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The ISSA is the world leader in fitness education and delivers comprehensive, cognitive and practical distance education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities. Founded by leading fitness researchers, PhDs and elite practitioners, the ISSA now offers 24 fitness certifications and has certified over 400,000 trainers in 174 countries.
Bring healthy living to everybody in the world through education and community.
Connect 100M people to the power of healthy living by 2030.
The IHRSA is a trade association serving the global health club and fitness industry. The mission of IHRSA is to grow, protect and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with benefits that will help them be more successful. The IHRSA is dedicated to making the world healthier through regular exercise and activity promotion.
The European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) is an independent register of instructors, trainers and teachers working in the European health, fitness and physical activity sector.
EREPS recognises the qualifications and skills of exercise professionals and is an important assurance for the public and employers that their instructor or employee holds the appropriate qualifications to perform their role safely and effectively.
The National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure to the public that qualified fitness professionals who have successfully passed the National Board examination have achieved an approved level of competency in the health and fitness industry. The NBFE promotes the services of qualified fitness professionals as a viable means of improving public health.
Since 1985 the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools has worked with the State's Governors, Legislature, elected officials and the numerous regulatory agencies to promote high quality education.
The New York Chiropractic College assists future doctors of chiropractic achieve their career goals, New York Chiropractic College offers a unique educational program that gives students access to many career possibilities. The mission of New York Chiropractic College is to provide leadership and academic excellence in all our degree granting programs through a commitment to quality education and patient care, research excellence, professional service, and the fostering of lifelong learning for all members of our community. ISSA is approved for continuing education credits for chiropractors through the New York Chiropractic College.
The Better Business Bureau's mission is to promote and foster the highest ethical relationship between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service excellence. ISSA maintains a A+ rating with the BBB--the highest possible rating.
The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is formed by a team of renowned fitness experts to stem the tide of physical decline. ISSA is founded with the mission of increasing the fitness of the people on our planet by helping more fitness professionals enjoy a successful career in fitness.
ISSA launches Weekend Educational Workshops
The ISSA becomes the first fitness certification organization to mandate continuing education.
The ISSA sees the educational and information sharing potential and power of the Internet and launches its first online site at ISSA-USA
ISSA launches ProTrainer Online Magazine
Specialist in Performance Nutrition Course is launched
Strength & Conditioning Course is launched
Youth Fitness Trainer Course is launched
ISSA celebrates its 10-year anniversary
Specialist in Senior Fitness Course is launched
Certified Fitness Trainer final examination is offered online
ISSA becomes a Provisional Affiliate of National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE)
8th edition of ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer is launched
ISSA earns an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
New Study Guides added to all major certification courses
3D Exercise Lab is launched
ISSA celebrates its 20-year anniversary
ISSA launches new Specialist Fitness Nutrition course authored by John Berardi
ISSA launches 10 week Guided Study On Track lecture and audio series
ISSA begins offering Members Free Professional Website for business purposes
ISSA Launches Public Division For the Health of It monthly newsletter
ISSA earns full Affiliate status with the NBFE
ISSA launches Thank a Vet — Hire a Vet national campaign
Champions Youth Fitness teams up with KidShape 2.0 and ISSA to boost youth fitness
ISSA busts the myth that one-size-fits-all diets work
Huffington Post names ISSA one of the top Personal Training Certifications in America
Andrew Wyant, former National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) president, becomes President and CEO of ISSA. The global leader in fitness and nutrition education shapes ISSA's new headquarters in Arizona
ISSA launches first certification for DNA-Based fitness training programs
Rich Brown joins ISSA from Digital Air Strike as the new CIO
ISSA releases Fitness Certification Program tailored to military veterans and their families looking to make fitness training a career
Rachael Cordova joins ISSA from Manifest as the new CFO
ISSA launches partnership with leading online fitness and allied healthcare professionals organization, MedFit Network and MedFit Education Foundation
DNA-Based Fitness Coach program is launched
ISSA acquires NCCPT (National Counsel of Certified Personal Trainers), adding accredited
Yoga Certification course is launched
Weight Management Instructor course is launched
Powerlifting Instructor course is launched
Online Coaching Certification course is launched
Lifespan Coach Certification course is launched
ISSA Launches Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor Course
Tailwind Capital Acquires ISSA to Build the Leading eLearning Platform for the Fitness & Wellness Industry
I found it to be challenging, informative, and very current. ISSA provides great communication and they are always there from start to finish.
The option to study at your own pace and test whenever it is convenient for you makes this course that much better than the rest!
Now I am a certified personal trainer. This will be my first step into the fitness world, and now, my knowledge is much greater.
The ISSA gave me a great knowledge of fitness programming, movement screening and nutrition.
I definitely recommend the ISSA on-line program to become a certified personal trainer, it's very complete and you get a lot of support along the way.
Rian De La Torre
I’ve been searching for the best training a company has to offer for years, ISSA really has it all.
Andrea De Persio
The ISSA certified personal trainer program is the best experience of my life.
I am really looking forward to helping people realize and reach their goals of becoming more healthy and physically fit, no matter their age.
The site is very easy to navigate, the content is very educational and flows smoothly, I receive help quickly when I have a question.
ISSA has given me the confidence I need to train people and train them right.
John Heerschap Jr
The education I received will put me above my competition and has provided me to the tools to helps other meet their personal fitness goals.
Not only was the program extremely informative, but the final exam was challenging and really put what I had learned to test.
The business resources provided as part of the course material really help to set up your own personal training business with form templates and tips to help you hit the ground running and succeed!
With the knowledge, I've gained from the program. I feel confident to go into the work as a personal trainer now, and to start this phase in my life.
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