Online Course
Rehabilitation in Sport
Embrace and approach challenges in sports injury rehabilitation in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and holistic way

1-1.5 hours





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Ian Gatt
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Ian is a sport physiotherapist with extensive experience treating upper extremity pathologies amongst Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

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Sports rehabilitation aims to return an athlete to an optimal level of function safely and efficiently while also trying to reduce the risk of reinjury. Thorough, evidence-based rehabilitation is crucial and should be based on sound clinical reasoning, tissue healing and functional goal-setting. Clinicians face various challenges in athlete rehabilitation, such as adherence and athlete expectations. It is an intricate process where treatment for multiple physical performance characteristics should be balanced and evaluated. At the same time, it is important to understand that athlete behaviour and psychological elements also impact the rehabilitation process. Sports rehabilitation provides an excellent opportunity for clinicians to apply a holistic approach and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team.


This course aims to provide insight into rehabilitation in sports, focusing on the purpose, planning and structure, types of intervention and enhancement of athlete adherence to the rehabilitation process.


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 1.5 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:

  • describe rehabilitation in a sports context
  • discuss the planning of a sports rehabilitation programme
  • design an evidence-based rehabilitation plan using exercise prescription for case-based scenarios
  • summarise strategies to enhance athlete adherence to rehabilitation

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.