Master of Public Health
First Committee Member
Dr. Brandon Grimm
Historically, the athletic training profession has been focused on the individual; however, potential exists to drive large-scale prevention efforts in the athletic community with a population-based, public health approach. Relationship between the two professions has been acknowledged in in previous literature to do with educational competencies and opportunities for research, as well as in policy development involving sudden cardiac death, sport-related concussion and osteoarthritis prevention. Incorporating public health concepts such as the ecological model, health literacy, health behavior and evidence-based program planning and evaluation may improve athletic training health outcomes and prove beneficial to each respective discipline.
Allocco, Jenna L., "The Public Health Lens: An Introduction to Population-Based Care in Athletic Training" (2018). Capstone Experience. 57.
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