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ISSA Nutritionist Certification

Turn food into your hidden superpower

Want to help your clients reach their wildest health goals? Then you need to go beyond great workout plans.
As an ISSA nutritionist, you’ll learn all about food and food habits — so you can make the smart recommendations your clients need to crush those goals and live that dream.
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How It Works
What You'll Learn
What's Included
How You Can Use It
Questions? Text: 480-719-0652 or Email: Partnerships@ISSAonline.com

How It Works


  • Enroll now and get instant access

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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!

  • Macronutrients and Micronutrients

  • Lifestyle Changes and Strategies

  • Client Assessments and Goal Setting

  • Product Labels and Claims

  • Dietary Guidelines and Applications

  • Trending Diets and Myths

  • Supplementation

  • Business of Nutrition Coaching

Hear what our students are saying:

We're honored to have outstanding reviews from our graduates who can attest to the power of
the Nutritionist course.

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Great information a must take course.

– Kim Kick, October 9

Trustpilot Stars

Course was very helpful and easy to follow.

– Kevin Levinson, October 5

Trustpilot Stars

Issa materials provide excellent informative materials to make your goals be reality in the nutrition and fitness occupations.

– Nancy Adler, September 15

Plus, all these tools to help you pass!

Online Course Textbook

The main course text includes everything you need to earn an ISSA Nutritionist 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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What's Included with the ISSA Nutritionist Course? | ISSA

  • ISSA Nutritionist Textbook

    Your primary online (or optional physical) reading material is the 394-page Fitness Nutrition textbook by ISSA. You’ll get the latest in nutrition science brought to life through interactive and engaging study materials.

  • 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.

  • Nutritionist Education Bootcamp

    ISSA's Nutrition Bootcamp provides you with the ultimate LIVE guide to studying, understanding, and passing your course. Over the course of five weeks, you'll receive direct access to ISSA's Nutritionist geniuses, take part in live study tutorials that deep-dive into specific concepts of the course, and find out EXACTLY what you need to pass your final exam with flying colors - a $600 value that you'll get for FREE!

  • Library of Client Forms

    ISSA Professional Nutritionist forms to use when evaluating clients and planning their journey to better health.

  • 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.

Why Specialize as a Nutritionist?

Great personal trainers know you can't out-exercise a bad diet. This means clients need nutrition advice. If they don't get tips on what to eat from you, they'll look elsewhere to another professional or questionable online resources.

When you specialize as a Nutritionist, you offer an additional service to existing clients. This means you can increase your rates AND have a new, standalone service offering.

A Nutritionist Specialization is the answer if you want to:

  • Make more money

  • Add status to your resume

  • Deliver online nutrition services - anywhere

  • Perfect your own nutrition program

Why Specialize as a Nutritionist? | ISSA
Who Are The ISSA Nutritionists | ISSA

Who Are ISSA Nutritionists?

ISSA Nutritionists have a passion for improving the quality of their clients' lives beyond the gym walls. Knowing how the body metabolizes food for fuel, muscle development and fat loss allows ISSA Nutritionists the ability to help their clients reach and see real results.

ISSA Nutritionists help bridge the gap between their clients knowing WHAT to eat and HOW to make those choices daily.

Want A Taste Of The ISSA Nutritionist Course?

From learning how humans select food to setting unique goals for your clients. Take a peek into what you will learn on your path to becoming a trusted ISSA Nutritionist

Want a taste of the ISSA Nutritionist Course? | ISSA

European Register of Exercise Professionals

This is an EREPS Approved Training Course - 10 LLP Points

EREPS is a fully independent register of instructors, trainers and teachers working in the European fitness  and physical activity sector.

EREPS recognizes the qualifications and skills of fitness professionals, as an important assurance for consumers and employers. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that every instructor, trainer and teacher in Europe holds the appropriate qualification(s) to ensure that people can work out safely and effectively.