Student Athletes Majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences

Rasnick, Becky; Roofe, Nina L.
January 2010
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences;Winter2010, Vol. 102 Issue 1, p34
Academic Journal
This study used action research methodology to explore factors that influenced student athletes to major in family and consumer sciences (FCS).Three survey groups included current student athletes (n = 23), alumni athletes (n = 14), and FCS faculty (n = 5). Current student athletes and FCS faculty participated in separate focus groups. The analyses led to the identification of three goals to improve, interactions among FCS faculty and student athletes majoring in FCS and a related action plan. The goals address capacity building to empower student athletes, collaboration to build respect and teamwork, and communication to improve awareness of campus resources as well as to improve interactions among faculty, student athletes, and coaching staff.


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