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Introduction to Injury - how to prevent it and how to recover from it

Course code: UPAT102P

Subject area: Complementary Therapies

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm


28th Apr 2022 - 7th Jul 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Are you a coach, trainer, runner, cyclist or ‘weekend warrior’ questioning how to recognise an injury, what treatment options are available and what can I do to prevent injuries happening in the first instance? In this practical sports injury course, we aim to help you to understand the mechanism of common sports injuries, how to reduce the risks and manage the athlete.

There is quality evidence to suggest that regular structured exercise can contribute to an enhanced quality of life, however, this increase in activity can increase the risk of injury. This course will:
• Identify specific structures in the body that can be injured
• Areas covered include: Shoulder and elbow, hip, knee, lower limb, ankle, and foot
• Recognise how the body reacts to, and deals with the stresses that lead to injury
• Explore the general principles of injury and treatment
• Demonstrate the key elements of injury prevention.
• Discuss some common sports injuries and their management, including: Swimmers shoulder, Tennis and Golfers elbow, Runners knee, Achilles tendon pain, shin splints and more…
• Challenge your beliefs and give you the confidence to help yourself and your athletes

Please note no session on Thursday 2 June 2022

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

The course is designed to offer you an insight into the world of sports injury management should you wish to pursue further training as a sports trainer, team coach or physical therapist.
No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. The course is for anyone who is interested in developing their knowledge of injury recognition and management, or as a foundation in the field of injury management. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willing to learn. Expanding your knowledge and understanding is considered a favourable outcome. Comfortable clothing is advisable due to the practical element.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £98.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £98.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
No formal assessment, however ongoing understanding of the content will be discussed through verbal feedback, practical observation, and participation.