Level 2

Certified Running Gait Analyst

Level 2 shows you exactly how we treat and train runners. 

Level 2 dives deep into the knowledge and skills required to help your runners be the best they can be.  With the help of assessments and programs, this course assists in creating a customized plan to address the complexities of running.


RunDNA Way
+ RunDNA App

Runners need comprehensive plans to get long-lasting results.  Learn how we use a tripod approach to achieve optimal results and prevent injury.  Then use the RunDNA app to have all this information available for you to customize a plan for each runner.  

You'll get 3 months free access to the RunDNA app.


12 Categories of Running Gait

Wait, there are 12?!

Yes, the 5 categories you learned in Level 1 are the foundation.  How often do you see a runner with only one category?!  We will go over the 12 categories and corrective specific cues for each runner. Plus, 2D and 3D approaches to identify for all users to benefit.


Injury Specifics

Running injuries are complex, and can be multi-factorial. 

Learn the RunDNA Way to treat specific injuries.  Get specific workouts with handouts for your runners to address the most common running injuries.


Loading Levels

A perfect companion to the Running Readiness Assessment is the Loading Levels.  Identify how an athlete accepts load with this easy to administer jumping test, and get detailed plyometric programs for each level.


Complex Case Studies

Learn from real life examples and hear how Doug and Scott handle these tricky cases!  Practice on your own and see how your plans match up.


Business Planning

The often missing piece to acquiring new skills so you can enhance your practice is understanding the business side of growth.  Doug is passionate about you growing your business and shares his tried and true strategies with you. 


Vincent Sto Tomas, PT, DPT
KinesioWorks PT
Certified Level 2 Running Gait Analyst

As a running enthusiast and licensed physical therapist, I am now more confident with the application of running gait analysis based on the most recent scientific and peer reviewed evidenced-based research studies that were presented on this course. As a certified gait running analyst, all my clientele will directly benefit from the innovative assessment and specific running programs that we can offer. All types of runners that include starters, recreational, professional, and elite runners from different age groups have potential to become a better runner equipped with knowledge on how to prevent or minimize the risk of injuries. Thank you for sharing this great course! Kudos to Doug, Scott, and the entire Team of RunDNA. 


Let's do this together



When I first started as a Physical Therapist, I was frustrated that I could not see the types of patients that I was most passionate about, runners!  To build out my running practice, I had to find a way to stand out so that runners asked for me by name.  I spent tons of time reading the most recent evidence, but when working with runners, I struggled to remember everything and put it all together.  I realized that what I needed was a systematic approach.


It took years to refine my skills and build the RunDNA system, but it was 100% worth the effort.  Today, I own a thriving clinic which has helped thousands of runners throughout the country reach their therapeutic and performance goals.  

I am excited to share everything that I have learned and everything I have achieved to help you build a successful platform for your running clients!

Doug Adams PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS 
CEO ACE Running


Certified Running Gait Analyst Packages

Level 1 & 2

  • Certified Running Gait Analyst 1

  • Certified Running Gait Analyst 2

  • Live Group Q&A to keep the conversation going

  • 12 hours of continuing education

  • Over 40 handouts for your runners and athletes to keep them on track

  • Access to the App for 3 months

Level 2

  • Certified Running Gait Analyst 2

  • Live Group Q&A to keep the conversation going

  • 7 hours of  continuing education

  • Over 40 handouts for your runners and athletes to keep them on track

  • Access to the App for 3 months

Level Up

  • Certified Running Gait Analyst 1

  • Certified Running Gait Analyst 2

  • Best Mobility Fixes for Runners & Return to Running Courses

  • Live Group Q&A to keep the conversation going

  • 15.5 hours of continuing education

  • Over 40 handouts for your runners and athletes to keep them on track

  • Access to the App for 3 months

  • Two One-on-One Consults with Doug or Scott for personalized planning to map out your dream career & business


Meet Your Instructors

Doug Adams 


Doug completed a sports residency at the University of Delaware, becoming a Board Certified Specialist. He owns and treats patients at his endurance specialty clinic Omega Project PT. 

