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Bodies in Motion: An Evaluation of a Program to Support Positive Body Image in Female Collegiate Athletes

Bodies-in-Motion is an evidence-based program that combines effective components of traditional interventions with a contemporary mindful self-compassion approach to promote healthy body image, eating behaviors, and overall well-being in female collegiate athletes. Bodies-in-Motion promotes learning through face-to-face interaction and an ever-expanding social media network that allows athletes to support each other and foster a culture of body acceptance. This project examined Bodies-in-Motion’s feasibility and effectiveness while developing tools, including a Bodies-in-Motion Program Leader Training, to offer the program within any intercollegiate athletic department. Through a train-the-trainer sustainability model, Bodies-in-Motion supports a sport culture that embraces mental health.