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300,000 Certifications Worldwide

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143 Countries Around The Globe

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30+ Years in Fitness Certifications

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Certification

Certified Personal Trainer

$799.00

The Certified Fitness Trainer program is designed to equip graduates with the practical day-to-day skills necessary, as well as the theoretical knowledge needed to excel as a personal trainer serving the general public. Along with the necessary exercise science foundation, the distance education program covers client assessment, program design, basic nutrition, and sports medicine along with business and marketing skills.

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Certified Personal Trainer | Fast Track Program

$1,188.00

This program includes all the features and benefits of the self-guided study as well as these bonus items. Fast Track accelerated exam preparation Fast Track is like your 'answer key' to pass the exam. Study fast, get certified and start your new career. Fitness Genius live scheduled help Everyone could use a little help. Get your own 'Fitness Genius' for personal training questions. Schedule time convenient for you with ISSA experts for the individualized attention you deserve and can't get anywhere else. Pass Protection of unlimited free retests Take it 'til you make it. Unlimited retests and unlimited study help.

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Certified Personal Trainer - Full Training Experience Program

$1,788.00

Be Gym-Ready with this program, which includes all the features and benefits of the fast track study as well as these bonus items. Practical Skills video-based simulated training gives you insider tips and pro trainer hacks on everything you need to get started and how to be successful faster. Training Experience of 4-weeks in the gym (U.S. customers only), allows newly certified ISSA trainers to apply the theory they learned in their program in a real-world practice setting. All ISSA students have access to unlimited educational support. Job Placement Assistance Program (U.S. customers only), coupled with our Practical Skills Assessment, your 4-week gym externship and job guarantee - you'll have a job in one of our top gyms or your money back.

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Bundles

Corrective Exercise Coach Program

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$1,598.00 $1,499.00

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.

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Elite Trainer Certificate Program

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$2,397.00 $1,995.00

ISSA's Elite Trainer program is designed to fully equip graduates with a comprehensive foundation of both the science and practice of personal training, fitness nutrition, and fitness programing for special populations. The curriculum prepares graduates to properly assess, train, and motivate the general population, clients needing fitness nutrition coaching, clients with chronic conditions, athletes, youth, and seniors.

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Master Trainer Certificate Program

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$4,794.00 $2,997.00

ISSA’s Master Trainer™ program is designed to fully equip graduates with a comprehensive foundation of both the science and practice of personal training, fitness nutrition, and fitness programming for special populations. The curriculum prepares graduates to properly assess, train, and motivate the general population, clients needing fitness nutrition coaching, clients with chronic conditions, athletes, youth, and seniors.

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Specializations

DNA-Based Fitness Coach

$799.00

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 client's 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 suit their body by results of DNA testing and their genetic makeup.

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Strength and Conditioning

$799.00

Sports are big business-profitable for athletes and individuals who prepare athletes for competition. Professional and amateur athletes at all levels -- from grade-school club teams to the National Football League -- need the assistance of expert personal trainers to excel at their sports.

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Corrective Exercise Specialist

$799.00

The ISSA's Corrective Exercise Course will help you learn how to identify and correct the most common movement dysfunctions that you are likely to see in a wide range of clients, from the weekend warrior to the serious athlete. Both health care professionals and certified personal trainers can benefit from this distance education course, learning more about how people move incorrectly and how to guide them to correct those dysfunctions.

Please note: The information provided in this course is for general educational purposes only. The material is not a substitute for consultation with a healthcare provider regarding particular medical conditions and needs.

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Specialist in Group Fitness

$799.00

This distance education course will show you how to use your knowledge and experience as an ISSA certified fitness trainer to design and lead safe and effective group training sessions. The course begins with the scientific foundations for group training design, including training-essential anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, as well as how training elicits various physical adaptations. Material then advances to the practical application of these concepts as they apply to group training program design and implementation. Advanced concepts include programming, assessment, safety, exercises and equipment, class formats, performance nutrition, and marketing your classes.

