UAB physical ed students complete sports safety training course

A group of 21 students from the UAB Department of Human Studies physical education program completed the PREPARE training course offered by the National Center for Sports Safety (NCSS). The program, in the College of Arts and Sciences School of Education, teaches strategies to identify and prevent potential life-threatening situations and injuries on the sports field plus skills to best respond in emergency situations.

The UAB students, many of whom serve as coaches at Birmingham-area schools, were selected for the program by faculty member Sandra Sims, Ph.D., who wanted the students trained to keep players safe during the sports season. The three-hour PREPARE course was provided by NCSS through a grant from Alabama State University.