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Therapeutic Aspects of Running

Dana Denissel, MOT

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | Nutrition & Dietetics CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Therapeutic Aspects of Running is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that will equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to help clients develop a healthy individualized running regimen while preventing running injuries. Physical inactivity is among the most critical public health concerns in America today. For healthcare professionals, the creation and implementation of sustainable fitness solutions is a relevant cause. This course will help you become familiar with the physical and psychological rewards involved in the activity of running, identify risks and the most common running injuries – along with their symptoms and most probable causes – and describe strategies that can be used in preventing running injuries and developing a healthy individualized running regimen.

TBD Course #10-70 | 2014 | 16 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1.List the physical benefits of a habitual running program
2.Name psychological and emotional benefits of exercise
3.Describe seven key injuries that most commonly affect runners
4.Identify strategies for preventing running injuries
5.List elements that are useful in developing a healthy running program

Professional Development Resources, #1046, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 6/12/2019 - 6/12/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credits.

Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (Provider #BAP346); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (Provider #RCST100501); and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).


This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.

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About the Author(s)

Dana Denissel, MOT, earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University, and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Anthropology from Texas A&M University. She has been employed in a variety of health care settings as an occupational therapist and supervisor. Dana’s interest in running began in 1988 when she sought out an exercise regime to combat depression. In the beginning she most enjoyed the time it afforded her with her thoughts, and the sense of freedom. She has since trained for and completed several marathons with the assistance of her online coach, Eric Orton. 


Financial: Dana Denissel is an author for Professional Development Resources and receives royalties on sales of her courses.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


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