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Thanks for joining us for the inaugural Charles M. Tipton '52 Alumni College in Exercise Science.

Charles M. Tipton '52 Alumni College in Exercise Science

The theme of the Charles M. Tipton '52 Alumni College in Exercise Science was concussions. Participants heard from authorities in the field, featuring a world-renowned expert on concussions, Dr. Robert Cantu.

Topics ranged from trends in the debate on youth playing contact sports to the psychological impact of concussion and clinical trajectory, diagnosis, and treatment.

CEUs, CMEs, and PDPs were be offered.

Hear more about the event's success.


  • 9-9:45 a.m. Check-in
  • 9:45-10 a.m. Welcome from Mary-Beth A. Cooper, PhD, DM, President, Springfield College
  • 10-11 a.m. Keynote: "Concussion: The Past, Present, and Future"
    • Dr. Robert Cantu, world-renowned expert on concussions
  • 11-11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: "Why I Play, Why I Don't"
    • Voices of Student-athletes, Parents, Coaches, and Athletic Trainers
    • Moderated by Charlie Redmond '68, retired dean of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
  • Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. Speaker: "Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport after Concussion"
    • Britt Brewer, Springfield College Professor of Psychology
  • 2:15-2:45 p.m. Speaker: "Cognitive Implications of Concussion"
    • Brooke Hallowell, PhD, Springfield College Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies
  • 2:45-3:30 p.m. Q & A with speakers
  • 4 p.m. Social