Department/School of the Primary Author

Kinesiology and Allied Health


Nutrition, 49SNKI




This study was an endeavor to delve into the discrepancies between nutrition knowledge, nutrition education, and the prevalence of these topics in collegiate athletes. Despite there being an extensive amount of research conducted on the impact on nutrition on athletic performance, there is often a lack of nutritional knowledge, among collegiate athletes (Abbey, et. al., Joint position statement). We used an electronically distributed nutrition survey (49SNKI) to assess the nutrition knowledge of Division II NCAA athletes in Ohio. When comparing participants based on whether they had completed a nutrition class or not, the research team found statistically significant differences in mean scores between the two groups. This shows that individuals who have had previous education in nutrition score better on the 49-SNKI. A solid knowledge base and professional guidance will potentially increase performance/recovery in athletes and also promote healthier eating habits and lifestyles that will have a lasting impact on athletes.

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