Newcastle Sports Trainer Level 1 – Second date in March

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Newcastle Sports Trainer Level 1 – Second date in March

Sports Trainer Level 1 – Newcastle March 17th/18th

Due to our previous course being booked out SMA have asked our clinic to host another course.

BodyWorx Physio in Newcastle is once again hosting an accredited Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer course. This course. This is an excellent course for anyone involved with sports as an athlete, coach, manager, parent or club volunteer.

This course is being run on March 17th and 18th (Sat & Sun), 9am-5pm at our Junction clinics (78 Glebe Rd, The Junction).

The total cost for this nationally accredited course is $285, allows your to work and be paid  as a sports trainer and has a prerequisite of a WorkCover recognised senior first aid certificate.

Book directly with SMA by clicking here


Please read below for the full course outline provided by Sports Medicine Australia:

The Level 1 Sports Trainers course is designed to introduce participants of the basic knowledge and skills required by a Sports Trainer. These skills include the management of specific sporting injuries, sports taping and transporting an injured athlete. This course educates prospective sports trainers, teachers, coaches, administrators and parents on the basic principles of sports medicine.

Sports trainers play a vital role in the prevention of injury. This course provides participants with the necessary skills to assist in improving athletic performance, making sport safer for all.

See re-accreditation information.




Course Content

The course covers the following units:

  • Sports Trainer in Action (roles and responsibilities, code of ethics, admin, record keeping, communication etc.)
  • Principles of Injury Management – includes practical session (Injury cycle, R.I.C.E.R. of hard and soft tissue injuries, approaching an injured athlete, management of incident, special injuries, soft tissue injuries, role in rehabilitation phase)
  • Structure & Function of the Musculo-Skeletal System (Anatomical terms, Skeletal system, joints, ligaments, muscular system, tendons, bursae, movement)
  • Warm-up, Cool down and stretching
  • Drugs in Sport
  • Common sporting illnesses & injuries (hard and soft tissue, overuse injuries)
  • Nutrition (eating for sports performance, carbohydrate, protein, fat, hydration, recovery, pre-event and recovery nutrition)
  • Heat & Cold illness (Regulating body temperature, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, affecting factors, weather conditions, clothing)
  • Common medical conditions affecting athletes (Shock, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart related, viral, chronic, cardiovascular emergencies, chronic illness and injuries, spinal, brain and head, dental, chest and abdominal)
  • Moving an injured athlete – Patient transport (Methods, conscious horizontal and standing spinal injuries, transporting spinal injuries etc.)
  • Sports Taping (Materials, taping hand i.e. finger and thumb, taping of the ankle and ankle bracing)




  • Taping of ankle and thumb
  • Practical scenario which may include slings, bandages, TOTAPS and moving an injured athlete
  • Multiple choice exam
  • Workbook (Filled in throughout the course)



Successful completion of the Level 1 Sports Trainer course provides an opportunity for participants to become a SMA Nationally accredited Sports Trainer. This is the standard required to perform the duties of a sports trainer in most of Australia’s major sporting codes.


Book your spot – Limited to 15 participants

  • Natalie Dimmock
    Posted at 09:03h, 28 January Reply

    Is there another date?

    • Jason Bradley
      Posted at 19:40h, 28 January Reply

      Hi Natalie,

      We will be hosting another Sports Trainer in about 4-6 months depending on interest. There are other courses available before then especially in Sydney. Have a look at the Sports Medicine Australia website as they have a full list of course dates and times.

  • Louise Pottinger
    Posted at 16:08h, 18 April Reply

    Do you have any other Level 1 Sports Training course coming up in the Newcastle area

    • Jason Bradley
      Posted at 16:59h, 18 April Reply

      Hi Louise,

      Our next Sports Trainer Level 1 will be run in June. We are just finalising dates with Sports Medicine Australia. We will promote the course on our website and facebook once we have set a time.

  • Ariane McCirmack
    Posted at 18:32h, 27 June Reply

    Are you offering any courses in July?

    • Jason Bradley
      Posted at 08:00h, 28 June Reply

      Hi Ariane,

      Our next course is the 14th/15th of July. You need to register directly through SMA. You can click the link in our recent blog post promoting it here

  • Kristy Latter
    Posted at 10:15h, 23 September Reply

    Are you running another Sports Trainer Level 1 course this year?
    Or when will the next on be?


  • Paul Morrish
    Posted at 14:46h, 16 September Reply

    Do you have a course happening in Newcastle soon?

    • Jason Bradley
      Posted at 10:58h, 10 October Reply

      Hi Paul,

      We will likely be running an independent sports trainer course in November

  • Katrina Hackett
    Posted at 20:25h, 09 November Reply

    Do ypu have any sports trainer level 1 courses running soon. My son is 16 start of January and very keen.

    • Jason Bradley
      Posted at 09:41h, 15 November Reply

      Hey Katrina,

      We will be hosting a BodyWorx Sports Trainer Course towards the end of January.

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