Management of Sports-Related Concussions: Staying Ahead of the Game


Course Description

Course Description:

Concussions continue to be a serious epidemic in youth and competitive sports. With approximately 1.6 million to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occurring every year, these injuries are considered to be among the most complex injuries in sports medicine to diagnosis, assess, and manage. In this course, a combination of lecture, lab, and group discussions will be implemented to achieve the stated objectives.  The instructor will provide an overarching review of the literature as it pertains to concussion management from acute injury to return to play. The modules within this course include introduction to concussions, recognition and sideline evaluation, clinical evaluation, neuropsychological testing, rehabilitation techniques, and academic modifications. As the literature and practice guidelines/recommendations are reviewed, the participants will partake in interactive group discussions and lab experiences to augment the didactic section of the course. Labs will be interspersed throughout lecture content to maintain attention of audience and practice skills immediately after lecture content. The mission of this course to provide a concise resource on how to properly manage concussions from acute injury to return to play by implementing a multimodal process and enhancing multidisciplinary communication to keep the athlete at the forefront of care.


Contact Hours: 4
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Intermediate BOC Level of Difficulty: Mastery