Managing the Female Athlete - #EntropyWest


Managing the Female Athlete - #EntropyWest

597.00 697.00

Instructors: Ellie Somers and Allison Tenney
Dates: December 1-2, 2018
Location: Seattle, WA
Course length: 14.5 contact hours


This course will help to define strategies important in the care of a female athlete, before, during and after injury. We will cover the spectrum of female athletes from youth to the older adult woman, including common injuries sustained, management of those injuries through careful physical assessment and education, as well as techniques in training to facilitate an empowered woman or young girl. We will present a novel approach to evaluation, treatment, fitness management and coaching through an evidence-based approach. This course will cover load progressions strategies for the female athlete, appropriate training strategies and coaching cues to facilitate the safe transition back to sport or activity.

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Course Objectives:

  1. Participants will demonstrate proficient understanding of why words matter for female athletes
  2. Participants will demonstrate an ability to effectively evaluate a female athlete through a holistic/biopsychosocial lens
  3. Participants will understand common injuries sustained by female athletes
  4. Participants will conceptualize essential exercises used with female athletes and why to use those exercises
  5. Participants will understand the importance of female involvement in sport from a population health perspective
  6. Participants will develop an improved understanding of the basics of strength and conditioning in working with female athletes
  7. Participants will be able to holistically manage a female athlete

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