Help athletes achieve their optimal performance with everything you need to build the best strength, agility and conditioning training that sport science has to offer!


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.


2. 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.


3. ISSA are the fastest growing – The word is spreading that ISSA 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 2 Certificates!
ISSA Senior Fitness Certification
HMA Practical Preparation

Apply now for our 2021 intake

Places are strictly limited

Choose to complete online only for $539 or combine with practical workshops for $889

What You'll Learn From This Course

ISSA’s Strength and Conditioning Certification course is regularly updated to ensure students are getting access to all the latest in exercise and training developments.

  • How to apply the principles of metabolism, body mechanics, and anatomy to help athletes of any level reach their optimal performance
  • Understand the athlete anatomy and how body mechanics and structure influence energy and performance levels
  • Learn how to communicate exercise instruction and benefits to your clients
  • Get the tools to develop personalized fitness programs intended to increase endurance, strength, power, and speed
  • How to apply the principles of nutrition and supplementation as they relate to each individual athlete
  • Learn to identify the strains of over-training and how to prevent injuries
  • How to properly perform fitness assessments and monitor an athlete’s progress and growth
  • Learn the fundamentals of sports psychology and how to mentally prepare athletes to overcome hurdles and perform to their highest ability

What You’ll Gain in a Career as a Strength and Conditioning Coach

As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, you’ll be able to pursue your passion for fitness and helping coach athletes to reach their peak performance. By becoming certified in strength and fitness, you’ll learn how to train high performing athletes and produce result-driven programs that any employer would be begging to have.

Plus you’ll be able to:

  • Study at your own pace with flexible, online learning to fit your busy schedule.
  • Pass your certification exam online wherever you’re most comfortable, or take one of the only accredited exams that will get you in the door.
  • Enjoy unlimited educational support from your team who loves fitness too!

    Tailored Study Options


    Study your way at your convenience

    Everything you need to learn is all online. 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.


    Online Practice Exams and Quizzes

    Prepare for your final exam as you study! Take practice exams and chapter quizzes to ensure you’re ready to pass the final exam and earn your certification. These practice exams and quizzes will not affect your final score, they are just here to help you pass and earn your certification with flying colours!


    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.



    How the ISSA Strength and Conditioning Works

    We know that balancing your studies with an already busy schedule can be a challenge, which is why we designed a flexible, self-paced online course schedule that allows you to study when, where, and how often you’d like.

    • 1

    Get Instant Access and Start Studying Right Away

    Access your digital textbook online. With 1-2 hours of studying per day, most students finish in just 8-10 weeks. Feel free to study at your own pace.

    • 2

    Complete Quizzes and Test Your Comprehension

    We offer multiple online practice quizzes throughout the course to completely prepare you for the final exam and for real life coaching and helping.

    • 3

    Take the Open-Book, Untimed Final Exam from Anywhere

    You read that correctly – the final exam is online, open-book, untimed, and can be completed over multiple sessions! You can even go back and change any answer, at any time, before you submit your exam. If you don’t pass the first time, we even allow you to re-take the exam.



    ISSA's Certification Accreditation BONUS


    As an added offer to your ISSA exam, you will receive a FREE accredited exam!

    Why do we offer you an accredited exam? Because you should be provided with every opportunity to get your foot in the door of anywhere you want to work. With an accredited exam, you’ll open more doors, and stand out as the trainer who has the best of both worlds.

    The accredited exam will not appear in your cart. It will be readily available with your online course materials after purchase.

    What You’ll Get With This Course

    Online Course Textbook

    Strength and Conditioning is a 586 page book that includes everything you need to earn an ISSA Strength and Conditioning 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.

     Online Study Guide and Workbook

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

     Online Exercise Lab

    ISSA and Hyperstrike provide you with an exclusive online exercise lab with over 250 animated exercises. 3D animation and three different angles ensure that proper form and technique are a breeze!

     Practice Exam 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.

     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).

     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.

     ISSA Take Home Strength and Conditioning Certification Exam

     Free NCCPT accredited exam*

    * Proctoring fee not included

    Plus Bonus Support After Your Exam…

     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! To learn more about this benefit, click here.

     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.


    Frequently Asked Questions


    What is required to get my senior fitness 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!

    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?

    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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