Intelligent Coaching Education

After years of teaching basic running coach certification courses for the Road Runners Club of America, Janet Hamilton, founder of Running Strong, is now proud to offer advanced Continuing Education Courses. These courses are designed for certified coaches (RRCA, USATF, USAT) as well as allied health professionals (PT, OT, ATC, Massage Therapist, etc) and others who work to support runners in their pursuit of better performance. Experienced athletes will also find these courses of interest.




On-Demand Courses

Navigating the Path Back to Running After an Injury

 Get your Continuing Education Credits on YOUR schedule.  Watch previously recorded webinars at your convenience, answer a few questions about the content after you're done and you'll earn 1 ACSM Continuing Edcation Credit (ACSM CEC's are accepted by many certifying agencies). Just click the "Buy Now" button next to the course of your choice and you'll be linked to the webinar of your choosing.  Online webinars are only $30

Designing Training Plans for Novice Athletes (reaching for a distance for the first time)

This 1-hour webinar covers the fundamentals of how to design a training plan for a novice or beginner athlete. Not all novice athletes are created the same! Some have years of experience but are reaching for a distance for the first time while others are just beginning their journey as a runner.  We cover risk management, program planning, how to determine paces and progressions and how much/what kind of intensity work to include.  This course qualifies for 1 CEC through the ACSM.  Credit is awarded following submission of a short feedback form and content questions after viewing the webinar.  

This 1-hour webinar is focused on how to determine when an injured athlete is ready to resume running and how to accomplish this without reinjuring them. We discuss factors related to the injury as well as cross training options and how to make the transition from cross training back to running .  This course qualifies for 1 CEC through the ACSM. Credit is awarded following submission of a short feedback form and content questions after viewing the webinar. 

Course Instructor - Janet Hamilton, MA, RCEP, CSCS, PTA, is an ACSM-Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and an RRCA-certified running coach. She served as an instructor for the RRCA coaching certification classes from 2004-2012 and provided coaching education to well over 1500 individuals over the course of that time. She has coached athletes from age 15-85 for distances from 5K to 100miles. Having worked in orthopedic rehabilitation clinics for over 20 years, she brings a wide range of experience to the topic of keeping athletes healthy and performing at their best. She taught undergraduate courses including Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation, and Exercise Testing & Prescription at Clayton State University from 2000-2007. She is also the author of the book "Running Strong & Injury-Free".

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that Running Strong meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2015 - 2018). Providership # 715254