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UESCA Advantage Running Coach Certification

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Course Price regularly $899.00 $200 Discount is pre-applied!

Introducing our New Live, Interactive Learning Opportunity!

What do you get when you combine our comprehensive, online Running Coach Certification course into a weekly-dripped structured format, and add ten LIVE (via Zoom) weekly Q&A sessions with Expert Presenter, Nell Rojas? You get the UESCA Advantage Running Coach Certification!

The Advantage program is perfect for those wanting a structured learning process to effectively stay on track and stay accountable, plus enjoy live (via Zoom) interaction on a weekly basis to discuss the course content with Nell.

We’ll keep you on track to complete the certification in 10 weeks (you are able to then take the final exam when you’re ready)!

Plus Bonus Time with Nell – After the ten weeks, you will continue to have access to Nell Rojas to ask questions for an additional 30 days.

The Best of Both Worlds

If you love online learning but also love the ability to interact live with an instructor, then the Advantage Running Coach Certification is for you! We’ve fused our current online running coach certification content with weekly live Q & A sessions with professional runner and coach, Nell Rojas.

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Comprehensive Content

We appreciate that to be a well-rounded coach, you must be well-educated. As such, we don’t hold anything back with respect to our robust content. We make sure everything is covered so you can effectively coach athletes and grow a robust successful coaching business.

How It Works and What You Get


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  • Upon registration, you receive immediate access to the first 4 Modules (complete these as homework prior to course launch)
  • Beginning on 5/15/24, you’ll receive your first 2 modules to complete in Week 1 (then each subsequent week you’ll receive more modules) – See the complete schedule below
  • Each week is capped off with a Live Q&A session with Expert Presenter, Nell Rojas (to discuss that week’s modules) – The live sessions are done via Zoom and are live at 6:00 PM MST every Wednesday.  All sessions are recorded and the recording is made available immediately for those who were unable to attend live
  • After the course is complete (10 weeks) you’ll receive full, lifetime access to the course content (via the full online certification course) and will take the Final Exam to complete your certification
  • You’ll have 1 year to complete the final exam but we recommend taking it while the information is fresh (the exam is open-book)
  • Receive 30 additional days to email Nell with any final questions
  • Once the Final Exam is passed, you’re done and have all of the advantages of being a UESCA certified Running Coach

About Nell Rojas

Nell Rojas is a professional distance runner for Nike. She was born and raised in Boulder, CO where she now trains professionally and coaches all ages and abilities. She competed in track and field and cross country at the University of Northern Arizona where she earned a B.S in Exercise Science and won numerous conference titles in the steeplechase and 5k. After college, she tried her hand at being a professional triathlete before retiring to go back to her roots of running. She won Grandma’s Marathon in 2019, went on to finish 9th at the Marathon Olympic Trials, and was the first American to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon in 2021 and 2022, putting her in 5th and 10th place, respectively. Nell also placed 10th at the 2022 NYC Marathon. She is now training to earn a spot on the 2024 Olympic Marathon Team. 

The Full Schedule

Q&A Sessions are every Wednesday at 6:00 PM MDT and are recorded

Note:  You will receive access to the modules one week prior to the below listed Live Q&A Session.

Week 1 (5/15): Brief recap of Homework modules, plus Environmental Physiology (mod 5), Performance Assessments and Metrics (mod 6) Zoom Session is Wed 5/22

Week 2 (5/22): Running Mechanics and Drills (mod 7) Zoom Session is Wed 5/29

Week 3 (5/29): Injury and Illness (mod 8), Resistance Training (mod 9) Zoom Session is Wed 6/5

Week 4 (6/5): Running Recovery (mod 10), Athlete Intake (mod 11) Zoom Session is Wed 6/12

Week 5 (6/12): Goal Setting (mod 12), Female Physiology and Programming (mod 13) Zoom Session is Wed 6/19

Week 6 (6/19): Periodization and Program Development (mod 14) Zoom Session is Wed 6/26

Week 7 (6/26): Pacing (mod 15) Zoom Session is Wed 7/3

Week 8 (7/3): Mental Training (mod 16), Sports Nutrition (mod 17) Zoom Session is Wed 7/10

Week 9 (7/10): Safety (mod 18), Running Shoes and Apparel (mod 19) Zoom Session is Wed 7/17

Week 10 (7/17): Race Preparation and Execution (mod 20) Zoom Session is Wed 7/24

What’s Included?

  • 20 Drip-fed modules
  • Weekly live Q & A sessions with Nell Rojas
  • End of module quizzes
  • Lifetime access to the full Online Course (which includes 2 additional Modules) where you’ll access your Practice and Final Exam
  • Multimedia content
  • Email support
  • Frame-able Certified Coach certificate (upon passing)
  • Access to our private Facebook Group for UESCA Coaches with over 1K members (upon passing)
  • Access to our Discount Benefit Partners (upon passing)
  • Ability to join our coach affiliate program to earn commissions for referring others (upon passing)

What Will You Achieve?

  • How to create effective, progressive and safe training programs
  • Learn how to assess running gait
  • Understand how the body functions regarding anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics
  • Effective communication with athletes
  • How environmental factors influence performance
  • Ability to administer performance assessments
  • Understand various running recovery modalities
  • Establish appropriate goals for athletes
  • Nutritional strategies
  • How to have your athletes execute on race day

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Prerequisite: Complete by May 15, 2024
Week 1: May 15, 2024
Week 2: May 22, 2024
Week 3: May 29, 2024
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