Concussion/mild Traumatic Brain Injury Certification

Concussion/mild Traumatic Brain Injury Certificate


Every day is a bit of an adventure. If we’re paying attention to the science and evolution of concussions, there’s an opportunity to investigate and inform the clinical trajectory of care. As this field evolves, this new graduate certification program becomes more integral in fulfilling the increasing demand of qualified healthcare providers.

While we want science to drive care — more importantly — we want science to be integrated into care. This one-year, 100 percent online training program delivers the match between research and translating science into practice for professionals interested in pursuing a career, strengthening expertise, or gaining CEU’s in such areas as:

  • athletic training
  • physical therapy
  • neurology
  • speech-language pathology
  • sports medicine

Bloomsburg University’s Concussion/mild Traumatic Brain Injury Graduate Certificate program delivers the evidence-based and multi-faceted guidelines for addressing concussion related to sport, recreation, and blast/military training among a wide variety of populations. It encompasses the scientific foundation of human neurological system, assessment and rehabilitation, and leadership and management by integrating teaching faculty with focused expertise.

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor's degree is required for admission to this graduate certificate program, which will review and consider applications from a wide variety of educational backgrounds.

  • Complete a graduate school application
  • Submit all official undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcript(s). Minimum undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 required
  • Submit a Statement of Goals explaining your reasons for pursuing certification
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit two Letters of Recommendation addressing your academic suitability and professional demeanor

Concussion Certification

Concussion/mTBI Graduate Certificate Program

Joseph Hazzard, Ed.D., ATC
Program Coordinator, Director
Institute for Concussion Research and Services
256 Nelson Field House
jhazzard@bloomu.edu
570-389-4367

 

Required Coursework

Concussion/mild Traumatic Brain Injury Graduate Certificate Program offers completely online education and requires 15 credits.

Section

Course Title

Credits

EXERSCI-570 Human Brain and Concussion  3
EXERSCI-571 Principles of Sport-Related Brain Injury  3
CSD-572 Special Topics in Concussion Assessment: Cognitive and Perceptual Issues in mTBI  3
CSD-573 Special Topics in Concussion Assessment: Pathophysiological Considerations in mTBI  3
EXERSCI-574 Management, Programmatic, and Learning Considerations of Concussive Injuries  3
     15

Course Offering Schedule

Fall Admits

Spring Admits

Fall:

  • Human Brain and Concussion (3)
  • Principles of Sport-Related Brain Injury (3)

Spring:

  • Human Brain and Concussion (3)
  • Principles of Sport-Related Brain Injury (3)

Spring:

  • Special Topics in Concussion Assessment: Cognitive Issues (3)
  • Management, Programmatic, and Learning Considerations of Concussive Injuries (3)

Summer:

  • Special Topics in Concussion Assessment: Pathophysiological Considerations (3)

Summer:

  • Special Topics in Concussion Assessment: Pathophysiological Considerations (3)

Fall:

  • Special Topics in Concussion Assessment: Cognitive Issues (3)
  • Management, Programmatic, and Learning Considerations of Concussive Injuries (3)