Certified Personal Trainer - Self-Guided Study Program

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Buy a Personal Trainer Certification and get ANY specialization FREE
( Online Course Access )
$799
1 payment
$66.58
for 12 months
(interest free)

Ready to start? Select your specialization:

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Top 5 Reasons to Become a Certified Personal 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 personal 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

Textbook Cover

Online Course Textbook

Fitness - The Complete Guide is a 759 page book that includes everything you need to earn an Personal Trainer Certification. The course material is continually updated with new information, and even includes audio lectures for a convenient, on-the-go study option. If you would like a printed version of this online textbook, simply select the shipping option at checkout and the book is yours free - you pay only the actual shipping costs to your location.

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Preview the first chapter

Meet the author, Dr. Frederick C. Hatfield, MSS, PhD

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    Online and Home Study Exam

    The Personal Trainer Certification Exam solidifies your proficiency as a fitness professional. Choose a paper-and-pencil exam or utilize our secure online testing portal. One retest included (if necessary).

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    Practice Exam and Section Quizzes

    The practice exam and quizzes test your understanding of the materials; so while you're reading you're preparing for the exam at the same time.

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    Audio Lectures and Written Lecture Notes

    Lectures shared as audio files for those who are better auditory learners or simply as a compliment to reading the textbook to help bring concepts to life. Also includes video lectures discussing the fitness industry, science and training exercises.

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    Online Study Guide and Workbook

    This online handy reference guide walks you through the course unit-by-unit, allowing you to gain a better understanding of personal trainer concepts.

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    Online Exercise Lab

    ISSA and Hyperstrike provide you with an exclusive online exercise lab with over 250 animated exercises. 3D animation and three different angles ensure that proper form and technique are a breeze!

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    Online Student Forum

    Our online forum is where you can post client or business challenges and receive guidance from our on-staff Master Trainers and members of the ISSA family worldwide.

Plus Bonus Support After Your Exam...

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    Free Professional Website

    All ISSA members get a free website to support their personal trainer careers online. Five pages of professionally designed, easily editable, fully hosted content is included. Choose from nine designs and put your best face forward online!

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    Unlimited Educational Support

    All ISSA students have access to unlimited educational support. If you have questions about the course materials, our on-staff professors can guide you through. This support continues even after you earn your personal trainer certification.


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

Lindley Zama

ISSA has brought a strong root into my life that keeps leading me towards success.

Lindley Zama

Joel Bunche

I highly recommend anyone who is in this field or career and to take ISSA, they are very helpful, professional and they help you expand in the personal training, fitness and healthy lifestyle.

Joel Bunche

Brian Kennedy

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

Brian Kennedy

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

nathaniel stull

The ISSA has changed my outlook on training clients.

nathaniel stull

Aaron Barnes

ISSA is number one in my book, and I would highly, highly suggest anyone interested in this career field GO WITH ISSA!

Aaron Barnes

Christopher Poli

I am extremely happy with the course material and the support staff at ISSA was always there to assist me whenever I had a question with either course.

Christopher Poli

Bethany Hernandez

My goal is to motivate and inspire, to love and be loved, and to help people obtain a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Bethany Hernandez

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

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

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

Antione Robinson

The knowledge that I received has been extremely helpful in my own weight loss journey where I have lost more than 100 lbs.

Antione Robinson

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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


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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