The ITA International Clean Sport Educator Program is a 12-week course. It consists of six self-paced online learning modules, three Live Virtual Events and two online Peer Learning Group meetings. In addition, participants will have three assignments to complete, each consisting of a video presentation.
After completion of the ITA International Clean Sport Educator Program, participants should:
- Have the knowledge to confidently present on all mandatory anti-doping topics included in the WADA International Standard for Education (ISE).
- Be able to plan and structure effective clean sport education activities for a range of audience types including athletes and Athlete Support Personnel.
- Be able to design and create effective education materials and activities.
- Be a confident speaker and facilitator to deliver face-to-face education sessions.
- Know how to present to international audiences.
- Understand how to monitor and evaluate education activities.
The course focuses on the practical implementation of clean sport education, including the planning, design and delivery of effective education activities, and the essential topics to present. As such, it is aimed at people who will be actively delivering education sessions to athletes and their support personnel at, for example, events, education workshops or through live or online education presentations.
The scope of the course does not cover wider organisational strategic planning, defining national education programs, or management of education teams or departments.
The ITA International Clean Sport Educator is delivered in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Standard for Education.
The online modules cover key anti-doping topics which are essential for future educators to learn in order to deliver clean sport education and are aligned with the core topics described in the International Standard for Education.
The course also signposts to other essential resources available through other organisations such as the World Anti-Doping Agency. The course participants are expected to study these additional resources as they work through the course.
Module Topics & Aims
Module 1. Introduction to the International Clean Sport Educator Program
Aim: To understand the aims and objectives of the ITA International Educator Program and the future role of an International Clean Sport Educator.
Module 2. Creating and delivering effective education
Aim: To understand various teaching styles and strategies and be able to plan and deliver a practical teaching session for different audiences.
Module 3. Values for clean sport, consequences of doping and speaking up
Aim: Know the values that underpin the principles and spirit of clean sport; understand the behaviours that can lead to doping and how to prevent them.
Module 4. The Prohibited List, Therapeutic Use Exemptions and Supplements
Aim: To understand anti-doping rights and responsibilities of athletes and Athlete Support Personnel; understand what Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRV) are, why they exist and whom they apply to.
Module 5. Testing and Whereabouts
Aim: To understand the key steps of the doping control process; understand the purpose of the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) and the concept of athlete testing pools.
Module 6. Medications, Supplements and the Prohibited List
Aim: To understand the purpose and structure of the Prohibited List and learn how to guide athletes and Athlete Support Personnel when checking the status of medications and supplements; to understand the Therapeutic Use Exemption process.
Live Virtual Events
Participants will attend three Live Virtual Events during the course. The sessions are highly interactive, and participants will actively engage in group discussions and small group activities. During these sessions, they will hear from our education coaches and subject experts on topics such as:
- Presentation and communication skills
- Working with different target groups and international audiences
- Preparing and evaluating an education session
- Engaging with the audience
Delivering online presentations
- Formulating questions and responses
Techniques for student interaction
- Scenario training
In addition, two live virtual Peer Learning Group meetings will be held, providing the opportunity to actively engage in discussions and learning with fellow students.
Participants will be required to submit three video assignments. Each assignment requires the participant to prepare and record an 8-10 minute video of themselves as if they were presenting to a real audience. Participants will receive peer feedback on these videos throughout the course, and these assignments will form part of the final assessment.
Assessment & Certification
Participants will be continually assessed throughout the program. Students must complete and pass each section of the course in order to receive the certification.
- Attendance at all 3 Live Virtual Events
- Attendance at the 2 Peer Learning Group online meetings
- Completion of all 6 modules and 6 knowledge tests
- Submission of 3 video assignments
Following successful completion of all aspects of the course, graduates will be awarded the ITA International Clean Sport Educator Certificate.