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Why Over 300,000 Students Choose Our Certification Courses:
Phone support, a business guide & free trainer website after your exam
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Up to 6 months to complete; most students finish in 8-10 weeks
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Top 5 Reasons to Become an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Turn your passion for fitness into the career you've always wanted by becoming an ISSA Personal Trainer!
With the knowledge you'll gain from our interactive online course, you will possess the proficiency, credentials, and confidence to educate and inspire people to live happier and healthier lives.
Whether you want to find full-time employment at a gym or health club, build your own personal training business, become a personal training website or mobile app entrepreneur, pursue your dream of working with a college or professional sports team, or simply want to achieve a healthier lifestyle for yourself, your ISSA certification will provide you with the tools, training resources, customer support, and supportive community of like-minded people to help you achieve your professional growth and personal development goals.
We promise you’ll find a job as a personal trainer or we’ll give you a no-hassle, full refund.
Here’s all you need to do:
You complete the course and earn your ISSA certification
You apply for a job at three gyms in the USA within 60 days
You Will Find a Job as a Personal Trainer
or YOU'LL GET YOUR MONEY BACK
You meet the gym’s basic requirements
(background check, drug test, available to work in the USA)
That’s it. You’ll get a job. And we can even help you find one. Partner gyms also post jobs for ISSA graduates on our Student Portal, including:
"After having done many other PT certifications over my 25yr career in fitness, I've found ISSA's to be the most qualified, useful AND helpful certifications in the business. Upon hiring other trainers for our facility, I always look for the ISSA professionals!"
We know that balancing your studies with an already busy schedule can be a challenge, which is why we designed a flexible, self-paced online course schedule that allows you up to 6 months to finish the program so you can study when, where, and how often you'd like. Here's how the program works:
How the ISSA Personal Trainer Certification Works
Study online or with the included hard-copy textbooks. With 1-2 hours of studying per day, most students finish in just 10 weeks. Feel free to study at your own pace - you have 4 months to complete the course (and can apply for a free 2 month extension if you need more time).
We offer multiple online practice quizzes throughout the course. Once you complete the quizzes, you'll gain access to the online final exam.
You read that correctly - the final exam is online, open-book, untimed, and can also be completed over multiple sessions! You can even go back and change any answer, at any time, before you submit your exam. If you don't pass the first time, we even allow you to re-take the exam.
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Take the Open-Book, Untimed Final Exam from Anywhere
Test Your Knowledge with Online Quizzes
What You'll Learn From This Course
With course material that is continually updated with the most accurate and up-to-date information available personal training techniques, you’ll learn the practical day-to-day skills you'll need to break into the industry, acquire clients, and deliver life-changing results.
The Components of Anatomy and Muscle Structure
How to Assess Client Health and Exercise Needs
The Big Picture of Nutrition and Coaching
How to Create the Best Exercise Programs for Clients
How to Help Special Populations (Seniors, Youth, etc.)
How to Build and Grow your Personal Training Business
How ISSA Has Helped Students Like You
For over 30 years, we've helped ISSA students in 91 countries realize their dreams of a rewarding career in fitness & nutrition coaching. We're honored to have outstanding reviews from our graduates who can attest to the power of our courses. Here are some of their inspiring stories:
"ISSA’s sincere interest and attention to each individuals success is unwavering, they are there when you need them, ready to provide assistance, continuing support and motivation."
"As a busy fitness professional having ISSA as a resource is golden. I can study and test online, and I have confidence knowing that support is just a phone call away if needed."
"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! "
Fitness - The Complete Guide is a 759 page book that includes everything you need to earn an ISSA Personal Trainer Certification. The course material is continually updated with new information, and even includes audio lectures for a convenient, on-the-go study option.
Hardcopy & Online Main Course Text
This handy reference guide walks you through the course unit-by-unit, allowing you to gain a better understanding of personal trainer concepts.
Study Guide and Workbook
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 and Home Study Exam
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.
Online Student Forum
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.
Practice Exam and Section Quizzes
What You'll Get With This Course
ISSA and Hyperstrike provide you with an exclusive online exercise lab with over 250 animated exercises. 3D animation and three different angles ensure that proper form and technique are a breeze!
Online Exercise Lab
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!
Free Professional Website
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. This support continues even after you earn your personal trainer certification.
Unlimited Educational Support
Plus BONUS SUPPORT After Your Exam...
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We're always here to help you succeed, so if you have any questions about the course materials, certification process, or general questions about how we can help you pursue a career as a Personal Trainer, please feel free to contact us:
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