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You'll have total confidence in yourself as a personal trainer through insider assistance in getting you your first job to expanding your knowledge with our mini courses.

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This program includes all the features and benefits of the business launcher as well as these bonus items.

Practical Skills Assessment
Record your prospective client training on video and get detailed feedback and coaching from our experts.

Most Popular CEUs
Continuing education is just that, continuing your quest to be the best by keeping up on the latest information in your field.

Live Training Experience
ISSA's Live Training Experience is like an externship for new personal trainers. It gives you the unique opportunity to practice your client training skills (and gain confidence) while working alongside a seasoned personal trainer. Learn More

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 Study Materials

Fitness - The Complete Guide is a 759 page book that includes everything you need to earn a Personal Trainer Certification. Our course material is regularly audited to ensure it includes the latest information in exercise science. We even provide audio lectures for convenient, on-the-go study options.

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Preview the first chapter

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

Prepare for your final exam as you study! Take practice exams and chapter quizzes to ensure you're ready to pass the final exam and earn your personal trainer certification. These practice exams and quizzes will not affect your final score, they are just here to help you pass and earn your certification with flying colors!
Are you more of an auditory or visual learner? We've got you covered. ISSA provides course lectures as audio and video files for students looking for additional study options, or are just simply looking for an extra resource to compliment their reading.
Our handy online reference guide walks you through the certification course chapter-by-chapter, allowing you to gain the knowledge you need to pass the final exam. Online Exercise Demonstration Center Because our courses are completely online, we still want to provide you with the examples you need for real life hands-on training. That's why ISSA and Hyperstrike have created an exclusive online exercise demo center with over 250 animated exercises. Each demo includes a 3D animation with three different angles to ensure that proper form and technique are a breeze!

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.

Pass Protection of unlimited free retests
Take it 'til you make it. Unlimited retests and unlimited study help.

Our exclusive online ISSA trainer forum is where you can turn to for advice from ISSA Master Trainers. Post personal, client, or business questions and receive guidance from our on-staff personal training experts and the worldwide ISSA community.
The ISSA Personal Trainer Certification Exam solidifies you as a recognized expert in personal training. You can choose to take the CPT final exam as a printed pen and paper option, or digitally through our secure online portal. Whatever you're most comfortable with! This is an open-book book exam, with multiple choice questions, and essay portions. Plus, you'll receive one free retake if you don't pass the first time (but, with our study materials - you'll have everything you need to pass!).

In helping you determine your future goals as a Certified Personal Trainer professional, ISSA and NCPT offers two options. Learn more about the ISSA exam
*Proctoring fee not included
ISSA's CPT Bootcamp provides you with the ultimate LIVE guide to studying, understanding, and passing your course. Over the course of 5 weeks, you'll receive direct access to ISSA's CPT geniuses, take part in live study tutorials that deep-dive into specific concepts of the course, and find out EXACTLY what you need to pass your final exam with flying colors - a $600 value that you'll get for FREE!
The New Trainer Guide gives you insider tips and pro trainer hacks on everything you need to get started and how to be successful faster. It's the perfect next step after passing your exam and helps you find a job, get clients and make money. Hit the ground running with the New Trainer Guide!
Fast Track is like your 'answer key' to pass the exam. Study fast, get certified and start your new career.
Get the tools and support you need to kickstart your business! The experts at SmartFitness and ISSA developed the 5-in-5 program to help you find 5 clients in just 5 weeks.
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.
Take it 'til you make it. Unlimited retests and unlimited study help.
Record you prospective client training on video and get detailed feedback and coaching from our experts.
ISSA's Live Training Experience is like an externship for new personal trainers. It gives you the unique opportunity to practice your client training skills (and gain confidence) while working alongside a seasoned personal trainer. Learn More

Plus BONUS Benefits After Your Certification Exam!

Every ISSA Certified Personal Trainer gets a free website to support their career online. Get five pages of professionally designed, easily customized, and fully hosted content - for free! Pick from a library of templates that let you put your best face forward and promote your personal training services to a wider range of potential clients. To learn more about this benefit, click here.
ISSA students, certified fitness trainers, and those just looking into a career as a certified personal trainer all receive unlimited support from our teams of dedicated advisers. Have questions about our courses? Study materials? Need help with a quiz? Or, are you looking for the best payment plan for you? Our on-staff experts can help guide you through whatever your needs may be. And, this support continues even after you earn your pass your personal trainer exam. They can even help if you're looking for information about recertification, continuing education, or if you have an interest in a specialized certification - we're here to assist you succeed in whatever health and fitness career you strive to achieve!

Which Personal Training Certification Program is right for you?

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 Certified Personal Trainer.

 

Start Training

$69.00/mo

12 month plan

Business Launcher

$79.00/mo

12 month plan

Top Trainer

$99.00/mo

12 month plan

Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Personal Trainer
Fast Track
Fast Track
Trainer Guide (e-Book)
Trainer Guide (e-Book)
Accredited Exam
Accredited Exam
ISSA Educational Bootcamp
ISSA Educational Bootcamp
Pass Promise
Pass Promise
5-in-5
5-in-5
Scheduled Study Assistance
Scheduled Study Assistance
Practical Skills Assessment
Practical Skills Assessment
10 Popular CEUs
10 Most Popular CEUs

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

Christina Walters

The site is very easy to navigate, the content is very educational and flows smoothly, I receive help quickly when I have a question.

Christina Walters

Eva Ebersole

The book is well illustrated and supported with diagrams and photos helping to clarify the information in each unit.

Eva Ebersole

Tarini Bhagwansingh

The ISSA is one of the only organizations I’ve worked with that has had nothing but encouragement to give to me and that’s exactly what I needed.

Tarini Bhagwansingh

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

Molly Edwards

...it was the most comprehensive program with a solid foundation in all the aspects of nutrition that I needed for my practice.

Molly Edwards

DeJarrod Jones

ISSA has helped make my dreams com true of being a personal trainer and helping people become better versions of themselves.

DeJarrod Jones

Chelsea Mitchell

Not only was the program extremely informative, but the final exam was challenging and really put what I had learned to test.

Chelsea Mitchell

Jeremiah Simmons

This has changed my perspective on what needs to be done to compete and win!

Jeremiah Simmons

Andrew Presnell

ISSA's course material was extremely detail orientated and covered every aspect of becoming a personal trainer.

Andrew Presnell

Curtis Korchinski

The content is informative and the support is endless.

Curtis Korchinski

Nikee McInnis

The ISSA program design is excellent and caters to many learning styles. After taking this course I feel that I have rightfully earned my title and I know I will be properly equipped to help people change their lives in a healthy and positive way.

Nikee McInnis

McKenzie Chatterton

They provide you with the academic knowledge and the real world skills you need to be a success.

McKenzie Chatterton


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

100% job placement guatanteed. We guaranatee you will be a working personal trainer within 6 months of certification. We will refund your course fee in full if you do not receive a job within 6 months of certification.

STEP ONE

Pass your ISSA Personal Trainer exam and your NCCPT Accredited Proctored Exam

STEP TWO

Interview with at least 3 gyms within 6 months of completing your certification course (requirements)

STEP THREE

Meet Basic Requirements of the gyms (background check, drug test, available to work in the USA)

The exam is included with the purchase of the ISSA CPT course. There is an administrative fee to sit for the exam.

ISSA graduates often find jobs at partner gyms including:

Youfit Health Club Midtown Athletic Club Golds Gym Anytime Fitness

* only available in the continental U.S.


Purchase of ISSA training materials is not an eligibility requirement to take the accredited exam nor does it imply a passing score.

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