Title

Brain Trauma

Date

Spring 2022

Type of Culminating Activity

Student research paper

Abstract

The present research project centers on the issue of concussions. Concussions largely go unreported in football, across all levels of play. Concussions can vary in their impact, but generally they can cause a myriad of cognitive, physical and emotional problems. The risk of concussions and the impacts on the health of the individual, is largely affected by self reporting of concussions, which is extremely low. The culture of sports is a large part of this issue, a culture of hypermasculinity which supports self sacrifice is dominant in sports. Addressing this problem, the present project surveys individuals on their knowledge of concussions and their impact, as well as their likelihood of self reporting an injury. An educational presentation is then presented on the aforementioned topics. The results are expected to be affirming the notion that athletes have a lack of knowledge about the subject and are unlikely to self report.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies

Mentors

Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.

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