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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread training and competition disruption in sports. Athletes had limited or variable access to training facilities and equipment, and many athletes around the world have been severely limited in their training and exercise regimes. A primary concern globally is the maintenance of key physical qualities and conditioning. Changes in body composition occur during periods of reduced training and this can have an impact on an athlete’s performance and injury risk with the resumption of training and competition. Strategies need to be in place promoting safe, appropriate and progressive return to play for all athletes.
The aim of this course is to provide a good understanding of return to play principles and strategies for athletes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.
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 1.5 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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 1.2 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- Correctly identify the impact of Covid-19 on athletes and the practical and medical considerations on the resumption of sport in various athlete groups
- Discuss the effects of detraining on the neuromuscular, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems of athletes
- Design graded return to play strategies for various athlete populations per case presentations
Prabhjot Kaur Lo
Absolutely fantastic course. Thumbs up for this!
One thing that impressed me about this online course is if I have a question, there is always a quick response (the discussion forum is available all the time). This is critical when distance is involved. Excellent content and videos that build on your knowledge, reinforce, and then expand. The quizzes were well designed and very good learning tools.