Research

First-year athletic training degree students complete two courses in research methods. During their second year, students form research teams headed by an individual faculty member. Students apply to join a faculty member’s research team after considering the faculty member’s areas of interest. As members of a research team, students gain experience in creating a research question, exploring literature, seeking approval for a research project, collecting data, analyzing data, and writing for publication.

Current research projects

Youth Sports Specialization

  • Competitive Club Soccer: Parent, Child, and Family Motivations and Experiences (Livingston, Schmidt, and Lehman)
  • The Youth Sports Experiences of Collegiate Athletes (Lehman, Schmidt, and Livingston)

Spiritual Care of Athletes (McKnight and Livingston)

Faith Integration in Athletic Training Education (Livingston)

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.