Proposal for a Female Athlete Triad Coalition Student Research Travel Award


Application Deadline: April 15, 2014 by 5 p.m. Barbara Drinkwater Student Research Travel AwardPurpose: To provide partial funding for a graduate student who is engaged in and presenting research findings related to the Female Athlete Triad to attend the ACSM annual meeting and the Female Athlete Triad Coalition meeting. The spirit [...]

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Female Athlete Conference: Strategies for Optimal Health and Performance


World-renowned experts in sports medicine, sports psychology, nutrition and body image unite in support of knowledge dissemination regarding treatment and preventive strategies for physical and psychological sports health concerns for female athletes.This two-day conference targets physicians, nurses, physician assistance, psychologists, neuropsychologists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, female athletes and their families and all others [...]

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Dieting Gone Awry: When Food is Foe


I should be pencil-thin for all the exercise I do. I don’t keep cookies in the house. If they are there, I eat way too many of them.I’m afraid if I start eating, I won’t stop…Too many athletes are at war with food and their bodies. In their quest to attain [...]

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Bridget Franek, 2012 London USA Olympian in 3000 m Steeplechase


A personal message from Bridget Franek, a professional runner for the Oregon Track Club (OTC) Elite who competed for the United States Olympic Team at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in LondonBridget Franek is currently a professional runner (Primary Event: 3,000 m Steeplechase) competing for the Oregon Track Club (OTC) [...]

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Rachel, a fitness instructor’s story


A personal story from Rachel, a fitness instructor from Penn State University Being a late bloomer during adolescence, I wasn’t initially concerned when I entered high school without having experienced my first menstrual period. At the age of 16 I had my first period followed my second about 12 months [...]

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