The UESCA Running Coach Certification represents the new standard in coaching education. The certification was developed over a 6-year period by reviewing the latest peer-reviewed sports science journals and through feedback from our seasoned team of professionals.

The goal of this certification is to inform and educate aspiring coaches on the science behind running and the application of this information in a way that is easy to understand.

The running coach certification consists of 22 robust online training modules. The modules represent the latest in research-based sports science and are designed to be an all-encompassing resource for those looking to become certified running coaches. The modules can also be downloaded via PDF format.

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100% Online

Science-Based

Self Study

Lifetime Access

What You'll Learn

You will learn all aspects that are critical to being a well-rounded running coach – and we don’t just skim the surface. Our running coach certification program takes a deep dive into all areas of the certification to ensure that you are fully educated on the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of each area.

So, whether it be discussing the muscle differences between a rearfoot a midfoot strike, or the validity of the 10% volume rule – we’ve got you covered!

Modules

Module 1: You… The Coach
Module 2: Skeletal System
Module 3: Muscular System
Module 4: Energy Systems
Module 5: Training Benchmarks
Module 6: Biomechanical Assessments
Module 7: Running Biomechanics
Module 8: Injury and Illness
Module 9: Resistance Training
Module 9A: Resistance Training Exercises
Module 10: Stretching and Myofascial Release
Module 11: Client Intake

Module 12: Goal Setting
Module 13: Periodization
Module 14: Training Program
Module 15: Training Modalities
Module 16: Pacing
Module 17: Mental Training
Module 18: Sports Nutrition
Module 19: Safety
Module 20: Running Shoes and Apparel
Module 21: Race Preparation and Execution
Module 22: Legal Issues

BONUS: Business and Marketing Module

Click here for a detailed Running Coach Certification syllabus.

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Continuing Education Provider

We’re proud to be a continuing education provider to these organizations.

Dream Team

Our core team, as well as our advisors and contributors were selected based on their expertise and also their personal experience with endurance sports. We consider our team to be unrivaled in regard to the scope and detail of the information they bring to UESCA.

No Tiers

It is our belief that a singular, comprehensive certification is the correct method by which to educate a coach. Multiple certification levels often equate to under educated coaches at low to mid level tiers, as well as excessive costs as compared to a singular comprehensive certification.

Service After The Sale

So, you passed the certification exam… now what? Not to worry – we don’t leave you hanging!

Whether it be via our coaches newsletter, blog or closed Facebook Coaches group where you can network and interact with other UESCA coaches, we keep you abreast of the most recent training developments.

Oh… and you have lifetime access to the certification content!

What You'll Get

  • 22 Robust Online Modules
  • Downloadable PDF modules
  • Demonstration Videos
  • Free Retest (if needed)
  • Online Exam Guide
  • Sample Test
  • Business & Marketing Training
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Questions? We Got Answers!

Absolutely! In fact, about 40% of our purchasers are international. However, it is important to note that rules and regulations noted in our certifications pertain to coaching in the United States via the US governing sport bodies. It is the sole responsibility of the individual purchasing the certification(s) to ensure that the UESCA certification meets any and all legal and regulatory requirements in one’s home country. All UESCA modules are in English.

Approximately 22-25 hours

$399 (psst… if you use this link, you’ll get 50 USD off the purchase price!).

Yes, UESCA offers a 30-day, money back guarantee.

Yes, while our certification is very comprehensive, it is developed and paced in such a way that anyone can register for it and have confidence that they will complete the program. We don’t have any experience or education prerequisites.

Yes. The test consists of 150 questions and you have one year after registering to take the exam.

Yes. In an effort to reduce the price of the certification and save a few trees, all of the modules are 100% online.

Yes, a score of 80% is required to pass. One retest is included at no charge.

Yes, we have a sample test (50 questions) that is administered using the same testing software as the actual test.

None. UESCA does not require traditional CEU’s but rather requires coaches to write a science-based paper every two years.

Only if you choose not to write the annual paper. Assuming you want to maintain your certification, you will take a re-certification exam and pay a $99 biannual fee.

Yes, our website and modules are responsive to be mobile-friendly.

Yes – upon successful completion of the exam, your certificate will be sent electronically, because who wants to wait for snail mail?!

Yes, you have the option to purchase in two equal installments – 30 days apart. And… you get immediate access!

No, you only need proof of valid CPR to receive your certificate.

We accept all in-person and online-based CPR credentials. We also accept current BLS/ALS/EMT/Paramedic and lifeguard credentials.

Yes, to both of these! We offer a 50% discount to both military and first responders. Click here to learn more about this discount program.

Yes, we are partnered with seven (… and counting) amazing companies that offer discounts to our coaches.

Our Promise

We are so confident that you will not find a more comprehensive running coach certification on the market, we offer a 30-day, 100% money back guarantee! In fact, prior to purchasing our certification, we encourage you to compare our program and course syllabus to other running educational resources and certifications.

Price: $399.00

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