Protect. Respect. Do your part. We are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience while safeguarding the health of our community.

Student Studies

Jacob Jelmini, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Occupational stress exposure, sleep quality, and musculoskeletal injury in urban firefighters
Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CAREC)
This study will determine the effect of emergency call volume and the call frequency on stress exposure and sleep quality among urban firefighters.
Project Period: 07/2021 to 06/2022
Total Value: $16,089


Jennifer Tinsley, M.S.
Jennifer Tinsley: Resilience and Professional Quality of Life in Firefighters
NATA Research & Education Foundation
This cross-sectional study aims to compare grit and resilience among a firefighter cohort to age-matched controls, and quantify the relationship between these psychological factors and contextual factors.
Project Period: 08/2021 to 06/2022
Total Value: $1,900


Lauryn Lanzer
Deficits in Disease and Patient Oriented Outcomes in Adolescents with Chronic Ankle Instability
NATA Research & Education Foundation
This study determines if adolescents with chronic ankle instability (CAI) display similar deficits in performance of the star excursion balance test (SEBT) as a result of decreased dorsiflexion range of motion (DF-ROM) when compared to adolescents with no injury history. 
Project Period: 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2022
Total Award: $1,000