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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 Training for Healthcare Providers

Learn Steps to Improve the Care of Your Pediatric Patients with mTBI

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HEADS UP to Healthcare Providers is a free online training developed by CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The goal of the training is to provide an overview of the evidence-based recommendations outlined in the CDC Pediatric mTBI Guideline and to equip healthcare providers with practical strategies to integrate these recommendations into clinical practice.

Earn free continuing education credits through the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Privacy Notice: While CDC does not collect personally identifiable information (PII) during your visit to this site, you will, however, be asked to provide your e-mail address should you decide to register for the online training. Please note that is not necessary to register for the training in order to use this site; your registration is purely voluntary. Any information that you provide is fully protected; it is stored temporarily and used only for the online training registration purposes.

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Online Concussion Training Course for Youth Sports Coaches

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Coaches 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 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.

Looking for a concussion training for your athletes? The Barrow Neurological Institute/Dignity Health has a training that can help.

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Online Concussion Training Course for High School Sports Coaches

Screen shot of the high school sports training The 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. 

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