Online Class: Concussions 101

This course provides a detailed look into the impact of concussions on a person's brain and their lifestyle, with a look into the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and much more. It is a must-take course for those that will be participating in physical sports as well as parents, teachers, students, and coaches.

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Course Description

Awareness of the severity of concussions has been on the rise for the last couple of decades, due to the major impact that this injury has on the lives of athletes who have spoken out about the issue. In order to understand the situation in its fullness, one has to first know what a concussion really is and how it can develop into something truly severe.

This course provides a detailed look into the impact of concussions on a person's brain and their lifestyle, with a look into the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and much more. An in-depth exploration of all aspects regarding concussions will help provide a deeper understanding of this injury that has affected so many lives. Continuing to raise awareness and promote prevention is the key to reducing the number of concussions and the even worse injuries and conditions that arise as a result. If more people understand concussions fully, then they can readily recognize when there has been such a brain injury and how to react efficiently in this situation.

This course's goal is to provide that ability to recognize and understand a concussion, in order to aid in the recovery of a hurt individual who may be suffering from a traumatic brain injury. 

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.8 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(553 votes)

Lesson 1: Defining Concussions and a General Course Overview

For a simple, general definition, a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a jolt. Additional lesson topics: Concussions and Our Kids: America's Leading Expert on How to Protect Young Athletes and Keep Sports Safe; Post-Concussion Syndrome: An Evidence Based Approach; Concussions in Sports; Everything we know — and don't know — about concussions; Concussions in Sports 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: Quiz 1

Lesson 2: The Structure and Function in the Human Brain

In order to understand concussions on a deeper scientific level, it is necessary to dive into the biology behind the changes that the brain undergoes with a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Additional lesson topics: Introduction to Brain Structure and Function; Cell dysfunction adds to brain clutter 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 2

Lesson 3: Symptoms and Signs of a Concussion

Whether you are a bystander, a coach for a contact sport, a medical professional, or the injured person yourself, it is in everybody’s best interest for you to be aware of what constitutes a concussion. Additional lesson topics: Concussion Signs, Symptoms and Treatment; What are the Signs and Symptoms of Concussion?; How to Identify Symptoms of a Concussion 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 3

Lesson 4: Causes of Concussions

Great varieties of causes are responsible for this high number of mild traumatic brain injuries, but some of the leading causes are sports, automobile accidents, and falls. Additional lesson topics: Concussion / Traumatic Brain Injury TBI 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 4

Lesson 5: Risk Factors

Friends and family members of an individual suffering from a concussion, as well as the hurt person themselves, should all be aware of the potential for further harm or development of symptoms. Additional lesson topics: Risk Factors for Concussion and Prolonged Recovery; Concussion and Aging: What's the Risk? 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 5

Lesson 6: Complications

While CTE typically occurs after the accumulation of multiple head injuries, there is still a present danger upon receiving just two concussions. Additional lesson topics: Acute Concussion Management: Choosing Wisely and Avoiding Complications; Concussions: Prevention, Complications and Legal Implications; Complications; Complications of Concussion 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 6

Lesson 7: Treatment and Drugs

Without a doubt, rest is the best possible way to allow the brain the time to recover from an injury. Additional lesson topics: Post-concussion syndrome Treatment and Drugs; New ideas for treating concussions; Concussion Treatment 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 7

Lesson 8: Prevention

Treatment and drugs aside, the best step towards dealing with concussions is prevention. You can’t always predict when accidents will happen or prepare for all of them, but you can take steps towards making sure that safety is a number one concern. Additional lesson topics: Preventing Concussions; Brain Injury Safety Tips and Prevention 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 8

Lesson 9: Long-Term Effects and Costs

There are still certain cases where one might find there to be lasting effects of a concussion. Additional lesson topics: The Psychology of Concussions; The Long Term Effects of Concussions; The high cost of concussions 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 9

Lesson 10: Further Resources and Information

If you have further questions and concerns about concussions, you might not want to pay doctor’s fees just to have a few questions answered. Instead, you can turn to one of the many online resources to find out more information. Additional lesson topics: Injury Prevention and Control; Brain Injury Association of America 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Quiz 10
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what is a concussion.
  • Summarize the structure and function in the human brain.
  • Describe symptoms and signs of a concussion.
  • Summarize causes of concussions.
  • Describe risk factors.
  • Summarize complications.
  • Describe treatment and drugs.
  • Summarize prevention strategies to reduce concussions.
  • Describe long-term effects and costs of concussions.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Concussions 101
Course Number: 9770461
Lessons Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars (553 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: March 2022
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This course was very informative. I feel like it would be very helpful for someone who does not have a lot of prior knowledge about a TBI." -- Hannah M.
  • "I thought it was really helpful and very informative. Thank you!" -- Daniella R.
  • "Thank you. This course was very helpful." -- Kolleen D.
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