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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. The purpose of the Center for Sports Concussion is two-fold:  (a) to offer educational outreach on concussion identification and management practices to athletic administrators, coaches, and parent groups throughout Idaho in accordance with Idaho law and demonstrated need, and (b) to facilitate baseline and post-concussion neurocognitive testing to athletes participating in sports programs throughout Eastern Idaho.


ISU Center for Sports Concussion:  Staff

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

Dr. Caroline Faure serves as the Director and Founder of the Center for Sports Concussion. Dr. Faure does not hesitate to utilize her professional training and 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. Last year she was instrumental in getting the Idaho Legislature to adopt new guidelines. She continues to work with sport leaders statewide to formulate concussion management policy to keep kids safe in sport. This year, she started the Center for Sports Concussion at ISU – a service that provides free educational outreach and neurocognitive testing to regional athletes. 

Dr. Faure’s work with sports concussion is just the beginning. Dr. Faure also volunteers her medical expertise as an athletic trainer at numerous area sporting events annually. She is President of the Pocatello Triathlon Club, sits on the Board of Directors for the ISU Bengal Foundation, the Idaho Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the Idaho Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the Idaho Sports Concussion Association. 

For her efforts, Dr. Faure was chosen as the Pocatello Rotary Club’s 2010 Educator of the Year. The Idaho Business Review selected her as their 2010 Recipient of the Idaho Health Care Hero – Top Educator Award, and Idaho State University awarded her their prestigious Distinguished Faculty Service Award in 2011.  Faure also received the 2010 Outstanding Service Award at ISU and she was selected as Walmart’s Idaho Teacher of the Year in 2007. 

Additional Staff:

  • Dr. Anthony Joseph, MDMedical Director 
  • Pat PeytonAdministrative Assistant
  • Aralee SmithGraduate Assistant 

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: