Date of Award

Summer 8-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

First Advisor

David Wachob, D.Ed.

Second Advisor

David Lorenzi, Ed.D.

Third Advisor

Keri Kulik, Ph.D.


The purpose of this study is to quantify the number of undergraduate and graduate veteran students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who have suffered experience to stressful events in the military, and are now reintegrating back into civilian life as a college student. A survey was electronically dispersed to undergraduate and graduate students, examining if they felt their time in the military affects their academic experience, if they struggle to fit in on campus, and if felt uncomfortable on campus because of unpleasant experiences from the military. The most significant finding after analysis of the surveys, was the correlation between military experience and college experience. The student veterans who reported having fewer traumatic military experiences, more commonly reported having a more positive college experience.