SCSU tackles problem of student-athlete concussions
Thursday, October 27, 2005
In a first for Minnesota, this summer SCSU hosted a conference to address the problem of concussions in student-athletes. The event attracted high school and college coaches, athletic trainers, school counselors, school nurses, teachers, psychologists, social workers, team physicians, athletic directors, student-athletes, and staff from hospital ER and trauma units.
The conference was one outcome of the concussion and athletes program offered by the university since 2001. More than 350 SCSU student-athletes have completed computerized testing to assist in identification
Keynote speaker was the assistant director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's sports concussion program. The center manages
Conference co-sponsor was the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota.