Date of Award

Spring 2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Athletic Training

Committee Chairperson

Kathrine Morrison, PhD, LAT, ATC

Committee Member

Daniel Baer, PhD, LAT, ATC

Committee Member

Courtney DeFeo, MS, LAT, ATC

Committee Member

Patrick Heagey, MPAS, PA-C


Context: Recent evidence suggests an accumulation of head impact exposures may influence neurocognitive functioning over time. Objective: The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between sub concussive impacts and reaction time in collegiate football players across a football season. Design: Observational cohort study. Setting: Data was collected at a NCAA Division III college throughout the 2022 competitive football season. Participants: 25 players volunteered for the study. Main Outcome Measures: HIE (99%,95%,