RGU set to host National Sports First Aid Course

Robert Gordon University (RGU) will host a National Sports First Aid (NSFA) course later this month to improve the knowledge and skills of people involved in sport and exercise.

The course, which will be held on Wednesday, February 25 and Wednesday, March 4, is open to all RGU students and staff as well as members of the public.

Sessions will run from 1.30pm until 9.30pm at the School of Health Sciences in the university’s Faculty of Health and Social Care.

The course is limited to 20 places and they are advised to wear comfortable and practical clothes.

Covering basic first aid with an emphasis on sports related injuries, the course incorporates real-life examples of sports specific scenarios.

The two-day course is also fully assessed, and includes CPR training and the use of a defibrillator, a practical examination and written multiple choice questions.

It has also been endorsed by the Scottish Institute of Sport, The Commonwealth Games Council for Sport and UK Athletics. Upon completion of the assessment, a certificate from the NSFA is awarded and anyone who successfully completes the course is regarded as a Certified Sports First Aider. The certificate is valid for three years.

National Sports First Aider, physiotherapist and tutor of the course Nick Summersgill said: “The course is a great opportunity to gain important skills and expand on first aid knowledge in a sports setting. “Obtaining a nationally recognised qualification and learning key topics such as advanced first aid skills and crisis management help keep people safe during sport and exercise.”

For more information, and to register for the course, please contact Katie Lowit on (01224) 263360 or by email via k.h.lowit@rgu.ac.uk