Become the best coach you can be with TrainingPeaks.

Dive into TrainingPeaks and learn everything from how to build your coach and athlete accounts to tested social media marketing strategies you can use to reach more athletes. Based on the one-of-a-kind TrainingPeaks University courses, this course is a must-have on any coach’s resume. 

By the end of the course you will be ready to use TrainingPeaks more effectively, saving you time and ultimately empowering you to grow your coaching business. Whether you have been using TrainingPeaks for years or are just starting your coaching business, this course will teach you best practices that are useful to coaches at any experience level.

What you will learn

  • Work more efficiently

    Learn pro techniques like how to effectively use athlete groups, the Annual Training Plan, and powerful companion products.

  • Dig into metrics

    Build powerful training plans and analyze activities better using the metrics that make TrainingPeaks an endurance sport must-have.

  • Grow your business

    Explore proven marketing techniques and customize your athletes' user experience to establish your coaching business as a leader in the field.

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Complete the course and assessments to earn CEUs and make progress toward TrainingPeaks Certification.

  • USA Cycling

    6 CEUs

  • USA Triathlon

    6 CEUs

  • TrainingPeaks Level 2 Certification

    This course meets one of the requirements to become TrainingPeaks Level 2 Certified. If you are interested in becoming Level 2 Certified you must first be Level 1 Certified for a minimum of six months. You must also complete another qualifying course online.

Meet your instructors

Dave Schell

TrainingPeaks Director of Education

Dave Schell is the Director of Education at TrainingPeaks University. He coaches triathletes and cyclists of all levels from beginner to pro to achieve their highest potential. When Dave isn’t traveling the world teaching others how to better use TrainingPeaks, he’s trying hard not to fall off of his mountain bike.

Joe Friel

TrainingPeaks Co-Founder, Training Bible Author, and Endurance Coach Icon

Joe Friel has trained endurance athletes since 1980. His clients are elite amateur and professional road cyclists, mountain bikers, triathletes, and duathletes. They come from all corners of the globe and include American and foreign national champions, world championship competitors, and an Olympian.He is the author of ten books on training for endurance athletes including the popular and best-selling Training Bible book series. He holds a masters degree in exercise science, is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified Elite-level coach, and is a founder and past Chairman of the USA Triathlon National Coaching Commission.Joe conducts seminars around the world on training and racing for cyclists, multisport athletes, and coaches, and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry.He has also been active in business as a founder of Training Peaks (, a web-based software company, and TrainingBible Coaching ( lives and trains in the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona, overlooking the Valley of the Sun.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Account Set Up and Athlete Management

    • Account Set Up

    • Account Management Assignment

  • 2

    Performance Metrics and Performance Management Chart

    • Metrics Activity

    • Intro to Metrics Part 1

    • Intro to Metrics Part 2

    • Intro to Metrics Part 3

    • The Performance Manager

    • Performance Metrics and Performance Manager Quiz

  • 3


    • Annual Training Plan, Weekly Planning, and Workout Libraries

    • Planning Activity

    • Training Plans

    • Training Plan Activity

  • 4


    • Encouraging Feedback

    • Tools for File Analysis and Data Editing

    • The Dashboard

  • 5


    • Your Coaching Business

  • 6

    Companion Products

    • TrainingPeaks Mobile App

    • Introduction to Best Bike Split

    • Introduction to WKO4

    • TrainingPeaks University Quiz

    • Become TrainingPeaks Certified

  • 7


    • 2 Account Set Up February 2016

    • 3 Planning February 2016

    • 4 Tracking-Motivating Athletes February 2016

    • 5 Analyzing Workouts-Dashboard February 2016

    • 6 Mobile February 2016

    • 7 Best Bike Split

    • 8 Your Coaching Business February 2016

    • 9 WKO4 February 2016

    • 3h_Advanced_Metrics_Tri-Road_11-21-15

    • 1h_PMC_11-22-15

    • TrainingPeaks University Resources Doc

    • TPU Online Survey

What students are saying

5 star rating


Anthony Vukovics

TPU Online is an essential tool for creating results driven training plans for any athlete

TPU Online is an essential tool for creating results driven training plans for any athlete

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4 star rating

Great instep course to using TP as a coaching tool

Tony Persson

Liked the course. It's a great first step into the analyses and ventures possible with TrainingPeaks.

Liked the course. It's a great first step into the analyses and ventures possible with TrainingPeaks.

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5 star rating

Molto buona


5 star rating

TrainingPeaks University

Dan Bodden

Required content for all aspiring TrainingPeaks coaches.

Required content for all aspiring TrainingPeaks coaches.

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