The Romanov Academy of Sport Science has put forth 23 years of volunteer effort in collaborative self-regulation to develop a worldwide standard. The examination questions were assembled by a Subject Matter Expert panel in 2009. The aim of the panel was to develop a suitably challenging examination that averaged a score in the 70 percentile. Every five years, the examination questions are re-evaluated to reflect new developments and industry research. The work continues today, the goal is to lead the process to a clear and consistent definition of Running Technique Specialist with uniform practice guidelines, to raise the standards and level of competency among health and fitness professionals involved in running related education, training and treatment .
The job overview for the Running Technique Specialist (RTS) describes what the specialist does on a day-to-day basis. It serves as a blueprint for an examination intended to assess the practice-related knowledge of professionals seeking certification for the job of a Running Technique Specialist.
New content outline effective date: Dec 2019