SMA & SMAP Accredited Level 1 Sports Trainer

Introduction

In 2019, Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) & Sports Medicine Association Pakistan initiated a collaborative effort to promote Safer Sports Programme (SSP) in Pakistan.


Sports Medicine Australia developed the Safer Sport Program (SSP) in 1983 with the aim:

  1. Create a safe playing field in which all Australians can actively and freely participate
  2. Encourage sport and physical activity
  3. Educate community members about healthy lifestyle choices and the associated benefits that physical activity and sport play in reducing lifestyle diseases.

The SSP achieves this by providing courses for all people involved or interested in becoming Sports Trainers, with a distinct emphasis on gaining practical skills such as sports injury prevention, immediate injury management and crisis management techniques, as well as also playing a key role in promoting healthy and safe sport and physical activity.

Sports Trainers graduating from the SSP gain skills that enable them to act as a community sports club volunteers or at a higher level. The Sports Trainer provides a crucial link between the coach, player and health professional.

As part of their initiative to help create safe sporting environment in developing countries , SMA has partnered with SMAP to bring its Sports Trainer Level 1 and Level 2 courses to Pakistan.

Courses:

Sports Trainer Level 1:

Outline

Sports Medicine Australia’s (SMA) Level 1 Sports Trainer course is designed to introduce participants to the basic knowledge and skills required by a Sports Trainer. These skills include the management of specific sporting injuries, sports taping and transporting an injured athlete. This course educates prospective Sports Trainers, teachers, coaches, administrators and parents on the basic principles of sports medicine. The successful completion of the Level 1 Sports Trainer course provides an opportunity for participants to become an SMA Accredited Sports Trainer. This is the standard requirement to perform the duties of a Sports Trainer in most major Australian sporting codes.


The course covers the following units:

  • Sports Trainer in Action
  • Basic Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Preventing Sports Injuries
  • Nutrition and Hydration in Sport
  • Drugs in Sport
  • Management of the Injured Athlete
  • Common Medical Conditions
  • Concussion
  • Sports Taping (ankle, thumb and finger)
  • Transporting the Injured Athlete
  • Common Sporting Illness and Injuries

Course Prerequisites

  • HLTAID001 Provide CPR (completed within 12 months)
  • Successful completion of the Level 1 Sports Trainer online learning.

Certificates

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer qualification (valid for 3 years).

Delivery Mode/Duration

This course is delivered through a combination of pre-course online learning and 8 hours face to face training. All online learning must be successfully completed prior to attendance at the face to face training. Any student who does not successfully complete the online learning prior to the face to face course does so at their own risk. If a student has not completed the online learning and fails to achieve an outcome of satisfactory for two or more practical assessments or the final theory assessment, the student will be deemed not yet competent and will be required to attend an additional face to face training session. This will incur additional course fees. Students will receive their access to online learning 14 days prior to the course start date. Students who enrol less than 14 days prior to the course start date will receive access no later than close of business the following business day. Any student having difficulty completing the online learning is encouraged to contact SMA for additional support and resources.

Assessment

Students will be assessed as follows:

  • Lecturer observation and practical scenario assessment
  • Taping of the ankle, thumb and finger
  • Written assessment

Course Resources

Students are provided with the following course resources:

  • Online learning modules
  • Sports tape and associated materials
  • Sports Medicine for Sports Trainers textbook
  • Various stretchers
  • First aid kit for scenarios

Sports Medicine Australia & Sports Medicine Association Pakistan accredited LEVEL 1 Sports Trainer in Pakistan.

Level 1 qualified ( pioneers in Pakistan )

March 2019

Level 1 qualified August 2019

Activities of our Sports Trainer in Pakistan.

Upcoming ST 1 courses: