Diploma of Sports Injury Management
Sports injuries can happen in an instant. The top 10 injuries in sport are muscle pulls, shin splints, lower back pain, shoulder impingement, knee, elbow, groin, ankle sprains, strains, achilles tendonopathy and concussion.
Do you know to treat these conditions?
Australian Academy of Sport (AAS) has developed a course that will provide you with the skills and knowledge to undertake a career as a sports trainer at a regional, state or territory level. Likely functions for someone with this qualification include performing pre-and post-event taping as part of providing injury prevention and treatment for athletes.
Also, developing warm up and cool down programs and assisting with the management of sports injuries under the guidance of a health professional.
Those with this qualification would also liaise with coaching and other related support staff. Work may be undertaken in locations such as sports clubs and sporting events.
As a Sports Trainer, you’ll work directly with athletes and Sports Medical Professionals to provide sports first aid, injury management and rehabilitation.
This hands-on course includes the following topics:
- Provide CPR
- Provide First Aid
- Provide Advanced First Aid
- Implement sports injury prevention
- Provide initial management of sports injuries
- Conduct basic warm up and cool down programs
- Tape ankle, thumb, and fingers
- Support sports injury management
- Conduct advanced taping
- Assist athletes to prevent and manage injury and illness
- Provide nutrition information to athletes
- Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
- Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
- Respond to emergency situations
- Provide drugs in sport information