Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Dietetics and Nutrition

First Advisor's Name

Michele W. Keane

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Richard Lopez

Third Advisor's Name

Katharine R. Curry


College athletes -- Nutrition, Nutrition -- Study and teaching

Date of Defense



The relationship between nutrition and athletic performance has become a topic of increasing interest in college athletics. This study assessed the effect of nutrition education on the nutrition knowledge and dietary adequacy of female and male college athletes through a pre-test/post-test, control group design. Six weekly lessons were offered to the experimental groups. For female athletes, a two sample t-test indicated significant differences on gain scores for the experimental group (p




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