Type
Essay
Pages
6 pages
Word Count
1021 words
School
Syracuse University
Course Code
AP

AP

January 9, 2020
10/29/2018
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College Athletes
Almost 500,000 student-athletes participate in 24 different sports at more than 1,100 NCAA
institutions (Divisions I, II, or III)
Division ______ has the most student-athletes and institutions
More women’s team than men’s teams
More than ____ out of 10 student-athletes will earn a bachelors degree
Graduation rates for student-athletes are higher than those of the general student body
Sources of Nutrition Information
Random sample of:
Athletes (N = 400)
Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
Soccer, Swimming/Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Coaches (N = 400)
Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice
Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Swimming/Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Strength & Conditioning Specialists (N = 200)
Selected from 100 NCAA Division I, II, and III universities
Also a random sample of Athletic Trainers (N = 500) were selected from the NATA membership
Survey Results
RD available?
Majority said yes
______% of Athletic Departments report having a full or part-time RD on staff
Who is Providing Nutrition Information?
_____________________
Use SCS, AT, or Coach
RD is _____ option recommended
RD ranks high for coaches, ATs, & SCS
Helping Athletes with Nutrition
Based on 1 – 10 scale
1 = not at all
10 = extremely well
Overall SCS scored best
Nutrition Knowledge
ATs and SCS scored ___________________
28.6% of ATs had inadequate knowledge
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III
To equal out the scholarships offered
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~50
Athletes
3rd
highest
10/29/2018
Athletes and ________________ had lower scores
Bottom Line
ATs and SCS work with athletes and coaches on daily basis
Have more opportunities than RD to communicate
Generally have good grasp of nutrition information
Article suggests adding more nutrition coursework into programs for ATs/SCS
What is role for RD?
Provide education to all groups
Meet with _________________________ athletes
Year by Year
8
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coaches
high-risk

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