Nomination of participants is done by their organisation. Participants must demonstrate that they meet the following requirements of enrolment:
Participating organisations are responsible for the nomination of suitable students who meet the above requirements and have the necessary personal and professional skills to become an educator to represent their organisation. Individuals have to provide evidence of meeting the above criteria at the time of application.
The ITA International Clean Sport Educator Program consists of a three-month online learning course with a series of assignments to complete in an online Peer Learning Group. The online learning course is followed by a one-day live virtual training event.
The online learning is delivered in six modules with participants getting access to two modules each month. The online learning must be completed before attending the live virtual event.
The ITA Educator Toolkit will be provided to all participants and will contain the necessary core presentation materials to support the delivery of clean sport education sessions. These can be adapted to meet the needs of different audiences and target groups.
The ITA International Clean Sport Educator is delivered in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Standard for Education.
Part 1. Online learning
The online course consists of six modules that cover key anti-doping topics which are essential for future educators to learn in order to deliver clean sport 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 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. Effective Teaching
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
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. Regulatory Aspects of Clean Sport
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.
Part 2. Live Virtual Training
Following completion of the online learning, participants attend a one-day live virtual interactive training session designed to equip course participants with practical teaching and presentation skills. The live session covers topics such as:
Participants will be continually assessed throughout the program. Students must complete and pass each section of the course in order to receive the certification.
Participants must complete the following:
The third video project will consist of a short self-recorded video of the participant delivering a real or mock-up anti-doping education session on a particular topic for a specific audience.
Students will be awarded the ITA International Clean Sport Educator Certificate upon successful completion of the course. This will be valid for a 4-year period.
Following the successful completion of the ITA Clean Sport Educator Program, graduates will be encouraged to gain practical experience in clean sport education.
The ITA will provide access to a network of trained educators and offer ongoing opportunities for continuous learning. During this period of certification, graduates will have access to the latest ITA Clean Sport Educator Toolkit and presentation resources.
To renew certification after 4 years, graduates will complete a refresher course. This refresher course will present current updates in the field and provide ongoing access to the ITA Clean Sport Educator Toolkit for a further 4 years. A fee to re-certify will apply.
This program is delivered in partnership with sport and anti-doping organisations such as International Federations, Major Event Organisations, National Anti-Doping Agencies and Regional Anti-Doping Organisations.
If you are interested in partnering with the ITA to deliver this program within your organisation, please complete this form and our team will contact you with further information and pricing.