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International Sports Sciences Association Chooses D2L 

International Sports Sciences Association Selects D2L Brightspace for its fitness and sport training programs 

Press Release

D2L, a global learning technology company, announced today that the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) has selected D2L Brightspace to deliver its leading fitness and exercise science certification programs.   

ISSA has been a leader in the industry for over 20 years certifying professional fitness trainers, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists, aerobic instructors, and many others. D2L Brightspace is perfectly suited for these non-traditional, self-paced and skills-based learners.  

“D2L Brightspace is a great fit for ISSA in our quest to help everyone reach their potential and succeed as a personal trainer,” says Andrew Wyant, CEO of ISSA. “D2L brings decades of experience and a personal touch that we value at ISSA. Brightspace was clearly the best choice to suit the needs of our students, who are self-starting and self-motivated to earn their certification at their own pace. We look forward to our future together with D2L.” 

ISSA currently delivers courses, tracks grades and student progress using its own website and server. Switching to Brightspace will allow ISSA to extend its capabilities on a scalable, secure, cloud-based and customizable platform.  ISSA will also begin to leverage Brightspace as it expands its model to serve fitness businesses and other organizations, as well as individuals.  

“We’re delighted that ISSA has selected D2L Brightspace as a learning innovation platform to help grow certification and education offerings for fitness trainers, coaches, and instructors around the world,” said John Baker, President and CEO of D2L. “ISSA serves non-traditional learners who need a flexible and accessible way to earn certification, and D2L Brightspace is built for learners who are self-motivated and who learn at their own speed. We are happy to help such a respected leader in the fitness certification market welcome the next generation of fitness experts and exercise scientists – where, when and how they choose to learn.” 

About ISSA

The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is a global leader and pioneer in the personal training certification industry. For more than 30 years, ISSA has been committed to providing the highest quality certification programs by merging the gym experience with practical applied sciences and building trust to help people build their goals. ISSA offers 22 personal training specializations including senior fitness, exercise therapy, and corrective exercise. To date, ISSA has trained more than 300,000 students and placed personal trainers across 143 countries, all while continuing to develop greater access to opportunities that promote a healthier world: 

About D2L

D2L is transforming the way the world learns—helping learners of all ages achieve more than they dreamed possible. Working closely with clients all over the world, D2L is supporting millions of people learning online and in person. Our growing global workforce is dedicated to making the best learning products to leave the world better than they found it. Learn more at


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