What is a Sports Trainer?
A Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) Sports Trainer is a member of a sport /athletes support staff who helps improve athletic performance and makes sport safer. Injury prevention, injury management and crisis management are the major roles of a Sports Trainer.
Sports Medicine Australia's Safer Sports Program has been developed with the view of providing a safe environment for all who engage in sport and physical activity. SMA strives to achieve this through the SMA Level 1 and Level 2 Sports Trainer courses which have an emphasis on gaining practical skills in injury prevention, injury management and crisis management techniques that can be used in the sporting environment.
SMA Sports Trainers play an important role in the Australian sporting community in preventing and treating sports injuries. SMA Sports Trainers can work in both a voluntary and/ or paid capacity. They can work at both amateur, semi professional and professional sports. SMA Sports trainers work in a variety of sports and in various sporting environments.
Level 1 Sports Trainer
If you would like to become an accredited SMA Level 1 Sports Trainer you will need to complete the Level 1 Sports trainers course.
Information on the Level 1 Sports Trainers course can be found here
Level 2 Sports Trainer
The Level 2 Sports Trainer course is part of the SMA Safer Sports Program and is designed to build upon the skills learnt in the Level 1 Sports Trainers course.
Coupled with industry experience, the course consists of core and elective modules designed to increase the sports trainer's knowledge of how general principles of sports medicine relate to sport, as well as introducing new topics such as psychology of injury and the sports trainers role in rehabilitation of injury.
Information on the Level 2 Sports Trainers course can be found here.
Sports Trainer Reaccreditations