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The Center for Sports Concussion at Idaho State University

The Center for Sports Concussion at Idaho State University is housed within the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education (College of Education). The purpose of the Center for Sports Concussion is three-fold:  (a) to offer educational outreach on concussion identification and management practices to medical providers, sport administrators, coaches, athletes and parent groups throughout Idaho in accordance with Idaho law and demonstrated need, (b) to facilitate baseline and post-concussion neurocognitive testing (ImPACT) to athletes participating in sports programs throughout Eastern Idaho, and (c) to continue the pursuit of research opportunities in the area of concussion identification and management with the goal of advancing the public’s knowledge-base on the issues related to sport-related concussion and the adolescent athlete.

Concussion Testing Program

PMC’s Sports Medicine Institute and the Center for Sports Concussion offer free baseline and post-concussion assessment to athletes throughout Eastern Idaho.  Our program utilizes a number of protocols including C3 Logix, an iPad based protocol that incorporates symptom scales, cognitive assessment, balance testing, and ocular-motor assessment, and ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), a desktop based computerized assessment of neurocognitive function.  Additionally, balance testing and ocular assessment as they relate to concussion can also be assessed by our sports medicine team.  Testing can be scheduled by contacting Dr. Caroline Faure at faurcaro@isu.edu or Brent Faure at faurbren@gmail.com.

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ISU Center for Sports Concussion:  Staff

Caroline E. Faure, EdD; ATC – Founder and Director

Dr. Caroline Faure, EdD; ATC, serves as the Director and Founder of the Center for Sports Concussion.  Dr. Faure is an Associate Professor of Sport Science and Physical Education and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in sports medicine and sports law.  Her primary research focus is in the area of concussion management in youth and adolescent sport programs.  Her dissertation, “An Examination of the General Understanding of Idaho High School Football Coaches Relative to Concussion”, has led to numerous presentations at the local, regional and national level and earned her the prestigious Kole-McGuffey Award for outstanding graduate research.  Dr. Faure continues to utilize her professional training and research expertise to benefit her university, her community, and her profession at the local, state and national levels.  In 2009 she started a concussion awareness campaign in Idaho targeting those involved in youth and adolescent sports.  In 2010 and again in 2012, she was instrumental in getting the Idaho Legislature to pass strict concussion management legislation.  She continues to work with sport leaders statewide to formulate concussion management policy to keep kids safe in sport.  For her efforts, Dr. Faure received the IAHPERD Collegiate Educator of the Year award in 2013, the Idaho State Journal’s Business Person of the Year Award in 2013, and the Idaho State Distinguished Faculty Service Award in 2011.  The Pocatello Rotary Club also recognized her as the 2010 Educator of the Year and The Idaho Business Review selected her as their 2010 recipient of the Idaho Health Care Hero – Top Educator Award.  She also received the 2010 Outstanding Service Award at ISU and she was selected as Walmart’s Idaho Teacher of the Year while a teacher at Highland High School in 2007.  Faure has authored more than ten articles in peer-reviewed journals and has several more currently under review.  She has also acquired more than $120,000 in grants.  She currently serves as a primary consultant on concussion management to both Idaho High School Activities Association and the Idaho Department of Education, and has spoken to other educational and sport leaders nationwide about appropriate concussion management practices.

Caroline Faure, EdD; ATC
Director, Center for Sports Concussion
Idaho State University
Department of Sport Science & PE
STOP 8105
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-2657

Additional Staff:

Dr. Anthony Joseph, MD
Medical Director
Pocatello Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Institute, PA
333 N. 18th; Suite D
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 233-2300

Brent M. Faure, MS; ATC
Portneuf Medical Center Outreach Sports Medicine Coordinator
Pocatello Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Institute, PA
333 N. 18th; Suite D
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 233-2300

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University (ISU) functions to provide both general education and specialized programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, the professions, and technologies. The University engages in research consistent with its state and regional public service mission and its undergraduate and graduate programs. Through its programs in pharmacy and health-related professions, the University is the center for Idaho education in the health professions. Its programs in education, business, and engineering respond to a variety of current and emerging demands within the state and region.

Idaho State University is a state institution at Pocatello, a metropolitan area of about 55,000 nestled in the mountains of southeastern Idaho. The University is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. ISU boasts a current enrollment of more than 13,000 students. The University offers certificates, diplomas, and associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees in an array of nationally-recognized courses of study. These include areas within the Colleges of  Business, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Education, Engineering and Arts and Sciences. ISU provides undergraduate and graduate educational services not only in Pocatello but also at ISU centers in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Boise, and to outlying communities via state-of-the-art compressed and IP audio/video video technology. The University is to enhance its role as a regional center for technology based upon emerging needs. Each college and university, including Idaho State University, has established priorities in the areas of research and public service which are consistent with that institution’s instructions. In order to increase student access and to provide efficient use of resources, the institutions work cooperatively in hosting programs which are in high demand but for which institutional resources are inappropriate or inadequate.

About the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education at ISU

Housed within the College of Education (COE) at ISU, the mission of the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education (SSPE) at Idaho State University is to provide students with the intellectual and physical skills necessary to maximize their potential. The COE continues a tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Through partnerships with schools, outreach programs, and distance learning technologies, the College is forging a dynamic future for Idaho’s children. The study of the physical education discipline is an important part of the curriculum at ISU; it strives to fulfill the University mission as well as the COE’s mission in the enhancement of learning, lifelong development, and educational leadership. The study of physical education encourages students to respect human dignity, to be critical thinkers, and to be effective communicators. It provides an opportunity for the individual to make decisions regarding lifelong and health choices enhancing self-direction and self-esteem.

The faculty in Idaho State University’s Department of Sport Science and Physical Education is committed to promoting the healthy development of physical fitness programs, physical education, and recreational sport programs throughout the state of Idaho. Consistent to our role as academic tenure-track faculty, we are also committed to our role in not only teaching, but also in scholarship and service. To this end, we continually strive towards extending research opportunities in our discipline and towards service activities that promote quality physical fitness and activity programs for Idaho’s youth.

Get More Resources on Concussion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a free Heads Up Concussion Toolkit to coaches and youth sport administrators. Also available online are numerous concussion resources and free online concussion training courses for coaches.  To order or access these resources, please click on the link below: