HFJ: March – April 2021 CEC Course #1
HFJ: March – April 2021 CEC Course #1

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® March - April 2021 CEC Course #1: How to Train for a 5K - What does the Science Say?         

By Jared T. Garcia, B.S. and Len Kravitz, Ph.D.

Developing a training program that is based in science is useful for both the exerciser and the fitness professional.  Presented in this article are effective and practical methods to: 1) initially access the exerciser’s fitness, 2) develop a 12-week program that has been shown to be effective in elite and recreational runners, 3) monitor the training of the exerciser on a week-to-week (RPE) and month-to-month basis (POMS), and  4) retest the exerciser to observe fitness gains and the exerciser’s response to the training program.  Using these tools together can help prepare a beginning runner for their first 5K race.

This course expires on APRIL 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. according to your time zone.


This course includes an online ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® Article and a corresponding online quiz.

All course content will be presented to you electronically upon completion of your purchase. This includes all articles, quizzes, and certificates (certificates awarded upon successful completion of the quizzes).

No substitutions or refunds will be allowed for this CEC course.

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Available Course Credits

ACSM 2.00

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