Active8 for Asthma

Activ8 for Asthma encourages kids to participate in sports and not let asthma hold them back!

The Activ8 for Asthma program is for people who work with children in sports, such as coaches, trainers, volunteers, parents and teachers. Through the program you will gain confidence, knowledge and skills to best support kids with asthma in their pursuit of playing sports.

Being active can help kids with asthma stay fit, maintain a healthy weight, strengthen their breathing muscles and help the lungs work better. Playing sport can help kids make new friends, develop problem solving skills and develop teamwork.

About the course

Activ8 for Asthma is a recommended course for anyone working with children within the sporting field. The course contains three modules:

  1. Managing asthma
  2. Asthma and physical activity
  3. Asthma First Aid

Cost: FREE
Location: online
Duration: approx 45mins self-guided

At the successful completion of the course participants will receive a printable certificate of course completion.

Online training

The Activ8 online training is a free self-guided program using our e-learning platform (approx 45 minutes). You will require internet access and it is best viewed on a desktop computer, laptop or tablet.

Please register using the button below. If you have any questions, you can call us (08) 9289 3600 or email: ask@asthmawa.org.au

Having problems with your Activ8 online training? Lodge a support request using the form below.

Face-to-face group training. Our capacity for on-site face-to-face group training is limited, with online training the preferred option. However, if you are interested in group education/training, please email us your request. Funding for this program has ceased, so to cover costs associated with onsite training, we do request participating groups and clubs make a small donation, if possible.

Resources

Additional training - allergy & anaphylaxis

80% of people with asthma will also have allergies, such as hayfever, that can impact on their health and ability to participate in sport. For more information on allergies visit Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia.

Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening, severe allergic reaction and should always be treated as a medical emergency.

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) has an anaphylaxis e-training for first aid (community) available free of charge. Asthma WA recommends that sporting groups also complete this training

The Activ8 for Asthma Program was developed with the kind support of Telethon.