Get certified in the growing field of Senior Fitness

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Specialize in a group of clients that have the time, money and motivation to work with a Personal Trainer

By the year 2030, the number of Americans over the age of 65 will grow to over 63 Million. This large and fastest growing segment of our population will control most of the wealth and is highly motivated to get and stay healthy. In addition, they appreciate the expertise and support that personal trainers bring. Take this certification and learn all that you need to know to help this unique group get the results they want...they'll thank you for it!

$799
  • Study at your own pace
  • Online exam at home
  • Unlimited educational support
  • Nationally accredited
$799
  • Study at your own pace
  • Online exam at home
  • Unlimited educational support
  • Nationally accredited

What You'll Learn From This Course

Our course material is continually updated so you can be sure you're receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information available. You'll learn everything you need to know to start helping clients start moving better and feeling less pain:

  • Recognize the health and fitness challenges facing older adults and explain how exercise fits in the continuum of care.
  • Identify a basic understanding of chronic conditions associated with aging and how to incorporate exercise for these conditions.
  • Administer the proper health and fitness assessment techniques for older adults. Discuss the benefits of exercise to the older adult population.
  • Apply the motivation and teaching techniques that are appropriate for the older adult demographic.
  • Identify the correct exercise(s) to address an older adult client's specific condition (cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, neurological, orthopedic, and / or sensory).
  • Design strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health and fitness programs for older adult clients.
  • Explain business and marketing principles that support exercise programming for the older adult demographic.
  • Identify the situation(s) when it is necessary to seek out a doctor's assistance with exercise design and/or injury needs.

Your New Career as a Specialist in Senior Fitness Starts Here

Your focus on senior fitness will not only bring you more clients (and possibly better rates) but will also be extremely rewarding as this group tends to value their health more than most of their younger counterparts. While this burgeoning segment of the personal training market is highly motivated and fun to work with, the real value is in the joy you'll experience in changing people's lives.

  • Study at your own pace with flexible, online learning to fit your busy schedule.
  • Pass your certification exam online wherever you're most comfortable.
  • Take pride in knowing ISSA is nationally accredited by the DEAC.

$799
  • Study at your own pace
  • Online exam at home
  • Unlimited educational support
  • Nationally accredited

How the ISSA Senior Fitness Certification Works

We know that balancing your studies with an already busy schedule can be a challenge, which is why we designed a flexible, self-paced online course schedule that allows you up to 12 months to finish the program so you can study when, where, and how often you'd like. Here's how the program works:

  • 1

    Get Instant Access and Start Studying Right Away

    Study online or with the included textbooks. With 1-2 hours of studying per day, most students finish in just 8-10 weeks. Feel free to study at your own pace.

  • 2

    Complete Quizzes and Test Your Comprehension

    We offer multiple online practice quizzes throughout the course to completely prepare you for the final exam and for real life coaching and helping.

  • 3

    Take the Open-Book, Untimed Final Exam from Anywhere

    You read that correctly - the final exam is online, open-book, untimed, and can be completed over multiple sessions! You can even go back and change any answer, at any time, before you submit your exam. If you don't pass the first time, we even allow you to re-take the exam.


What You'll Get With This Course

Hardcopy & Online Main Course Text

Senior Fitness is a 323 page book that includes everything you need to earn an ISSA Senior Fitness Certification. The course material is continually updated with new information so you can be sure you're receiving the most up-to-date information available.

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Preview the first chapter

Meet the author, Dr. Karl Knopf, EdD

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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 No-cost Retest (if necessary).

  • 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.


$799
  • Study at your own pace
  • Online exam at home
  • Unlimited educational support
  • Nationally accredited

What Our Students Say About Us

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