MS (Master of Science)
Sport Science and Coach Education
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Satoshi Mizuguchi, Brian Johnston
The purpose of this study was to explore the interdepartmental integration between athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches in relation to relationship, communication, collaboration, and education. Forty participants from the NCAA Division I Southern Conference, twenty-eight athletic trainers and twelve strength and conditioning coaches, completed an electronic survey during a two-week period. Collected data were analyzed by descriptive and thematic coding analyses. The results suggested participated athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches were interactive and collaborative. Open-ended responses identified key concepts when athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches communicated and collaborated. A high interaction and collaboration model may be ideal to optimize athletes through rehabilitation while considering injury management, athlete monitoring, training program modifications, and athletic movement correction.
Thesis - unrestricted
Kojima, Yoshihiro, "Exploring Integration between Athletic Trainers and Strength and Conditioning Coaches among the NCAA Division I Southern Conference Institutions" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3982. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/3982
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