ERIC Number: EJ1178260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
The Game Changer: Keeping Your Head in Contact Sports
Field, Patrick R.; Logan, Kelsey L.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v47 n5 p44-48 May 2018
The Game Changer is an interrupted case study that traces the football career of Anthony "Tony Tonka Truck" Williams and the types of brain trauma that he suffers from playing football, from junior league level through high school, college, and his draft into the pros. To be successful during this case, readers will have to be familiar with the signs, symptoms, epidemiology, and ramifications of concussions, Second Impact Syndrome (SIS), and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Students will analyze and compare the differences between these three types of brain trauma and predict the outcome of Anthony's health based on symptoms and events given in each part. This case can be completed during one class session and is appropriate for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in neuroscience, sports-related rehabilitation, physical education, and allied health professions including but not limited to: Sports Medicine, Principles of Neuroscience, Principles of Rehabilitation, Gross Anatomy, and Anatomy and Physiology.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Athletics, Team Sports, Brain, Head Injuries, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Sports Medicine, Neurosciences, Rehabilitation, Athletes, Prediction, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Clinical Diagnosis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio