Running Injury Prevention Specialist

5 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)



Develop comprehensive training programs that encompass strength, balance, flexibility and endurance. Identify the most common injury conditions associated with running. Enhance your clients’ 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 as well as increasing your clientele.



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



Some course content includes:

✓ Exercise Sciences
✓ Injury Prevention/Rehab
✓ Sport Specific Training
✓ 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 Council on Exercise—ACE—0.70
✓ Aquatic Exercise Association—AEA—call or email**
✓ American College on Sports Medicine—ACSM—8
✓ 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—1.5
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—8
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—8
✓ American Senior Fitness Association—SFA—0.70
✓ 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 and multiple/choice final exam
✓ Online exam instructions are included in the package
✓ Passing the exam with 80% or higher
✓ NO time limit to take the exam
✓ Take the exam as many times as needed
✓ NO retest fees
✓ After we receive your completed online exam your continuing education certificate will be emailed to you within 2 business days, though in most cases you will receive it the same day.
NOTE: If you need your certificate faster please contact GMP Fitness (1-888-467-3488).
✓ Mail-in exam option by request—email

Fitness Tools

✓ G Ball (Stability Ball) and Resistance Bands


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 included in the GMP Fitness Courses we do recommend a couple of things for the Specialty Credential Courses.
• Knowledge of English and arithmetic.
• High school diploma or equivalency.

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 techniques.
✓ Gain knowledge on how to create a beginner running program.


Running Injury Prevention

Awesome information on injury prevention. I look forward to using the tools in my classes. I will apply the content by informing my classes of information learned as well as planning my training sessions based on information learned. Absolutely love the format! It allows me to work my full time career, part time job, and raise 3 kids!  Gary D Lang, NASM Certified Professional 

Great information on running, I loved it. I gained knowledge on proper form for running. I’ve already been using the techniques in the book to help some of my clients.  Laura Galloway, WITS Certified Professional

I love this course. I know lots of runners and think that the information in this course is very informational in order to keep them running (pain-free/injury-free/or at least not to get as injured). It’s definitely worth a read as it’s very well thought out, organized, and researched.  Stephanie Brinker, ACE Certified Professional

Running Injury Prevention


Running Injury Prevention Specialist Materials

✓ CD – The Running Injury Prevention Specialist CD Includes:
– Running Injury Prevention Specialist Manual (PDF on CD – can be printed)
– Running Injury Prevention Specialist Drill Workbook (PDF on CD – can be printed)
– Running Injury Prevention Specialist Questionnaire (PDF on the CD – can be printed as needed)
✓ Running Injury Prevention Specialist Online Exam
✓ Running Injury Prevention Specialist Course outline and instructions included in your package