The Female Athlete Course

4 AMA PRA Category 1/ 4 BOC – Category A
Section CEUs: 4 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ 4 Category A BOC hours

Presenters: Sonya Ahmed, MD; Julie Baltz, MHS, PA-C; Lori Cornwell, DNP, ARNP-C; Matt Creamer, PT, DPT, CSCS; Todd Hayano, DO; Margaret Hoffman, PT, CLT; Nik Hoskins, PT, DPT, CSCS; David Joyner, MD; Rob Rotunda, PhD; and Brittany Wehrle, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD

Disclosures: Neither the speakers or planners of this activity have any relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose expect Sonya Ahmed, MD discloses that she consultant for Arthrex, Zimmer, and Bioventus.

Materials: Participants have no equipment or materials required to take this education course.

This course will cover the unique aspects of the female athlete. Female athletes are more susceptible to certain injuries, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and imbalances of hormones. We will dive into how we can help to prevent these issues through proper training and nutrition as well as how to recognize the signs of common female issues in order to treat them in a timely manner. This course will also explore; proper running shoes and running shoe maintenance, RED-S in women, menstrual cycles and the female athlete, and mental health for adolescent female athletes.


Discuss the female athlete and current trends
Describe nutrition and supplement goals and needs for the female athlete
Discuss hamstring injuries and various rehabilitation techniques for return to play
Recognize innovations with the female athletes in training and sports psychology

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Florida Medical Association. The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

Baptist Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 4 hour(s) in AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Andrews Research & Education Foundation (BOC AP# P10024) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers.This program is eligible for a maximum of 4 of EBP hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.  ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.