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Foundations 1 – The Basics of Esports Medicine and Performance

Categories EHPI Certification

About Course

What is Esports Medicine? Esports medicine is a relatively new field of medicine that focuses on the health and well-being of professional esports athletes. Esports athletes, also known as pro gamers, compete in video game tournaments for prize money, and they often train and compete for long hours in front of a computer screen. Esports medicine involves a multidisciplinary approach that combines aspects of sports medicine, rehabilitation, and psychology to help esports athletes prevent and treat injuries, optimize performance, and maintain their physical and mental health. Esports medicine professionals may include physicians, physical therapists, sports psychologists, nutritionists, and exercise physiologists, among others. They work together to assess and manage the unique health challenges faced by esports athletes, which can include issues such as musculoskeletal injuries, vision problems, sleep disturbances, and mental health concerns. The goal of esports medicine is to help esports athletes achieve peak performance while maintaining their health and well-being, and to provide them with the tools they need to succeed both in and outside of competition.
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What I will learn?

  • Part 1 - Understanding the Performance & Health Landscape in Esports Medicine
  • Module 1: Overview of the Current State of Health and Performance
  • Module 2: Esports Athlete Culture
  • Module 3: Role of Health Professionals in Esports
  • Module 4: Understanding Esports Titles
  • Module 5: Current Issues in Esports Medicine and Performance
  • Part 2 - Principles of Posture & Ergonomics In Gaming and Esports Medicine
  • Module 1: Posture and Ergonomics Basics for Esports: PC
  • Module 2: Esports Postural Ergonomics Assessment Tool / Outcome Measure (Downloadable PDF)
  • Module 3: Common Postural Faults in Gaming
  • Module 4: How to Teach Posture to Gamers
  • Part 3 - Esports Technique - How Mechanical Skills Affect Musculoskeletal Health in Gaming
  • Module 1: Relevant Anatomy as it Relates to Mechanical Skill in Gaming
  • Module 2: Gaming Input Devices (Peripherals)
  • Module 3: Mechanical Skill and Game Sense in Esports
  • Module 4: Esports Physical Load Analysis
  • Addendum 1 - Foundations of Esports Nutrition
  • Casey Thomas RD: Relevant Overview of Macro/Micronutrients and Supplements as it Relates to Esports Nutrition
  • Addendum 2 - Foundations of Esports Sleep Optimization
  • Daniel Bonner MPsych: First Principles of Sleep Optimization as it Relates to Esports Performance.
  • Addendum 3 - Foundations of Exercise for Esports
  • Dr. Matt Hwu DPT, PT, OCS, CSCS : Exploration of different exercise and mobility fundamentals and their applications to esports medicine.

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Andrew Nolette
1 year ago
An excellent introduction to fundamental Esports healthcare!
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Material Includes

  • Free Enrollment in “Content Access Pass” Upon Completion
  • Listing on “Find An Expert” Page
  • CEUS: 6 contact hours approved by California Physical Therapy Board
  • Exclusive Discord Access

Target Audience

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Esport Management
  • Esport Coaches
  • Esport Players
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The largest collection of gaming-specific health, fitness, and performance information on the internet, brought to you by the experts currently working in the industry with top-tier esport organizations.

Organizations that have benefited from the expertise of our authors include Cloud 9, Team Liquid, 100 Thieves, FNATIC, G2, TSM, and more.