SportMedBC promotes sport safety and best practices for injury prevention and management through our SportMed Safety Program, by providing the BC sport and athletic community with leadership, education and training.
Injury prevention and injury treatment are at the very heart of Sport Medicine. SportMed Safety programs span everything from sports taping and sports first aid to proper equipment and gear for beginners and performance athletes alike. We also work closely with sport organizations and sport event organizers to ensure that their members and competitors have access to the safest possible conditions.
SportMedBC offers its Sports First Aid and Athletic Taping Courses numerous time throughout the year. For more course information, visit the tab to the right. For a list of upcoming courses visit the Network Calendar.
SportMedBC will coordinate (on a fee for service basis) comprehensive on-site first-aid, medical coverage and injury referral services. The nature of the service and qualifications of the personnel recommended will be determined through an initial free consultation.
Visit our resources section for the latest information on Sports Safety. We provide videos, articles and podcasts on the latest techniques you will need to use on and off the field. All resources are free. Members of the SportMed Safety Network have access to premium resources. For more information on joining, contact Paul Dwyer
. SportMedBC courses and workshops are designed to guide participants through the most up to date best practices in sport safety, injury prevention and injury management. All courses and workshops are taught by our SportMed Safety Instructors. Certified Athletic Therapists and Sports Physiotherapists deliver sport specific lessons in an interactive format. View Course Calendar COURSES Sports First Aid Course (8 Hours)
Participants are introduced to sport injury prevention and on-site management of sports related injuries. Topics covered include roles and responsibilities, emergency planning and prevention of injuries, recognition and control of life-threatening situations and common sports injuries. This course also includes our complete Concussion Management Module integrated to the curretn sport first aid content.
Course registration fee: $145.00 + GST *A certificate of completion will be issued. Athletic Taping Course (8 Hours)
Certified Athletic Therapists will cover taping techniques used in a sport setting through a combination of lecture and practical sessions. Safety considerations, preventative and supportive techniques will be discussed. Participants will be introduced to procedures for the ankle, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, fingers and thumb.
Participants are encouraged to wear athletic attire during this course (Shorts and t-shirt)
Course registration fee: $170.00 + GST (includes all supplies and workbook) *A certificate of completion will be issued. This course is approved for 7.0 BCRPA and 7.0 PE/A2 CMTBC Continuing Education Credits. Sport-Specific Course Option
A sport-specific Sports First Aid course can be requested by any organization wishing to train its members. This approach will ensure that participants are prepared for the risks and injuries associated with their respective sport. Instructors will provide guidance and training that is relevant to the needs of your specific sport. Course registration fees may vary, depending on the size of the group. Course registration fee: $150.00 + GST WORKSHOPS Concussion Management Workshop (2 Hours)
Certified Athletic Therapists will lead participants through best practices in understanding brain injury, sport risk factors, prevention techniques and concussion management guidelines. Participants will review on-field assessment techniques, the use of the Concussion Recognition Tool 5, SCAT5 tool and return to learn and return to sport protocols. Participants will be given time for sport specific questions.
Course registration fee: Group ($420.00 + GST) / Per Person ($28.00 + GST) *A certificate of completion will be issued. This course is approved for 2.0 BCRPA and 2.0 PE/A2 CMTBC Continuing Education Credits. SportSmart Injury Prevention and Performance Workshop (2 Hours)
The SportSmart workshop offers introductory safety and performance tips designed to help parents, coaches and managers to understand how to better prepare athletes, prevent injuries, and facilitate the development of children in athletics. Topics covered include sport preparation, recognition and management of common injuries and recovery.
Course registration fee: Group ($420.00 + GST) / Per Person ($28.00 + GST) *A certificate of completion will be issued. This course is approved for 2.0 BCRPA