Senior Fitness Certification



Specialize in a group of clients that have the time, money and motivation to work with a Certified Personal Trainer.

Online Course Textbook

Senior Fitness is a 323 page book that includes everything you need to earn an ISSA Senior Fitness 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.


How the ISSA Senior Fitness Certification 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.

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.

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.

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


What You’ll Learn From This Course

Our course material is continually updated so you can be sure you’re receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information available. You’ll learn everything you need to know to start helping clients start moving better and feeling less pain:

  • Recognize the health and fitness challenges facing older adults and explain how exercise fits in the continuum of care.
  • Identify a basic understanding of chronic conditions associated with aging and how to incorporate exercise for these conditions.
  • Administer the proper health and fitness assessment techniques for older adults. Discuss the benefits of exercise to the older adult population.
  • Apply the motivation and teaching techniques that are appropriate for the older adult demographic.
  • Identify the correct exercise(s) to address an older adult client’s specific condition (cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, neurological, orthopedic, and / or sensory).
  • Design strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health and fitness programs for older adult clients.
  • Explain business and marketing principles that support exercise programming for the older adult demographic.
  • Identify the situation(s) when it is necessary to seek out a doctor’s assistance with exercise design and/or injury needs.


Your New Career as a Specialist in Senior Fitness Starts Here

Your New Career as a Specialist in Senior Fitness Starts Here

Your focus on senior fitness will not only bring you more clients (and possibly better rates) but will also be extremely rewarding as this group tends to value their health more than most of their younger counterparts. While this burgeoning segment of the personal training market is highly motivated and fun to work with, the real value is in the joy you’ll experience in changing people’s lives.

  • Study at your own pace with flexible, online learning to fit your busy schedule.
  • Pass your certification exam online wherever you’re most comfortable.


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