Workload Balance & COVID in Athletics (P21-2)


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Workload Balance & COVID in Athletics –  Lessons within this Course:

Welcome Message: Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, President, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute


Lesson 1: Workload Balance: What it is and how can it be applied

Faculty Member: Paul Buchheit, MS, ATC, CSCS

Paul, 38, enters his second season as head athletic trainer with the Philadelphia Phillies. He previously served as an assistant athletic trainer for the Boston Red Sox from 2016-2019. Prior to being an assistant athletic trainer, Paul spent 10 years in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. He held the position of athletic training / medical coordinator from 2012-2015 and prior to that he spent six years as a head athletic trainer at the minor league affiliates. Paul is a native of Sioux City, IA where he became interested in professional baseball as an athletic training intern with the Sioux City Explorers, an independent league baseball team. Paul is a certified athletic trainer and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.


Lesson 2: COVID and the Athlete: Where are we for 2021

Faculty Member: Marc Harwood, MD

Dr. Harwood is a board-certified non-operative sports medicine physician and serves as the Service Chief of the Non-Operative Sports Medicine Division at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. He is currently a team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies – a position he has held since 2005. He is a past president of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association and is an active member of the Medical Advisory Committee for Major League Baseball. He also serves as a team physician for the St. Joseph’s University NCAA Division 1 athletic program. He is a sports medicine consultant for several local high schools, in addition to caring for elite-level dancers at the Rock School of Dance Education, University of the Arts, BalletX, and the Pennsylvania Ballet. Read Dr. Harwood’s full bio, here.


Lesson 3: Q&A Session 

Faculty Member: Steve B. Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen is a board-certified sports medicine surgeon. He is the head team physician to the Philadelphia Phillies and assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers. His other roles include orthopaedic consultant for Immaculata University and Neumann University in addition to Penncrest and Strath Haven High Schools. Dr. Cohen served as the medical director for the Philadelphia Marathon for 10 years.   He currently serves on the medical advisory board for Major League Baseball. Dr. Cohen’s full bio, here.

Learning Objectives

• Defining Workload
• Monitoring Workload: Internal vs. External


– Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
– Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility

Target Audience


CE for Athletic Trainers

1.25 Category A CEU’s for Athletic Trainers
All others receive a certificate of attendance

Program Type

Virtual, Asynchronous

Difficulty Level


Cancellation Policy

Once you purchase the course, you may not cancel. If you have circumstances that need to be reviewed, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.


ebpCENTRAL (BOC AP#10138) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1.5 Category A CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours spent in the educational program.


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