Running Injury Prevention Specialist

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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.

Optional Course Study Materials


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


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
✓ Passing the exam with 80% or higher
✓ NO time limit to take the exam
✓ Three attempts to pass the exam with NO retest fees
✓ GMP Fitness Members – Take the exam as many times as needed 
- NO retest fees
✓ After you pass the exam you will have instant access to your continuing education certificate
✓ Mail-in exam option by request—email

Become A Specialist


This course is included in our TriSport Specialist.Certification Bundle. Click here to learn how you can Become a GMP Fitness TriSport Specialist » GMP Fitness Credential Specialist Bundles are a combination of G Single Field Specialist Courses (GSFC) and are an excellent way to acquire a package of Specialist Credential Programs at a discounted price.

In addition to gaining 20+ CECs/CEUS, when you order the TriSport Specialist Bundle you will get Multiple Speciality Certificate Credentials and the TriSport Specialist Certification Credential ($50+ Value). These Certificates are GREAT for your PORTFOLIO!!!

Fitness Tools

✓ G Ball (Stability Ball) and Resistance Bands



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.

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This course is included in our TriSport Specialist.Bundle. Click here to learn how you can Become a GMP Fitness TriSport Specialist » GMP Fitness Credential Specialist Bundles are a combination of G Level 1 Specialist Courses and are an excellent way to acquire a package of Specialist Credential Programs at a discounted price, gain 20+ CECs/CEUS and earn Multiple Speciality Certificate Credentials – GREAT for your PORTFOLIO!!!

Running Injury Prevention Online Course

We’ve made learning and earning your Specialist Credential and your CEC/CEU credits simple. Enroll and start learning in just a few minutes.

Running Injury Prevention Specialist Study Material Course Options

 Home Study Course Materials – Optional purchase.
The Running Injury Prevention Specialist CD Includes:
– Running Injury Prevention Specialist Manual (PDF on CD – can be printed)
– Running Injury Prevention Specialist Abridged Workbook (PDF on CD – can be printed)
– Running Injury Prevention Specialist Questionnaire (PDF on the CD – can be printed)

✓ Printed Expanded Course Workbook – Optional purchase.
The Expanded Course Workbook (not on the CD) is designed to help you present your results, check your understanding of the material and reinforce important topics from the course. This learning tool is full of descriptions and demonstrations of the techniques discussed in the course. It will help you retain the course information better and prepare you for the exam.

The workbook really helped understand the subject better.- Chaitra Chandrashekar, ACE-Certified Professional
I processed the course better by using the follow along workbook – Steve Lutes, ACE Certified Professional

Note: You can add these to your cart after you select the online course. Shipped by Fedex or USPS. Shipping charges will apply.

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 Online Course
✓ Online Course – no waiting for material to be shipped to you. You get instant access. Dive in and start learning right away.
✓ Online education is the quickest, easiest, most convenient and cost-effective way to achieve your education requirements.
✓ Online education allows you to complete the course anytime and anywhere you want – you just need internet access.

We’ve made learning and earning your Specialist Credential and your CEC/CEU credits simple. Get Started Now! Enroll and start learning in just a few minutes.