Full course description
A guide to preventing, responding to and managing sport injuries. Being a successful coach requires knowing more than just the "Xs and Os" of the sport; a coach must also fulfill the role of a "first responder" for his or her athletes.
Sports First Aid is the recognition and emergency treatment of sports injuries sustained during the participation in a sporting event. Students in this course will learn basic first aid principles in order to provide emergency care to injured athletes. Students will develop a basic knowledge of common sports injuries to be able to administer appropriate sports first aid. This course will introduce the role of the coach as well as other medical professionals that provide first aid to athletes. Focus will placed on techniques and concepts used to treat these sports injuries.