Relationship Between Limb Dominance and Site of Injury in College-Age Students at a Midwestern University

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Kelly Helm


Arts and Sciences


Department of Kinesiology

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 5-3-2018


The purpose of this study was to compare limb dominance and site of injury in college-age students at a Midwestern university. The question to be answered was “Does a relationship exist between limb dominance and site of injury in college-age students?” This study involved the use of pencil and paper surveys and the surveys were handed out at a centralized part of campus that received major student traffic. The survey included 10 questions involving age, gender, physical activity level, arm and leg dominance, number of injuries involving the arm and leg, and the number of injuries that resulted in surgery. The age of the respondents ranged from 18 to 24 years old. Once all of the surveys were completed, all of the data was transferred to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Currently the data is being analyzed in SPSS to determine if a relationship exists between limb dominance and site of injury in college-age students.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Zach Cutler is an exercise science major who has a human biology minor. Zach Cutler is on the Valparaiso University Men’s Golf team and is originally from Old Monroe, Missouri. Zach Cutler would like to eventually attend chiropractic graduate school.

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