Doug's interest in running started when he studied gait analysis with Irene Davis and Rich Willy, and then continued on as a clinician researcher.  Doug combines the research with his extensive experience working with runners to develop the RunDNA system (app, 3D device, and certification courses) to establish a systematic approach to getting runners healthy.  His research focuses on relating running biomechanics to running injury risk and works closely with the Air Force to conduct this research.


Doug lives in Wilmington, DE with his wife and three children.  Doug has competed nationally in triathlons for 17 years and is also a Running/Triathlon Coach.


Scott Greenberg



Scott is a sport medicine expert with an emphasis on optimizing running performance, running injury prevention, treating running-related injuries, and foot orthoses.


He is the Manager of Clinical Operations for UF Health’s Outpatient Rehabilitation department. Scott has dedicated his career to working with athletes to optimize their running, speed, and agility performance. He is the Running Injury and Biomechanics Consultant to University of Florida Track and Cross Country and Foot and Ankle Specialist for University of Florida Athletic Association Athletes.  He is a Certified Endurance Running Specialist, a USA Track and Field Certified Level 1 Coach, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. 

He currently resides in Gainesville, Florida with his wife and two daughters. 

Why Get Certified?

Courses should be about knowledge, skills, and resources that you can apply immediately!  When you become a Certified Running Gait Analyst, we are confident you will have everything you need to build a reputation as a running specialist.

Level 1 uses the Running Readiness Assessment and 5 Categories of Running Gait to simplify running and add gait analysis as a reliable tool for you to work with athletes who run.

Level 2 teaches the loading levels, the RunDNA Way, and the 12 Categories of Running Gait so you can provide individual plans addressing the complexity of running.  

RunDNA prides itself on treating the whole runner and this holistic approach will take center stage as this material is presented.

If you are looking for an evidence-based systematic approach to working with athletes who run, get certified!
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Frequently asked questions

Do I have to take Level 1 before I take Level 2?

YES! Level 1 is a pre-requisite for Level 2. There is a package that you can purchase both at the same time.

How long do I have access to the course for?

Once you register, you’ll have access to the course indefinitely. This course is available on the website and mobile app, so you can watch it anywhere and at your own pace.

Who are these courses for?

Whether you work with runners all day long or a few times a month, this course will give you the confidence and clarity to achieve excellent results and accelerate your success.  Professionals in the medical or fitness industry will find immediate and applicable knowledge, no matter what level of experience .  There are NO requirements to have special technology or applications to obtain the benefits of this course.

What are Level 2 Certified Running Gait Analysts finding most beneficial about the certification?

“I loved the loading assessment testing and handout along with exercise progression. I find that has been the missing element in my treatment of runners and other courses.” “The handouts that address each specific category with an organized plan of action is something that I started applying immediately. The app is also great and makes our jobs easier and more efficient when implementing a corrective running program for each individual need.” “Runners are really asking for me by name and traveling to see me!”

Are they approved for CEUs?

YES! We have approvals with state PT boards/associations, ACSM, BOC, and PACE. Physical Therapy: The course is approved in AZ, WI, CO, OH, IL, CA TX, TN, FL, MN. The following states do not require accreditation, however, please confirm with your state board for any changes: AL, CT, IA, ME, MA, MT, NE, NH, UT, WA The following states accept accreditation from other states, however, please confirm with your state board for any changes: AK, DE, HI, KS, KT, MI, NM, NC, ND, OR, SD, VA On the check out page, we give all of the course details for you to submit to your State Board or Professional Association for approval if your state is not listed. PACE: RunDNA is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards BOC: BOC: The course is approved for Class A CEUs through the BOC. ACSM: The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “Run DNA” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2020 – December 2023). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership #876886

Are there requirements to maintain certification?

While we encourage you to continue learning (and will provide opportunities for you to do so) there is no requirement for maintaining Level 1 or Level 2 certification.

How will I get access to the App?

After purchasing, you'll have immediate access to the course. You'll find the code for 3 months free and link to register for the app in the course introduction.

Become a Level 2 Certified Running Gait Analyst 
Learn with us & join our community to elevate your practice & help runners get excellent results!

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