Madeline Elizabeth Fletcher, Megan A. Gist, Christina Green


Presentation: 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom

This project reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.

Course: HSS 428



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The purpose of the study is to better understand the correlation between the exposure of prior nutrition education, and the prevalence of those at risk of disordered eating among male athletes at the University of Dayton. This study will be a mixed methods, cross-sectional study measuring the prevalence of disordered eating among male athletes at the University of Dayton, and how their prior nutrition education has affected this. Data will be collected by ethical standards. This includes informing participants of the purpose of the study and how the information will be used. Participation will be voluntary. Participants will be informed that their responses are completely anonymous and all information is confidential. There is no risk of physical harm, but caution should be given that this is a sensitive subject that could cause emotional or mental distress to some participants. A survey will be created to best assess the variables for this population. Administration in the University of Dayton's athletic department will be contacted in order to send the questionnaire to potential participants. If the administration clears it, then it will be sent to members of male collegiate teams at the school. Data will be collected between March 21, 2022 and April 4, 2022. The results will be analyzed the week of April 5, 2022.

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Course Project

Primary Advisor

Claire Victoria Wilt

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science


Stander Symposium project, School of Education and Health Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education; Good Health and Well-Being

Is there a Correlation between Prior Nutrition Education and Disordered Eating Among Collegiate, Male Athletes at a Private University