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Douglas Casa; Janet Fink

Field of Study



Master of Science

Open Access

Open Access


Context: Prior research has examined the first aid knowledge and decision making among high school coaches, but little is known about their knowledge of sudden death in sport or their relationship with an athletic trainer. Objective: Evaluate the knowledge of the secondary school football coach regarding sudden death in sport and their relationship with their athletic trainer. Results: There were four themes from the data: level of preparedness, misconceptions about sudden death in sport, activity modification strategies, and positive coach/athletic trainer relationships. Conclusion: The secondary coach is unaware of the potential causes of sudden death in sport and symptoms associated with conditions of sudden death. Athletic trainers working with the secondary coach can have a positive influence on their implementation of strategies to prevent sudden death

Major Advisor

Stephanie Mazerolle