Strength and conditioning coaches, knowledge, exertional heat stroke, certifications, cscs, sccc, competencies, collegiate strength coaches knowledge
The purpose of this study was to assess and determine the current level of knowledge that National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Strength and Conditioning Coaches (SCCs) possess regarding exertional heat stroke (EHS) prevention and recognition and to determine if SCC certification type had any effect. Major findings of this study support the view that SCCs need more preparation, education and training to increase their competency in preventing and recognizing EHS. Research found that there was no significant difference in scores on the EHS scale based on SCC certification (CSCS vs. SCCC) after accounting for experience, education or division but the CSCS certified professionals scored higher on all the factors as compared to SCCs without the CSCS.. The major key finding was that SCCs lacked essential knowledge to prevent or recognize EHS. Furthermore, the study defines relevant EHS prevention and recognition competencies that an undergraduate curriculum, graduate curriculum and professional certification providers, should include and emphasize in their preparation programs.
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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Education and Human Performance
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Valdes, Anna, "National Collegiate Athletic Association Strength And Conditioning Coaches' Knowledge And Practices Regarding Prevention And Recognition Of Exertional Heat Stroke" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2588.