Concussion Management Specialist

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Part of SMC’s |FLAWLESS| Suite

The Concussion Management Specialist (CMS®) certificate is earned by completing the curriculum outlined below.  As with all SMC programming, this is a serious educational curriculum intended to elevate the standards of care provided by sports health care professionals.  It is, therefore, an advanced program of study that assumes participants have a firm cognitive and practical understanding of basic concussion management.  The CMS program draws on seminal peer-reviewed works, expert opinion, and practical knowledge to focus on the neurometabolic injury cascade as a foundation for management and recovery.  The program also centers on expose-recover management models as they relate to protracted recovery and rehabilitation.

The CMS program is completed through a series of scheduled live and recorded webinars, completion of assignments, and a final review.  SMC is approved to offer 15 EBP category continuing education for athletic trainers so participants will receive continuing education credits as well as the CMS® Certificate.

Next Session: Monday April 8 – Thursday April 11, 2019
Live Sessions Schedule

Mon, Apr 8, 2019 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM EDT

Tue, Apr 9, 2019 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Wed, Apr 10, 2019 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Thu, Apr 11, 2019 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM EDT

***If these session times are not convenient, you may opt to review session recordings which become available for viewing at your leisure 24 hours after session conclusion.  Participants who intend to review session recordings must inform the program instructor of the intent to do so upon registration.


Registration for this program is now open. Register early.  Only 50 seats per session.

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Registration Fee: $399.99

The Curriculum (15 hours total)

Sample Syllabus

Successful candidates will complete the following:

  1. Four 1.5 hr live sessions (6 hrs);
  2. 3 pre-recorded 1 hr webinar sessions (3 hrs);
  3. Review of peer-reviewed scholarship (3 hrs);
  4. Completion of 3 open content review quizzes (1 hr);
  5. Completion of one case study write-up or completion of required essays (2 hrs)
  6. Submission of final application.

All requirements must be completed within 30 days of last program session.  When all requirements are fulfilled candidates may complete the final application and request for credentialing.  Successful candidates will then receive a CMS Certificate and certification card indicating successful completion of the program.

Registration Fee:  $399.99. 

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Space is limited to first 50 registrants per session.  Includes program of study, CMS® Certificate, 15 EBP Category BOC CEUs, All required program and reference materials.  Registration fees are non-refundable.

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