This Certification was developed by 17 world-leading, trailblazing women’s health experts from 12 fields of study, including:
• Physiotherapists who specialize in pelvic health
• PhDs in exercise science, psychology, biology, rehabilitation science, and gender studies
• Strength & conditioning coaches
• Registered Dietitians
• Exercise Physiologists
Our trailblazing women’s health experts come from five different countries including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, and the UK, and currently work (or have worked) at Johns Hopkins, Baylor Medical, University of Florida, Georgetown University, and Precision Nutrition.
(In fact, the 3 female co-authors of the PN Certification helped develop this Certification, making it the perfect complement to PN Level 1.)
And what's even more special is our experts’ *process* for creating the curriculum
Every single chapter was written, reviewed, and edited by 6–10 of the experts listed above.
We asked each expert to challenge one another's ideas and methods and integrate the best available evidence and research with their professional experience so we could create the world’s first and only truly interdisciplinary, evidence-based, practical coaching Certification.
In other words, the women behind this Certification weren’t just “kind of involved”—they dedicated hundreds of hours of wisdom and passion to this project…
… and the result is a one-of-a-kind Certification that stands alone at the top of the industry.
Not only that, but in creating this Certification, we’ve helped revolutionize communication between industry professionals, resulting in a truly holistic approach to coaching & training women.
Rather than working independently of each other (as is generally the case), our experts worked together, learning how each of their specialties overlaps with one another's to create a new standard of coaching support for women.
Bringing these experts together allowed us to create the world’s only comprehensive, trusted, and globally relevant Women’s Coaching Certification in the industry.
No other Certification helps you master the art and science of women-specific coaching, psychology, nutrition, exercise, anatomy and physiology, rest, recovery, and exercise programming from 17 experts spanning 12 fields of study.
And no other Certification helps you navigate so many critical and often-ignored topics like body image, menopause, menstrual cycle, disordered eating, emotional eating, restrictive eating, pelvic health, pelvic floor, incontinence, osteoporosis, PCOS, Hashimoto's, and hormonal issues (all within your scope of practice).
You’ll also get our revamped 100+ page workbook with questions designed to highlight key takeaways and practice the application of what you’re learning in each chapter.
Plus, you’ll have lifetime access to our brand-new online learning platform complete with dozens of coaching and demonstration videos, movement screens, time-saving forms, workout templates, questionnaires, and assessment tools you can use with your clients immediately.
You’ll learn every aspect of successfully coaching and training women step-by-step, from start to finish — and you’ll develop the confidence and skills to troubleshoot any coaching or training problem your female clients may have.
Our Evidence-Based Approach:
Our Women's Coaching Specialist Certification has just been updated to include all of the latest research, and currently contains more relevant references than any other Certification of its kind. (There are over 600 references throughout our textbook!)
But when we say our Certification is "evidence-based" it doesn't mean it's simply based on the research. It means that our experts review all the best available evidence and integrate it with their 400+ years of practical and clinical experience, while also considering client and patient values.
All references are listed at the end of each chapter so they’re super easy to find if you want to do further research, and even more references are included in our online portal materials.
All of these factors — our experts, our curriculum, our evidence-based approach — come together to make this Certification the most reputable and trusted of its kind.
The experts at Girls Gone Strong have consulted with, collaborated with, and been featured by organizations like Johns Hopkins, Baylor Medical, Precision Nutrition, and Yale University.
That’s why it’s recommended by industry legends like Dr. John Berardi, Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, Greg Nuckols, renowned Olympic Sprint Coach Stu McMillan, and many others.
And why organizations like NSCA, Perform Better, and IDEAFit trust our experts to educate their coaches and trainers on working with women.
Our Focus on Psychology:
We recognize that coaching women better is about understanding so much more than just anatomical and physiological differences (though those are also important).
That’s why this Certification dives deep into women-specific, behavior-change psychology and topics that affect a woman’s health including:
• Body image struggles
• Fear of "getting bulky"
• Feelings of shame
• Guilt and self-judgment
• Lack of confidence
• Self doubt
• The comparison trap
• Unrealistic expectations
• Diet culture and social media
As a coach, you'll want to be prepared to have conversations around these challenging topics to help your clients feel seen, heard, and supported—and our Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification will show you how.