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Become a NESTA Certified Triathlon Coach

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Certified ITCA Triathlon Coach

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(ITCA) International Triathlon Coaching Association is the triathlon division of NESTA.

As an ITCA Certified Triathlon Coach, you will enjoy a career helping people reach their personal best in the sport you love. You will have the option of coaching people one-on-one, in a group, online, over the phone, using Skype or Zoom video, in a clinic, at a training camp, or any combination. We even teach you how to have a highly profitable triathlon coaching business.


Learn How to Start Your Successful Career as a NESTA Certified Triathlon Coach


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Payment Plan Terms: $71/MO automatically debited/credited every 30 days, for the next 6-months

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As a Certified ITCA Triathlon Coach, you will learn to do the following:

Review athletes history and goals

Establish essential milestones for meeting personal goals

Identify personal strengths & weaknesses

Identify and prioritize race season

Construct a program for training and racing

Identify appropriate pace training zones for swimming

Identify heart rate training zones

Use Polar heart rate training tools and technology

Develop effective and safe training programs for all levels of athletes for all types of events

Sciences covered include: kinesiology, biomechanics, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, nutrition, exercise physiology, and sport psychology

The ITCA triathlon coaching curriculum is second to none.

You will benefit from triathlon coach training far beyond anything that has been done before. ITCA has elevated the science and application of triathlon training and coaching to the highest levels. The educational materials are highly detailed and comprehensive, yet presented to you in a way which allows for immediate and effective application. In addition, we have combined it with proven business models which give you the opportunity to have a financially rewarding triathlon coaching career.

FREE BUSINESS & MARKETING TRAINING SYSTEM: When you register, you will also receive, AT ZERO COST, the Online Coaching and Training Course and Business System. It is a comprehensive program including detailed training on business set-up, marketing, personal branding, sales, social media marketing, online coaching/training, personal development training, video marketing, advertising, networking and much more. This is a $375 value you get for FREE.

You save time and money.

Because of our unique, comprehensive, and interactive 100% online learning system, you can become a Certified Triathlon Coach in the comfort of your own home. Log in and out of your online training room as needed until your training is complete. No physical study materials are mailed to you.

You are given a specific training plan to strategically guide you to the completion of your Triathlon Coach Certification program.

Your Triathlon Coach Certification program is delivered to you in a state-of-the-art, 100% online, 32-day program. It includes all of your training materials, exam, certification, business system, and bonus gifts.

Quick Program Overview and Benefits:

Your Coaching Certificate reads “Certified Triathlon Coach”

You can call us toll-free (or e-mail us) any time you have a question while studying the coaching program materials, and after.

Course completion qualifies you for professional liability insurance from Fitness and Wellness Insurance, a member of Philadelphia Insurance

No testing fees (unless a re-test is required after two attempts)

Your triathlon coach certification will be issued by ITCA – International Triathlon Coaching Association

Program Details:

Training, exam and re-certifications details.

Prerequisites: None

You will likely need a CPR certification for insurance, and we strongly encourage it.

Concepts you will learn: Triathlon rules, swim/bike/run technique, bike fit, safety and training drills, as well as the following: Basic exercise physiology, functional anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics, nutrition and metabolism, training special populations, fitness assessments, program design, heart rate training, exercise application and technique, safety and injury prevention and the business of triathlon coaching.

Your training program also includes case studies:
In this case study module, you will have the opportunity to follow the proper progression of a training plan given an athletes current history, goals, needs, available time to train, etc. As you will see, each case study will provide you with the specifics of each athlete. And then, the training plan will follow accordingly in terms of the proper balance of strength training workouts, swimming workouts, cycling workouts, running workouts, and rest days. In addition, each training plan will take the athlete through the proper workout progression in order to maximize performance and recovery. This is accomplished by training each athlete in the proper heart rate zones in order to improve each athletes efficiency and by creating a great fitness foundation.

As a coach, these case studies will help you to gain an even greater appreciation for training and workout specifics based on each individual’s needs and goals. A number of athletes may all be training for the exact same race; but, this does not mean each athlete is going to have the same training plan. In your coaching business, there may be a specific half iron distance triathlon that 10 of your athletes are competing in. In no way does this mean each athlete is going to have the same or even similar training plan. Each athlete is so unique in terms of current fitness level, previous athletic/race history, available weekly training time, goals, needs, etc.; therefore, each individual needs to be cared for as such… An individual.

