Safer Sport Courses
Sport education is a programme that is treated with levity in some other countries around the world. But not in Australia. Even during the outbreak of COVID19, the Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) became committed to the delivery of the Sport Education Programme. The delivery just as expected had to be toned to thread a safer path – to curb a further spread of the coronavirus.
We carefully follow all precautions in order to ensure the training courses we organise are conducted in environments that are safe and not just that, we also ensure the training is carried out in the most socially responsible manner. The wellbeing of the students, presenters, athletes are put into consideration. Furthermore, communities where our students will work are checked for capability.
The SMA has a Medical Advisory Working Group and Management Team. These teams constantly monitor the Government Health Authorities and their Regulatory Bodies for a check on the information they provide. In 1983, SMA created the Safer Sport Program (SSP) to ease various functions’ performance. Of these functions include the following:
- Encourage physical activity and sport.
- Create a playing ground safe enough to allow active and free participation of all Australians
- They also educate the members of the community on healthy choices for their lifestyles. This exposes them to the many different benefits they can get from participating in physical activities and sports – mostly in keeping them healthy.
To achieve this, the SSP provides courses for all the people interested in becoming a Sports Trainer. This is in distinct emphasis on helping people gain practical skills which may include: injury management, techniques on crisis management, prevention of sports injury. This also includes the role to be played in promoting a healthy lifestyle, physical activity and safe sport.
Upon graduation from the SSP, Sports Trainers become capable of acting as volunteers at Community Sports Club and, in fact, at higher levels. Wondering what role they can perform at higher levels? Well, they can serve as the crucial link needed between the health professional, player and the coach.
The training programs are plotted out in the most sophisticated of ways. They draw on the proven expertise of the Sports Medicine Australia’s pool of professionalism. This is particularly through the members who come around to discuss topics in depth. These topics include: Preparing Players for Competition, Concussion Recognition and Management, Implementing appropriate injury prevention protocols, nutrition and hydration, drugs in sport, return to play principles and Immediate Management of Injuries and crisis management of severe injuries.
The following industry-recognised training courses are offered by the SMA. These courses are for Sports Trainers and Community Sports Club Volunteers. By these courses, we are talking of Allied Health for Level 1 Sports Trainer, Level 2 Sports Trainer, Level 1 Sports Trainer Re-Accreditation, Level 2 Sports Trainer Re-Accreditation, Introduction to Sports Taping, Introduction to Kinesiology Taping, Advanced Sports Taping, Introduction to Sports Massage and Concussion Management.