Learn the RunDNA Systematic Approach to treating & reducing running injuries through gait retraining, mobility, and strength.
12 Running Gait Categories
Learn detailed gait retraining strategies proven to get results. Participants will use 2D & 3D methods to identify changes in running biomechanics and create personalized plans focused on the biggest priorities.
Learn the blueprint for providing personalized plans using the tripod approach for treating and preventing running injuries. Plus, get access to the RunDNA App for easy implementation of programs.
Running Injuries are complex and can be multifactorial. Learn RunDNA’s evidence-based treat programs for Plantar Fasciopathy, Achilles Pain, Patellofemoral Syndrome, Stress Fractures, and Shin Splints.
Evaluate how an athlete accepts load with this easy to administer jumping test. Detailed programs are included for each level. This is a perfect companion to the Runner Readiness Assessment from Level 1.
Complex Case Studies
Learn from real life examples of weekend warriors to top elite runners and see how Doug and Scott handle these challenging cases. Practice on your own and see how your plans match up.
If you are passionate about working with runners we are here to show you how to build the business of your dreams. Learn proven business strategies so that you can see more runners and grow your business.
Course Preview: Why Jumping Matters
Learn why and how to incorporate plyometrics into running rehab and training
“I loved the loading assessment testing and handouts along with exercise progression. I find that has been the missing element in my treatment of runners and other running courses.”
-A. XAVIER, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS
The handouts that address each specific category with an organized plan of action is something that I started applying immediately. The app is also great and makes our jobs easier and more efficient when implementing a corrective running program for each individual need.
-K. VANOS, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS
As a running enthusiast and licensed physical therapist, I am now more confident with the application of running gait analysis based on the most recent scientific and peer reviewed evidenced-based research studies that were presented on this course. As a certified gait running analyst, all my clientele will directly benefit from the innovative assessment and specific running programs that we can offer.
Become the expert runners need. Learn to address complex cases, work with specific injury types, integrate jumping assessments, and provide detailed strength programs. If you have ever wanted to dive deeper into evidence-based running knowledge, this course is for you!
Become a Running Expert
Become a Running Expert
WHY GET CERTIFIED?
RunDNA education is all about making you a top running expert. We have taken years of research and experience to design a movement based systematic approach to treating and training runners. With a Level 2 Certified Running Certification, you’ll join the community of top running specialists!
Become an Expert in Running.
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.
YES! Level 1 is a pre-requisite for Level 2. There is a package that you can purchase both at the same time.
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?
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.
Are they approved for CEUs?
Continuing Education hours: 7
Total time: typically 7.5 hours
Level 1 is a pre-requisite for Level 2.
Continuing Education Approval:
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: 8.4 contact hours.
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 0.8 CEU(s) or 8 Contact Hours in category C for certified individuals who successfully complete this course. Approved Activity Code: L1647-HSCRG2. Please note: NSCA completion certificates for this course must be requested by email at Education@RunDNA.com.
PHYSICAL THERAPY STATE ASSOCIATIONS:
AZ: 7 hours: CEUL107513
WI: 7 credits: CEUL107516
CO: 7 hours: CEUL107509
CA: 7 contact Hours: CEC-1027
OH: 7 CEs: 23S0395
TX: 7 CCUs: 77030TX
IL: C.E. Approved Sponsor License #: 216.000356
FL: 5 CEs: CE23-847564
(Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.)
TN: reciprocity with FL
MN: 7 CE: #6740
PA: 7 CE: PTPR015481
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: Intermediate (must take Level 1 before taking Level 2).
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 Level 1 or Level 2 certification.
How will I get access to the App?
After purchasing, you’ll have immediate access to the course. You’ll find the code for 3 months free and link to register for the app in the course introduction.