Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Recreation and Sport Management

First Committee Member

James Busser

Number of Pages



The purpose of this study is to examine the cost of providing on-site athletic training treatments for a performing arts show, versus the cost that would be incurred for off-site treatments. As a profession, athletic training is growing quickly and entering a wide expanse of new settings. The physical nature of work, profit driven mindset of organizations and non-traditional occupational settings all contribute to the need for cost benefit analysis research regarding on-site athletic training. Using a cost avoidance formula, this research will examine if there is a difference in the direct cost of treating employees through an on-site athletic training program compared to the cost of sending employees off-site for the treatment. Using data from injuries that occurred on-site at a professional performing arts show the on-site cost was compared to estimated cost of sending same injuries off-site for treatment. Results from the current study suggest having on-site athletic trainers' treating work injuries on-site will be cheaper then sending those injuries off-site.


Arts; Athletic; Benefits; Financial; Performing; Services; Show; Site; Training

Controlled Subject

Kinesiology; Economics

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1290.24 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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