With the Weight Management Specialist course, you learn how to help people transform their lives with healthy eating habits, improved physique and better overall health.
12 month plan
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 to study when, where, and how often you'd like.
Access your digital textbook online. With 1-2 hours of studying per day, most students finish the course in just 8-10 weeks. Feel free to study at your own pace.
We offer multiple online practice quizzes throughout the course to completely prepare you for the final exam and for real-life personal trainer scenarios.
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.
Our course materials provide everything you need to ensure long-term success as a Weight Management Specialist. We regularly update our materials to ensure ISSA is always at the forefront of current practices and providing the latest in modern innovations.
The role of a Weight Management Specialist
Learn what it means to be a Weight Management Specialist, and what makes them stand out from other trainers.
Basics and application
Become an expert in the basic principles of the body relating to nutrition, plus how to conduct nutrition consultations and estimating the caloric needs of your client.
Myths and Facts
Learn about popular weight loss fads, supplements and drugs. What's real and what's not.
Fundamental characteristics for being a successful Weight Management Specialist
Learn what it takes and how you can succeed in this growing niche of the personal training and fitness world.
The impact of a Weight Management Specialist
How you can help your clients make these lifestyle changes and commit to them.
The main course text includes everything you need to earn an ISSA Weight Management Specialist 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.
As an ISSA Weight Management Specialist, you will be able to coach your clients with empathy and develop the skills to support them through their transformation, and create lasting change.
As a specialist, you will develop plans individualized to your clients’ needs to help them obtain their fitness goals.
Becoming a Weight Management Specialist means you’ll have the specific knowledge to:
Conduct nutrition interviews
Understand how the body gains and loses weight
Design healthy eating plans and lasting lifestyle changes for various clients
Develop the skills necessary to become a successful Weight Management Specialist and make a further impact on your current and future clients
As a Weight Management Specialist, you will be able to help your clients achieve fitness and wellness goals they may have been struggling with, and make lasting impacts on their lives.
Gain the knowledge and ability to assist clients in managing their weight and sustaining a healthy lifestyle by becoming an ISSA Weight Management Specialist. Help transform your clients’ bodies inside and outside the gym. With ISSA’s completely online Weight Management Specialist course, you are able to learn, study, take the exams, and complete the course on your own schedule in your own environment.
Learn the skills to help your clients transform their bodies beyond their fitness program. As a Weight Management Specialist, you will learn the importance of nutrition and fueling your clients' bodies for specific results. Stand out among other trainers and become the expert in health, nutrition and fitness as an ISSA Weight Management Specialist.
Thinking about earning your certification as a Weight Management Specialist on your own time? Get the Evaluation Kit AND the first chapter of the textbook for FREE.
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