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Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey and The Rehberg Konin Group Forge Relationship to Promote Concussion Education

April 22, 2011

Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey releases the first interactive online concussion course for athletic trainers in New Jersey

Wayne, NJ (PRWEB) April 21, 2011

The Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ), a leading resource in concussion education for health care professionals, athletes, coaches and parents, announced today it has forged a relationship with The Rehberg Konin Group, LLC, a medical consulting firm that specializes in providing expert advice in the area of sport safety and injury prevention, to help introduce “Concussion Wiseâ“¢” an online concussion education program designed for athletic trainers and other health care professionals. The program will be made available immediately.

“Concussion Wiseâ“¢” is designed to meet the educational needs of athletic trainers and other health care providers throughout the nation. This course, which is approved for athletic trainer continuing education by the Board of Certification, Inc., also satisfies educational requirements established by New Jersey’s new concussion law, which requires all athletic trainers licensed in the state to complete a course in concussion management. The course also meets the recommendations contained in the concussion model policy recently released by the New Jersey Department of Education. This interactive online course, which is available today, on the ATSNJ’s website, is the first of its kind in New Jersey.

“Concussion Wiseâ“¢” for athletic trainers will focus on the latest scientific and evidence based research of concussion education, prevention and management. Additionally the course is designed to provide an understanding of the key points of concussion legislation in New Jersey.

“The demand for concussion education or health care providers has been accelerating over recent months,” said Eric Nussbaum, ATSNJ President. “As one of the leading resources in concussion education, it was important to the ATSNJ to provide our membership access to this comprehensive concussion online learning opportunity.”

“We are thrilled to be working with the ATSNJ to offer a program that meets the needs of the ATSNJ and its members,” said Dr. Robb Rehberg, a partner with The Rehberg Konin Group and author of the Concussion Wiseâ“¢ program. “The course provides a quality educational opportunity for health care professionals who may not have the time or flexibility in their schedules to attend additional symposiums or lectures.”

Concussion Wiseâ“¢ for Athletic Trainers is available at http://www.atsnj.org. Similar courses designed for athletes, coaches and parents will be available in the near future, free of charge. “The ATSNJ hopes that these courses will become a staple of education within the interscholastic and recreational sports community,” stated Eric Nussbaum

ABOUT THE ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ SOCIETY OF NEW JERSEY

ATSNJ, Inc. consists of licensed athletic trainers, physicians and other allied health care professionals whose goal is to promote quality healthcare for athletes in any setting. For more information, visit the ATSNJ on the web at http://www.atsnj.org.

ABOUT THE REHBERG KONIN GROUP, LLC

The Rehberg Konin Group, LLC, provides world-class service in the areas of legal consulting, sport risk management, and professional education for clinicians practicing in the medical and allied health fields. For more information, visit http://www.theRKgroup.net.

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