About Our Program
Our approach, using the enhanced CAP, addresses the adequacy of the standard teaching formats. Using the novel, web-based module, we will provide educational material to the athletes via an engaging, interactive platform. The CAP web tool will allow us to assess an athlete’s knowledge and ability to recognize concussion symptoms and to determine the impact of the educational format, content and presentation. With this approach we will empower athletes directly with the knowledge and awareness to reduce the barriers to identify and seek treatment for concussive injuries. Education may not prevent concussions from occurring, but it will improve concussion awareness and the recognition that immediate treatment and standardized follow-up protocols will improve the outcomes of student athletes that suffer concussions. The CAP is a novel, impactful tool that will be utilized to shape a culture of concussion education and awareness in the south Alabama region and beyond.