First-year Master’s in Athletic Training 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)

Apparent Hamstring Tightness (Hancock)

Chronic Pain (Hancock)

Lower Extremity Injury (Hancock)

Manual Therapy Techniques (Hancock)

Youth Sports and Spiritual Development (Livingston)

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.