Exercise Therapy Certification

According to the American Sports Data Company Inc., numerous employment opportunities are opening up in facilities for health & fitness professionals who have an expertise in Post-Rehab exercise. Nearly 1,000 hospitals in the US alone have already opened fitness facilities and hundreds more are in various stages of development.

The broad goal of this certificate program is to train students for an entry-level position in Exercise Therapy through distance education.

  • Study at your own pace - Study at a distance with flexible, online learning to 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.

Here's what you'll learn


Our course material is continually updated so you can be sure you're receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information available.

Fundamentals of Exercise Therapy

Therapeutic Exercise, Understanding the Disabled, Fitness as Therapy, Functional Fitness, Fundamentals of Exercise Therapy, Muscles and Movement, Contraindicated Exercises

Exercise Therapy for Chronic Conditions

Overview of Chronic Conditions, Cardiorespiratory Conditions, Metabolic Conditions, Neurological Conditions, Orthopedic Conditions, Sensory Impairments, Other Health Conditions

Adaptive Programming

Programming for Ambulation, Programming for Aquatics, Programming for Balance and Perceptual Motor Skills, Programming for Cardiovascular Fitness, Programming for Flexibility and Range of Motion, Program for Muscular Strength and Endurance, Programming for Posture

What's included in this program


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Hardcopy and Online Main Course Text

Exercise Therapy is a 215 page book that includes everything you need to earn an ISSA Exercise Therapy 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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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)

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Study Guide and Workbook

This handy reference guide walks you through the course unit-by-unit, allowing you to gain a better understanding of personal trainer concepts.

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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.

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Online Exercise Lab (250 animated exercises!)

ISSA and Hyperstrike provide you with an exclusive online exercise lab. 3D animation and three different angles ensure that proper form and technique are a breeze!

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Practice Examination 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.

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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!

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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. This support continues even after you earn your personal trainer certification.

How the Exercise Therapy Certification works


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1. Get Instant Access and Start Studying Right Away

Enroll and you will instantly gain access to your online course materials. We will also ship you the hard copies of the textbooks so you can study on-the-go. You have 4 months to complete the course but if you need more time, you can apply for a free 2 month extension. Most students finish the course in 8 to 10 weeks, with an hour or two of studying a day.

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2. Complete Quizzes and Test Your Comprehension

We offer online practice quizzes throughout the course to test your comprehension. Once you complete the quizzes, you'll gain access to the online final exam.

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3. Take the Open-Book, Untimed Final Exam from Anywhere

The final exam is online, open-book and untimed. It can be taken from the comfort of your home and completed during multiple sessions. You can also change and answer, at any time, before you submit your exam. After you pass your final exam we help you plan your next move. We also provide you with a business guide and a free professional website to jump-start your fitness career.

Accreditation

The ISSA is the first and only fitness organization in the U.S. accredited by a federally recognized agency.