Level 1 Endurance Running Coach

Become a comprehensive running specialist by adding the training expertise runners are looking for to help them get excellent results.


Learn the RunDNA evidence-based approach to creating personalized run training programs and prioritizing a runner’s biggest needs.



Learn our 6 step process to create personalized plans that will unlock a runner’s potential.

Runner Readiness Assessment

Scientific Approach

Learn how exercise physiology determines running performance and how you can design programs based on the 3 key components of endurance running perofmrance.

Well Being

Race Specific Plans

Successful plans start with testing and analysis. Learn essential testing procedures for your athletes and how to create plans to get results. 5k, Half, and Marathon plans included.


Language of Training

Understand and speak the language of run training to set yourself apart as a true running specialist.

Case Studies

Training Load

Quantifying training load is the holy grail of coaching. Learn session RPE and Acute to Chronic Workloads to develop and modify workload done by athletes.

RunDNA App Trial

Coaching Principles

Training plans are less than 20% of the reason a running coach has success. Learn key coaching principles essential for coaches to help their athletes perform their best.

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Learn about running economy and why it’s a lead predictor of running performance

Understanding the demands of training at this level is a must for any medical practitioner who wants to work with our runners. Collaboration between medical, coaching and other physio support staff is imperative for the success of our athletes and RunDNA gets at the heart of this.

-Joan Hunter, Head Coach Tinman Elite

The RunDNA systematic approach unpacks the layers of coaching and focuses on maximizing personalization in training. It was immediately applicable as a tool in coaching distance runners and equipped me with more confidence, and most importantly, results for my runners.

-Coach LK, USTFCCCA Endurance Specialist, USATF Cross Country Specialist, CRGA1, CRGA2, ERC1

The coursework was easy to follow and kept me interested throughout. I am excited to apply what I have learned to both my coaching and personal training careers.

This was a great course and the information is useful in training myself, providing training tips for patients and also evaluating plans they are currently using. I really enjoyed this course and found it very motivating!

Great informational course! I have taken other run coach certifications in the past that have disappointed me, this one largely made me a better coach. Thank you!

Great course! I really feel like this will help me bridge gaps between treatment and full return to training with my athletes.


Runners Are Looking For You

Become the running expert they need using the RunDNA Systematic Approach to easily and quickly personalize run training. Get the essential knowledge and skills you need to train runners based on your assessment of their individual needs.

Become a Running Expert
Become a Running Expert


We took years of research and experience and put it into this evidence-based and systematic approach to personalize run training. If you want to be an expert in running you need to know everything about the sport. Speaking the language of running and understanding training principles is key for anyone wanting to specialize in working with runners.

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Certified Running Edurance Coach

Use the RunDNA App to Seamlessly Communicate with Your Runners

Get Better Results: The course will teach you how to use an optional training platform that has all of the tools and plans you need already built. When you register, you will get 3 months free of the application to get you start with coaching success

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Become a Running Expert

Endurance Running Coach Certification

Level 1 Endurance Running Coach


Complete your training with a systematic approach to personalize each training plan. Central to the course is a scientifically backed method which quantifies fitness levels and training loads.

  • Three key components of endurance running performance
  • Scientific Approach to training load
  • Race specific training plans
  • 7.5 CEU Hours
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Running Continuing Education

Running Gait Analyst Certification Level


Be confident in analyzing gait and providing programs to improve motor control, mobility, and technique specific to each runner, or athlete who runs, based on their movement patterns.

  • Runner Readiness Assessment
  • 5 Categories of Running Gait Impairments
  • Detailed corrective programs
  • 5 CEU Hours
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Level 1 Certified Running Gait Analyst

Running Gait Analyst Certification Level 2


Become an expert in treating and training runners. Learn to address complex cases, work with specific injury types, add jumping assessments, and provide detailed strength programs.

  • 12 Categories of Running Gait Impairments
  • Loading Levels
  • Detailed strength, jumping, and injury specific plans
  • 7 CEU Hours
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Doug Adams

Doug Adams


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
Be the "Go-To" Running Specialist
Be the "Go-To" Running Specialist
Frequently Asked Questions
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.

Who are these courses for?

If you have any need to understand running training principles, this course is for you! Run Coaches, learn a systematic approach for personalized plans proven to get great results. Medical and Fitness professionals, understand terminology and concepts that will help your clients get their best results. Most runners are their own coaches, and you should educate yourself to avoid getting in a rut, or worse…injured! There are NO requirements to have background or special technology to obtain the benefits of this course.

Are they approved for CEUs?

Continuing Education hours: 7.5 (see below)

Total time: typically 7.5 hours

For States and organizations who 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 7.5 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 0.7 CEU(s) or 7 contact hours in category C for certified individuals who successfully complete this course. Approved Activity Code: L1647-HSL1ER. Please note: NSCA completion certificates for this course must be requested by email at Education@RunDNA.com.


IL: C.E. Approved Sponsor License #: 216.000356

TX: 77029; 8 CEUs

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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We have no commercial relationship disclosures.
Minimum System Requirements: smart phone, laptop, or computer
Skill Level: Beginner

Are there requirements to maintain certification?

While we encourage you to continue learning (and will provide opportunities for you to do so) there is no requirement for maintaining the certification.