ISSA Leadership: Founders, Subject Matter Experts and Program Advisors

The International Sports Sciences Association's advisors and authors are some of the most prestigious and respected names in the fitness industry. The years of scientific research they have conducted, the hundreds of professional publications, and college text books they have authored, is the basis of virtually all exercise, physiology, nutrition, and fitness courses taught around the world.

While others talk about their "experts" we urge you to see for yourself and take an in depth look at their biographies, publications, and accomplishments.

We're confident you'll see why ISSA is truly the World Leader in Fitness Education.

Directors

Josh Bryant Josh Bryant
John Berardi John Berardi
Dr. Karl Knopf Dr. Karl Knopf
Dr. Chad Waterbury Dr. Chad Waterbury
Thomas Fahey Thomas Fahey
Sara Fleming Sara Fleming
John DeFendis John DeFendis
Kim Dolan Leto Kim Dolan Leto
Jane Frederick Jane Frederick
Obi Obadike Obi Obadike

Subject Matter Experts

Dr. Michael Yessis Dr. Michael Yessis
John Schaeffer John Schaeffer
E.J. Doc Kreis E.J. "Doc" Kreis
Charles Staley Charles Staley
Bill Pearl Bill Pearl
LaReine Chabut LaReine Chabut

Program Advisory Council (2017-2022)

Amanda Boyd Amanda Boyd
Carlo Buzzichelli Carlo Buzzichelli
John DeFendis John DeFendis
Lesslee Dolan Lesslee Dolan
Christina Estrada Christina Estrada
Edward Gober Edward Gober
Quentin Green Quentin Green
Lindsay Kent Lindsay Kent
William Lockley William Lockley
Jason Pierce Jason Pierce
John Rowley John Rowley
Kristi Tauti Kristi Tauti
Brian Theiss Brian Theiss
Courtney West Courtney West
Jason Vaught Jason Vaught
Dr. Robert Wolff Dr. Robert Wolff

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

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The best part of it all is I was able to study at home and I can't begin to tell anyone how thorough the course that the ISSA has for becoming a personal trainer is.

Charles Poole Jr.

ISSA's course material was extremely detail orientated and covered every aspect of becoming a personal trainer.

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I have to say, the entire experience of getting certified was both challenging and enjoyable. I was not looking for an

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