Meghan Lorz


Presentation: 3:00-4:15 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom



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Dietary supplement usage is a phenomenon that has become quite prevalent in our society. A dietary supplement can be defined as any category that contains one or more dietary factors including amino acids, minerals, vitamins, etc. They play a major role in exercising adolescents and college athletes, specifically in terms of gaining certain benefits. Individuals utilize dietary supplements for a variety of different reasons and benefits, and these individuals often hear about these supplements through a variety of sources. The purpose of this study is to investigate the reasoning and source behind supplement usage in college athletes. Previous research has implied that many college athletes take supplements to enhance performance or improve overall health. Conclusions are drawn from a survey completed that the University of Dayton and the results are analyzed about why college athletes use dietary supplements, and how they first heard of them.

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Project Designation

Course Project 202310 HSS 428 H1

Primary Advisor

Lauren Murray

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science


Stander Symposium, School of Education and Health Sciences

What is the Reasoning & Ultimate Source Behind Supplementation Usage in College Athletes?