The Sport Concussion Education Project. A brief report on an educational initiative: from concept to curriculum

J Neurosurg. 2014 Dec;121(6):1331-6. doi: 10.3171/2014.8.JNS132804. Epub 2014 Oct 3.


Current research on concussion is primarily focused on injury identification and treatment. Prevention initiatives are, however, important for reducing the incidence of brain injury. This report examines the development and implementation of an interactive electronic teaching program (an e-module) that is designed specifically for concussion education within an adolescent population. This learning tool and the accompanying consolidation rubric demonstrate that significant engagement occurs in addition to the knowledge gained among participants when it is used in a school curriculum setting.

Keywords: CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; HCEP = Hockey Concussion Education Project; TBI = traumatic brain injury; concussion; education; mild traumatic brain injury; student; youth athlete.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Brain Concussion / diagnosis*
  • Brain Concussion / epidemiology
  • Brain Concussion / prevention & control*
  • Child
  • Curriculum
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Health Education / organization & administration
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Physical Education and Training / methods*
  • Physical Education and Training / organization & administration
  • School Health Services / organization & administration