As part of the Institute for Human Health and Sport Science Research, the Athletic Training Department has initiated a student research program that offers students enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program at High Point University the opportunity to participate in an intensive research experience, mentored by faculty members. The purpose of this program is to encourage the development of research skills in the student in preparation for future graduate studies and/or professional positions in athletic training.
Through this program, students are mentored in the areas of research design, review of the current literature, data collection and analysis, and interpretation of data. Development of appropriate writing skills, through collaborative scientific abstract and manuscript preparation, will provide a critical component to the students’ professional growth, and their preparation for graduate education. Our expectation is that this program will create an inviting environment for students to develop research skills that will prepare them for graduate studies leading to careers in athletic training research and education.