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Concussion Training

Free Online Concussion Training

Staying up-to-date on concussion learning is vital for everyone involved in sport—it’s our job to make sure we’re best-equipped to keep athletes safe. If you’re looking to expand your concussion knowledge, we’ve compiled some of the best free resources around.

 

CDC HEADS UP

As part of their HEADS UP program, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) have assembled a variety of materials for both healthcare providers and coaches.

  • Youth Sports Coaches: Learn how sports-related concussions affect athletes, including how to recognize and manage suspected concussions, as well as steps to help players return to play safely. Learn more
  • Healthcare Providers: The latest evidence-based strategies on mTBI diagnosis, management, and treatment. Learn more

 

NFHS Concussion in Sports

The NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) offers comprehensive free training on both concussion recognition and management. The course is offered in both English and Spanish and includes each state’s concussion management requirements.

  • Coaches, officials, parents, and students: Learn the impact of sports-related concussions, including how to recognize suspected concussions, protocols to manage a suspected concussion, and steps to help players return to play safely. Learn more

 

Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT)

CATT has developed several free resources to help standardize concussion recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and management. Materials are available for a variety of roles, including

 

University of Calgary & Université Laval Online Concussion Course

Take a free, non-credit online course on concussion with UCalgary and Université Laval. This seven-week course covers concussion prevention, management, and protocol implementation for healthcare professionals, coaches, teachers, parents, administrators, and leaders. Learn more 

 

Other Useful Resources

SportMedBC

Parachute Canada

American Academy of Neurology

Canadian Concussion Collaborative

Pink Concussions

Concussion Legacy Foundation

 

Assessment Tools

SCAT5

Concussion Recognition Tool 5

ChildSCAT5

 

Videos

CBC The Fifth Estate: Head Games

League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

 

Continue Your Concussion Education

Looking for more information? Check out our Concussion Education post or contact us below.

 


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