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About the ISSA

ISSA is on a mission to bring healthy living to everybody in the world through education and community. As the world leader in fitness education, ISSA delivers comprehensive, cognitive and practical distance education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities. Founded in 1988 by Dr. Sal Arria and Dr. Frederick Hatfield, the ISSA now offers 12 fitness certifications and has certified over 300,000 trainers in 143 countries.

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The ISSA Affiliate Program pays you for referring customers to issaonline.com. It's easy! All you do is place a link to issaonline.com on your Website. When customers make a purchase, you earn a minimum 7.5% commission rate for each non-cancelled transaction. There is no limit to how much you can earn!

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Accreditations and Affiliations

The IHRSA is a trade association serving the global health club and fitness industry. The mission of IHRSA is to grow, protect and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with benefits that will help them be more successful. The IHRSA is dedicated to making the world healthier through regular exercise and activity promotion.

The European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) is an independent register of instructors, trainers and teachers working in the European health, fitness and physical activity sector.

EREPS recognises the qualifications and skills of exercise professionals and is an important assurance for the public and employers that their instructor or employee holds the appropriate qualifications to perform their role safely and effectively.

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The National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure to the public that qualified fitness professionals who have successfully passed the National Board examination have achieved an approved level of competency in the health and fitness industry. The NBFE promotes the services of qualified fitness professionals as a viable means of improving public health.


Since 1985 the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools has worked with the State's Governors, Legislature, elected officials and the numerous regulatory agencies to promote high quality education.


The New York Chiropractic College assists future doctors of chiropractic achieve their career goals, New York Chiropractic College offers a unique educational program that gives students access to many career possibilities. The mission of New York Chiropractic College is to provide leadership and academic excellence in all our degree granting programs through a commitment to quality education and patient care, research excellence, professional service, and the fostering of lifelong learning for all members of our community. ISSA is approved for continuing education credits for chiropractors through the New York Chiropractic College.


The Better Business Bureau's mission is to promote and foster the highest ethical relationship between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service excellence. ISSA maintains a A+ rating with the BBB--the highest possible rating.

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Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

Sarah Turnley

After now having received my certification through ISSA, I feel confident that I'm ready to start my business.

Sarah Turnley

Yavor Varbanov

With ISSA guidance and textbooks, I have upgraded my knowledge to another level and I feel this by seeing big changes in my clients & myself!

Yavor Varbanov

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Demetri Carter

Thank you once again to the staff at ISSA for giving me this opportunity to enroll into your program and making me feel welcome. I can't wait to take you guys on my next fitness journey in life!

Demetri Carter

Evette Wrinkle

I was so overwhelmed at first but chatted with a master trainer on the website and they gave me some wonderful study tips that built my confidence back up. I actually finished a month early.

Evette Wrinkle

Jorge Andrés Marín López

As a professional soccer player, I'm happy to have achieved this! Fitness is beautiful, its the perfect lifestyle.

Jorge Andrés Marín López

Christopher Mendoza

ISSA helped me earn the credentials necessary to ensure that I can give people like Eric Vanwagner all the tools they need to continue their journey back to normal function.

Christopher Mendoza

Carolyn Ansel

I was extremely impressed with the overall course and materials ISSA provided; now ISSA has truly prepared me for my future as a personal trainer!

Carolyn Ansel

Nicole Holstein

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

Nicole Holstein

Sean Shimada

The International Sports Sciences Association was easily the best choice I've ever made towards a career in helping change people's lives.

Sean Shimada

Jesse Scheide

The ISSA has not only helped me to become a better athlete and aspiring trainer but more importantly a better person.

Jesse Scheide

Lauren Hoffmann

Being apart of ISSA has brought me so many opportunities and will continue to do so.

Lauren Hoffmann

Tyler Hutchinson

What I loved most was the final exam not just a multiple choice exam but an exam that made me think, challenged me, but also had me prove myself from a practical stand point!

Tyler Hutchinson

Alisa Wagner

Thanks to ISSA, I am able to compete and win in bodybuilding competitions despite my day job, and I am honored to help others achieve their personal health aspirations amid their busy schedules.

Alisa Wagner

Malaika Jacocks

If I had questions, comments or concerns, I would call and the staff was so very helpful, I was in shock of how much support I got!

Malaika Jacocks

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