Corrective Exercise Specialist Book
Corrective Exercise Specialist

The ISSA's Corrective Exercise Course will help you learn how to identify and correct the most common movement dysfunctions that you are likely to see in a wide range of clients, from the weekend warrior to the serious athlete. Both health care professionals and certified personal trainers can benefit from this distance education course, learning more about how people move incorrectly and how to guide them to correct those dysfunctions.

Fitness Nutrition Certification Book
Fitness Nutrition Certification

Clients often need a fusion of both nutrition and exercise programming in order to achieve the results they desire. Whether your client wants to gain muscle, lose fat, or live healthily, their limiting factor usually lies beyond their exercise training program. Poor nutrition is what holds clients back. Good nutrition will feed muscle and shed fat. It's what will improve nearly every measurable health marker. Good nutrition is what will get your clients the bodies they never thought they could have.

Specialist in Group Fitness Book
Specialist in Group Fitness

This distance education course will show you how to use your knowledge and experience as an ISSA certified fitness trainer to design and lead safe and effective group training sessions. The course begins with the scientific foundations for group training design, including training-essential anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, as well as how training elicits various physical adaptations. Material then advances to the practical application of these concepts as they apply to group training program design and implementation. Advanced concepts include programming, assessment, safety, exercises and equipment, class formats, performance nutrition, and marketing your classes.

Exercise Therapy Certification Book
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.

Senior Fitness Certification Book
Senior Fitness Certification

By the year 2030, the number of Americans over the age of 65 will grow to over 63 million. This group now constitutes the fastest growing segment of our population. 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.

Youth Fitness Certification Book
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. 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.

Strength and Conditioning Certification Book
Strength and Conditioning Certification

Sports are big business-profitable for athletes and individuals who prepare athletes for competition. Professional and amateur athletes at all levels -- from grade-school club teams to the National Football League -- need the assistance of expert personal trainers to excel at their sports.

Advanced Certification Programs

Elite Trainer Certificate Program Book
Elite Trainer Certificate Program

ISSA's Elite Trainer program is designed to fully equip graduates with a comprehensive foundation of both the science and practice of personal training, fitness nutrition, and fitness programing for special populations. The curriculum prepares graduates to properly assess, train, and motivate the general population, clients needing fitness nutrition coaching, clients with chronic conditions, athletes, youth, and seniors.

Master Trainer Certificate Program Book
Master Trainer Certificate Program

ISSA’s Master Trainer™ program is designed to fully equip graduates with a comprehensive foundation of both the science and practice of personal training, fitness nutrition, and fitness programing for special populations. The curriculum prepares graduates to properly assess, train, and motivate the general population, clients needing fitness nutrition coaching, clients with chronic conditions, athletes, youth, and seniors.

Discover The ISSA's Associate's Degree in Exercise Science


A sound education positions you to make a difference while you do what you love. The time to invest in exercise science and fitness education has never been better.

Overview

Unlike most exercise science degrees available today, the ISSA's essays program was created specifically for the personal training industry.

Program Start Dates

Associates degree classes are broken into semesters and all start at the same time. Find out when the next class begins.

Program curriculum

The purpose of an Associate's Degree in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Personal Training is to prepare students for entry-level positions as personal trainers with the ability to pursue a Bachelor's or Advanced Degree.