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The RRCA Coaching Program offers educational opportunities that includes a Level I and Level II curriculum and certification process for interested coaches.
The RRCA Coaching Certification Level I Course is an in-person course designed to accomplish our goal of educating coaches so they may direct training programs for their RRCA member running clubs. We believe all RRCA Level I Certified Coaches volunteering in their
running clubs have the knowledge needed to coach runners in their
The Level II curriculum and certification process provides for a deeper understanding of the scientific, psychological, competitive, and managerial aspects of working with individual clients and training groups.
The Level II certification is open to all RRCA Level I Certified Coaches in good standing who have been certified for a minimum of one year. The Level II certification process is designed for coaches seeking to enhance their knowledge or reinforce concepts learned in Level I.
RRCA Coaching Certification Courses are scheduled at selected locations throughout the year. We work with representatives from RRCA member running clubs, events, shoe stores, and corporate members to host official RRCA Coaching Certification Courses during the year. The RRCA uses a systematic process to certify our coaches as follows:
Continuing Education Credits
The American Council on Exercise certifies that the Level I Coaching Certification course equates to 1.6 CEU for ACE Continuing Education Credit. The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that this offering meets the criteria for 16.0 credit hours of ACSM Continuing Education Credit. Upon completion of the RRCA Coaching Certification requirements, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain CEC codes or certificates for ACE and/or ACSM credits. RRCA Level II Certified Coaches also qualify for ACSM and ACE CECs. See the Level II information for details.
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