Year of Award


Document Type

Professional Paper

Degree Type

Master of Athletic Training (MAT)

Degree Name

Health and Human Performance (Athletic Training Program Option)

Other Degree Name/Area of Focus

Bachelor of Exercise Science

Department or School/College

Department of Health and Human Performance

Committee Chair

Valerie Moody

Commitee Members

Heather Labbe, Annie Sondag


concussion, policy development, YMCA, concussion education, parent concussion education, coach concussion education


University of Montana

Subject Categories

Sports Medicine


This professional paper addresses the implementation of concussion policy for the YMCA of Missoula. Specifically, evaluating concussion policy throughout the United States and determining key aspects of implementation. Evaluating the role of all people who that are influenced by concussion policy is imperative to developing a sound policy. Athletes, parents, coaches and health care providers each play essential roles when considering the effectiveness of policy implementation. While exploring varying concussion policies and research, this professional paper recognizes each of these essential aspects and incorporates them into the final Concussion Policy by the YMCA of Missoula.



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