DOE releases Student Cardiac Assessment Module

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is pleased to announce the availability of the Student Cardiac Assessment professional development module (PD module) required by the Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety Act (P.L.2013, c.71). Physicians, advanced practice nurses and physicians assistants are required to complete the PD module before performing any student-athlete pre-participation physical examination prior to the first official practice of the athletic season starting with 2015-2016 school year. The legislation required the development of the PD module to increase the assessment skills of the health care providers who perform student-athlete physical examinations and screening. The PD module can be found at

Additionally, the Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes pamphlet is available at