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CDC Offers Free Online Training Course on Concussions

Injury Prevention from the CDC - Heads Up Online Training


Heads Up Online Training Course Get prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.

What You Will Learn

This course will help you:
Understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury,
Recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond,
Learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and
Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.

CDC can help athletes stay active and healthy by knowing the facts about concussion and when it is safe for athletes to return to play.

Take the training here.

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

Information provided by CDC

Symptoms and Facts About Concussions:

  • You do not have to lose consciousness to have a concussion.
  • You do not have to have a visible injury on your head to have a concussion.
  • A concussion can be caused by a hit on the head but it also can be caused by intense jarring or shaking of the head.

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