Concussions in Sports: 3 Easy Steps to Protect Your Kids

Vol. 1: Understand What it Takes to Help Protect Yourself, Your Athletes and Loved Ones in The Evolving World of Sports
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

LATEST: Course Updated on 3/7/16. Over 500 students from over 70 countries are learning about concussions!

BRAND NEW course on Udemy! Welcome to the FIRST EVER course on sports concussions!

Learn how you can have a profound impact on the safety of your friends, children, loved ones and athletes by learning the basics of sports concussion awareness from Udemy's first ever concussion education course! In this course, we will work together make this mysterious topic a little more friendly. You will also understand how to be the calm among the storm, should you or someone you know suffer a sports concussion.

Gain a Solid Understanding of Head Injuries and Help Protect Yourself and Loved Ones.

  • Learn what a concussion is (and what it is NOT)
  • Learn how to recognize a potential concussion
  • Learn what to do if you think you may have witnessed a concussion
  • Learn What to do after a concussion has been diagnosed

The Power To Save a Life...Literally In The Palm of Your Hand

Each year, thousands of athletes suffer from concussions. And every year, several young athletes die from head injuries in sports. This course will help you "step up your game" when it comes to the safety of your athletes, teammates and children. In this course, you will learn The 3 R's of Layperson Concussion Awareness.

Head injuries do happen in sports; they are inevitable. You MUST be able to handle them appropriately. Will You know what to do when a head injury occurs? This course will help you answer "yes" to this question.

This course is perfect for anyone involved in athletics in any way, whether they be a parent, athlete, coach, spectator, official or other.

Content and Overview

In over an hour of content including nearly 20 lectures and several challenging quizzes, this course will take you through a sequential order of learning. You will begin by understanding the basics of concussive injury. More importantly you will continue to understand what it means to spot a potential concussive injury.

With a firm grasp on the signs and symptoms of a concussion, you will learn what appropriate steps to take should one be suspected. Finally, you will learn the proper steps to managing a concussion following injury.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand and use the tools available to you in order to suspect and react to head injuries in an appropriate, safe and prudent manner. Enroll now and learn how you can save a life today!

What are the requirements?

  • There is no prior knowledge of concussive injury required to take this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn what a concussion is (and what it is not).
  • Learn how to recognize a potential concussion.
  • Learn what to do if you, a friend, teammate or loved one appears to have sustained a concussion.
  • Learn how to immediately respond well to a potentially concussed athlete.
  • Learn how to take a prudent, common-sense layperson approach to responding to a potential concussion
  • Lean how to recognize when emergency medical services are needed.
  • Learn how to make appropriate referrals after a concussion has been suspected.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for any athlete, parent or coach involved in sporting activities.
  • Examples of athletes who will benefit from this course are those involved in the following sports: Soccer, Football, American Football, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Mixed Martiak Arts/MMA, Basketball, Baseball, BMX, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Skiing, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Wrestling and any other sport.
  • This course is also appropriate for staff of athletic teams, officials and referees involved in sporting activities.
  • Anyone in and around sporting activities should take this course.
  • Anyone interested in learning about sports concussions should also take this course.
  • This course is NOT designed for continuing medical education credit for healthcare providers, although some healthcare providers may benefit from taking this course if they do not have prior knowledge or training in concussion management.
  • This course is NOT designed for those who are wishing to diagnose, treat or rehabilitate a concussion. It is also NOT designed for those who wish to learn how to act as a medical professional would.

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Introduction

Thank you and welcome to the course! You should be very excited to be a part of the FIRST AND ONLY Concussion Education Program on Udemy! I know I am!


Understand what you are about to learn, and who should take this course. If you are in or around the sporting world in any way, then this course is for you!


Become familiar with my background and experience. Understand my story and my perspective on this hot topic

6 questions

Testing your understanding of the course.

Section 2: Let's Begin!

Learn what a concussion is and why we don't call it "getting your bell rung" anymore...


Going deeper into the imaging studies

Quiz 2
8 questions

The completion of the definition of concussion, this lecture will give you a well-rounded understanding of the injury.

Quiz 3
9 questions
Section 3: The Most Important Things are In This Section

Recognizing concussions in real-life is probably one of the most important aspects of safety. Take a look here to be able to suspect a concussion based on what you see.


Keep this checklist close by to make sure you know the signs and symptoms!


Find out what to do if you are on the sideline and suspect a concussion. Hint: Don't stay silent!

5 questions

Recognize and Sideline Response


Use this simple tool to help you know what to do if you suspect a concussion in one of your athletes or children.

6 questions

Using the Pocket CRT


Understand when it is appropriate to activate Emergency Medical Services.


Understand what to do when no red flags are present during your rapid screening.

Quiz (Lessons 4&5)
7 questions
Section 4: Conclusion

This marks the end of course 1. Continue on to course 2 for even more information!

BONUS LECTURE: Discounts on courses and more!

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Instructor Biography

Ryan Lowery, Certified Athletic Trainer, Sports Medicine Instructor

Ryan Lowery Udemy Instructor in Sports Medicine

I have spent the better part of the last decade studying and perfecting my skills in sports medicine. I've seen the good, the bad and the ugly in the sporting world. And I give YOU the tools to help protect yourselves and your athletes!

Would you like to understand concussions?

Would you like to know how to tape an ankle?

How about prevent injuries?

See my Udemy courses. You could be helping your kids and saving lives today!

My Experience

Clinical Athletic Trainer - Milwaukee, WI

I currently work at a Chiropractic office in the United States doing outpatient rehabilitation and functional movement analysis

Founder, Executive Director - Derby Injury Prevention Network, Inc.

Changing the world of Roller Derby through health, safety, fitness and athleticism

Outreach Athletic Trainer - Milwaukee, WI

Working in the community, taking care of athletes and their injuries - all sorts. Gymnastics, Soccer, Roller Derby, Americal Football

Physician Extender, Orthopedic Surgery Assistant - Milwaukee Area, WI

I worked in an orthopedic office, and served as an assistant to an orthopedic surgeon in the office and in surgical cases

Head Athletic Trainer, American Arena Football - Milwaukee, WI

I was served an arena football team and took care of all their injury needs.

Athletic Trainer - Outpatient Physical Therapy - Marquette, MI

I was responsible for seeing patients of all types in the outpatient orthopedic physical therapy setting. I also served as the head athletic trainer for a Junior A ice hockey team, and provided Athletic Training and Strength & Conditioning services for the United States Olympic Short Track Speedskating program.

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer - Marquette, MI

Responsible for Division II Collegiate Athletics: Men's and Women's Basketball, Track/Field, Cross-Country Skiing. Instructor for Collegiate Athletic Training, First Aid and Safety courses taught at the university.

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