Master of Education in Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies Graduate Projects

Abstract

Injury can bring a mix of some positive, but mostly negative emotions and thoughts. Documented in several athlete rehabilitation studies, it is common for athletes to question their ability to compete at the same level again, experience anxiety of re-injury, feel frustration, have low self-esteem, and doubt their return to sport all together (Clement et al., 2015; Johnston & Carroll, 1998; Kunnen et al., 2020; Von Rosen et al., 2018). The Integrated Model of Response to Sport Injury and Rehabilitation (Wiese-Bjornstal et al., 1998) describes that mental skills help athletes cope with the diverse responses to sport injury. This model aims to address the relationship between injury and an athlete’s emotions, behaviors, and cognitive responses (Wiese-Bjornstal et al., 1998). Rehabilitation can take weeks or sometimes months and within the recovery process each athlete will face unique challenges relative to their personal and situational factors. A mental skills workbook for injured athletes provides a way for athletes to educate themselves on mental skills and individualize their recovery process by utilizing certain mental skills that aid in their recovery. The workbook will cover mindfulness, confidence building, imagery, goal-setting, and motivation.

Advisor

Dr. Vikki Krane, Professor of Teaching Excellence, School of AHD

Second Reader

Dr. David Tobar, Associate Professor, School of AHD

Semester

Fall

Year

2023

Degree

M.Ed.

Program

Sport Administration

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