Concussion Protocol is Whack
When club sports athletes get concussions at practice or games they are directed to receive a diagnosis from the Health Center to be able to start the process to receive accommodations. When a player gets a concussion after the health center is closed and then has an exam that evening there is no guidance for how to handle that situation. This often leaves the athlete to think that they have to take the exam causing them to do worse. While some professors are considerate others are not.
If a student gets a potential concussion at practice or for any other reason and the health center is closed there should be some campus protocol for how this is handled..
The process for getting accommodations for post-concussion is also very lengthy and by the time they are processed and in place the student is often already healed from their concussion.
Students should not have to feel as though they must brush off concussion symptoms and continue on as normal with school.