Increasing awareness, education and the management of concussion in sport.

Get your head in the game

Sports concussion awareness & training (SCAT)

SCAT is an Erasmus+ funded project. The main aim of the project is to provide an in depth understanding of the definition and implications of concussion in a sport and exercise setting.

The project team will achieve this by developing an innovative pedagogy training guide and course that will equip VET educators with the knowledge and materials required to develop concussion specific training that will be influenced and delivered by health professions and experts in the field. The training guide and course will be informed by the findings of a systematic literature review which is also an output of this project. 

The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland are leading the project and working in partnership with Letterkenny Institute of Technology in Ireland, the International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation in Tottenham, Oxford Brookes University in London, the Southern Denmark University, in Denmark and La Trobe University, in Melbourne Australia.

The aim of the project is to develop an in-depth understanding of the definition and implications of concussion in a sport and exercise setting through:
DEVELOPING

An in depth understanding of the definition and implications of concussion in sport.

INFORMING

Educators, health professionals, coaches and sports and exercise scientists with up to date relevant research knowledge.

ENCOURAGING

Professional development of VET educators and innovative teaching approaches.

EQUIPING

Educators with the knowledge and skills required to develop concussion training influenced by health professionals and experts.

WHO WE ARE

Dr Lisa Ryan

GMIT

Ed Daly

GMIT

Maria McDonagh

GMIT

Dr. Alan J Pearce

La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia