Division of Sports Medicine
Female Athlete Conference
Female Athlete Conference: Strategies for Optimal Health and Performance
World-renowned experts in the areas of sports medicine, sports psychology, nutrition and body image, as well as Heather Mitts, 3X Olympic gold medalist in USA Soccer, will come together in this two-day conference to empower and educate doctors, nurses, psychologists, therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, nutritionists and other professionals as well as athletes on keeping female athletes healthy on and off the field.
June 8 and 9, 2013
231 Forest Street
CMEs and CEUs are available.
Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:
- describe the interrelationship between the disorders composing the Female Athlete Triad
- identify common injuries and psychological concerns in the female athlete
- adapt treatment strategies using up-to-date knowledge and research
- communicate effectively with team members and coaches
- enhance performance using current knowledge and training techniques
- understand subtleties in what often motivates males versus females
- use language with athletes that is motivating and positive
- help female athletes build more supportive relationships with teammates
- understand common body-related insecurities of female athletes
- adapt negative body image thoughts to form a more positive perspective
- recognize and address body image concerns in teammates and peers
- utilize training strategies to improve physical endurance
- set practical, yet challenging personal training and performance goals
- improve individual and team mental toughness
This course is designed for physicians, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, coaches and all others who are involved in the evaluation and management of female athletes.
This conference is presented by the Female Athlete Program at the Sports Medicine Division at Boston Children's Hospital and the *Eating for Life Alliance, and it is generously sponsored by Babson College and Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.
*ELA is a fiscally sponsored project of the NORMAL nonprofit (www.normal-life.org).