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PDHPE: Sports Medicine


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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®, an official publication from the American College of

Sports Medicine (ACSM),managers, and other front-line health and fitness professionals.

Scoop It



This option module is concerned with the specific issues of prevention, assessment, management of and recovery from sports injury.

In this module, students examine how the extent and intensity of sports participation relates to the incidence of sports injuries. They explore the range of technical and scientific approaches for maintaining the wellbeing of athletes.

Useful Weblinks

Classification and Management of Sports Injuries

RICER. This is a poster by Smart Play outlining the management of soft tissue injuries. 

Demands of Specific Athletes and Sports Medicine

Children and Young Athletes

Safety Guidelines for Children and Young People in Sport and Recreation.  These guidelines have been developed by Sports Medicine Australia. 

Asthma. Asthma Australia website providing links to symptoms, first aid treatment and asthma action plan.

Epilepsy. Epilepsy Australia's website providing links to Epilepsy Information and Seizure First Aid.

Diabetes. Diabetes Australia's website providing links to Diabetes Information and Living With Diabetes.

Adults and Aged Athletes

Choose Health: Be Active. A physical activity guide for older Australians developed by Sports Medicine Australia.

Female Athletes

Active Women in Sport. This webpage provids links to resources by Sports Medicine Australia about women in all age groups.

Preventative Actions

Sports Policy and the Sports Environment 

Case Study - Oakleigh Cannons Junior Foootbal Club. This case study demonstrates how a sporting club increased participation rates by 500% by using policy to address sports injuries.

Environmental Considerations

Hot Weather Guidelines and Beat the Heat Fact Sheet produced by Sports Medicine Australia. Also includes a link to UV Exposure and Heat Illness Guide.

Injury Rehabilitation

Return to Play

SCAT3 - Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (3rd Edition). This is a standardised tool for evaluationg injured athletes for concussion and can be used in athletes aged 13 years and over.


Appropriateness of resistance training. Click on the View button on the right of the screen to download the full article from The British Journal of Sports Medicine entitled Resistance training among young athletes:Safety, efficiacy and injury prevention effects.

Research Papers. This webpage by Smart Play provides links to research papers on the following topics;

  • conditioning
  • environment
  • policy
  • preventative techniques
  • protective equipment
  • rehabilitation