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Barefoot Running Considerations

Course #: 03-1028

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CE Credit Hours: 5.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description

Many reasons seem to drive people to barefoot (BF) running, however, this popularity is mainly based on the belief that BF alters biomechanics parameters of running.  The goals of this CEU course are to explore how much runners vary strike type on level surfaces and the intra- and inter-individual variations in foot strike pattern, evaluate the influence of a progressive barefoot running training on impact force and muscle activation, investigate the effects of athletic footwear with different minimalist strategies on running kinematics, and use a comprehensive asymmetry index to investigate whether footwear influences gait asymmetry during running.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Conclude the strongest predictor associated with variations in foot strike angle.

2.  Describe the foot strike patterns of the majority of habitually shod runners.

3.  Distinguish between intrinsic, extrinsic, and acquired factors that influence strike type variation.

4.  Evaluate when individuals are less likely to rearfoot strike.

5.  Identify the only muscle significantly influenced by training in shod running.

6.  Provide the main disadvantage of rearfoot strike landings.

CEU Course Syllabus

  Variation in Barefoot Runners in Kenya
  1.60 Contact Hours  
  Progressive Barefoot Running Training
  1.38 Contact Hours
  Minimalist Footwear for Barefoot Simulation  
  0.98 Contact Hours
  Footwear Effect on Gait Asymmetry
  1.04 Contact Hours

Total = 5 Contact Hours
Instructional level:  Intermediate

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