Online course, "Concussion: prevention, detection, and management"


For the first time, the University of Calgary will be providing a free, non-credit online course “Concussion: prevention, management, and treatment.”

The course runs from April 8 to May 27, 2018, and is part of the Universite of Laval’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) program. Anyone from anywhere in the world can take the course, which is in English. Learn more about this course in this article.

Where to Register

Begin the registration process on this University of Calgary page.

Who is the Course For?

  • Health professionals

  • Sport coaches and teachers

  • Parents with children in sport

  • School administrators

  • Sport leaders 

“The course aims to demystify concussion, clarify the role of those involved in the prevention and management of concussion, and support participants to implement a concussion management protocol adapted to their specific sport, school or community environment. “

Course Details

  • 7-week course, in English.

  • The course begins April 8. Do the course at your own pace, but you must complete it by May 27.

  • The time/effort estimate is 1.5 to 2 hours per week.

  • Upon successfully completing the course, you may request a certificate of achievement for a $35 (CAN) fee, taxes included. 

Course Content

  • Content summarizes the evidence from the 5th International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (Berlin) as well as the Canadian Guideline on Concussion.

  • An interactive online discussion board is available. 

  • Examples of applied course content in different environments are supplied.

  • Do the course at your own pace, as long as you complete it by May 27. 

Course Teachers:

Kathryn Schneider, PT, PhD, “is an assistant professor and clinician scientist (physiotherapist) at UCalgary's Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre. She researches the prevention, detection and treatment of sport-related concussion.”

Pierre Frémont, MD, PhD, CAC (SEM), “ is a professor in the Department of Rehabilitation from the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval since 1994. He is a past-president of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and represents the organization at the Canadian Concussion Collaborative since 2012.”

Carolyn Emery PT, PhD, “is a physiotherapist and epidemiologist, and a professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and holds a joint appointment in Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine.”

Keith Yeates, PhD “is .a pediatric neuropsychologist. He is the Ronald and Irene Ward Chair in Pediatric Brain Injury and Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Pediatrics, and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary. He leads the university’s Integrated Concussion Research Program.”