The purpose of this course is to teach trainers the basic science of running. Running seems simple enough, but it is actually very complex movement and, if you want to get the most from it, it is important to understand and implement proper running mechanics. Almost every sport requires some type of running. Therefore, it is crucial for trainers, especially those working with athletes, to understand the fundamentals. This course explains and demonstrates basic running mechanics and common dysfunctions. You learn how to identify these common dysfunctions and correct them. This course teaches warm up and stretching methods that will reduce injury and improve times. We demonstrate simple exercises that are easy to apply and have immediate benefit.
What You Get With This eCourse
|Learning Resource (presentation slides)
|Course Video (41 min: 28 sec)
|Education Support (w/course author)
|Certificate of Completion
Online, multiple choice test
36 questions, limit = 1 hour
70% pass score
Instant test results
1 Free Online Re-Test
Take a look inside >>
Understanding Mechanics of Running
Common Runner Dysfunctions
Implement Basic Movement Therapies
Improving Running Performance
After your purchase of this course, you will receive an email confirmation and instructions for accessing all course material, videos and the test through your personal NFPT online account. When you pass the test, you are instantly awarded your certificate of completion for printing and display. If you are an NFPT Certified Personal Trainer, your continuing education credits (CECs) automatically post to your account.
Meet the Author
President & CEO of THE ARENA, Owner of Fit and Functional
Charles DeFrancesco provides all in-house education to the ARENA staff. Charles was co-founder of Greenwich Sports Medicine, where he was in charge of all personal training and therapy operations for over five years. Currently Charles is a consultant for Westchester Sports and Wellness, Tomorrow Medicine and Phoenix Fitness. He is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and by the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT). He is also USAW Olympic lifting certified and Equinox Fitness Group Prenatal certified. Charles has completed specialty courses for Functional Exercise Specialist, Cardiac Conditions (AFPA), attended EFTI, and has over 7 years of clinical experience. Charles was a guest speaker at the 2009 IHRSA conference in San Diego. He also holds year round seminars and educational courses in the tri-state area. Charles is a contributing author to NFPT education course material and is a presenter on various topics, including: basic movement screenings, essentials of core training, flexibility and strength & conditioning. Charles works with a variety of doctors and has consulted with them on developing programs and training staff for their rehabilitation facilities. In addition, he consults with commercial gyms, corporate parks and fitness studios. Charles recently received his license in NY and CT for Health, Life and Accident Insurance. This license allows him to work with carriers to help members get discounts and gym reimbursements and allows Charles to offer full service corporate wellness programs.