Online Course
Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention
Confidently implement evidence-based strategies to prevent injuries in athletes

1-1.5 hours





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Lee Herrington
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Physiotherapist, Researcher & Lecturer in Sports Injury Rehabilitation and Editor in Chief, Physical Therapy in Sport Journal

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Significant progress has been made in the field of injury prevention over the last few years. However, there is still a gap between research and the implementation of injury prevention programmes in the real world and the burden of sports-related injuries remains high. Physiotherapists are often part of the team responsible for implementing injury prevention strategies. In this course, Lee Herrington explores the modifiable risk factors that physiotherapists can address. He also discusses evidence-based assessment and ways to successfully implement injury prevention programmes.


This course aims to identify evidence-based methods of injury prevention. It also highlights key considerations for the successful implementation of injury prevention programmes.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify four risk factors that physiotherapists can address to prevent injury
  • choose an appropriate test to assess dynamic balance in athletes
  • discuss the evidence for proprioceptive, strength and movement skill interventions to prevent injury
  • describe how physiotherapists can successfully implement injury prevention programmes
  • design an appropriate evidence-based injury prevention programme for an athlete at risk of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
I found the course very interesting! It summarizes the fundamental concepts for implementing an evidence-based injury prevention program and stimulates clinical reasoning.
Physical Therapist
It is important to me to be up to date in this field. This course specifically helped me become aware of the latest studies on this topic. It was very appropriate for me!
Natacha Tavares
Thank you for having our university in this program!  This course changed my clinical practice by adding up more knowledge in preventing injury. It also helped a lot to make me an effective practitioner in implementing an injury prevention programme.
I really commend this course for it provides not just basic knowledge regarding prevention of musculoskeletal injury more particularly, in sports, but also various and current studies that give the listeners ideas on the different approaches to rehabilitation of such cases. I love how Mr. Herrington identified and discussed some assessments and factors that we, physical therapists should consider in order for us to point out the possible risks for musculoskeletal injury. Overall, this is a great course that will give the listeners enough knowledge regarding the prevention of musculoskeletal injury.