Project Title

Putting the Athletic back in the Trainer

Major

Athletic Training

Department

Exercise and Sport Science

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Michael T. Lane

Mentor Department

Exercise and Sport Science

Abstract

Athletic Training Students are taught about the benefits of physical activity and how to create specific exercise programs to maintain overall wellness. Although athletic training students have knowledge about the positive effects of physical activity, they continually score lower on activity level scales when compared with the average college student. There are many factors that play into the poor health habits of athletic training students such as, a rigorous course schedule and long clinical hours. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine the variables that negatively affect the exercise habits of undergraduate athletic training students.

Students from the exercise and sports science department will be tested in this program specifically; athletic training, fitness wellness, and sports management. The Baeke Questionnaire will be used to assess factors that affect student’s wellness habits. BodPod and DXA measurements will be used to assess body composition. Vertical jump performance and hand grip dynamometer performance will be recorded also. Data will be analyzed utilizing ANOVAs for significant differences between each of the groups.

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Poster Number

046

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Putting the Athletic back in the Trainer

Athletic Training Students are taught about the benefits of physical activity and how to create specific exercise programs to maintain overall wellness. Although athletic training students have knowledge about the positive effects of physical activity, they continually score lower on activity level scales when compared with the average college student. There are many factors that play into the poor health habits of athletic training students such as, a rigorous course schedule and long clinical hours. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine the variables that negatively affect the exercise habits of undergraduate athletic training students.

Students from the exercise and sports science department will be tested in this program specifically; athletic training, fitness wellness, and sports management. The Baeke Questionnaire will be used to assess factors that affect student’s wellness habits. BodPod and DXA measurements will be used to assess body composition. Vertical jump performance and hand grip dynamometer performance will be recorded also. Data will be analyzed utilizing ANOVAs for significant differences between each of the groups.