Certifications

 
ISSA Personal Trainer Certifications
Discover how you can take your first steps to becoming a certified Fitness Professional now…

  • Study at your own pace – Study at times and places that fit your busy schedule.
  • Online Testing – Sit for your certification exam whenever you’re ready with secure online testing.
  • Unlimited Educational Support – If you have questions about the course materials, contact us!
  • Customer Support – Support both Before and After you become certified.
  • Accreditation – ISSA is proud to be nationally accredited by the DEAC

 

Exercise Therapy Certification

Your first step in helping clients rehabilitate from injuries should be an ISSA Exercise Therapy Certification.

You’ll learn the essentials needed to help clients in their rehabilitation:

  • The fundamentals of exercise therapy and muscles and movement
  • The proper use of therapeutic exercise and exercise therapy for chronic conditions
  • How to develop programming for balance and perceptual motor skills
  • How to improve flexibility and range of motion, muscular strength and endurance
  • Ways to improve posture and reduce neck, shoulder and back pain

 

Fitness Nutrition Certification

Our nationally accredited distance education program will teach you nutritional science and nutritional practice in order to help you successfully guide your clients toward a better body.

  • Study at your own pace – Study at times and places that fit your busy schedule.
  • Online Testing – Sit for your certification exam whenever you’re ready with secure online testing.
  • Unlimited Educational Support – If you have questions about the course materials, contact us!
  • Customer Support – Support both Before and After you become certified.
  • Accreditation – ISSA is proud to be nationally accredited by the DEAC.

 

Senior Fitness Certification

By the year 2030, the number of Americans over the age of 65 will grow to over 63 million. This senior age group now constitutes the fastest growing segment of our population, and our Senior Fitness Certification course is perfectly tailored to teach you the skills needed to provide personal training to elderly adults.

Each year hundreds of senior men and women who participate in events that demand a high level of fitness, like marathons and triathlons, dispel the old belief that sickness and deterioration are a necessary part of the aging process. Scientific evidence accumulates daily proving that with regular exercise, a senior can experience good health and vitality for the duration of their life. Study after study has shown that the typical senior is not only capable of strenuous exercise, but can vastly improve his or her health, strength, mobility and independence, following a properly constructed senior fitness program.

Now, after several years of intensive preparation, the ISSA has brought together some of the finest minds in fitness training science to create a breakthrough Senior Fitness Certification program for personal trainers who wish to work with seniors or elderly adults. While this burgeoning segment of the personal training market constitutes a lucrative opportunity, the real value is in the joy you’ll experience in changing people’s lives.

 

Your Senior Fitness Certification Course Includes
Senior Fitness Certification Course main text: Specialist in Fitness for Older Adults – The Complete Guide (214 pages)
The proper use of therapeutic exercise and exercise therapy for chronic conditions

It all starts with home study materials. Our Senior Fitness Certification Course is self-paced, so you can take as much or as little time as you need to complete it, up to 4 months. Learm more about ISSA’s Senior Fitness Certification Study Options We are unconditionally committed to providing expanded access to the highest quality fitness certification and continuing fitness education programs available, advancing our industry as a whole, and developing greater access to career opportunities for those who share our vision of Creating a Stronger, Healthier World. Try our Career Calculator to calculate how much extra money you could earn this year by turning your passion for fitness into profit as a personal trainer with just a few clients a week.

 

Youth Fitness Certification
Dr. Hugh D. Allen stated in USA Today that 30 million of today’s youth in the US will die of heart disease as adults. A wide variety of additional health problems have all been linked to childhood obesity and lack of fitness in today’s youth. As a result, youth fitness training is one of the fastest-growing segments in the health club and fitness industry and ISSA’s Youth Fitness Certification course teaches proven techniques that will treat and prevent obesity before it causes a lifetime of health problems.

It is important to remember that children are not miniature adults. You cannot use the same personal training methods or motivational techniques on growing youth as you do with mature adults. Specific knowledge of the different anatomical, physiological, and emotional requirements of today’s youth are fundamental in addressing the specific needs of kids. And ISSA’s Youth Fitness Certification course helps you show kids the right way to develop a winning attitude, make them better athletes, and improve their confidence.

Not only can you change lives, you can earn a great living or substantially increase your current income by gaining a specialized certification in youth fitness. The gift of fitness is one that many parents will readily give their children, especially if they know how important fitness is to a young life.

 

Your Senior Fitness Certification Course Includes
The 284 page “Youth Fitness Trainer” course textbook is complemented by a workbook and study guide with detailed learning objectives to help you get the most out of your studies. In addition to these materials you’ll also receive our 139 page “Fitness for Kids and Teens” supplemental reading guide.

Your certification course materials will also include your Home Study Section Quizzes. Once you have submitted all of your Youth Fitness Certification course quizzes, you will be sent your official Home Study final examination. You may also choose to complete your Section Quizzes online, if you would prefer. Should you choose to complete your quizzes online, once you have submitted all of them, you will be sent your official final examination.

 

Strength and Conditioning Certification
Sports are big business: profitable for athletes and personal trainers who prepare athletes for competition.
Until recently, most people believed that power athletes were born and not made. That’s changed. A proper strength and conditioning training program can make anyone faster, stronger, more powerful and better at any sport. Professional and amateur athletes in all sports at all levels, from club teams to professional leagues, need the assistance of expert personal trainers in order to excel.
ISSA’s Strength and Conditioning Certification course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge, expertise, and specific training techniques to enable athletes to expand the capacity of their bodies to perform the most difficult athletic feats, while remaining strong and free from injuries. Athletic endeavors place the human body under great stress. Proper training and preparation give athletes the confidence to push themselves to their limits, without fear of physical breakdown.

 

Included in the Strength and Conditioning Certification Course
Written by Professor and champion athlete Thomas D. Fahey, EdD, ISSA’s Strength and Conditioning Certification course equips you to properly and effectively train athletes in various sports and open doors to a new client base. The 530 page Specialist in Sports Conditioning course text now contains 5 brand new chapters complete with over 150 detailed exercise illustrations. It is complemented by a 294 page workbook with detailed learning objectives to help you get the most out of your studies. In addition you also receive a DVD with an associated DVD study guide that brings to life the concepts discussed in the text.

 

Newly Updated Course Sections

Strength Training and Conditioning for the Chest and Shoulders
– Chest Exercises
– Shoulder Exercises
– Rotator Cuff Exercises
– Bench Press Training
– Advanced Bench Press Training

 

Strength Training and Conditioning for the Arms
– Exercises for the Front and Back of the Arm
– Exercises for the Forearm

 

Strength Training and Conditioning for Abdominal Muscles
– Developing Abs in the Presence of Abdominal Fat
– Sit-ups for Shapely Abs
– The Core & The Kinetic Chain
– How-to Harness Metabolism to Fight Fat

 

Strength Training and Conditioning for the Upper, Middle & Lower Back
– Exercises for the Back
– Exercises for the Neck

 

Strength Training and Conditioning for the Legs
– Multipoint Leg Exercises
– Plyometric Exercises
– Auxiliary Isolation Exercises for the Lower Body
– Advanced Lifts & Functional Training Techniques

 

Your Strength and Conditioning Certification course materials will also include your Home Study Section Quizzes. Once you have submitted all of your course quizzes, you will be sent your official Home Study final examination. You may also choose to complete your Section Quizzes online, if you would prefer. Should you choose to complete your quizzes online, once you have submitted all of them, you will be sent your official final examination. ISSA’s Strength and Conditioning Certification Level Two:

Strength and Conditioning Certification Level Two distinction is designed to meet the certification recommendations of NCAA legislation 2013-18.