ISA Certified Personal Trainer Course (leading to ACE Certification) – Guided Live Edition


Course Duration

50 hours over 3+ months

Who is it for?

People Who Take This Course

Aspiring Personal Trainers

Fitness Enthusiasts

General Public

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Valid CPR-AED Certification (you may obtain your CPR + AED certification with ISA at a subsidised rate, if you don’t already have one!)

This course is endorsed by NICA (National Instructors & Coaches Association) and approved by CoachSG:

Course Overview

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer certification is a internationally-recognized and sought-after personal training certification. It equips you with the proper skills and knowledge to design safe, effective and customized personal training programs for your clients. Most of all, this prestigious certification is a transferrable skill set, and would be useful whatever your future fitness training goals may be.

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will understand:

  • Human Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Applied Kinesiology, and Nutrition
  • Principles of Adherence, Motivation, Behaviour Change, and Health Psychology
  • Communication and Teaching Techniques
  • The ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model
  • Building Rapport
  • Health and Exercise History Information Assessment
  • Resistance Training: Programming and Progressions
  • Functional Training: Assessments, Programming, and Progressions for Posture, Movement, Core, Balance, and Flexibility
  • Physiological Assessments
  • Cardiorespiratory Training: Programming and Progressions
  • Professional and Legal Responsibilities, Scope of Practice, and Business Strategies for Personal Trainers

Course Schedule (Refer to Brochure for Specific Schedule)

Starting from Jul 2022 onwards,

  • 11 x Lessons Theory and Practical), delivered Live
  • 3 x Tutorials, delivered via Zoom
  • 10 hours of Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Instructors (Complimentary), delivered via Zoom

Assessment (Refer to Brochure for Specific Assessment Details)

  • ISA Theory Exam (150 questions), delivered via ISA Online Portal & Zoom
    (to prepare for ACE Examination and for practice)
  • ACE Examination for Personal Trainers, to be taken at External Examination Site
    (150 MCQs in 3 hours, score of 500/800 to pass and be a Certified Personal Trainer)

Materials to Receive

  • ACE Textbook – Exercise Professional’s Guide to Personal Training Textbook (Digital Copy)
  • ACE Personal Trainer Study Companion (Digital Copy)
  • ACE Free Practice Questions
  • ACE Examination Ticket (to be purchased for students by ISA)

Should you require a hard-copy version of the study materials, a top up of $100 is required.

Certificate(s) to Receive

  • ISA Certificate of Completion for ISA Certified Personal Trainer Course
    (Upon completion of the course, participants will receive the above-mentioned certificate.)
  • ACE Certificate for ACE Certified Personal Trainers
    (Upon passing the ACE Certification Examination, students will be certified as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and receive the ACE Certificate.)
  • Certificate in Essential Sports Science – Fitness Instructors
    (With your sign up for the ISA Certified Personal Trainer Course, you will be offered our course in Essential Sports Science – Fitness Instructors COMPLIMENTARY! This 10 hour course provides you with the required foundations in Sports Science and to grasp scientific concepts relevant to personal training.)

Course Fees

SGD 2198.85

Fundings (Terms & Conditions apply):

  • SkillsFuture: For Singaporeans 25 years and above with min 75% attendance *up to Mar 2023*
  • UTAP: 50% of unfunded course fees (before GST) for NTUC members with minimum 75% attendance rate, capped at $250.00/year for members below 40 years old, and $500.00/year for members 40 years and above *up to Mar 2023*


Receive special ISA discounts when you sign up with your friends!

  • Register with a friend and receive a discount of $53.50 per person
  • Register in a group of 4 or more and receive a discount of $107.00 per person

Continuing Education Credits (if applicable):

  • For NROC Coaches: 10 CoachSG CCE Hours awarded upon completion

Continuing Coach Education Training Allowance for Fitness Instructors (applicable for UTAP funded courses endorsed by NICA):

  • The National Instructors & Coaches Association (NICA) was formed by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to be the collective voice to support freelance coaches and instructors from sports, outdoor learning and adventure, visual and performing arts, fitness and wellness, and enrichment, to strengthen skills, standards and opportunities.
  • In supporting NICA members with skills deepening programmes such as the courses offered by ISA, NICA members enjoy lower course fees through the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) which provides 50% subsidy of the balance unfunded course fee, up to $250 or $500 per calendar year (for NICA/NTUC union members aged 40 and above).
  • Click here to find out if you are eligible for the grant.
  • If you wish to be part of a bigger voice for coaches and instructors, please sign up to be a NICA member at: (Note: to indicate ‘NICA’ under the field for Company Name)
  • Find out more about NICA at: or

Continuing Coach Education Training Allowance for NROC Registered Coaches (applicable for courses approved by CoachSG):

  • The Continuing Coach Education Training Allowance for coaches is a grant provided to eligible coaches to encourage them to actively engage in continuous learning and be current in their knowledge and skills during this period where their work is impacted by the Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Eligible coaches may claim $7.50 for each claimable hour for CoachSG organised CCE workshops/listed courses to a maximum of $300 per person until 31 March 2023.
  • Click here to find out if you are eligible for the grant.

Student Review

Julailah Wahid

During the Circuit Breaker, ISA has been keeping us students up-to-date of the latest happenings, safety measures and changes implemented by the school. The staff and instructors are generally well-prepared, which is an essential quality to have during this unprecedented crisis!

ISA Certified Personal Trainer Course (leading to ACE Certification)

Nigel Hee

The chapter on human anatomy was the most useful to me. Knowing which muscles are involve in any movement helped me to plan workouts for my clients (and myself) more effectively. It also provides me the solid foundation to understand the other chapters on workout planning and exercise progressions.

ISA Certified Personal Trainer Course (leading to ACE Certification)


With the knowledge I have learnt from the course, I’m able to create a program that is relevant to my clients. If my clients are unable to perform proper squats, I’m able to create squat regression exercises to help correct imbalances and improves their range of motion!

ISA Certified Personal Trainer Course (leading to ACE Certification)

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