Abstract

Evidence suggests that significantly lower numbers of females possess head athletic training positions in the field of athletic training (Martin, 2013). While research has demonstrated that females are still facing a great amount of deterrents in hopes to hold head leadership positions, there has been a lack of direction for those females that aspire to hold head positions in athletic training (Momsen, 2014). The purpose of this paper is to look at the history of females as well as their current

status in athletic training and she light on the uphill battle that they have overcame and are still working on overcoming. This research sought to compile information and gather insight from females that have been successful with their achievements of holding a head athletic training position. Specifically, this lit review will give insight to the history of women in athletic training, their current status, the glass ceiling effect, gender biases and issues of work-life balance that practicing female athletic trainers face.

Advisor

Matthew Kutz

Second Reader

Amanda Paule-Koba

Semester

Spring

Year

2016

Degree

M.Ed.

Program

Sport Administration

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