2022 Research in the Capitol

Location

Iowa State House, Rotunda

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Abstract

My research concerns the mental health of collegiate level student-athletes, whomst [sic] national data suggests experience greater stress and mental strain than non-athletes. My work sets out to confirm whether UNI’s student-athletes are also in line with this trend of higher stress levels by surveying this population, and subsequently to propose solutions for addressing the discrepancy in mental distress levels. I have been studying solutions employed by other universities, both public and private institutions and of varying enrollment size, to meet the mental health needs of their athletics population. I am using this research to consider the different forms a mental health resource could take for our athletics department. With respect to budget and scale, I will use my findings to posit a solution catered to the University of Northern Iowa's specific situation, as well as what the ideal solution would look like if we were not constrained by funding limitations.

Start Date

21-2-2022 11:30 AM

End Date

21-2-2022 1:30 PM

Event Host

University Honors Programs, Iowa Regent Universities

Faculty Advisor

Jennifer Schneiderman

Department

Student Counseling Services

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
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Assessing and Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Student Athletes - A Case Study of The University of Northern Iowa

Iowa State House, Rotunda

My research concerns the mental health of collegiate level student-athletes, whomst [sic] national data suggests experience greater stress and mental strain than non-athletes. My work sets out to confirm whether UNI’s student-athletes are also in line with this trend of higher stress levels by surveying this population, and subsequently to propose solutions for addressing the discrepancy in mental distress levels. I have been studying solutions employed by other universities, both public and private institutions and of varying enrollment size, to meet the mental health needs of their athletics population. I am using this research to consider the different forms a mental health resource could take for our athletics department. With respect to budget and scale, I will use my findings to posit a solution catered to the University of Northern Iowa's specific situation, as well as what the ideal solution would look like if we were not constrained by funding limitations.