As the governing body of the triathlon world and leader in establishing triathlon standards, events and programs, USA Triathlon has been recognized globally for its leadership and organization. It has recognized the comprehensive International Triathlon Coaching Association’s certification program and approved as 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.

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.” – John Spencer Ellis founder International Triathlon Coaching Association

“We enjoy working with USAT and athletes and coaches worldwide who are interested in pursuing or furthering their triathlon coaching careers,”he said

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.