The Niagara University Club Sports Program is fortunate to have the services of a certified athletic trainer (ATC). The ATC in conjunction with Student Health Services will provide athletic training services to our club sport participants. As part of the ATC services, the university has implemented a Concussion Management Program.
Based on impact and collision, some club sports will be designated as a high impact sport and participants will be requested to take are require to complete two baseline concussion tests in order to participate. Testing is important so that the baseline scores can be used to assist in determine when a student can return to play in the event of a concussion. The two baseline tests are described below:
IMPACT Test: IMPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. IMPACT provides trained clinicians with neurocognitive assessment tools and services that have been medically accepted as state-of-the-art best practices -- as part of
Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) Test: This is a balance test which involves an athlete to hold three different stances on two different surfaces (floor and foam mat). This is another form of assessment that is part of determining safe return to play decisions.
If a student would like to see the ATC for any type of injury or consultation, an appointment should be made with the ATC during the office hours listed below:
To make an appointment with the athletic trainer, sign up by the following steps:
- Log into myNU
- Click on the “resource” tab
- Scroll down to Health Services
- Select “make an appointment” on the left side
- Select the ATC appointment that best describes your needs
- Please note: the athletic trainer is located in Student Health Services*