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Certified Fitness Trainer - Self-Guided Study Program

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( Online Course Access )
$799
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$66.58
for 12 months
(interest free)

Top 5 Reasons to Become an 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 Course Textbook

Fitness - The Complete Guide is a 759 page book that includes everything you need to earn an Fitness 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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Meet the author, Dr. Frederick C. Hatfield, MSS, PhD

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    Online and Home Study Exam

    The Fitness 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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    Study Guide and Workbook

    This handy reference guide walks you through the course unit-by-unit, allowing you to gain a better understanding of fitness 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 fitness 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 fitness 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

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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