Volume 5 Issue 1 

Volume 5 Issue 1 

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Research article

Transition from Education to the Workplace: A Grounded Theory Investigation of Early Career Athletic Trainers

Christopher J Nightingale EdD, ATC, LAT*, Barbara Blackstone MS, ATC, LAT, Stephen A Butterfield, PhD

A better understanding of how novice certified athletic trainers develop autonomy will provide insight into how education programs and employers can prepare new athletic trainers for transition into the field. The objective of this research is to examine early career athletic trainers (those with 1-4 years of experience) about perceptions of their educations and the first year of their careers to gain insight into self-perceived successes and challenges.

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Research article

The Effect of Core Muscle Strength Training on Lung Function Middle and Long Distance Athletes

Worasit Seaburin, Parichat Rirermkul, Ashira Hiruntrakul*

The respiratory muscle training is a form of lung functions’ development. However, the main breathing muscle training is quite difficult because the breathing muscle is tiny and its position is complex which is harder to do the training. The core muscles are the accessory muscles in respiratory system. The muscles are bigger and easier to design training. The objective of this study is to determine the effects of core muscle strength training on lung function of the middle and the long distance athletes after the 12-week training.

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Review article

A Comparative Study and Review of Research Related to Oral Appliances and Athletic Performance: Understanding the Physiological Impacts

Dena P. Garner*

The oral appliance in the form of a mouthguard has been utilized in sports as a protective device. However, early research in the area of physiologic dentistry suggested that mouthguards could also boost performance, with current research suggesting improvements during anaerobic and aerobic exercise. However, no physiological mechanisms have been identified to support why these improvements may be occurring.

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