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The Whole Image for Athletes

Eating Disorders (ED) and body image (BI) concerns, prevalent among college athletes (CA), significantly and negatively impact physical and emotional well-being, academic and sports performance, peers, and the campus community. Online BI platforms have several advantages over in-person interventions (i.e., personalization, anonymity, easy anytime access among a mobile generation, and dissemination potential). This study 1) developed the Whole Image for Athletes (WIA), an online BI course with CA-tailored content and BI enhancement techniques and 2) piloted WIA among Stanford CA to investigate its effectiveness and acceptability. Limited on-campus ED and BI treatment make innovative online CA-tailored interventions a priority.