ACPSM Education Strategy
ACPSM provides the following 3 courses that map to the ACPSM CPD Pathway but other courses are also appropriate:
– Exercise & Rehabilitation
In addition to these courses, members are required to complete a sports first aid course to achieve Bronze level accreditation and a recognised trauma management course in order to achieve Silver or Gold status.
ACPSM have moved to provide a more ‘joined-up’ education package that maps each of the ACPSM courses to the competencies necessary for accreditation.
The courses are designed to facilitate members in achieving the relevant level of accreditation and provide an oppportunity to attend highly practical, sport-specific courses with like-minded people.
The core ACPSM courses are:
Sports Taping (2 days) – necessary for Bronze
Sports Massage Practitioners (4) days – necessary for Silver
Clinical Reasoning in Exercise and Rehabilitation (4 days) – necessary for Silver
Both the sports massage and exercise and rehab courses take place over two weekends.
Benefits of ACPSM Courses
Provides the opportunity to complete highly practical sport specific courses that are tutored by experienced sports physiotherapists
Provides a more coherent educational strategy t omembers
Addresses key competencies linked to ACPSM accreditation pathway
Quality assurance – all courses are centrally administered by ACPSM and audited to ensure continued high standards.