Online Learning Structure:
Your program materials are delivered in 16 modules over 32 days. It is a 100% online delivery system.

After you register, you will be directed to create your private member account. Once you are inside the member area, you will watch introductory videos to orient you with the learning process.

The educational materials are time-released. You will have access to an additional lesson every 48 hours after you register. After 32 days, you will have access to the online test. Once you pass your test, you can legally hold the title of a “Certified Triathlon Coach.”

When you register, you will have immediate access to the following:

Online video lectures and presentations

Discussion board

Individual chapters of the official ITCA manual

End-of-chapter questions in preparation for your exam

During each week of the course, you will be expected to:

View assigned chapter lecture video(s)

Read the assigned chapter(s)

Complete end of chapter questions (for your learning and review)

Participate in at least 2 discussion boards with at least 2 entries for each discussion

After you have completed 16 lessons of online coursework, you can request to sit for the ITCA certification exam. Simple instructions are given inside the member area.

Your course of study is the following:

Intro to Triathlons

Skeletal Anatomy and Physiology

Muscular Anatomy and Physiology

Nervous and Endocrine Systems


Assessments for Triathletes

Program Design for Triathletes I

Program Design for Triathletes II

Applied Biomechanics and Technique Instruction

Safety and Injury Prevention

Nutrition of Triathlon

Recovery and Off-Season Training

Racing Equipment

Business Strategies

Enrollment: Open entry. Begin your studies at any time. The entire course is online.

Time for completion: There are no specific time requirements. Although the materials are delivered over 32 days, you can take longer to complete the program. You can always go back and review any of the materials as many times as needed before you test.

Requirements for certification: Passing grade (70% or greater) on 100 question multiple-choice online exam. Three attempts at the exam are given. Exam results are known immediately.

Testing: You must test within one year of purchase, but will have the ability to test online after 31 days following enrollment.

Re-testing: $95 retest fee applies if the passing requirement is not met at the end of the third exam attempt.

Do you have more specific questions? Read our FAQ page.

Term of Certification: 2-Years (re-certification required after 2 years) 2.0 Continuing Education Credits (2.0 CEUs) required to re-certify after the 2-year term.

Complete the ITCA Triathlon Coach Certification and Quickly Gain a Strategic Advantage with Advanced Science and Proven Business Tactics

There has never been a better time to become a certified triathlon coach. Triathletes are highly educated and dedicated individuals who take their sport seriously, regardless of their current ability level. Triathletes seek expert advice on all aspects of their sport. Because of a triathlete’s unique demographic, they have the means to pay for your expert coaching advice.

You benefit by enjoying a financially rewarding career, which enhances the lives of others while you stay intimately involved in the sport you love. Now is the time for you to become certified with ITCA and become an in-demand triathlon coaching professional.

The demographics of the triathlete is second to none:

Average age: 39

Household: 74% married

Income: Mean – $155,300, Median – $116,900, $100,00+ is 62%

Education Level: Postgraduate with degree 43%, 4-year college degree 86%

Is the sport of triathlon growing?

The sport of triathlon has grown exponentially in the last 10 years.

USAT membership has tripled over the past ten years

One year racing license purchases grew 311%

Single-day licenses purchases grew 297%

Level of Participation

Event Participation: 3-6 per year

Beginner 7%

Fitness/Training 44%

Competitive 49%

Start your coaching business now!

Your ITCA Triathlon Coach Certification System includes the following:

Official Manual which includes many photos, illustrations, graphs, charts & 3-D animations

Swim techniques, coaching applications, drills, etc. Also includes underwater videography

Bike techniques, transition 1 & 2, cadence, cornering, safety

Run technique, breathing, turnover, hills, and descents

Bike Fit – Techniques for a bike fit, accessory selection, bar width, stem length, etc.

You will also learn our exclusive infinity program. We teach you our complete system for client success, your personal success as a Certified Triathlon Coach, and entrepreneur. When you learn our comprehensive and scientific system, you will seamlessly combine the physical with the financial, while providing superior service and streamlining your day.

FREE audio lesson on the business of triathlon coaching. Learn how to make a strong six-figure income with one-on-one coaching, group coaching, online coaching, clinics, and coaching retreats. Get all the secrets to getting more clients, leveraging your time, using technology, making the most of the Internet, and setting yourself apart from the competition. This material is in your final module.