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Personal Trainer Education Course - Running Injury Prevention Specialist


Develop comprehensive training programs that encompass strength, balance, flexibility and endurance. Identify the most common injury conditions associated with running. Enhance your client's workout with running training techniques. Learn self-care techniques and important training considerations for active and recuperating runners for pain-free, performance running.

The Running Injury Prevention Specialist is your absolute course to understanding and helping clients to prevent injuries that occur when they run.

Boost Your Business ... The Running Injury Prevention Specialist Course will help you expand your marketability to individuals who run or who want to compete in running events.

Level and Hours

Intermediate and 8 Hours to complete.

Fitness Tools
Stability Ball, Resistance Bands

Course Kit CD ----- The CD Includes:

• Running Injury Prevention Specialist Specialist Manual (PDF on the CD)
• Running Injury Prevention --- Trainer & Client Charts (Printable PDFs on the CD)
• NEW - Running Injury Prevention Specialist Specialistt Workbook With Drills (Printable PDF on the CD)
Course Price
$119 (plus s + h)

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Running Injury Prevention Specialist Objectives

• Learn about the causes of the most common running injuries.
• Gain insight on common beginner running mistakes.
• Discover why spasms can stop you in your tracks.
• Learn the trigger points that affect runners.
• Learn how to correct muscle imbalances.
• Understand how to get to the source of repeated running injuries.
Learn self care techniques to prevent and eliminate spasms.
• Find the answer on choosing the right running surface.
• Learn how to gain the edge for optimum running performance.
• Understand muscles and the source of pain.
• Discover the training palette of an elite runner.
• Respect the importance of heart rate monitoring.
• Discover why foot care can enhance performance and efficiency.
• Apply the key workouts and four phases of fast runners.
• Understand time to rest body indicators.
• Gain insight on tips for your first race.
• Amplify knowledge about proper body alignment.
• Develop a preventive running exercise program.
• Understand the importance of cross training.
• Help clients avoid injury with essential stretches.
• Provide appropriate instructional cues for proper exercise technique.
• Gain knowledge on how to create a beginner running program.

The Pain-Free Runner - You love to run, but pain is beginning to prevent you from putting in the miles that keep you in shape. Stay "on the road" by learning how to self-treat the muscles that cause conditions such as shinsplints; hip, thigh, and knee pain; Achilles' tendonitis; plantar fasciitis; foot pain and more.

Written specifically for runners. Easy to read and filled with descriptive text and photographs, The Pain-Free Runner also has a training program that teaches how to ramp up your running routine.

Contains 74 self-treatment technique pictures and 40 pages of 4-color charts to guide you to the source of pain.

Julie Donnelly is a Deep Muscle Massage Therapist and has been specializing in chronic pain and sports injuries since 1989. She has worked extensively with elite athletes and patients who have been unsuccessful at finding relief through the more conventional therapies.

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Running Injury Prevention Specialist Certificate Options
On completion of the Running Injury Prevention Specialist you have the option to purchase a Speciality Certificate of Completion (coming soon).

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Running Injury Prevention Specialist Reviews

"I will refer to this course many times over! I am a runner and I teach walk run groups. This is perfect to keep people running strong and pain-free for years." - Tina Dunn

“It's worth buying. I've improved my running and I have gained important tips for my clients.” - Manuel Laura

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Qualifications to take the CE Course

You must be at least 18 years of age. We also strongly recommend a personal trainer certification and a current certification in CPR.

Online Exam Details
Instructions are included in the package. There are 25 questions. A passing score is 20 questions correct. Currently a PDF of your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you.

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Personal Trainer Education is the health professional's resource for fitness and wellness specialty education programs. We offer fitness continuing education opportunities through home study courses. The GMP Fitness educational courses offer valuable content and learning opportunities. Click on the image to the left to download the GMP Fitness CE Course Brochure.

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Running Injury Prevention Specialist Approved CECs/CEUs
For Personal Trainer Certification


American Council on Exercise


American College on Sports Medicine 8.00
American Fitness Professionals Association 8.00
The Cooper Institute 8.00
International Sports Sciences Association 8.00
National Association for Fitness Certification 0.80 
National Academy of Sports Medicine 0.80 
National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association 0.80* 
National Exercise Trainers Association 8.00
National Strength Professionals Association 8.00
National Federation of Professional Trainers 1.00
Professional Fitness Instructor Training 8.00
American Senior Fitness Association 0.70
World Instructor Training Schools 8.00

* Note: NESTA credits, however a CEU Petition Form will need to be filled out and there may be a small fee.
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