- Discuss the impact of anxiety on the injured athlete
- Understand the socioculture of sport and sport ethic as they relate to the athlete
- Describe what under conforming behaviors mean in the context of sport and injury
- Discuss the important role stress plays for the injured athlete
- Explain the strategies the athletic trainer can use to help reduce stress for the injured athlete
- Understand emotional responses and behaviors of the athlete post-injury
- Describe the concept of athletic identity
- Discuss the psychological strategies of metal imagery, self-talk, social support, and motivation and their appropriate use with the injured athlete
- Understand the important role of education and communication for the athletic trainer
- Understand the signs and symptoms of mental distress and when and how to refer the athlete to professional mental help
- Explain the basic physiology of how pain is perceived, and the difference between chronic and acute pain
- Discuss the concept of placebo
- Describe adherence to rehabilitation and the many psychosocial barriers to adherence
- Describe the psychosocial strategies the athletic trainer can implement during an athlete’s rehabilitation to reduce under adherence
- Explain the importance of social support for the injured athlete and how the athletic trainer facilitate social support
- Describe the psychological strategy skills that can be used for the athlete during rehabilitation
- Recognize barriers that the athletic trainer may have in using psychological skills that can be useful for the athlete during rehabilitation
- Discuss psychological issues that can interfere with an athlete’s return to sport
- Discuss the use of surveys to help gauge an athlete’s readiness for return-to-participation
- Explain how the athletic trainer can assist the athlete in overcoming anxiety related to return-to-participation
BOC: 7.25 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters one through eleven of the text “Psychosocial Strategies for Athletic Training” by Megan D. Granquist, PhD, ATC, Jennifer Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, ATC, LAT, Laura J. Kenow, MS, ATC, and Jennifer Stiller-Ostrowski, Phd, ATC, LAT. Assessment created by Rachel Livingstone MA, AT, and Susan Callagy MA, AT, PTA, CSCS..
The passing score for this course is 80%. The course is self-paced, home study format. All materials are available ONLINE immediately after purchase and is available for 6 months.
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This course is intended for Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, etc.
Sport Medics is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.