The most comprehensive approach to unlocking the secrets behind why clients eat the way they do, and the systemic approach to drive lifestyle change. You can be the ultimate authority others turn to as the one-stop-shop for fitness and nutrition needs.

Why choose an ISSA certification over others?


  1. ISSA is the most accredited – Your training will meet the highest standards, be widely recognised, and put you ahead of the competition to get a job or start your own business.

  3. ISSA are the best rated and reviewed – Others who have gone before you can attest to the quality of the course and have taken the time to voice their satisfaction, thus reinforcing that the ISSA certification will take you to the top of your game.

  5. ISSA are the fastest growing – The word is spreading that this is the personal training certification that yields the best results. The best time to get started is always now.


Online self-paced content

Complete in 12 months or less

Taught by industry leaders

Exclusive modules you won’t find elsewhere

Obtain 4 Certificates!
ISSA Personal Trainer Certification
HMA Coaching with Purpose
HMA Fiscal Fitness
HMA Practical Preparation

Apply now for our September 2021 intake
(Upcoming Practical Workshops: 18-19  &  25-26 Sept)

Places are strictly limited

Choose $1750 upfront or 4 payments over 4 months

Why Specialize as a Nutritionist?

Great personal trainers know you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. This means clients need nutrition advice. If they don’t get tips on what to eat from you, they’ll turn elsewhere. This could be to another professional or online and questionable resources.

When you specialize as a Nutritionist, you offer an additional service to existing clients. This means you can increase your rates AND have a new, standalone service offering.

A Nutritionist Specialization is the answer if you want to:

  • Make more money
  • Add status to your resume
  • Deliver online nutrition services — anywhere
  • Perfect your own nutrition program

When it comes to training clients, there’s a gap between teaching them WHAT to eat and HOW to make it a healthy and doable lifestyle.

Exact nutrition is easy but personalizing it to a realistic way of life is not.

How can you fill this gap? As an ISSA Nutritionist, you’ll personalize client nutrition programs based on a thorough assessment. Custom food and lifestyle plans like these drive clients’ success.

Tailored Study Options


Study your way at your convenience

Everything you need to learn is all online in text, audio, and visual formats. Whether you need to study on-the-go in between a busy schedule, or quietly in the comfort of your own home, you can learn in a way that best suits your needs.


Live webinars, workshops and support

Our highly qualified team will guide you in a series of live webinars, workshops, and Q&A sessions to reinforce the online material to cement your knowledge and understanding of the course material. By combining the theory and applying it in practice, you receive the clarity and confidence you need to hit the ground running and succeed.


Certified at home

Take the final exam from home – no need to go to a testing centre. Eliminate the hassle and stress of travelling to a testing centre and testing in a unfamiliar environment. Complete the test in a comfortable and familiar place where you can perform your best on the exam.


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What Will I Learn With the ISSA Nutritionist Specialization?


The ISSA Nutritionist course teaches the science of food intake PLUS a deep dive into the mental aspects involved in client behavior change. You will learn how to use food as fuel and the psychological strategies in food selection and habits. Master the art of creating personalized nutrition programs even in a world of diet trends.

In ISSA’s Nutritionist Course, You’ll Learn:

  • Macronutrients and Micronutrients
  • Lifestyle Changes and Strategies
  • Client Assessments and Goal Setting
  • Product Labels and Claims
  • Dietary Guidelines and Applications
  • Trending Diets and Myths
  • Supplementation
  • Business of Nutrition Coaching

As an ISSA Nutritionist, you’ll make a lasting difference in your clients’ lives and get the most out of your nutrition training. You will master the art of creating personalized nutrition programs even in a world of varying diet trends.

Who are ISSA Nutritionists?

ISSA Nutritionists have a passion for improving the quality of their clients’ lives beyond the gym walls. Knowing how the body metabolizes food for fuel, muscle development and fat loss — ISSA Nutritionists provide clients with direction to see inspirational results.

ISSA Nutritionists bridge the gap between clients knowing WHAT to eat but not HOW to make those choices daily.

This is an ISSA Nutritionist in action.


What’s Included with the ISSA Nutritionist Course?

– Online Course Textbook

– ISSA Nutritionist Textbook

– Quizzes to Help You Master the Materials

– Library of Client Forms

– Unlimited Education Support

– Guided and Structured Study

– Learn at Your Own Pace Lessons




    Frequently Asked Questions


    What is required to get my DNA based fitness coach certificate?

    You must meet the following:

    • Submission of all course quizzes
    • A score of 75% or better on all sections of the final examination
    • Proof of current Adult CPR/AED certificate

    Does ISSA offer the ability to take quizzes and exams online?

    Yes, Online testing, for both quizzes and final exams, is the preferred testing method. Online testing saves you the hassle of organizing and photocopying your answer sheets, saves you from a trip to the post office, saves you postage for registered mail, and keeps track of your submissions in your Member Account. What’s more, online testing produces a much faster turn-around time for grading!

    Is there an extra cost to pay it off early?

