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In partnership with the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association, the Brain Injury Association of New York State is offering COPE: Concussion Outreach Prevention Education programming. COPE includes in-person sessions and online educational modules. COPE programs are offered at no cost and supported by funding provided by the New York State Department of Health, in collaboration with the New York State Senate.

Concussion Education Modules

The Concussion Education Modules provide free, online learning opportunities presented by renowned concussion expert and Medical Director of the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic Dr. John Leddy.

Through the recorded, on-demand modules, Dr. Leddy will provide the latest evidence-based information and strategies for assessing and managing concussion patients. Participants will learn about:

  • new guidelines for return to school and return to sport after injury;
  • The definition and differential diagnosis of persisting post-concussion symptoms (PPCS);
  • components of a concussion-relevant physical examination; and
  • updated information on managing a concussion – “cocooning” is out.

Continuing education credits are included with each of these free modules.* To register and learn more about the Concussion Education Modules, please click the buttons below.

*Continuing Pharmacy Education, Physicians, Nurses, Physician Associate/Assistants, New York State Social Work  (#0539), Physical Therapy/ PT Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologists,  and Occupational Therapy/ OT assistants.

COPE Sessions

Presented in locations across the state, COPE sessions are open to anyone engaged with student athletes – parents, athletic trainers, school administrators, educators, nurses, coaches, youth sports organizations. Participants will learn valuable information on how to prevent concussions and to successfully reintegrate a concussed student into the classroom.

Continuing Education Credit is available for participants.**

We are currently scheduling more COPE presentations. Please check back later for dates and locations.

**Continuing Education Credit is available for COPE presentations.  BIANYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions as a provider for continuing competencies in the following areas: Social Work (#0539), Physical Therapy/ PT Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologists, and Occupational Therapy/ OT assistants.  CBIS continuing education credit and Certificates of Attendance are also available.

NYSATA (BOC AP# P315) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1Category A hours/CEUs

Please direct any questions to Michelle Kellen, Professional Development Manager at or 518-459-7911.