The ISSA Division Breakdown

ISSA Public Division

  • No restrictions—open to current students, current members, and the general public
Primary Function
  • Encourage enrollment in ISSA education programs
  • Provide information via articles and links on health and fitness
  • Enrollment pages for Fitness Certification Courses
  • Enrollment pages for Continuing Education Courses
  • Exercise Lab of 25 exercises cosponsored by HyperStrike
  • Blog
  • Job opening SUBMISSION pages (for gyms/corp fitness facilities/etc.)
  • Tools to assess career switch readiness

ISSA Education Division

  • Access restricted to students enrolled in ISSA education courses, and ISSA certified members in good standing
Primary Function
  • Teach
  • Provide specialized education in health and fitness
  • Online course material for certification courses, including course quizzes
  • Question Board
  • Audio tutorials
  • Audio pronunciation guides
  • Exercise videos
  • Online seminar video
  • Exercise lab of 600 audio, video exercises co-sponsored by HyperStrike
  • Toll free (800) 892-4772 phone support by in house professors

ISSA Professional Division

  • Exam access for ISSA students qualified to sit for final exam Full access for ISSA certified members in good standing
Primary Function
  • Administer final exams
  • Issue certification
  • Oversee maintenance of professional status (CEUs)
  • Online final exams
  • Downloadable final exam PDFs
  • Certified logos and forms
  • Renewal packet and application
  • Alumni Board
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Job Posting List
  • Merchant Account Options
  • Online Fitness Training cosponsored by HyperStrike
  • Fitness professional article archives
  • Alliance exclusive discounts/promotions (e.g. business cards, business opportunities
  • GI Bill Reimbursement Forms
  • Continuing Education (Re-Certification)
  • Job Resources
  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer Forms (PDF)
  • Online continuing education courses

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ISSA was one of the only names that was recognized right away and was viewed by all the gyms I called as a very knowledgeable and reputable association.

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The reason I recommend ISSA for those looking to become certified is because I know that the same outstanding customer service that I continue to receive will be extended unto you.

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I’ve been searching for the best training a company has to offer for years, ISSA really has it all.

Andrea De Persio

As a busy fitness professional having ISSA as a resource is golden.

Leonard Smith

ISSA gave me the opportunity to work independently to study, complete work, and gain knowledge on becoming a personal trainer.

Nicole Holstein

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

What I loved the most about the ISSA course was that the textbook was very interesting, the quizzes and final exam were thorough tricky, and challenging, and of course the time flexibility for me was priceless...

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ISSA was a great school and has taught me many things about how to do this and the correct ways.

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