Preventing Sudden Death in Sport

Tuition: $69
Hours: 3


Course Description

Many sports chiropractors are working as team physicians with local youth and or middle/high school athletic programs. This three-hour distance based course is intended to provide Doctors of Chiropractic with information relevant to preventing sudden death in sports. There are several conditions that can lead to death, disability or permanent injury. Many of these conditions can be preventable or greatly reduced with proper preparation as well as proper rule and regulation implementation.


The content of this course is provided through online reading material in which the learner’s participation (time) is actively tracked and logged. A minimum of three hours is required. There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class. The learner must receive a score of 75% of the total possible points and log at least three hours to receive credit for the course. Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination.

No textbooks required. Computer and Internet service required for completion of this course. Funding sources and potential conflicts of interest statement: No funds were received, underwritten or subsidized by any vendors of any goods including supplies or services for this course.


There are several conditions clinicians should be aware of that can lead to death, disability or permanent injury of an athlete.

The clinician should be able to identify and manage the most common causes of death and disability in sport to include:

Cardiac conditions
Heat stroke
Sickle cell trait
C spine injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Exertional Hyponatremia

With proper screening, education and rule implementation some heart abnormalities may be identified, heat stroke can be appropriately treated with a 100% success rate, sickle cell trait, diabetes and asthma can be managed and hyponatremia, C spine injuries and TBI can be reduced.


This course is designed to assist you in identifying serious risk factors while working with athletes (youth through adult, pre-participation through return to play) or at athletic events (practice through game time) in an effort to prevent sudden death in sport.


To enroll in this course, please click the link below. You will be redirected to our course platform, Instructure, to complete the transaction.




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