The Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) offers a range of services to schools depending on the needs of the school community. All sessions are 60 minutes and include an opportunity for questions. SMA can adjust the length and content to meet your school’s unique requirements.

Staff Professional Development

SMA is proud to offer in school professional development to teaching, coaching and support staff. This education focuses on developing participants understanding of the following topics;

  • Sports supplements
  • Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PEIDs)
  • Motivations behind supplement and PEIDs use in young athletes
  • Strategies for discussing supplements and PIEDs
  • How to support young athletes to reduce the risk

Student Athlete Workshop

This session has been developed in line with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) Pure Performance Framework. This session is ideal for student athletes who compete at a high level and are currently in, or are on the pathway to, high performance programs. This session covers the following topics;

  • Who are the anti-doping community?
  • Supplements, risk vs. reward
  • Doping and fair play
  • The Prohibited List
  • The Testing Procedure

Student Workshop

This session aligned to the competencies delivered in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Unit of Competency Provide Drugs in Sport Information (SISSSCO306). This workshop identifies drugs in sport issues, where to collect relevant and current information and how to deliver this education to athletes. This session is ideal for students currently completing Sports Coaching studies or those that wish to pursue VET education post high school.

Student Athlete, Parent & Guardian Workshop

This session aims to bring together both student athletes, their parents/guardians and coaches to achieve a consistent anti-doping message across all platforms. Student athletes don’t develop and grow in isolation, the choices they make are influenced by the values and ethics they develop under the guidance of parents and guardians and coaches. A consistent Be Drug Free message across all domains helps reduce the risk of athlete’s making an anti-doping mistake. This session covers the following topics;

  • Who are the anti-doping community?
  • Supplements, risk vs. reward
  • Doping and fair play
  • The Prohibited List
  • The Testing Procedure