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Certified Fitness Trainer - The Full Training Experience Program

Be Gym-Ready with this program. You'll have total confidence in yourself as a fitness trainer through real world training experience!

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$149.00/mo

12-month plan

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Our Full Training Experience program makes you gym-ready in just weeks. It's complete online/at home fitness training preparation combined with the option to actually train clients in a gym for up to 20 hours.

First, you'll be exam-ready in no time with our Fast Track Study program which distills the entire 10-week, 700+ page book into 50 pages of essentials with hints and hacks for success. You'll also have your own Fitness Genius line where you can schedule study time with our coaches to answer your questions.

You can relax when you take the exam with our Passing Protection program that gives you unlimited free retests. If you don't pass the exam, you'll get the specific help you need and can retake the test until you pass.

Then, you'll have a video-based Practical Skills assessment where you'll record your prospective client training on video and get detailed feedback and coaching from our experts to make you the best trainer you can be.

Finally, after you've passed your exam, gain even more confidence as a fitness trainer through your optional 4-week gym Externship. Full of real-world experience and supervised interactions, you'll finish feeling like a pro.

If that wasn't enough, you'll also get a complete nutrition and fitness training Business Bundle and Job Placement Assistance following the program.

Which program is right for you?

Whether you are considering a full-time career or looking to supplement your current income doing what you love, our comprehensive at-home online course teaches you everything you need to become a successful Certified Fitness Trainer.

Full Training Experience

$3,992 $1,788

$149.00/mo
(12-month plan)

Certification plus 4 weeks in-gym experience

Includes everything from the Assisted Fast Track Program plus

  • Practical Skills video-based simulated training
  • Training Experience of 4-weeks in the gym**
  • Trainer Support Hotline for 1 year
  • Job Placement Assistance Program**

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** Available to U.S. customers only

Assisted Fast Track

$2,294 $1,188

$99.00/mo
(12-month plan)

4 weeks or less of intensive certification preparation

Includes everything from the Self Guided Study Program plus

  • Fast Track accelerated exam preparation program
  • Fitness Genius live scheduled help line
  • Pass Protection of unlimited free retests
  • New Trainer Guide to success

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Self Guided Study

$1,098 $799

$66.58/mo
(12-month plan)

10-week self-guided study certification program

  • Online course material and text book
  • 10-week self-guided study program
  • Online certification exam
  • Job guarantee

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Top 5 Reasons to Become a Certified Fitness Trainer

  • Be your own boss
  • Set your own schedule
  • Do work you are passionate about
  • Make money in a positive way
  • Create financial freedom

What You'll Learn From This Course

With course material that is continually updated with the most accurate and up-to-date information available, you'll learn the practical day-to-day skills you need to become a great fitness trainer.

  • Describe the musculoskeletal system, body mechanics, and body musculature in relation to exercise and movement.
  • Describe the primary concepts of human physiology at rest and during exercise. Administer assessments related to health, fitness, nutrition, and weight management.
  • Design a program that is customized according to the results of a client's individual health and fitness assessment(s).
  • Incorporate the correct anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and body mechanic terminology when communicating with clients.
  • Instruct clients on the integration of a healthy lifestyle through exercise and proper nutrition. Monitor client progress toward program goals.
  • Explain the fundamental principles of anatomy & physiology.
  • Describe the basic principles of nutrition and how they relate to health and exercise programs. Apply the accepted industry standards for exercise safety.
  • Apply the basic principles of human motivation and coaching techniques to encourage clients. Describe the fundamentals of injury prevention.
  • Describe health and fitness program modifications for special populations.
  • Recognize the situations that require professional input outside of trainer scope of practice.
  • Conduct his or her self according to the Trainer Code of Ethics.

What You'll Get With This Course

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    Online and Home Study Exam

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    Practice Exam and Section Quizzes

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    Audio Lectures and Written Lecture Notes

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    Study Guide and Workbook

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    Online Exercise Lab

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    Online Student Forum

Plus Bonus Support After Your Exam...

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    Free Professional Website

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    Unlimited Educational Support

What Our Students Say About Us

We're honored to have outstanding reviews from our graduates who can attest to the power of our courses. Here are some of their inspiring stories:

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

Ali Al-Noori

I'm so happy and proud that I chose this institute for my study to the CFT because their material gave me a lot of information and experience that I didn't know it before.

Ali Al-Noori

Beata Hughes

ISSA has taught me how to adapt various teaching methods to suit clients learning needs, allowing me to create healthy environments for teaching.

Beata Hughes

Tim Creasey

I needed a online option that would meet my needs so I could study and also work, the course more than met my needs and expectations.

Tim Creasey

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

Scott Losche

The ISSA gave me a great knowledge of fitness programming, movement screening and nutrition.

Scott Losche

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

Angela Brown

The staff was very helpful also and very nice if I had a question about anything they were always there to help me out.

Angela Brown

Pehr Torells

ISSA has given me new knowledge and helped me become a more confident and skilled instructor for seniors.

Pehr Torells

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

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

Skyler Henson

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

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


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


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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