Thursday, August 15, 2013

National high school concussion education gaining hold

The National Federation of High Schools reports that more than one million “coaches and other individuals” have taken an online concussion course called “Concussion in Sports -- What You Need To Know. It is available for free through the NFHS Coach Education Program at

This free online course provides an overview of how a person can recognize signs and symptoms of a concussion and the appropriate action to take. The course includes each state’s return-to-play guidelines required for high schools.

“We place great emphasis on concussion recognition and treatment, and the extraordinary success of our online course has been gratifying,” said Bob Gardner, NFHS executive director. “The course is 20 minutes long and it’s free. We commend everyone who has taken it.”

The NFHS and its Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) have worked with the CDC on recent updates to the concussion course. Recommendations have been added regarding the prevention of concussions, and the course test has been updated.


feipeng wu said...

Thanks for sharing..