geneticdirection.com/how-it-works/). Then, if you have more questions, you can reach out to Genetic Direction at 877-914-3634.
Genetic Direction is a genetic testing company that provides tests for lifestyle reports such as weight loss, athletic performance, and healthy aging.
The ISSA Genetics Test addresses 36 traits specific to the needs of fitness and nutrition professionals. This test is $199 and combines several traits from other reports provided by Genetic Direction. The method for testing is the same regardless of the report you choose.
Students may purchase additional tests for more traits directly from Genetic Direction.
No. ISSA is in the business of providing fitness and nutrition education and credentialing. We are partnered with Genetic Direction to guide you to a quality testing group which provides a service offering unique to this industry.
No. However, it is recommended to purchase the ISSA Genetics Test for yourself in advance because it will help with your studying. It also will help you understand the process clients go though and the additional value it brings to fitness and nutrition programs.
As a Genetic Direction affiliate, you will have access to their genetics experts for help in answering tough questions about outcomes of client assessments.
All DNA samples are submitted anonymously and are destroyed after analysis.
The test meets scientific significance and is 99.9% accurate.
Once a client sends their sample in the mail, it will take 2 - 3 weeks for the professional to receive the results via a secure portal.

Purchase of ISSA test-prep materials is not an eligibility requirement for the certification exam nor does it guarantee a passing score. Visit our certification process information page to learn more.

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