The UESCA Ultrarunning Coach Certification is the result of a collaborative effort between renowned ultrarunning coach,
Jason Koop and UESCA.
As the first (and only) ultrarunning certification to market, we have a responsibility to make sure we get it right!
The ultrarunning coach certification consists of 20 online modules and represents the most up to date research and evidence-based findings. In addition to the online modules, the entire certification can also be downloaded via PDF format.
To learn more about the Ultrarunning Coach Certification, please watch the short video below.
In short, you will learn everything you need to know to be a well-rounded ultrarunning coach. Whether it be how to construct a training program or how to acclimate an athlete to heat and high altitude, the UESCA ultrarunning certification presents clearly requisite training theories and ultrarunning applications.
The design of the content ensures that you will fundamentally understand training concepts so that you can apply this knowledge to any ultrarunning athlete. Lastly, as the content is very comprehensive and robust, you can be assured that we take a granular approach to the details.
UESCA Ultrarunning – Introduction
Module 1 – Roles of a Coach
Module 2 – Skeletal System
Module 3 – Muscular System
Module 4 – Energy Systems
Module 5 – Environmental Physiology
Module 6 – Training Benchmarks and Analysis Tools
Module 7 – Running Form and Biomechanics
Module 8 – Injury and Illness
Module 9 – Resistance Training
Module 10 – Athlete Intake
Module 11 – Goal Setting and Event Selection
Module 12 – Training Modalities
Module 13 – Training Structure
Module 14 – Program Development
Module 15 – Pacing
Module 16 – Ultrarunning Psychology
Module 17 – Nutrition
Module 18 – Safety
Module 19 – Shoes – Apparel – Gear
Module 20 – Race Preparation and Race Day
Appendices – Strength Training Exercises, Stretching/Myofascial Release, Legal Issues, Business and Marketing
Don't Just Take Our Word For It
When researching a partner to develop the ultrarunning certification with, only one name stood out – Jason Koop. As the author of ‘Training Essentials for Ultrarunning’ and one of the most sought after ultrarunning coaches, we’re beyond thrilled to have collaborated with Jason to create the ultrarunning coach certification!
It is our belief that a singular, comprehensive certification is the correct method by which to educate ultrarunning coaches.
Tiered certification levels often equate to under educated coaches at low to mid-level tiers, as well as excessive costs as compared to a high quality, singular comprehensive certification.
So, you passed the certification exam… now what? Not to worry – we don’t leave you hanging! Below are some of the exclusive coach benefits:
Oh… and you have lifetime access to the certification content!
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
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, UESCA does not require UESCA certification candidates or coaches to carry CPR certification. This is primarily due to the number of UESCA coaches that solely coach athletes virtually. If you plan on coaching athletes in-person, it is strongly advised to attain CPR/AED certification prior to working with these in-person athletes.
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.
We are so confident that you’ll love the content of the UESCA Ultrarunning Coach Certification, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee!