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Master of Arts

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This research study focused on sustained injuries to collegiate dancers and athletes and the physical and mental effects that followed the sustained injuries. The researcher used an electronic survey to gather quantitative and qualitative data. Quantitative data included average weekly hours of practice and conditioning, if an injury was sustained during participation of their activity, where the injury was sustained, and if medical treatment was provided to them through their universities. Qualitative data included whether the injured participants ever felt pressured to continue participation after an injury was sustained. This research study demonstrated that both collegiate dancers and athletes sustain injuries at a high rate and mainly to their lower bodies. While injured athletes had medical treatment provided to them, injured dancers had a much harder time seeking medical treatment because it was not provided to them through their universities.


Collegiate dancers; collegiate athletes; injuries

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