Triathlon Injury Prevention Specialist



Triathlete training requires an incredibly intense regimen. The challenge:  To harmoniously employ many bones, muscles and connective tissues and to enhance your client’s workout with training techniques for pain-free triathlete training. This Course will assist you in helping clients feel confident in their ability to start participating in triathlons and feel more competent in how to approach, prepare for and perform in triathlons. Elevate Your Business!! The Triathlon Injury Prevention Specialist will help you expand your marketability to individuals who want to compete in triathlons while increasing your clientele.



✓ Intermediate/Advanced and 12 Hours to complete
✓ Self-Paced/Distance Education (Home Study)



Some course content includes:

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


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—1
✓ Aquatic Exercise Association—AEA—call or email**
✓ American College on Sports Medicine—ACSM—12
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFAA—call or email**
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—12
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—12
✓ The Cooper Institute—CI—12
✓ International Fitness Professionals Association—IFPA—12
✓ International Tennis Performance Association*—ITPA—12
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—12
✓ National Academy of Sports Medicine—NASM—call or email**
✓ National Association of Sports Nutrition—NASN—12
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—6
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—12
✓ National Exercise Trainers Association—NETA—12
✓ National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association—NESTA—12
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—2.0
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—12
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—12
✓ American Senior Fitness Association—SFA—1
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—12

*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), Resistance Bands, Medicine Balls, Foam Rollers, Balance Discs.


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.

Triathlon Injury Prevention Specialist Objectives

✓ Gain a basic understanding of joint movement.
✓ Understand the science of fitness and nutrition associated with a triathlon.
✓ Learn proper training for triathlon cycling, swimming and running.
✓ Discover why the lower back muscles can be the source of triathlete ailmentsranging from Sciatica to hip pain or burning pain in lower extremities.
✓ Recognize the nutrition needs of triathletes.
✓ Review an athlete’s history and goals.
✓ Explain in detail what to do according to your current fitness level and according to the triathlon’s distance.
✓ Teach clients to train for endurance, train specifically and rest and recover sufficiently.
✓ Get information about staying healthy, preparing for the race and what to expect on race day.
✓ Find out about swim training and techniques.
✓ Obtain information about eight rules that are established principles and proven methods.
✓ Acquire advice on nutrition, training, equipment, how to transition and more.
✓ Learn examples of different training techniques and drills.
✓ Discover the answer on why orthotics can enhance performance and efficiency.
✓ Learn how proper exercise can help prevent injury.
✓ Respect the importance of heart rate monitoring.
✓ Provide the triathlete with hydration suggestions.



The course materials were sent on time and the format was easy to follow. This is my second CEC course purchased through GMP Fitness and I am impressed by the convenience, ease of use, as well as the manageability of the lesson plans, which were important features for someone with a busy schedule! Gina at GMP handled my customer service issues promptly and was incredibly helpful to me in getting my CECs completed on time so that my certification remained current. I would recommend GMP Fitness courses to any fitness professional seeking to add relevant information to their repertoire of knowledge and to also fulfill certifying requirements. Five stars!!!.  Sherry Bonekat, ACE Certified Professional

This course was very easy to follow, very easy to read, well put together, covered many topics I have not read before. I am SO happy to finally have things figured out and be on the road to training again!! 🙂  Great course—thanks! Bought some orthotics, started the strength/stretching recommendations… finally running strong again! Time to take on another ironman! Five stars!!!  Kristin Jorgensen, ACE Certified Professional

Even though I have been participating in Triathlons since 1991 and completed the Lake Placid Ironman in 2005, this course filled in the blanks in various areas of training concepts, specificity of muscle stretching and strengthening. I volunteer at an annual kids week long triathlon camp and this material will greatly enhance the support that I will be contributing to that camp! Great course and I am looking forward to taking more of GMP Fitness courses! Edward W. Sweatt, WITS Certified Professional


Triathlon Injury Prevention Specialist Materials

✓ BOOK & CD – The Triathlon Injury Prevention Specialist CD Includes:
– Triathlon Injury Prevention Specialist Sections (PDFs on CD – can be printed)
– Trainer & Client Charts (PDFs on the CD – can be printed as needed)
✓ Triathlon Injury Prevention Specialist Online Exam
✓ Triathlon Injury Prevention Specialist Course outline and instructions included in your package