Learn a systematic approach to analyze running form and address the most common mobility and strength deficits found in runners.
5 Running Gait Categories
Learn the 5 most common categories of running gait that lead to injury based on the latest evidence. Running can be complicated. We’ve simplified the complexities of running into these 5 categories to get excellent results with runners.
Runner Readiness Assessment
The Runner Readiness Assessment is a quick functional movement screen to identify mobility and motor control deficits critical to running form. With the RRA, you can identify the top priorities and know where to start to make the biggest gains.
2D & 3D Analysis
Whether you use 2D or 3D, Level 1 shows you evidence-based ways to analyze running gait and identify form deviations leading to injury. With our gait retraining cues for each category, you’ll be able to use 2D and 3D to show your runners they’re improving.
We’ve built the resources so that you can focus on the runner instead of the paperwork. Each running category and section of RRA has a tailored plan to individualize what your runner needs.
Learn from real life examples and hear how the instructors handle these tricky cases! Practice on your own and see how your plans match up.
RunDNA App Trial
Get 1 month free of the RunDNA app to see how you can keep runners engaged and compliant with the programs you provide.
Runners get injured! Learn way running injuries occur and use the RunDNA Systematic Approach to prioritize where to start and how to progress when working with runners.
I really like the running readiness assessment and breakdowns for each of the screening tools. I also liked the interventions provided based on specific mobility/stability impairments. Since the course is self-paced, I’ve already effectively used some of the strategies with my runners before even finishing the course!
L. Wong, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
From reviewing the case studies, which bring together the whole systematic approach, I’ve been able to determine a better prescription for the runners I’m working with who are recovering from running injuries. Already, I am seeing more runners referred by current patients.
A. Xavier, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS
It’s been 2 weeks since I have taken the course. It is exciting to see how easily the information translated and that my runners are responding to the techniques.
-K. Vanos, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS
Runners Are Looking For You
Get the skills runners are looking for and grow your running business. By learning the RunDNA Systematic Approach you create a foundation to build you level of expertise and join a community of dedicated specialists. If you are looking for a course that focuses on knowledge and skills that you can apply immediately, you’ve found it
Become a Running Expert
Become a Running Expert
WHY GET CERTIFIED?
RunDNA education aims to elevate you to the pinnacle of running expertise. Drawing from years of research and hands-on experience, we’ve crafted a movement-centric systematic method for treating and coaching runners. By obtaining the Level 1 Certified Running Certification, you’ll become part of an elite community of running specialists! (Curious about Level 2?)
Become a Running Expert
Save $70 with the L1+L2 Bundle
L1 + L2 Running Gait Analyst Certification Bundle
Get all of the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to specialize in running. Learn to analyze and correct gait while building a business focused on runners.
Level 1 Certified Running Gait Analyst
Level 2 Certified Running Gait Analyst
12 hours total continuing education
Over 40 handouts included to get started right away
Dr. Doug Adams is a Physical Therapist who has published and spoken at an international level on all things related to running. Doug has taught thousands of professionals his systematic approach to providing personalized plans for runners through the Certified Running Gait Analyst and Endurance Running Coaching courses. He also designed and created a portable 3D Motion Analysis system called Helix 3D for analyzing and categorizing running form that is used widely throughout the Department of Defense and commercial sectors.
Team PT for Tinman Elite Professional Running Team
Adjunct faculty for the 711th Human Performance Wing of the US Air Force
Co-Founder Omega Project PT in Wilmington, Delaware that specializes in treating endurance athletes and runners
Scott is a sport medicine expert with an emphasis on optimizing running performance, running injury prevention, treating running-related injuries, and foot orthoses.
As the Manager of Clinical Operations for UF (University of Florida) Health’s Outpatient Rehabilitation department, Scott has dedicated his career to working with University of Florida Athletes to optimize their running, speed, and agility performance. He is the Running Injury and Biomechanics Consultant to University of Florida Track and Cross Country and Foot and Ankle Specialist for University of Florida Athletic Association Athletes. He is also a Certified Endurance Running Specialist, a USA Track and Field Certified Level 1 Coach, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Scott is a nationally recognized lecturer in the area of running medicine and is the current Chairman of the Academy of Sports Physical Therapy’s Running Special Interest Group.
He currently resides in Gainesville, Florida with his wife and two daughters.
Whether you work with runners all day long or a few times a month, this course will give you the confidence and clarity to achieve excellent results and accelerate your success. Physical therapist, Chiropractors, Athletic Trainers, Physicians, Podiatrists, Personal Trainers, Running Coaches, and Running Retail Specialists will find immediate and applicable knowledge, no matter what level of experience . There are NO requirements to have special technology or applications to obtain the benefits of this course.
How long do I have access to the course for?
Once you register, you’ll have access to the course indefinitely. This course is available on the website and mobile app, so you can watch it anywhere and at your own pace.
How difficult is the course?
The instructors provide all of the background and information needed so that you can apply everything. If you do not have a background in anatomy and biomechanics you may want to take our free Essential Elements course prior to Level 1.
What are Level 1 Certified Running Gait Analysts finding most beneficial about the certification?
“I really like the running readiness assessment and breakdowns for each of the screening tools. I also liked the interventions given based on specific mobility/stability impairments. Since the course is self-paced, I’ve already effectively used some of the strategies with my runners!” L. Wong, DPT
“From reviewing the case studies which bring together the whole systematic approach, I’ve been able to determine a better prescription for the runners I’m working with who are recovering from running injuries. Already, I am seeing more runners referred by current patients.” A. Xavier, DPT
Are they approved for CEUs?
Continuing Education Approval:
For States and organizations who do not pre-approve or allow licensees to submit courses for approval, please download our course details handout with all the information you need to submit with your certificate for approval.
Below are States and organizations who have approved this course.
RunDNA is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
BOC: The course is approved for Class A CEUs through the BOC.
ACSM: The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “Run DNA” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2020 – December 2023). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership #876886
NSCA: The National Strength and Conditioning Association approved 0.6 CEU(s) or 6 Contact Hours in category C for certified individuals who successfully complete this course. Approved Activity Code: L1647-HSCRG1. Please note: NSCA completion certificates for this course must be requested by email at Education@RunDNA.com.
PHYSICAL THERAPY STATE ASSOCIATIONS:
AZ: 5 hours: CEUL107512
WI: 5 credits: CEUL107515
CO: 5 hours: CEUL107510
CA: 5 contact Hours: CEC-1028
OH: 5 CEs: 23S0394
TX: 5 CCUs: 77031TX
IL: C.E. Approved Sponsor License #: 216.000356
FL: 5 CEs: CE-22-845754
(Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.)
TN: reciprocity with FL
MN: 5 CE: #6739
PA: 5 CE: PTPR015480
The following states do not require accreditation, however, please confirm with your state board for any changes: AL, CT, IA, ME, MA, MT, NE, NH, UT, WA.
The following states accept accreditation from other states, however, please confirm with your state board for any changes: AK, DE, HI, KS, KT, MI, NM, NC, ND, OR, SD, VA.
Have questions or specific learning needs? Please contact Education@RunDNA.com
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Minimum system requirements: smart phone , computer, or laptop.
Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Are there requirements to maintain Level 1 or Level 2 Certification?
While we encourage you to continue learning (and will provide opportunities for you to do so) there is no requirement for maintaining Level 1 or Level 2 certification.