Cycling Injury Prevention Specialist



Whether you’re a professional or a weekend cyclist, proper conditioning is essential for injury prevention. This Course provides all the tools needed to help improve cycling nutritional performance, prevent cycling injuries and enhance training techniques for pain-free cycling. You will learn about cycling skills, cycling gear and cycling training drills to boost speed, gain power and increase efficiency. The Cycling Injury Prevention Specialist Course will help you expand your marketability to individuals who bike or who want to compete in cycling events. It will also help elevate your business and build clientele.



✓ Intermediate and 9 Hours to complete
✓ Self-Paced/Distance Education (Home Study)



Some course content includes:

✓ Sport Specific Training
✓ Exercise Science
✓ Injury Prevention/Rehab
✓ Exercise Programming
✓ Stability Training
✓ Flexibility


Renew your continuing education requirements and obtain valuable education to expand your training. The continuing education hours or CEC/CEU point value is different for each association.

Approved CEC’s/CEU’s
✓ American College on Sports Medicine—ACSM—8
✓ Aquatic Exercise Association—AEA—call or email**
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFAA—call or email**
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—8
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—8
✓ The Cooper Institute—CI—8
✓ International Fitness Professionals Association—IFPA—8
✓ International Tennis Performance Association*—ITPA—8
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—8
✓ National Academy of Sports Medicine—NASM—call or email**
✓ National Association of Sports Nutrition—NASN—8
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—4
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—8
✓ National Exercise Trainers Association—NETA—8
✓ National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association—NESTA—8
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—1
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—8
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—8
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—8

*Note: NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) accepts GMP Fitness courses for credits, however a CEU Petition Form will need to be filled out and there may be a small fee.

* Note: The International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA)—ITPA members can earn continuing credits for their certifications through GMP Fitness.

Exam Facts

✓ Online true/false & multiple/choice final exam
✓ Take as many times as needed
✓ NO retest fees
✓ Online exam instructions are included in the package

Fitness Tools

✓ Various low-tech tools (for example – balance discs, domes and foam rollers).


Become A Specialist

This course is included in our TriSport Specialist Course. Click the image to learn how you can Become A GMP Fitness TriSport Specialist »


Just One Prerequisite … To qualify to take any of the GMP Fitness Courses you must be at least 18 years of age.

While anyone over the age of 18 years old can complete the educational content in the GMP Fitness Courses we do recommend a few things.
• Knowledge of English and arithmetic.
• High school diploma or equivalency.

Cycling Injury Prevention Specialist Objectives

✓ Amplify knowledge to help cyclists develop good nutritional habits.
✓ Discover the importance of pre, during and post activity nutrition, electrolytes and vitamins.
✓ Amplify knowledge on racing and recovery.
✓ Discover the importance of race-day strategies.
✓ Gain insight on preparing your body for competition.
✓ Gain knowledge on year-round conditioning.
✓ Learn about appropriate cycling equipment and clothing to suggest to your clients.
✓ Explore different training principles and apply them to cycling training programs.
✓ Identify correct and incorrect cycling mechanics and give suitable instructional cues for cycling methods.
✓ Expand knowledge of bicycle safety and first aid.
✓ Understand cycling-related injuries and medical problems that affect the body.
✓ Learn how to minimize the need for recovery and how the body responds to physical training.
✓ Gain knowledge on self-care bodywork techniques for cyclists.
✓ Learn how to gain the edge for optimum cycling performance.
✓ Discover how to enhance your clients’ workout with exercises to help prevent injuries.
✓ Discover the training palette of cyclists.



How important it is not only to know the benefits of bike setup, but also the effects that nutrition and stretching can also effect your success of preventing injury on the bike. I have a road bike and I’m getting many of my clients to go on rides with me. So much helpful information to share! This is my second course with GMP. I have taken this course and flexibility. Both were great and I highly recommend. Gina was great and was always there when I had questions. Lisa Cipriano, NASM Certified Professional

I gained excellent knowledge about cycling form and injury relationships. I will apply the content of this course to your work to help with injury prevention for the TNT cycle team. Great course, would recommend to others interested in cycling. Betty Gregson, WITS Certified Professional  

I gained more knowledge on safety and how to prevent accidents in the future. I will be able to explain options to a client about how important diet is on their performance. Primarily carbohydrates for endurance training. This course was excellent and very informative. Anthony Fox, WITS Certified Professional 


Cycling Injury Prevention Specialist Materials

✓ CD & Book – The CD Includes:
✓ Cycling Injury Prevention Trainer & Client Charts (Printable PDFs on the CD)
✓ Cycling Injury Prevention Specialist Online Exam