2018 Agenda

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NFL Concussion Protocol and Return to Play – What is Really Going On?

Time: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM

CEUs: 1

Learning Domain

Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis, and Therapeutic Intervention

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to understand the specifics of the NFL Concussion Protocol.
Attendees will be able to explain the Return-to-Play progression for the NFL Concussion Protocol.
Attendees will be able to explain the Return-to-Play progression for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Program Description

This presentation will investigate the NFL Concussion Protocol and its go vs no-go procedures. In addition to this often misunderstood set of guidelines, the presentation will go into great detail the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs’ Return-to-Play guidelines for concussion. In the end, the presentation should offset optics of the programs vs. substance of the programs.

Speaker Bios

Rick Burkholder, MS, ATC
Vice President of Sports Medicine and performance
Kansas City Chiefs

Rick Burkholder enters his 26 NFL season and 6th in Kansas City in 2018. He is currently the Vice President of Sports Medicine and Performance for the Chiefs. He is a Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society Past President. His awards include Pennsylvania Athletic Training Hall of Fame, NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer and the NATA President’s Award.



The target audience for this conference is certified athletic trainers, allied health care professionals and athletic training students.


The NSATA Summer Education Conference program includes Essential and Advanced level sessions.

The Nebraska State Athletic Trainers’ Association is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.


Statements of Credit will be provided electronically after to the conference to each attendee who completes the following:

  • Registered and paid fee
  • Sign-in at conference
  • Attend the conference
  • Complete and return participant assessment and program evaluation