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Survey of NCAA strength coaches
Dr Gregory Waryasz, MD 2/26/2014 5:29:47 PM
Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5:35 PM
Joined: 2/26/2014
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Dear Fitness Professional, 

We are a research group from Brown University School of Medicine/Rhode Island Hospital Department of Orthopaedic surgery who would like to survey fitness professionals across the United States to evaluate current trends in the fitness world.   We are asking that you help us email the information below to each strength and conditioning coach at your facility and any other NCAA strength and conditioning coaches you know.  Our goal is to help develop injury prevention programs based on the data we obtain. 



Survey of Trends in Fitness Education and Injuries 


Dear Fitness Professional, 

You are invited to participate in a Lifespan research study being conducted at Rhode Island Hospital in conjunction with Brown University.  The purpose of this study is to evaluate current fitness education and injury prevention trends in the United States.  You are being asked to participate because you have been identified as a fitness professional. 


If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete a brief, one-time online survey. The survey is anonymous and there will be no way to link your responses to you or your facility. The survey will not collect names or contain any number that will identify you. . The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete. The final and aggregate results of the survey will be shared upon request. 


There are no questions that should cause you discomfort and there are no identified risks to participating. Taking part in this research project is completely voluntary. If you do not want to participate, you are free to choose not to and may withdraw your participation at any time. 


If you have questions about this study, you may contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Craig Eberson, at 401-457-1550. To request study results, please email Dr. Gregory Waryasz at If you have questions about the rules for research studies or your rights as a research participant, please feel free to call Patricia E. Houser, or Janice Muratori in the Lifespan Office of Research Administration, at (401) 444-6246. 


The link below will take you to the online survey. By clicking below, you confirm that you are at least 18 years old and agree to participate in research study. 


Thank you for your time and contribution. 




Gregory R. Waryasz, MD, CSCS & Craig Eberson, MD

Department of Orthopaedics
Rhode Island Hospital
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University



About the investigators: 


Dr Gregory Waryasz, MD, CSCS is a resident physician in the orthopaedic surgery department at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital.  He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and a certified personal trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).  He has worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at a variety of fitness establishments since 2003.  He has assisted in the Department of Strength and Conditioning at Boston College.  He has assisted the team physicians at Boston College, UMASS-Amherst, Northeastern University, Brown University and at local high schools in Rhode Island providing training room and game coverage. His clinical research interest is the prevention of injury through prehabilitation exercise programs. He has been the recipient of the NSCA Power Systems Professional Strength and Conditioning Scholarship and the NSCA Challenge Scholarship. 


Dr. Craig P. Eberson, MD, SFG is Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he also serves as the Program Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency. He is involved in youth sports in the areas of coaching and injury prevention.  He has been certified as a level 1 kettlebell instructor by Pavel Tsatsouline/Strongfirst.