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Certified Concussion Specialist

Now Recruiting Committee Volunteers!

The Brain Injury Association of America is convening a multi-disciplinary committee for the development of a Concussion Specialist Certification.

Nomination Form

Volunteer Information

Volunteer or nominate a clinician to participate in the project.


On behalf of the Brain Injury Association of America, Sage NeuroWellness is recruiting volunteer participants to contribute to the development of a Certified Concussion Specialist program for clinicians of all disciplines who diagnose and treat concussion/mTBI. Sage seeks the following experts with more than five years working in the field of brain injury and/or 100+ patients treated or referred for concussion:

  • Behavioral Health Specialist (Master’s, PhD)
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation Specialist (Master’s, PhD)
  • Diagnostic Expert (MD)
  • Emotional Health Specialist (Master’s, PhD)
  • Fatigue Specialist (MD)
  • Headache Specialist (MD)
  • Hearing Specialist (Master’s, AudD)
  • Neurologist (MD)
  • Neuropsychologist (PhD, PsyD, Board Certified) 
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab Physician (MD, Board Certified PM&R)
  • Return To Learn Specialist (Master’s, PhD, Pediatric Experience)
  • Return To Play Specialist (Master’s, PhD)
  • Return To Work Specialist (Master’s, PhD)
  • Sleep Disorder Specialist (MD, DO, PhD)
  • Social Work/Case Management (MSW, RN)
  • Sports Concussion Specialist (MD, PhD)
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist (PT, OT or equivalent, Certified in Vestibular Tx)
  • Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (MD, MA, OTR/L or equivalent)

Volunteer Expectations

  1. Volunteers agree to participate for the duration of the project (approximately 14 months).
  2. Volunteers attend monthly project meetings via GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar and committee meetings via teleconference or GoToMeeting.
  3. Volunteers will make individual contributions in identifying existing guidelines and gaps in services as well as developing clinical practice guidelines and educational content.

If you meet the requirements and want to make an impact by developing the Concussion Specialist Certification, please review the Committee Member Role Description and complete the Nomination Form.

Certified Concussion Specialist Development Committee

I'd Like More Information

Contact Heidi Reyst, PhD, CBIST
Phone: 734-646-6914

Email Heidi