Honors Theses and Capstones

Date of Award

Spring 2021

Project Type

Senior Honors Thesis

College or School




Program or Major


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

First Advisor

Eileen Hollis

Second Advisor

Kerry Nolte


The Female Athlete Triad was defined in women’s sport as early as 1992, by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The guidelines regarding the Triad emphasis the importance of education in the prevention of the disorder. However, there is little research supporting if this education is occurring and if it is effective. A quantitative, quasi-experimental study was conducted at the University of New Hampshire. Twenty-five female collegiate athletes participated in a pre-test, educational intervention, and post-test to determine baseline knowledge and if there was any improvement in knowledge after education. Percent changes in scores from pre-test and post-test were analyzed as well as a two-tailed t-test. Results showed an increase in correct answers in all categories of knowledge. In knowledge regarding Female Athlete Triad risk factors, the change in scores was statistically significant (p= 0.0253).

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