International Triathlon Coaching Association Certification Earns Approval from USA Triathlon for Continuing Education Credits

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The International Triathlon Coaching Association (ITCA) recently gained approval from USA Triathlon (USAT), the governing body of the sport, for continuing education credits. This recognition honors the overall quality and excellence of ITCA’s online certification program.

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ITCA wants to give triathlon coaches everything they need in high-level education and business development.

As the governing body of the triathlon world and the leader in establishing triathlon standards, events and programs, USA Triathlon is recognized globally for its leadership and organization. In recognition of its program excellence, the comprehensive International Triathlon Coaching Association’s (ITCA) certification program was recently approved by USA Triathlon continuing education credits for coaches, trainers and athletes.

ITCA is the triathlon coaching division of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) and offers a 100 percent online, self-paced triathlon coaching certification at The program provides a blueprint for triathlon coaching success that includes training plans and options, heart rate zones, the science of triathlon training, modifications for all levels and special populations, and more. “We are very pleased to earn this recognition from USAT – their continuing education approval simply confirms the value of our program in terms of quality coaching education,” said John Spencer Ellis, founder of the International Triathlon Coaching Association and its multi-sport certification. “We enjoy working with USAT and athletes and coaches worldwide who are interested in pursuing or furthering their triathlon coaching careers.”

The ITCA online triathlon coaching certification program, which follows all the rules and regulations set by USA Triathlon, offers ongoing enrollment and is valid for two years. In addition, the International Triathlon Coaching Association’s training also teaches participants the business of triathlon coaching to promote long-term success. The international program has been training triathlon coaches from around the world since 1992.

About the International Triathlon Coaching Association
The International Triathlon Coaching Association (ITCA) is the triathlon certification division of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association or NESTA, formed in 2008 to be the leading source of triathlon coaching certification and business development for new and advancing triathlon coaches. Since 1992, NESTA has been a leader in innovative solutions for sports and fitness professionals. Now with more than 55,000 members in 55 countries, it is one of the largest fitness associations in the world, and the fastest growing association of its kind in the United States. For more information on the USAT approval or the certification program, please visit

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