ISSA: Running Course PR Outline

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Running is one of the simplest forms of getting exercise, and the pandemic showed us that larger numbers of people turned to running for their required exercise. 

Runners World conducted a survey of runners to understand their motivation to run - 28.76 percent of 3,961 runners surveyed said they began running within the previous 14 months. 

Running doesn't cost money or require equipment - just a pair of shoes and some open road. Not everyone, though, knows how to run in ways to help them develop healthy fitness habits - the form, the speed, the right distance. 

Well, that’s all about to change. 

The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) now offers a course for Personal Trainers to become Certified Running Coaches. With the increase in people who run for exercise combined with a decrease in reliable personal trainers who actually specialize in this area, ISSA saw an opportunity for trainers to become more versatile while addressing a growing exercise trend.  

With this course, trainers will be able to help their clients perfect the running stride, create effective and fun running training programs and workouts, and better understand how the human body responds to running in various conditions. 

Thanks to advancements in technology, it’s never been easier to work with coaches and personal trainers.  

Benefits of Receiving an ISSA Certification?  

  • You get to work with all types of runners 
  • Getting certified boosts your credibility 

  • You can hit your own running goals 

  • It provides the qualifications needed for a head coach job  

In ISSA’s Certified Running Coach Course, You’ll Learn: 

  • Human Anatomy and Terminology 
  • Programming for Running Training 

  • Training Adaptations 

  • Running Training Programs 

  • Special Running Considerations 

  • Running Injury Prevention and Management  

How does that help your clients continue to develop healthy fitness habits?  

  • Define and set fitness goals 
  • Empower through positive reinforcement & accountability 

  • Learn proper form 

  • Break bad habits 

  • Build levels of consistency through routine 

Course Resources 

  • Online Textbook
  • Practice Quizzes 

  • Lecture Video 

  • Open Book Exam Option 

  • Unlimited Support - Even after you’re certified! 

ISSA Resources 

What Does a Running Coach Do? 

What Clients Expect When Hiring an Online Running Coach 

About the International Sports Sciences Association  

The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is a global leader and pioneer in the personal training certification industry. For more than 30 years, ISSA has been committed to providing the highest quality certification programs by merging the gym experience with practical applied sciences and building trust to help people build their goals. ISSA offers 22 personal training specializations including senior fitness, exercise therapy, and corrective exercise. To date, ISSA has trained more than 300,000 students and placed personal trainers across 143 countries, all while continuing to develop greater access to opportunities that promote a healthier world: