Concussion in Sports
The NFHS has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports. This course highlights the impact of sports-related concussion on athletes, teaches how to recognize a suspected concussion, and provides protocols to manage a suspected concussion with steps to help players return to play safely after a concussion. Each state's requirements for concussion management are included as part of the course.
Unit 1: Concussion Overview
( 3 Sections )
- What is a Concussion?
- What Happens to the Brain?
Unit 2: The Problem
( 3 Sections )
- How Common are Concussions?
- Signs and Symptoms
- When to Seek Immediate Medical Attention?
Unit 3: Your Responsibilities
( 4 Sections )
- What Should I Do If a Concussion is Suspected?
- What Can Happen If I Play With a Concussion?
- Returning to Activity and Play
- How Can I Help Keep My Athletes Safe?
Unit 4: Review
( 2 Sections )
( 1 Sections )
- NFHS Message
The NFHS Coach Certification Program is a national professional credential offered to individuals who are currently coaching or aspire to coach at the interscholastic level.
NFHS Core Courses
Fundamentals of Coaching and First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches provide coaches with content from all eight domains contained in the National Standards for Sport Coaches (NASPE 2006). These two courses form the foundation from which all elective courses and sport-specific courses are developed. Core courses should be completed first to give the coach a better understanding of elective and sport-specific courses.