CERTIFICATES AND ACCREDITATIONS
What certificates will I receive?
On successful completion of this course learners will receive a Certificate in REPs Introduction to Sports Injury and 10 REPs CDP credits
Is this course recognised?
Yes, the Awarding Organisation for this course is Skills Active the Sector Skills Council for Health and Fitness. This means that this course is recognised throughout the UK and your REP’s insurance will cover you to teach this subject.
Introduction to Sports Injuries
This one day attendance course (with some home study) has been designed by an experienced physiotherapist specifically to support fitness professionals in improving their knowledge and understanding of Sports Injury. The types of injury that will be covered are sprains, strains, muscle tears, shin splints, tennis elbow, soft tissue damage, bruising, blisters and associated common injuries.
What will I learn?
This course will cover the following topics
- Anatomy/Physiology - The basic muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, heart function and process of injury and healing
- Basic Injury Treatment - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (RICE protocol), hot cold therapy, massage, bleeding, basic first aid, bandages, splints, broken bones, dislocations, joint support products and common medications (personal trainers must still work within their professional boundaries).
- Introductory Rehabilitation - Healing process, basic strength work, proprioception, sport specific exercises, stretching
- Injury Prevention – training / overtraining and precautions, warning signs.
Who is this course for?
This course is specifically suitable for all fitness professionals who are interested in improving their knowledge and understanding of Sports Injury.
Are there any pre-requisites?
This is a CPD course and as such is designed for those fitness professionals registered at level 2 or above.
How Long is the course?
This course takes place over one full attendance day (9am – 5pm)
Where can I complete the course?
Learners will be able to enrol on this course in our Manchester & West London venues.
What assessments do I need to complete?
Learners who attend this course will be automatically certified upon completion of the full day, there is no formal assessment.
What support will I get?
Once booked on to the course learners will be given access to the Discovery Learning Student Zone so they can familiarise themselves with the syllabus, they will also given the contact details for our student support team who will assist them with any problems outside of the classroom, and our in house tutors will be there to support you on the day of your course.