Physiotherapy Courses

  • Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association

Sport First Responder

Location: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dates: Friday, May 01, 2020 - Sunday, May 03, 2020

Sport First Responder

Course Sponsor/Host: Dalhousie Physiotherapy Clinic
Location: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Registration Dates: Open
Registration Fees: See description


This is a 3-day lecture and practical course (first 2 days for those requiring recertification only) that meets the requirements of the Canadian Red Cross Society and Sport Physiotherapy Canada for First Responder Certification.

The examples/scenarios used will be sport-specific to enhance the learning of all participants with regard to event coverage situations (whether planning to challenge the SPC Certificate/Diploma exams or not). At the end of the course, the participant will:

• Complete a standardized written exam to meet national Canadian Red Cross standards

• Have an enhanced ability to respond to emergency situations on-site (ie: head injuries and bleeds)

• Be trained to use oxygen and an Automated External Defibrillator

• Be able to transfer players onto spinal boards effectively (including rolls)

*Please note that First Responder Certification must be renewed every 3 years*

When:   May 1st, 2020: 12:00pm-6:00pm
              May 2nd, 2020: 8:30am-6:00pm
              May 3rd, 2020: 8:30am-5:00pm

Where:  Dalhousie University, School of Physiotherapy
              Forrest Building, Room 415 & 309
              5869 University avenue #109, Halifax NS, B3H 4R2

Cost:    SPC Members: Full Course: $565 (plus tax);                           Recertification: $440 (plus tax);

             Non-member Fees: Full Course: $600 (plus tax);                    Recertification: $460 (plus tax);

             New SPC Student Members: Full Course: $510 (plus tax)

Registration Deadline:  April 3rd, 2020
**Cancellation fee is $100 accepted for any cancellation made up to two weeks prior to the course, after which no refund will be granted.

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