Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2018, Page: 38-42
An Epidemiology of Sport Injury Rates Among Campus Recreation Sport Programs
Skye Gerald Arthur-Banning, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Clemson University, Clemson, USA
David Jameyson, Athletics Department, Ashland University, Ashland, USA
Katrina Black, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Clemson University, Clemson, USA
Peter Mkumbo, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Clemson University, Clemson, USA
Received: Jun. 6, 2018;       Accepted: Jul. 26, 2018;       Published: Aug. 23, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.rs.20180302.13      View  417      Downloads  23
Abstract
Injuries are one of the common risks associated with physical activity. At the collegiate level of sports participation, NCAA sports programs are required to provide injury treatment and prevention options for their athletes. However, for participants competing in club and intramural sports, no universal requirements for injury prevention and treatment exist. This study assessed the risk of injury during club and intramural sports among college-aged students compared to participants in NCAA sports. Overall, club sport participants were found to have a significantly higher rate of injury compared to previously documented injury rates in NCAA participants, while, both NCAA and club sports participants were found to be more at risk than intramural participants. Specific sport injury rates were documented for nine club sports and compared with NCAA injury data. These injury rates suggest a need for improved health care and preventative treatment options for club sport athletes, especially in club sport rugby.
Keywords
Intramural Sports, Club Sports, NCAA, Injury Rates, Intensity
To cite this article
Skye Gerald Arthur-Banning, David Jameyson, Katrina Black, Peter Mkumbo, An Epidemiology of Sport Injury Rates Among Campus Recreation Sport Programs, Rehabilitation Science. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2018, pp. 38-42. doi: 10.11648/j.rs.20180302.13
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