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About the ISSA

ISSA is on a mission to bring healthy living to everybody in the world through education and community. As the world leader in fitness education, ISSA delivers comprehensive, cognitive and practical distance education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities. Founded in 1988 by Dr. Sal Arria and Dr. Frederick Hatfield, the ISSA now offers 12 fitness certifications and has certified over 300,000 trainers in 143 countries.

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The ISSA Affiliate Program pays you for referring customers to issaonline.com. It's easy! All you do is place a link to issaonline.com on your Website. When customers make a purchase, you earn a minimum 7.5% commission rate for each non-cancelled transaction. There is no limit to how much you can earn!

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Accreditations and Affiliations

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.

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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.

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Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

Chad Westgate

It’s been a great journey and ISSA has helped this journey and dream become a reality. The information and learning have been rewarding and beneficial in running a business and being a personal training.

Chad Westgate

McKenzie Chatterton

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

McKenzie Chatterton

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

Tanya Feliciano

The ISSA courses are wonderful. I love being able to work at my own pace. They have so many certifications to choose from. ISSA has really helped take my career to the next level.

Tanya Feliciano

Amy Manzanares

Having the backing of ISSA I feel confident that I am helping to change people's lives through fitness and I am very passionate about that! I am excited to meet new clients and help them start their fitness journeys.

Amy Manzanares

Malaika Jacocks

If I had questions, comments or concerns, I would call and the staff was so very helpful, I was in shock of how much support I got!

Malaika Jacocks

Sarah Turnley

After now having received my certification through ISSA, I feel confident that I'm ready to start my business.

Sarah Turnley

Keila Lounds

I learned so much about what it takes to be a trainer. The program covers tons of information, but it was manageable and very useful and relevant.

Keila Lounds

Emmanuel Robinson

This institution has been key in my development as a personal trainer and also instrumental in me being able to take my passion and turn it into a career.

Emmanuel Robinson

Tim Creasey

I needed a online option that would meet my needs so I could study and also work, the course more than met my needs and expectations.

Tim Creasey

Kristi Tauti

The tools and resources that ISSA provide are invaluable and will really set you apart from the rest, in this fitness industry.

Kristi Tauti

Carmen Maendel

This program encompasses a broad amount of information across the board in physical fitness.

Carmen Maendel

Lindley Zama

ISSA has brought a strong root into my life that keeps leading me towards success.

Lindley Zama

Michelle Rossi

The program is organized, well-priced, and super informative. It took me only four months to complete my certification.

Michelle Rossi

Scott Losche

The ISSA gave me a great knowledge of fitness programming, movement screening and nutrition.

Scott Losche

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