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Injured Athlete Wellness Program: Creation of an Internet-Based Intervention, Providing Mental Health Support for Injured Athletes

An injured student athlete cannot recover from an injury unless guided through an optimal return to play environment addressing both physical and mental aspects of rehabilitation, with the end goal being pre-injury status. This on demand program was designed to provide easily accessible, multi-module, internet based support, for the mental well-being of the injured student athlete. This program was conveniently piloted out of Sonoma State University’s, Sports Medicine Center during already scheduled rehabilitation times, using baseline and post injury scores assessed with the Athletic Coping Skills Inventory-28 to determine the psychological skills.