As a trainer, you’ve likely had clients say things to you like, “I just look at food and gain weight” or “I’m doing what you’re telling me to and not seeing results.” It’s beyond frustrating for a coach to feel like they can’t help a client. But here’s the thing: It’s not your fault. Without insight into your client’s genetics, you’re left with trial and error to find his or her optimal diet and exercise program.

That’s the exact reason why the International Sports Sciences Association, a pioneer in the fitness education industry, developed a DNA-Based Fitness Coach certification. The one-of-a-kind program provides personal trainers and fitness professionals the knowledge, skills and ability to create specific programs based on their clients’ DNA test results.

Once fit pros complete the self-paced online course, they can do the following:

  • Give clients a specially developed genetic test that addresses 36 fitness- and nutrition-related traits.
  • Read and interpret DNA testing results, and advise on the meaning of key genetic indicators.
  • Provide clients a report and guidance based on their results.
  • Design specific programming based on each client’s DNA.

Interested in becoming a DNA expert? Answer a few quick questions to see if ISSA’s training program is right for you.