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Sports Medicine for Coaches

  • Qualification:

    Postgraduate unit

  • Study mode:

    Online

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    14 weeks

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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Course Unit
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What you'll learn

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About this unit

This online Sports Medicine for Coaches unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University provides knowledge in managing athletes with known medical conditions.

You will also learn appropriate warm-up and stretching procedures that help athletes prevent injuries, as well as strategies for managing special populations.

Core learning outcomes also include understanding the specific role of a sports medicine team, and designing responses for sports medicine case studies. The unit also teaches neuromuscular training for injury prevention and performance enhancement.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any unit deemed academically equivalent.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching
  • Master of Sports Coaching

Areas of study

In this Sports Medicine for Coaches unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to sports medicine and the coach
  • Basic principles of injury management
  • Soft tissue injury management
  • Common sports illnesses and injuries
  • Common medical conditions affecting athletes
  • Special populations and sports medicine considerations
  • Sports medicine case studies for coaches
  • The sports medicine team and the coach
  • Medical duty of care and safety in sport
  • Evidenced-based sports injury prevention and performance
  • Warm-up and stretching
  • Neuromuscular training for injury prevention and performance enhancement

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching, Griffith University
  • Master of Sports Coaching, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

How will this unit advance my career?

This unit provides core competencies in managing, and preventing, common sports injuries and illnesses in athletes, as well as understanding the specific role and function of a sports medicine team.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Sports Medicine for Coaches from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Payment options & support

Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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