Elon BrainCARE’s purpose is to conduct assessments, research and provide education to the student-athlete and supporting communities on the impact a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury may have on personal well-being on the playing field as well as the classroom. This will be done through an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to Concussion:
Assessment – partnering with sports medicine professionals, coaches, and parents to gather baseline measures for entering student-athletes and facilitate return to play decisions with post-concussion testing if an injury occurs.
Research - furthering knowledge and understanding of short- and long-term impact of concussions through assessment testing and post-career testing on a multidisciplinary battery of tests.
Education - providing outreach and advocacy to the local community to educate student-athletes, coaches, parents and those that support, and interact with, the student-athlete to develop a supportive and knowledgeable atmosphere.