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Youth sports are serious business. There is a great need of youth trainers to help them stay active and improve agility.
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  • Study at your own pace

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  • Use your dedicated Success Coach for study help

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  • Take chapter quizzes to see your progress

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  • Pass the open-book, untimed Final Exam from anywhere!

Master Fitness Programs For The Next Generation

Just like adults, all kids can benefit from fitness guidance.
Help the children of today and train the fastest growing demographic in fitness.

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.

  • Apply the sports psychology principles for young clients

  • Incorporate the knowledge of energy and growth needs, nutritional content of food, and the food pyramid to facilitate replacement of unhealthy foods in a client's diet with nutritious foods.

  • Identify the causes of overtraining and injury and incorporate injury prevention into the training program.

  • Identify a situation when it is necessary to seek out a doctor's assistance with exercise design and/or injury needs.

  • Apply the principles of pediatric and adolescent growth, metabolism, muscle anatomy, biomechanics, training, and adaptation principles to create appropriate workout programs for children and teens based on fitness level and goals.

  • Measure the body composition of a young client and classify the results according to the youth physical development guidelines.

  • Develop a comprehensive exercise program that utilizes Adaptive Programming principles and techniques to address the fitness requirements of a young client.

What Our Students Say About Us

We're proud of our graduates' outstanding reviews regarding their ISSA experience!

What You'll Get With This Course

Online Course Textbook

Youth Fitness is a 273 page book that includes everything you need to earn an ISSA Youth 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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Meet the author, Thomas Fahey, Ed.D

Youth Fitness Specialist Course Guide

  • Online Study Guide and Workbook

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

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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! To learn more about this benefit, click here.

  • 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.

Your New Career as a Specialist in Youth Fitness Starts Here

Dr. Hugh D. Allen stated in USA Today that 30 million of today's youth in the US will die of heart disease as adults. Additional health problems have all been linked to childhood obesity and lack of fitness in today's youth. As a result, youth fitness training is one of the fastest-growing segments in the health club and fitness industry. In addition, youth sports are a booming industry, starting as early as 5 years old in hopes of a college scholarship. Parents are willing to invest significant time and resources to help their kids get an advantage.

  • Study at your own pace with flexible, online learning to fit your busy schedule.

  • Pass your certification exam online wherever you're most comfortable.

  • Rest easy with great customer support before, during and after your certification.

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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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