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Course Outline

Introduction to Kinesiology Taping covers the use of kinesiology tape for injury prevention and management. This course will provide students with the opportunity to increase their theoretical understanding of kinesiology tape, as well as the opportunity to gain practical experience in the application and removal of kinesiology tape.

Course Prerequisites



Upon completion of this training, students will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


To enrol, students must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Children under 16 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis upon application to their local SMA state branch (in the state where the course is to be held). This ensures the student has the necessary skills to undertake training and assessment requirements.

Delivery Mode/Duration

This course is delivered over 3 hours and is a combination of theoretical and practical instruction.


Students will be assessed as follows:

  • Presenter observation and practical assessment

Course Resources

Students are provided with the following course resources:

  • Sports tape (as required) and associated materials


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Introduction to Kinesiology Taping Courses