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HEADS UP Online Training Courses

Are you a coach or a health care provider? Maybe you would just like to know what signs and symptoms you should watch for. Check out these free robust online training courses:

Online Concussion Training Course for Clinicians

Addressing Concussion in Sports among Kids and Teens

	Screen shot of the clinician trainingHEADS UP to Clinicians is a free, online course, developed by CDC through support from the CDC Foundation and the National Football League, available to health care professionals. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics, and case studies and provides an overview of what you, as a health care professional, need to know about concussion among young athletes.

Learn appropriate diagnosis, management, referral, and education are critical for helping young athletes with concussion achieve optimal recovery and to reduce or avoid significant sequelae.

Free CME, CNE and CEU credits.


Online Concussion Training Course for Youth Sports Coaches

	HEADS UP coaches training screen shotCoaches and Parents: Changing the Culture of Concussion Starts With You!

By taking this free, online course and using what you learn, you will be well positioned to improve the culture of concussion. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive - both on and off the playing field.

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.


Online Concussion Training Course for High School Sports Coaches

	Screen shot of the high school sports trainingThe National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) teamed up with CDC's HEADS UP to educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports.

Learn the impact of sports-related concussion on athletes, how to recognize a suspected concussion, and 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.

Note: This course is hosted on the NFHS's web site.