    No. There are no penalties for paying it off early.

    Can I get a printed copy of the textbook?

    In addition to the free online version of the course textbooks, you can purchase printed copies of our most popular courses. Click here to look for your course and buy the book.

    What do others think of ISSA’s CPT course?

    Don’t simply take our word for the high quality and excellent standard of the course. Find out what others are saying by checking out the staggering number of positive Trust Pilot reviews at https://www.trustpilot.com/review/issaonline.com


    Meet the Instructors

    Eugenio Palmieri

    Eugenio is an experienced entrepreneur and management consultant with over 20 years experience in entrepreneurship, business development and corporate management.

    Through his extensive experience with global organisations in the fitness, financial, and manufacturing sectors he has helped numerous entrepreneurs and organisations streamline their operations, save costs and set growth strategies.

    Eugenio has established one of the first Anytime Fitness clubs in Singapore. He is to date co-owning and operating three successful Anytime Fitness clubs in Singapore.

    His qualifications include:

    • Bachelor of International Business And Management Studies - Rotterdam University, The Netherlands
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Latin American University of Leon, Mexico

    Dr Jon Marshall (Osteopath)

    Educational Background

    • Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine)
    • Masters of Osteopathy
    • Masters of Applied Science (Acupuncture)
    • Masters of Strength and Conditioning (Current)
    • Certification in Advanced Occupational Ergonomics, Colorado State University
    • Functional Manual Medicine, Michigan State University, USA (Current)

    Fitness Certifications

    • Clinical Pilates (DMA)
    • Diploma in Contemporary Pilates
    • Level 1 Australian Strength and Conditioning Coach
    • Certified Personal Trainer (American Council of Exercise)
    • Certified Personal Trainer (International Sports Sciences Association)
    • Master Trainer (International Sports Sciences Association)
    • Sports Performance Specialist (American Council of Exercise)
    • Functional Training Specialist (American Council of Exercise)
    • MMA Conditioning Specialist (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
    • Corrective Exercise Specialist (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
    • Bio-Mechanics Method Level 1

    Lecturing experience

    • RMIT University Lecturer (Chinese Medicine), Melbourne Australia
    • RMIT University Lecturer (Osteopathy), Melbourne Australia
    • International College of Osteopathy Lecturer (Osteopathy), Tokyo Japan
    • Founder, Course Director and Tutor of Manual Medicine Australasia


    • Australian Olympic Taekwondo Team Osteopath (Olympic Qualification Tournaments 2011, Azerberjian & New Caledonia; World Junior Championships, Egypt 2012; Olympic Qualification Tournament 2016, Turkey)
    • Founder of Back In Health Osteopathy Australia and Back In Health Osteopathy Singapore


    Filipe Pereira

    Filipe Pereira, PTA Global CPT, NASM CPT, ACE CPT, ASCA CSCS, TBBM L1, has worked in the fitness industry for over 18 years in Canada, Ireland, UK and Asia. He started his career in 2003 in London managing fitness teams, group class studios and rebranding from Holmes place to Virgin Active, worked in senior management roles in Fitness First Asia, supporting its growth and rebranding its image. He is currently delivering advanced coaching for fitness trainers and businesses as well as running Fortitude FPI Personal training studio in Portugal.

    His certifications include:

    • BA in Fitness and Exercise Management by Open university London
    • Issa CPT (Portugal)
    • PTA Global CPT (Portugal)
    • NASM CPT (Ireland)
    • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Level 1 (Singapore)
    • Active isolation stretching by Aaron Matts (Singapore)
    • Animal Flow L1 (Malaysia)
    • Rehab Express, Essentials and Master Class by Rehab Trainer (Australia)
    • The Bio Mechanic Methods Level 1 (USA)
    • EBFA L1 and 2 barefoot (Singapore)
    • Precision Nutrition L1 (Singapore)
    • Singapore Weight lifting federation L1 (Singapore)
    • British Weight lifting association (London)
    • Les Mills Trainer in RPM, Combat, Pump and Attack

    Filipe has been delivering fitness education for the past 7 years to thousands of new and experienced fitness coaches around the world. Sharing knowledge and experience to best serve the fitness industry has been its true passion and purpose.

    Sean Chin

    Sean Chin has been in the fitness industry for over a decade.

    Currently the Head of Sales and Marketing for multiple Anytime Fitness clubs, he is an individual who strongly believes in creativity and gamification. Together with his passion for fitness, his vision is to make fitness fun and enjoyable. Through HMA, Sean seeks to take the fitness industry to new heights with technology and his expertise. He lives by his quote: “What we fear doing is usually what we most need to do.”

    His certifications include:

    • FISAF CPT (Singapore)
    • TRX certification (Singapore)
    • Kettlebell Certification (Singapore)
    • Muay Thai Certification (Singapore)
    • Crosscore 180 certification (Singapore)
    • Dip. in Multimedia Software Engineering (Singapore Polytechnic)
    Sean was featured by Reuters for his experience as a personal trainer on tackling obesity in Singapore. 


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