POSE METHOD® OF RUNNING
This course was developed by Nicholas Romanov, Ph.D., world-renowned sports scientist and best-selling author (Penguin Random House). As an Olympic Coach, he lead his athletes to several Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, championships and records in running and triathlon.
A former elite athlete himself, he studied kinesiology, biomechanics, physiology, exercise physiology, sport training theory and physical education. After graduating summa cum laude he went on to teach those subjects at the university level and as an invited speaker.
In 2002 Dr. Romanov et al published groundbreaking research that demonstrated how the Pose Method of running reduced impact on the knee joint by virtually 50%. Since then, the Pose Method has become an indispensable tool for Physical Therapists and coaches worldwide. The Pose Method running clinics have been taught in the Army since 2008.
The Pose Method of Running is a technique and skill solution that has been researched and vetted by the scientific community and Department of Defense and is scalable to the entire Armed Forces. It became part of Army Doctrine in 2020 as part of FM 7-22, the basic field manual, due to the efforts over a 14-year period of engagement with the US Army where the Pose Method has shown positive outcomes in small scale training groups. West Point published a case series demonstrating its proactive efficacy as an alternative to surgery that was later reproduced independently by the Royal Dutch Navy.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: The Pose Method of Running training course online is approved for 20 hrs of continuing education for PTs, ATs and CF Coaches. Sign up for this course to learn a critical professional skill and complete your continuing education requirements.
The Pose Method Running Skill Training course is a standardized approach to running training that is part of the updated US Army FM 7-22. It focuses on improving running skill and biomechanics in order to directly optimize running performance, increase speed and reduce the risk of lower leg injuries, as well as affect the overall performance and wellbeing of an individual.
ACCESS: Online at https://courses.posemethod.com
ACCESS DURATION: Lifetime. Your access will never expire. Return to review at any time.
COURSE DURATION: 20 hrs total viewing time.
STUDY TIME FRAME: Self-paced. Study online any time at your convenience.
CONTENT: 20 chapters complete with
LOCATION: Contact us to schedule for your location
DURATION: 1-2 consecutive days, or as agreed.
CONTENT: Short presentation, active practice and application in a group setting with live instruction.
This course is intended for all soldiers. It teaches running skill (technique) – the foundation of running without injuries, running any distance(s), and running faster (than before). This course provides flexible and adjustable tools that can be scaled as needed.
Learning a skill and preventing injuries are naturally connected. When you know how to do something correctly, you will do it better and will be less likely to get injured. An overwhelming majority of running related injuries are the result of moving incorrectly. These musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries are not related to how many miles you run, but are the direct result of how you run those miles.
To optimize means to achieve more while doing less. To optimize your performance, it is important to first learn how to execute the basics correctly. In any movement, or any athletic event, the basic level is technique.
The two main differences between elite athletes and recreational ones are talent (genetic) and skill (technique). While there is nothing that can be done about genetics, you can absolutely improve your skill and move with the same technical quality as elite athletes. Elite athletes’ technique has a distinct quality of precision in execution, i.e. they don’t waste effort on unnecessary commotion. This quality can be learned. For recreational athletes, this simply means learning to be precise in their movement, learning to make less extraneous moves.
As the result of optimizing your technique, your efficiency will improve as well and you will perform better overall.
The Pose Method of running helps military personnel improve their speed, agility, balance, and endurance – all important factors for success in the armed forces. By learning proper running technique, servicemen can reduce the risk of injury while increasing their speed and endurance. This will help them excel in physical training evaluations as well as the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).
Ready to take your running skills to the next level? Our running skill training course can help you do just that. To get started, click on the ‘Request Quote’ button and fill out the form. Once you receive your quote, head over to your ArmyIgnited account and search for ‘running’. From there, proceed with your funding request and you’re on your way to becoming a better, more efficient runner.
Need more information? We’ve got you covered. Download our ArmyIgnitED sign up guide below. And if you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.
The Department of Defense (DOD) provides several COOL programs that help individuals acquire new skills while encouraging personal and professional growth, and enabling long-term career success. Investing in education and certification is crucial for both individuals and organizations seeking to excel in the dynamic and ever-evolving modern world.
