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Become a Certified Personal Trainer

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$799
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+ Free CPR Course!!
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Ready to start your new career as a Certified Personal Trainer?

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Get certified in Personal Training on your schedule.

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 Personal Trainer.

Our Personal Trainer Certification comes with a money back risk-free job promise - you will find a job as a personal trainer, or you'll get your money back!

$799
List Price
+ Free CPR Course!!
( Online Course Access )
$799
1 payment
$66.58
for 12 months
(interest free)

Top 5 Reasons to Become an ISSA 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
$799
List Price
+ Free CPR Course!!
( Online Course Access )
$799
1 payment
$66.58
for 12 months
(interest free)

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

Online Course Textbook

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

  • Online and Home Study Exam

    ISSA's 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Study Guide and Workbook

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

  • 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!

  • 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...

  • 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!

  • 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

Fitness is very important to me, and getting the certification makes that better.

Katie Santoro

You truly have wonderful programs that made me go to a whole new level in fitness and I am already applying my knowledge into new and exciting fitness ventures!

Marcelo Palermo

I've always been passionate about fitness, and ISSA gave me tools to build a knowledge base that I can continue to add to.

Ana Victoria Cate

I am so impressed by the level of professionalism and thoroughness that ISSA offers to trainees.

Megan Ganzagan

ISSA made it so easy for me to acquire my certificate as a Certified Personal Trainer, and I would also like to add that the course material was put together very well for me to understand.

Ahmed Smith

The course itself was thorough and challenging, and it was great to have the flexibility to work it into my current schedule, as well as the convenience of being able to do everything online.

Kimberleigh Jade Larkan

I hold two certifications with the International Sports Sciences Association and I couldn't be more pleased with the support I've received.

Luke Kujawski

I am really looking forward to helping people realize and reach their goals of becoming more healthy and physically fit, no matter their age.

Heidi Lyons

The ISSA certified personal trainer program is the best experience of my life.

Yudishteer Seewooruttun

Thank you for the newest, modern, scientific information, which your course provides.

Miron Shakira

ISSA was a great school and has taught me many things about how to do this and the correct ways.

Kathy Hickey

With ISSA guidance and textbooks, I have upgraded my knowledge to another level and I feel this by seeing big changes in my clients & myself!

Yavor Varbanov



MONEY BACK RISK FREE JOB PROMISE*

You Will Find a Job as a Personal Trainer or You'll Get 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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  • Personal training readiness quiz
  • 5 Step plan to becoming certified
  • How to enroll with ISSA

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