Award Date

1-1-1999

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Kinesiology

First Committee Member

Suzanne Pero

Number of Pages

64

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to gather information regarding injury rates in high school athletics in the state of Nevada. A survey instrument was developed to assess the type and severity of injuries relative to school size, geographical location, and sport. Fifteen secondary schools representing northern and southern regions of the state and the four divisions of competition agreed to participate in the collection of injury data. Injury tracking forms were completed either by the coaching staff or certified athletic trainers. Data was analyzed using independent chi-squares for comparison of injury data by sport, division, region of the state, and urban or rural location. A significant relationship was found between the anatomical structure injured and the region of the state in which the athletes competed and between the school size and sport played.

Keywords

Athletic; High; Injury; Nevada; Programs; Rates; School; Survey

Controlled Subject

Physical therapy; Physical education and training; Kinesiology

File Format

pdf

File Size

1628.16 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/atto-wcs7


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