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​​​​Healthy Running Coach Certifications provide knowledge to increase runner efficiency, overall and aerobic fitness, strength, mobility, stability and reduce risk of injury.  This course does not teach you how to coach, rather it provides information you can apply in your programs.  Road Runner Club of America (RRCA), USA Track and Field (USATF) and USA Triathlon (USAT) coach courses cover basic teaching progression and class structure.

People finishing this course are eligible to receive their Running Coach Certification with additional study. Sign up as a "Coach and Trainer" at registration.  To become a certified coach, you must pass an on-line written test. Certified coaches receive a Coaching Certificate PDF that can be posted on-line and/or printed. 


​Watch Dr. Mark Cucuzzella's Principles of Natural Running Video as a teaching guide. Once you master this you are ready to complete your certification.

Detailed requirements

Take the written test now


Medical professionals and active duty DoD may complete their ​coach certification at no additional cost.


​* Note that Newton Running no longer supports their running coach certification program. This is now being delivered by Healthy Running.

Running Coach Certification