Continuing Education Requirements

Option 1: For fulfillment of the CEU requirement, UESCA accepts the submission of a short paper (1000-3000 words – not including a bibliography) every two years on a topic related to endurance sport training. The paper can be submitted anytime during the two-year period. The two-year period is representative of 730 days from the date an individual completes or renews a certification. There is no fee to recertify by this method. (See Paper and Submission details below)

Option 2: Successful completion of an additional UESCA certification course, or two(2) UESCA Specialization courses.  The CEU requirement will be considered fulfilled once the additional UESCA course(s) is completed (and they can be taken anytime during the two-year period).  Note:  For coaches holding more than one UESCA certification, only one recertification process is required every two years and will be applied to all certifications held by the coach.

Option 3: Take a short Recertification Exam (a fee of $99 USD is applied)

Paper Requirements

The content of the paper must be based around professional research. Therefore information direct from sources such as magazines and blogs are not acceptable. However if a magazine or blog cites a professional study from a journal and/or university, it can be cited and used. and Google Scholar are good resources for finding professional journal articles. While PubMed might only offer an abstract of a paper, the information can still be cited and utilized in the user’s submission.

Once a paper has been submitted to UESCA for review, the author of the paper agrees to give UESCA non-exclusive and royalty-free permission to use the material on the UESCA website as well as for future learning and promotional material.

Submission to UESCA

Papers should be sent via email to   Please submit the paper as an attachment either as a PDF or Word Doc.  The email subject should include the individual’s name, email address and subject of the paper. (ex: “John Doe, – Low back pain in swimmers”)

Review by UESCA

Once received by UESCA, we will review the paper and if we have any questions, we will email the individual using the email on file for them.


The paper should roughly follow the below structure (more than three paragraphs can be used in the body):


  • General statement about topic
    • Main points
    • Overview (thesis)


  • First Paragraph
    • Supporting details
    • Concluding Sentence
    • Transition
  • Second Paragraph
    • Supporting details
    • Concluding Sentence
    • Transition
  • Third Paragraph
    • Supporting details
    • Concluding Sentence
    • Transition


  • General statement about the topic
  • Summary of the thesis


Below are sample bibliography citations based on the type of source (e.g., website, journal article, etc…)

  1. Booth, Steven A. (January 1999). High-Drain Alkaline AA-Batteries. Popular Electronics, 62, 58.
  2. Brain, Marshall. How batteries work. howstuffworks. Retrieved August 1, 2006, from
  3. Cells and batteries. (1993). The DK science encyclopedia. New York: DK Publishing.
  4. Dell, R. M., and D. A. J. Rand. (2001). Understanding batteries. Cambridge, UK: The Royal Society of Chemistry.
  5. Learning center. Energizer. Eveready Battery Company, Inc. Retrieved August 1, 2006,