Approach To Training
CMP Training & Certification Course has been developed using a revolutionary
internet-based format enhanced by the use of standardized video
streaming presentations to augment our comprehensive concussion
management curriculum. On-site facilitators will be able to use the
video component to help emphasize the concepts contained in a
written program guide which will consist of universally accepted
procedures and protocols as well as customized information that is
geared to the local needs of the school board. There are no physical limitations to how many student-athletes and
benefit from our program.
on Consistency of Standards
use of this model means that the content and the actual presentation will
remain consistent no matter who takes the course and
we will be able to update our program as new advances in science
bring us to new frontiers in the world of brain trauma research.
This is also a reason why all of our support material will remain
online rather than in print form. With so many new developments and
research studies being released almost weekly, we want all of our
material to remain online as part of this web site so that we can
update the site as new information becomes available.
by Licensed/Certified Teachers
We are pleased to say that because our program is designed to
provide services to student-athletes, all of our Facilitators
are also licensed/certified professional teachers who are employed at secondary schools
throughout Canada and the United States and who are directly
involved in some way with student-athletes in a variety of sport
activities. School CMP Leaders consist of
the Principal, Vice-Principal and Phys. Ed. Department Head. These
people will be training all of our School CMP Coaches as well as our
Community volunteer coaches. The School CMP Coaches, who will be
licensed teachers on staff, will be responsible for training their
in Flexibility and Customization
for your course will be
showing your group the video presentations for each of the
three main modules. From time to time the Facilitator will stop the video to take time to discuss specific issues or to answer
any questions that you may have.
We felt that it is important for the video component to present the basic fundamentals of the course, but we also know that the
Facilitator should be given a bit of flexibility in order to ensure that the
specific needs of the group are met as well. We have also included very detailed CMP partner
guides which will be very helpful when
you are responsible for implementing your part of the program.
Approach To Training Curriculum
CMP Student-Athlete Concussion Management Certification Course consists of three main
Roles and Responsibilities (with video)
A Concussion Affects The Brain (with video)
Identification & Rehabilitation Protocols (with video)
you have completed this course, regardless of what your particular
role happens to be, you will be well prepared to deal with
student-athlete sport-related brain trauma that results in a
CURRICULUM & QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
FOR COACHES AND STUDENT-ATHLETES ALIKE
material is being
presented to both coaches and
student-athletes because it is our strong belief that in
order for us to be effective in our own role we must be aware of
where we fit in the total program.
Therefore, rather than
try to create separate course presentations for each different
group, we decided to include the basic fundamental information that we all
should be aware of when it comes to concussion management.
everyone involved having the same training and baseline knowledge it
should be much easier for all of us to adopt a true partnership
approach to concussion management.
hope you enjoy the program. I am sure you will feel much better
about dealing with student-athlete sport-related concussions after
you have completed the course.
order to be valid, this CMP Certification Course must be
facilitated by a qualified certified CMP partner who will
validate your participation in the course. You will then be able to
download a certificate of qualification and/or be included on a CMP
example, if you are a Coach, your facilitator will have to be a
Principal, Vice-Principal or Physical Education Department Head, all
of whom form the School Leadership Committee.
you are a student-athlete, your facilitator will have to be a School
CMP Leader or a certified School CMP Coach.