Graduate School of Business
Master of Science in Sport Management (MS)
Concussion, Head Trauma, Athletic Director, Prevention
Roe, Clay Thomas, "Investigating the Role of Collegiate Athletic Director in Addressing Head Trauma Prevention" (2020). Masters Theses. 687.
Within collegiate athletics, there is a growing interest in the management of head trauma incidents. This qualitative study was designed to answer two research questions: (1) What is the role of athletic directors in the management of head trauma prevention? (2) What are the major concerns of athletic directors regarding head trauma prevention and what should happen in the future? Findings from the research questions revealed three themes: (a) Indirect mention of head trauma prevention in athletic director job description, (b) athletic director delegation to medical professionals, and (c) athletic directors want more research and education on head trauma prevention. Although new in scholarly research, head trauma prevention should continue to be a priority for collegiate athletic directors.