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Concussion in Sports

3 Credits
Be introduced to sport concussions: brain anatomy; causes of concussions; what happens to the brain when someone sustains a concussion; sign and symptoms; short and long-term effects associated with concussions; review of different concussion assessment/evaluation tools; examination of return-to-play protocols; how to prevent concussions; treatment and rehabilitation of individuals who have sustained concussions; concussions in professional sport; and current trends and research on concussions. Successful completion of this course leads to certification of completion by the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) in Concussion in Sports.

Note: Required book must be acquired separately.

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Dr. Jim Ave

My life purpose is to glorify and honor Jesus Christ in all that I do. This life purpose transfers to my teaching. I want students to learn and apply information from my classes to their professional and personal experiences. God has gifted me with the abilities to take care of athletes and other physically active individuals as a Certified Athletic Trainer. I've also been gifted with the ability to develop and create new academic program and classes. I've used these talents to develop courses for Fresno Pacific University.