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Emergency Medical Response for the Sports Venue Initial Certification


Contact Hours: 37.5 Hours/3.75 CEU/37.5 CCU

Length: 2 DAYS

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For: PT, PTA, ATC, MD, OT, COTA, and PT Students


This course is designed to ensure the participant’s understanding and application of acute management of injury and illness (AMII). It provides the participant with the current, evidence-informed knowledge and skills necessary to respond as an emergency medical responder (EMR) to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of sudden injury or illness until resolution, stabilization, and/or more advanced medical personnel arrive on- scene to continue management.

If you have already been certified by the ARC in Emergency Medical Response and do not regularly provide venue coverage – practicing acute care in a venue setting, learn more about the Emergency Medical Response – Re-certification.

If you are interested in taking this course and regularly provide venue coverage – practicing acute care in a venue setting, learn more about Emergency Medical Response Course – Challenge.

Important Updates Related to COVID-19 Precautions and Policies: Learn more about the steps we’re taking.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

  • Incorporate evidence-based practice in the management of patients/clients with acute athletic injury or illness.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of decision-making guidelines (Emergency Action Plans, EAP) that include management of acute, athletic injury and illness.
  • Demonstrate sound clinical decision-making skills including clinical reasoning, clinical judgement, and reflective practice in the management of acute injury or illness.
  • Examine patients/clients by completing an evidence-based primary assessment, secondary assessment, focused and detailed physical examination.
  • Analyze data from primary assessment, secondary assessment, focused and detailed physical examination to make clinical judgements regarding appropriate patient/client management and disposition.
  • Become a productive member of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and sports medicine team in the assessment and management of athletic injury and illness. 

Required Course Materials: Students are required to purchase  a resuscitation mask for the course.

Note About Late Registrations: Registration will close 4 weeks prior to the scheduled weekend intensive and permission to attend after that time will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the course faculty.  Send your permission requests to courses@eimpt.com and reference EMR Course.


Evidence In Motion is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 9792. This Blended/Hybrid activity is offered at 37.5 Contact Hours/3.75 CEUs; Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

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  • Why EIM

    We’re reimagining health care education that takes you to the next next level. With learning that takes place where you are, evidence-based practice, and better outcomes for your patients, our education is transformative. That’s why EIM.

  • This course has made me more effective and safe as a PT and has a member of my community. I highly recommend this course. Course Graduate

  • It was a great experience with valuable exposure to emergent situations that require multiple levels of care and challenged my level of expertise. Course Graduate


CEU and Cancellation Policy

If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact us here. We will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner. For more information please see the Accommodation Procedures for Participants with Disabilities.

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