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2018-19 ATSU University Catalog 
2018-19 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport Neurology and Concussion, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Sport Neurology and Concussion

The Graduate Certificate in Sports Neurology and Concussion is an online program providing advanced instruction in the diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and management of patients with sport-related concussion and neurological injuries.

The purpose of the program is to prepare practicing athletic trainers with advanced knowledge and skills in the sub-specialty of sports neurology and concussion.

Length of Program

The Certificate program consists of 4 courses that could be completed over a year.


Distance programs’ tuition is due the first day of class. For programs with payment per credit or course, the tuition covers the payment for the coming semester. Delinquent tuition penalties accrue at 1.5% per month, which is 18% per year. Tuition: $534 per credit hour.


Application Process

Students interested in the Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation, may use the online application available at Applicants can still call 480-219-6000 to be connected with a specific program for more information.

Written requests for applications should be sent to: Arizona School of Health Sciences, Attention: Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation, 5850 E. Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206.

Application Deadline

Please contact Admissions at 877.469.2878 or by email at for more information regarding the application deadlines for the Certificate program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation must meet the following requirements prior to matriculation.

  1. Applicants are required to meet all ATSU and ASHS general admission requirements
  2. Candidates must have achieved a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in their athletic training professional program or a minimum overall graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Candidates accepted for admission to the program will have earned a bachelor’s or higher degree prior to enrollment from a regionally accredited institution.
  4. Applicants must provide official transcripts from all educational institutions attended where a degree was conferred.
  5. Applicants to the Certificate program must demonstrate Board of Certification (BOC) certification as an athletic trainer.
  6. Candidates must submit an application form.
  7. All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to the Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T Still University. See the ASHS English Proficiency section for more details.
  8. Candidates are expected to be computer literate and experienced in word processing. All curricula require extensive computer usage. Accepted applicants are required to have a personal computer prior to matriculation and have access to a high-speed Internet connection.
    a. See the Minimum Technology Specifications under the General Admission Requirements section.


Sports Neurology and Concussion Certificate Program Outcome 

Demonstrate advanced practice athletic training knowledge and skills in the sub-specialty area of sports neurology and concussion.


  1. Integrate the basic science of neurologic injury and tissue healing into the management of neurologic injuries.
  2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge in the recognition, assessment, management and referral of patients with sport-related neurologic conditions.
  3. Debate current issues related to the recognition, assessment, and management of activity-related traumatic brain injuries.
  4. Analyze current concepts regarding the assessment, management, and referral of patients with comorbid disorders who suffer activity-related traumatic brain injury.