Youth Sports: Current Concepts in Sport Safety - PT70

Youth Sports: Current Concepts in Sport Safety

by Ann Elsasser-Root, PT, DPT and Jessica Costa, PT, DPT
(4.6 / 540 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Physical therapy professionals can play a key role in helping to provide a safer environment for youth sports. Each sport and activity is unique and possesses its own trends relative to training and the types of commonly seen injuries. Further, there are additional risks specific to child and preadolescent athletes and their physical development. This course will provide the learner with knowledge regarding simple interventions to increase safety, such as pre-participation screening, concussion management, ensuring safe playing fields, and appropriately planning for medical emergencies.
The goal of this youth sport safety educational program is to provide physical therapy practitioners with current concepts related to the prevention, reduction, or reduced severity of sports-related injuries in children.
The content in this course is applicable to physical therapy professionals.


The goal of this program is to provide physical therapy practitioners with current knowledge of sports safety interventions for children. Following the completion of this manuscript, the reader will be able to do the following in relationship to children and sports participation:
  • Identify potential risk factors for injury, and describe available preventative measures
  • Describe the physical and psychological considerations of youth athletes and the impact on their participation in sports.
  • List at least six components of venue-specific emergency action plans

Approval Information
This course is designed for physical therapists.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S0487 for 1/3/19 to 1/3/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-539682 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-322 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20).
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 8/01/18 to 7/31/20.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 11/4/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/30/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Douglas R - ft myers, FL  ·  Apr 02, 2020
Excellent course, good content
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Risa C - San Diego, CA  ·  Feb 29, 2020
Thoroughly written and useful
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Rolando H - Orwigsburg , PA  ·  Jan 30, 2020
A very useful information for outdoor sports related injuries.
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Diane C - Rhinebeck, NY  ·  Jan 27, 2020
Good for the parent of an athlete as well as a professional
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Melissa P - Sparta, NJ  ·  Jan 26, 2020
Enjoyed the course. Will recommend to others.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50