Ambegaonkar studying physical & mental workload & recovery in collegiate dancers
Ambegaonkar Studying Physical & Mental Workload & Recovery In Collegiate Dancers
Jatin Ambegaonkar, Professor, School of Kinesiology, received funding for the project: "Physical and mental workload and recovery in collegiate dancers."
He and his collaborators, Kelley Wiese (PhD Student, CEHD – Kinesiology concentration) and Dr. Jena Hansen-Honeycutt (School of Dance, CVPA) aim to comprehensively assess the workload in collegiate dancers over the academic year.
Specifically, they are examining objective physical activity demands and sleep quality in collegiate dance majors using wearable biosensors and examining subjective self-reported perceptions of physical and mental workload, fatigue, and sleep.
Study findings could highlight the importance of health care access to reduce injury risk and improve performance in this underserved population that has high physical and mental workloads.
PhD student Wiese, mentored by Ambegaonkar, received $750 from the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association for this project. Funding began in Sept. 2023 and will end in late Aug. 2024.
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