Date of Award

Summer 8-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

First Advisor

David Wachob

Second Advisor

Jim Racchini

Third Advisor

Ron Trenney

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to provide an insight into college athletes' perceptions of concussion symptoms and the factors that influence an athlete's tendency to report concussion symptoms. A 21-question survey was distributed in-person to undergraduate and graduate student athletes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The survey examined their previous concussion history, their knowledge of concussions, and their concussion reporting tendencies. The results concluded that the Division II athletes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania need more information about the signs and symptoms of concussions, the dangers of sustaining multiple concussions, the dangers of letting concussions go untreated, and the importance of immediately reporting suspected concussions.

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