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.
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
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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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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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).
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