Short course

Managing Concussion, Head & Neck Injuries in Sport

Study our short course in Managing Concussion, Head & Neck Injuries in Sport. You'll develop an understanding of the science and anatomy related to concussion, head and neck injuries in sports. And learn the decision-making process and practical skills needed to deal with these in a sports and exercise environment.

Why study with us

  • Learn from staff and researchers who have worked in Sports Medicine from grassroots sports to a National team level.
  • Lecturers from Medicine, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy and Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences work together to deliver our short courses.
  • You’ll have access to excellent facilities, as well as our Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and Sports Arena.

Level: Postgraduate, Level 7
Delivery: On campus
Study mode: Block delivery
Duration: four full days
Module code: M4054
Campus: Preston
Start date: Semester 2: 13 –17 May 2024

Course overview

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the required critical decision-making process and practical skills necessary to deal with concussion, head and neck injuries in a sport and exercise environment.
  • Demonstrate the application of management and rehabilitation strategies of head and neck injuries on and off the field of play
  • Critically evaluate and synthesise the current evidence base surrounding the management of concussion, head and neck injuries in a sport and exercise environment.
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Course facilities

You'll study in our specialist clinical rooms and in the Phantom Head Room. We deliver simulated learning alongside theoretical and practical learning. 


  • The centre is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons, a professional membership organisation and registered charity which exists to advance patient care. The Royal College of Surgeons of England, registered charity number 212808.

Future careers 

This course is ideal if you're currently working in sport or aspire to at any level. We’ll enhance your skills in the assessment, management and rehab of sports injuries and common medical conditions. 


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

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