The Pose Method® of Running online course is covered by several DOD COOL programs, while the certification exam for Certified Running Technique Specialist credential is covered by ALL DOD COOL programs. Please review the related FAQs below.
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To get started, click on the ‘Request Quote’ button and fill out the form to request both the training course and the certification exam. Once you receive your quote, head over to Marine Corps COOL website and search credentials for ‘running’ or click on this direct link.
To get started, click on the ‘Request Quote’ button and fill out the form to request both the training course and the certification exam. Once you receive your quote, head over to NAVY COOL website and search credentials for ‘running’ or click on this direct link.
How to Sign Up on Coast Guard COOL
To get started, click on the ‘Request Quote’ button and fill out the form to request both the training course and the certification exam. Once you receive your quote, head over to Coast Guard COOL website and search credentials for ‘running’ or click on this direct link.
How to Sign Up on Air Force COOL
To get started, click on the ‘Request Quote’ button and fill out the form to request both the training course and the certification exam. Once you receive your quote, head over to Air Force COOL website and search credentials for ‘running’ or click on this direct link.
Military Service Obligation (ARMY)
Service Obligation (Enlisted): None.
Service Obligation (Commissioned Officers): None.
The service obligation for the CA program has been removed. This applies to all CA requests submitted and/or completed on or after 13 October 2021. CA request end date in ArmyIgnitED must reflect a date of 13 October 2021 or after.
CA requests completed prior to 13 October 2021 must still complete the applicable service obligation incurred at that time; Regular Army, AGR, and mobilized commissioned officers (under Title 10 or Title 32 authority) incur an Additional Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) of two years and Reserve Component officers (USAR and ARNG) incur a Reserve Duty Service Obligation (RDSO) of four years. The CA military service obligation commences on the ending date of each course for which CA was approved.
To learn more, read the complete Memorandum: Updates to Army Credentialing Assistance Policy
Training Course Available to All Soldiers (ARMY)
All eligible Soldiers (enlisted, warrant officer, and officer) may use CA to sign up for courses listed on COOL, even if it is not related to your MOS or AOC.
Certificate of Completion (Course)
When you successfully complete this training online, a Certificate of Completion will be automatically issued and made available to you for download. It is recommended to download and save it.
Once the official End Date for your training course is reached, we will provide your Certificate of Completion to ArmyIgnitED to complete and close the CA request related to this training course. No completions can be entered prior to the End Date listed on your account. If you would like to request that the End Date be changed or your grade to be entered earlier, you may send a message to ACAPO (Army Credentialing Assistance Program Office). If the end date is not changed, the grade will be required after the end date on the CA Request.
After you sign up and get approved for this training course you will retain unlimited lifetime access. Once you complete it, this course will never expire and you will be able to return to review at any time at your convenience.
How to Access Your Training Course
The Pose Method of Running training course is available online so in order to study you would want to have a setup that is suitable to watch a movie online – high speed internet with a stable connection.
Important: you will be able to access the course on Start Date or after. For example, if your Start Date is January 10 – you will get your login email and will be able to access the course material on January 10 and after. You will not be able to login on January 5.
How to Change Your Email Address Attached to the Course
The email address submitted with the ‘Request Quote’ form will automatically be the email address used to create your access to the course. If you wish to change it to another email address at any point, please contact email@example.com
How to Change Your Start Date
To start your training course sooner, you would need to submit a request via your ArmyIgnitED account. In our experience, the difference between the approval date and start date is 1-14 days and the request for this change is not recommended.
Important: In accordance with the ArmyIgnitED MOU, the vendor is not allowed to provide students access to the course before the official Start Date.
To start your training course later, you would also need to submit a request via your ArmyIgnitED account.
In both instances, it is not recommended to change your Start Date. This is an online course, and that provides flexibility in completing it within any timeframes and without imposing constraints. Simply complete your course at your earliest convenience, so your CA request related to the course can be completed and closed.
How to Change Your End Date
To give yourself more time to complete the course, you would need to submit a request via your ArmyIgnitED account or send an email to
Alternatively, you can simply complete your course at your earliest convenience, so your CA request related to the course can be completed and closed.
Keep in mind, once you complete the course, you will retain full access indefinitely – come back to review at any time!