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Bodybuilding Specialist

$799.00

This distance education course covers training, recovery, motivation, and nutritional strategies to prepare the personal trainer to work with bodybuilders. Upon completion of the ISSA’s bodybuilding course, you will have all the knowledge necessary to prepare an athlete for a high-level bodybuilding or physique competition. But many who take this course will never go down that path; for these trainers, the course will provide essential information that can help them train the “everyday” clients who want to look and feel their best. All trainers can benefit from the information in this bodybuilding course, not only individuals looking to enter the sport of bodybuilding!

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Certified Yoga Instructor

$799.00

Yoga means to "join together". And as a certified yoga instructor, you'll be able to join your passion for health and wellness with a thriving career in the fitness industry.

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Kickboxing Instructor

$399.00

ISSA Kickboxing Instructors have a passion for strengthening more than an individual’s body, but engaging their mind as well. Looking to add variety into their clients' workouts, Kickboxing Instructors are versed in all the tools it takes to master and teach kickboxing, in any setting. Becoming a Kickboxing Instructor will give you the means to have a positive impact on individuals' lives and strengthen their minds and body.

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Powerlifting Instructor

$799.00

ISSA Advanced Powerlifting Specialists have a desire to improve individuals' daily lives and improve their strength. Focused on the science behind how the body moves and reacts, specifically in the three core movements: squat, deadlift and bench press. Advanced Powerlifting Specialists are knowledgeable in the why and how of this specific technique and are prepared to help individuals of all ages. Becoming an Advanced Powerlifting Specialist through ISSA means you will be one step closer to helping people improve their strength and lifestyle.

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Weight Management Specialist

$399.00

ISSA Weight Management Specialists have a passion for improving the quality of their clients’ lives far beyond what happens in the gym. Equipped with the knowledge of how the body gains and loses weight and how to estimate caloric expenditure versus caloric needs, Weight Management Specialists are able to help their clients reach their goals and establish healthier habits. ISSA Weight Management Specialists are prepared to educate and transform all types of clients. Becoming a Weight Management Specialist through ISSA means you will be on the path to helping people transform their lives through the creation of healthy eating habits, and improving their physique as well as overall health.

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Exercise Therapy Certification

$799.00

According to the American Sports Data Company Inc., numerous employment opportunities are opening up in facilities for health & fitness professionals who have an expertise in Post-Rehab exercise. Nearly 1,000 hospitals in the US alone have already opened fitness facilities and hundreds more are in various stages of development.

The broad goal of this certificate program is to train students for an entry-level position in Exercise Therapy through distance education.

Please note: The information provided in this course is for general educational purposes only. The material is not a substitute for consultation with a healthcare provider regarding particular medical conditions and needs.

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Senior Fitness Certification

$799.00

By the year 2030, the number of Americans over the age of 65 will grow to over 63 million. This group now constitutes the fastest growing segment of our population. While this burgeoning segment of the personal training market constitutes a lucrative opportunity, the real value is in the joy you'll experience in changing people's lives.

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Strength and Conditioning Certification

$799.00

Sports are big business-profitable for athletes and individuals who prepare athletes for competition. Professional and amateur athletes at all levels -- from grade-school club teams to the National Football League -- need the assistance of expert personal trainers to excel at their sports.

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Sports Nutrition Certification

$799.00

ISSA’s Specialist in Sports Nutrition (SSN) program prepares personal trainers to expand their practices into the specialized area of sports nutrition. Trainers learn how to optimize client performance by combining well-designed training programs with performance nutrition.

Please note: The information provided in this course is for general educational purposes only. The material is not a substitute for consultation with a healthcare provider regarding particular medical conditions and needs. Be sure to check the statutes in your state regarding the nutrition information that non-licensed individuals are able to dispense.

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Youth Fitness Certification

$799.00

Dr. Hugh D. Allen stated in USA Today that 30 million of today's youth in the US will die of heart disease as adults. Additional health problems have all been linked to childhood obesity and lack of fitness in today's youth. As a result, youth fitness training is one of the fastest-growing segments in the health club and fitness industry.

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